MO Says NO!
Missouri voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected a federal mandate to purchase health insurance, rebuking President Barack Obama’s administration and giving Republicans their first political victory in a national campaign to overturn the controversial health care law passed by Congress in March.
“The citizens of the Show-Me State don’t want Washington involved in their health care decisions,” said Sen. Jane Cunningham, R-Chesterfield, one of the sponsors of the legislation that put Proposition C on the August ballot. She credited a grass-roots campaign involving Tea Party and patriot groups with building support for the anti-Washington proposition.
With most of the vote counted, Proposition C was winning by a ratio of nearly 3 to 1. The measure, which seeks to exempt Missouri from the insurance mandate in the new health care law, includes a provision that would change how insurance companies that go out of business in Missouri liquidate their assets.
“I’ve never seen anything like it,” Cunningham said at a campaign gathering at a private home in Town and Country. “Citizens wanted their voices to be heard.”
Missouri was the first of four states to seek to opt out of the insurance purchase mandate portion of the health care law that had been pushed by Obama. And while many legal scholars question whether the vote will be binding, the overwhelming approval gives the national GOP momentum as Arizona, Florida and Oklahoma hold similar votes during midterm elections in November.(STL Today)
So it’s time for the Feds to Sue another State to enforce their Supremacy. 🙂
And then there’s Viriginia. Possible Arizona (again), Florida,and Oklahoma.
Texas and several other states have lawsuits pending against ObamaCare.
Pretty soon they’ll have to sue everyone to enforce their supremacy.
But that won’t be a Banana Republic Dictatorship now will it? Oh no! :0
That will be Bush’s Fault! 🙂
Remember that wunderkind of Keynesian economics that would create millions of jobs and unemployment would not go above 8%??
Well, not so much. There is now yet another report out on even more waste, fraud and abuse of that money. Big surprise there.
But don’t worry, ObamaCare will lower premiums, lower the deficit and foster world peace. Oh, and make your toast in the morning! 🙂
“Of course the recipients of these taxpayer dollars will complain and justify the reason for receiving these funds,” McCain said. “The question should be posed, how many jobs did this create? And obviously with these projects, little or none.”
And Remember, the signs touting these projects (like the 1 week project to repave the street near me) cost $10,000 each!
But for that week, there were jobs “saved or created”.
White House Spokesperson Liz Oxhorn said the Obama administration will review the claims of the report, but it is not prepared to immediately accept the conclusion that these projects were misguided….this isn’t about partisan ‘reports’ or a single project – it’s about a choice between returning to the failed policies of the past or building on solutions like the Recovery Act that are moving America forward.”
Obama’s New Campaign slogan: It Could have been Worse– it could have been Bush! It’s all Bush’s Fault!
BUSH Made Me do it! 😦
So if you want to return to the Bush Doctrine, vote for Republicans.
It’s bloody August 2010, and the President has been in office now 19 months and the Democrats have controlled Congress from 3 1/2 years But it’s still Bush’s Fault!!! 😦
I hope you’re not dumb enough to fall for that. I known partisan Democrats are, there’s no hope for them.
“Eighteen months since the passage of the stimulus bill, millions of jobs are still gone and the economy is as uncertain as ever. The only thing getting a boost is our national debt. The stimulus has helped push it 23 percent higher, to $13.2 trillion, a new record.”
But remember, that’s all Bush’s Fault! You wouldn’t want a repeat of Bush’s Fault by voting out Democrats in November now would you? 🙂
White House press secretary Robert Gibbs was asked for a reaction. Here’s his exchange with a reporter:
REPORTER: Do you think it’s a credible report?
MR. GIBBS: From what I’ve read, no.
So what are some of these dream jobs:
There’s $4.7 million for Lockheed Martin to study supersonic corporate jet travel. More than $210,000 for the National Institutes of Health to study the sex lives of college students. And roughly $233,000 for California college students to conduct exit polls in Africa about voting patterns.
• $554,763 for the Forest Service to replace windows in a closed visitor center at Mount St. Helens
• $762,372 to create “Dance Draw” interactive dance software
• $62 million for a tunnel to nowhere in Pittsburgh, PA that even Governor, Ed Rendell called “a tragic mistake”
• $1.9 million for international ant research
• $1.8 million for a road project that is threatening a pastor’s home
• $308 million for a joint clean energy venture with…BP
• $89,298 to replace a new sidewalk that leads to a ditch in Boynton, OK
$298,543 to predict the weather on other planets.
$363,000 to National Institute of Health to promote The Stimulus itself. The NIH? That’s a curious choice. And if this was before the Health Care “reform” passed makes it even more curious.
And since the government spent $700,000 to promote ObamaCare via Andy Griffith.
So how does a Billion dollars in PR for their socialism create new jobs?
It doesn’t. But it works for them.
$144,541 for Wake Forest University scientists to give monkeys cocaine and see what happens. Even scarier: they’re having the monkeys administer the coke themselves. No word yet if part of the cost is allocated to rolled up hundred dollar bills.
$712,883 to build a machine that tells jokes (presumably funnier than the ones Coburn and McCain tried to crack in this report).
$294,958 on a program to reduce menopausal hot flashes with yoga classes.
$1.2 million for research how elderly people react to playing video games.
$180,935 to discover a better method for freezing rat sperm.
$112,437 for three high school students and three college students to study alcohol in laboratories (read: pound shots out of test tubes)
McCain cited $500,000 for Arizona State University to “study the genetic makeup of ants to determine distinctive roles within the ant colony” and another $450,000 to “study division of labor in ant colonies and develop a model for humans to determine the optimal strategy for distributing a specialist in a variable work environment.”
Dana Perino, a conservative, on Hannity last night said (not in a good way) “Even if half of them are false, that means half of them are accurate”.
Media Matters, the George Soros funded Uber-Leftist socialist site used this as a headline attacking the report!
On uber-leftist blogger even said that if it was put out by a republican it must therefore on it’s face be a lie. Period. End of Story. 🙂
Isn’t partisan cognitive dissonance fun? 😦
And remember, these are the “open minded” and “fair” Liberals…. who are way smarter than you and are way better at running your life for you. 🙂
The Report: http://coburn.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?a=Files.Serve&File_id=a7e82141-1a9e-4eec-b160-6a8e62427efb&utm_source=Media_Subscribers&utm_campaign=8f082e789c-Franklin_Comm_Maine&utm_medium=email