Sometimes I wonder

President Obama has said the healthcare bill will keep government
out of the insurance business. This is the guy who didn’t want to be in the banking business, and the government is running the banks. This is the guy who had no interest in running the auto industry and the government is running GM.

He also said that the healthcare bill will not add to the deficit. That’s the biggest whopper I’ve heard in a long time. And of course the proposed $245 billion over the next ten years to increase Medicare doctor’s fees was already policy and not a bold face bribe to win approval for the bill. If the rumored cut of up to over 20% in doctors fees goes through with the bill it sure won’t get much support from the AMA. And this will raise the deficit.

Regardless of what this president does he will have caused a deficit of over $9 trillion in the next ten years. He can’t blame that on Bush or the Republicans either because his party has the majority. So who will he blame when push comes to shove? Or will he just invite every American of voting age to the White House to have a talk over a beer?

Of course Nancy Pelosi also made the news with her “let them eat cake” attitude. I’m glad she doesn’t think it’s a popularity contest because the same people saying they don’t trust her or like her are also the ones who might re-elect her. Naturally, when you’re a legend in your own mind I guess if you failed to get re-elected, you could call
it a victory, and rest on your record. These people are delusional anyway so even if she was soundly beaten in a re-election race she would blame it on ballot tampering, Repbulicans, Bush, or a conspiracy.

And why isn’t there a rider in the healthcare bill mandating that all government employees switch over to this newer, gentler, insurance? Since government has taken away our trans-fats, is looking to tax those of us who are obese, smoke, or are not active as they think we should be; do we really want them to be in charge of our
healthcare?

Yesterday I kept hearing about the Canadian astronaut who was harping about the disaster that man has turned earth into. He was quoted as saying it looks a whole lot worse than it did 12 years ago when he was in space. I’m not buying it because I don’t think anyone could remember every little nuance of our atmosphere from 12
years ago. I have to wonder how much Al Gore paid him to say it.
Comments are always welcome.

18 Responses to Sometimes I wonder

  1. thescoundrel says:

    I do not trust anything Obama says. He is from the Chicago political arena that creates mutant liars that make the average lying politician look like a Saint.

    http://tinyurl.com/mc7khn

    I saw another political cartoon that compared Pelosi to Nurse Ratched. I do not like many politicians at all. In my book Pelosi is just another political low-life. I would be more incline to call her Nurse Wretched for her part in this Health Care fiasco! She is taking something we really could use – Health Care Reform- and twisting it into a personally designed trophy to hang on her wall.

  2. Nitrous55 says:

    I think Gluba, Malin, and company will keep their seats for two more years. We should have switched to four years terms. It would save us some money electing the same people over and over.

  3. cruisin2 says:

    scoundrel,
    I liked the cartoon. Pelosi has to be the Queen of the low-lifes.

    Nitrous55,
    Malin already has a new contract. Last rumor I heard was the Gluba wasn’t going to run, but it was just a rumor.

  4. Anon. says:

    By the way, has anyone heard any updates on who is running? The only one I have heard is Ortiz, for an at large position. I haven’t heard if all of those currently in office will be running again.

  5. cruisin2 says:

    Anon.,
    All I’ve heard are mostly rumors. Someone said Alderman Ambrose will run again, and Gluba won’t.
    Other than that, nothing comes to mind.

  6. Nitrous55 says:

    Malin can be let go at the whim of the council. That is why that postion has the kind of severence package that you all love.

    He doesn’t have to worry. People are happy with the current council and what they have done. We will have the same council in January continuing what they have been doing the last several years.

  7. Ilcantar says:

    TODAY IN HISTORY

    1866 – New Orleans’s Democratic city government ordered police to raid an integrated Republican Party meeting killing 40 people and injuring 150

    Which party again wants equality? All that’s happened in the intervening 143 years is they’ve become less obvious in their policies

  8. cruisin2 says:

    Nitrous55,
    They won’t vote him out unless he implodes. Look what happened when Aldermen Meyer and Hammerlink tried. Whoever runs for re-election probably will get in because that’s just how it’s been around here.

    Ilcantar,
    And the truth shall set you free.

  9. Davenporter says:

    I have been asking who will run and Ortiz and Ambrose are the only confirmations I have gotten. I did hear a rumore Gluba will run again and that Meeker may run for Mayor against him. That would mean 2 open at large seats.

  10. cruisin2 says:

    Davenporter,
    Thanks for sharing that. I quit asking because nobody was answering. I guess in this case we’ll just have to wait and see.

  11. ANONYMOUS says:

    Mike Matson is definitely running again.

  12. cruisin2 says:

    ANONYMOUS,
    Thanks for sharing this, I hadn’t heard about Matson.

  13. Nitrous55 says:

    Of course Malin won’t be let go. He does what the entire council wants. The council hasn’t changed for years. Maybe the names changed, but it is the same council.

    Meyer and Hammerlink are two members of the council. Two people cannot rule the council. This is why I have told you guys, if you want change, you have to change the whole council.

  14. anonymous says:

    Meyer and Hammerlinck are members of what council?

  15. Nitrous55 says:

    The one that spent taxpayer money on the bridge to nowhere, Figgi, RME, Adler, Rivercenter, JOD instead of hiring more cops (cause we can’t get involved) and pot hole fixing.

  16. AnonymouS says:

    You shouldn’t paint with such a broad brush Nitrous. It was Keith Meyer who warned other council members that all those downtown frills wouldn’t work out financially, but the others sitting behind the dias didn’t care to listen. Keith was the only council member who was right.

  17. Nitrous55 says:

    There is more than one council member, isn’t there? You are not going to change the council with one or two members. Maybe if Keith had a few more members like him, things would be different.

    Hope is a cute slogan, but it won’t change anything. You’ll have to organize. We might as well change to terms to four years and save some money. Nothing will change this coming election. It will be the same people in charge.

  18. cruisin2 says:

    It looks like everyone will have to wait and see because most aren’t declaring a run yet. I know a
    few people who have run for office in the past and
    they don’t want to go through it again so the answer
    would have to come from new sources.

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