- Eyes going bad
- Left hip is weak
- Bad left knee
- Prostate feels normal (no nodules)
- Needs to reduce cholesterol
- Still addicted to nicotine
Sunday, February 28, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Saturday, February 20, 2010
- Preventing insurance companies from dropping coverage when people are sick ― 59% approved
- Requiring health insurance companies to cover anyone who applies, even if they have a pre-existing medical condition ― 76% approved
- Creating a public health insurance option to compete with private plans ― 50% approved
- Health insurance for all Americans, with government help for those who can’t afford it ― 59% approved
- Requiring most businesses to offer health insurance to their employees, with tax incentives for small business owners to do so ― 75% approved
- Creating a new insurance marketplace that allows people without health insurance to compare plans and buy insurance at competitive rates ― 81% approved
- If health coverage is required for everyone, imposing fines on individuals who don’t obtain ― only 28% approved
- Imposing a tax on insurers who offer the most expensive health plans, the so-called Cadillac plans, to help pay for health care reform ― only 34% approved
Now please think about the proposals I just described to you. ALL of these proposals are included in Barack Obama’s health care reform plan. Having heard these details, what is your OVERALL opinion of Obama’s plan – do you favor it or oppose it?
[emphasis not added]
In the latest NEWSWEEK Poll, the majority of Americans are opposed to President Obama's health-care reform plan—until they learn the details.
But the Newsweek poll is flawed. The information they provided in their "interview" wasn't education, it was a sales pitch.
Update: Don Surber is thinking what I'm thinking.
Push poll — a way of advertising by asking questions in such a way as to get the respondent to change his or her mind, usually about a political candidate.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Though the name may remind some of Newt Gingrich's Contract with America, this is something very different.It's a set of ideas developed via an interactive Web site, where voting determines which elements are most important. And it's not a top-down contract consisting of promises made by leaders to the voters -- it's more in the nature of a contract of employment from the voters, which politicians may choose to accept, or look for alternative employment.
This is basically a crowd-sourced party platform, with the smoke-filled rooms and convention logrolling taken out of the picture. More dis-intermediation. I'm guessing that the political class won't like it much, either.
TheContract.org is no longer accepting new proposals, but you can help narrow the list and draft the final version of the Contract from America. Click here to vote on your priorities. You can vote for 10 of the 21 proposals. The final document will be unveiled on Thursday, April 15, 2010
- Commit To Real Government Transparency: Every bill, in its final form, will be made public seven days before any vote can be taken and all government expenditures authorized by any bill will be easily accessible on the Internet before the money is spent.
- Let Us Watch: Broadcast all non-security meetings and votes on C-SPAN and the Internet.
- Pass An “all Of The Above” Energy Policy: Authorize the exploration of proven energy reserves to reduce our dependence on foreign energy sources from unstable countries and reduce regulatory barriers to all other forms of energy creation, lowering prices and creating competition.
- Protect Freedom Of The Press: Prohibit the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from using funds to reinstate the Fairness Doctrine in any form, including requiring “localism” or “diversity” quotas.
- No More Bailouts: The federal government should not bail out private companies and should immediately begin divesting itself of its stake in the private companies it owns from recent bailouts.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Today's best links from the Mom & Pop bloggers of the conservosphere...
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Monday, February 1, 2010
- No late night votes on non-emergent legislation (Vote 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday only).
- No weekend votes on non-emergent legislation.
- No holiday votes on non-emergent legislation.
- No changes in the congressional schedule for non-emergent legislation.
- All congressional activity should be broadcast online on a government website. No closed-door sessions of any kind unless it would be a threat to national security to make a meeting public.
- Every non-emergent bill, in its final form, is to be made public 10 BUSINESS days before any vote can be taken.
- Limit legislation to 250 pages (or some other reasonable number).