Friday, October 30, 2009


October 30, 2009

New Medical Tax

According to Dick Morris President Obama is planning to reduce the cost of medical care by taxing it! This new medical device tax is very troubling since it will be affecting those that can least afford it or survive it. As more details of the health care bills emerge, the more they seem to be over the top.

The Senate Finance Committee bill includes a broad provision taxing all manner of medical devices. This tax includes such things as pacemakers, stints, artificial heart valves, defibrillators, automated wheelchairs, mechanized artificial limbs, replacement hips and knees, surgical gurneys, laparoscopic equipment, and the like. It appears that senior citizens will again suffer most from this hideous Healthcare Plan that is about to be forced upon us.

Most groups that met with this Whitehouse had their chance to make a deal with this band of elitist robbers. But, unlike all those other groups, the medical device industry refused the deal. This posture enraged the tyrants in the White House who vowed to punish the industry with cuts imposed by Congress. The result was a decision by the revenue-hungry Senate Finance Committee to extract billions in funds from the industry.

Mr. Morris suggests that the legislation does not work like a sales or excise tax. Rather it follows the model of the punitive tobacco settlement imposed on cigarette companies in the 90s. It assesses an industry-wide payment which firms must make in proportion to their market share. It bars them from passing along the cost of the assessment by charging more for certain basic products, but allows them to raise the price of others to raise the funds for the fee.

So, the result will be that virtually every piece of advanced surgical equipment will be subject to a price increase to meet the levy from Washington. No matter that these devices often make the difference between life and death and that, in effect, taxing them raises the cost of vital treatments. The vengeful White House will have its pound of flesh from the medical device industry for daring to be independent and to refuse to knuckle down to Administration pressure!

This tax, imposed in a spirit of haughty arrogance, falls on totally inappropriate objects. Valves, prosthetic limbs, pacemakers, hearing aids, and such are essential therapies that make life longer, better, and less painful. To tax these vital devices makes no sense. Except, in the world of special interest group politics, that grips this take-no-prisoners and show-no-mercy White House.

The most recent Gallup Poll reflected that 49% of respondents said they believed that the Obamacare plan will increase their health care costs. Only about 20% said it would lower them. It is taxes like these that substantiate this kind of concern and as more and more facts are learned then more people will be opposed to the new version of the healthcare plan.

Seniors must remain alert because this new plan as I indicated will be hurt the most. Please check the web site for a better representation and health insurance for retirees. If you have AARP insurance then you will find ASA is a better deal!!

Friday, October 23, 2009

October 23, 2009
The next part of Obama’s Plan for the serfdom!

Obama poised to cede sovereignty, according to Lord Christopher Monckton, a noted climate change skeptic and a British Lord , who gave a presentation at Bethel University in St. Paul, MN. on 10/14. He indicated that we were once a “beacon of freedom” to the world. In this speech, he issues a dire warning to all Americans regarding the United Nations Climate Change Treaty, scheduled to be signed in Copenhagen in December 2009. He implied that this treaty would give our sovereignty over to the UN!

Lord Monckton served as a policy adviser to Margaret Thatcher. He has repeatedly challenged Al Gore to a debate to which Gore has refused. Monckton sued to stop Gore’s film “An Inconvenient Truth” from being shown in British schools due to its inaccuracies. The judge found in-favor of Monckton, ordering 9 serious errors in the film to be corrected.

Lord Monckton travels internationally in an attempt to educating the public about the myth of global warming. Americans need to stand up, or it’s over. This great experiment of freedom and Democracy that we like to call the U S of A could be reduced to third world status within our lifetimes. Watt’s Up With ‘That has more:

Lord Monckton received a standing ovation and took a series of questions from members of the audience. Among those questions many were relevent to the forthcoming Copenhagen treaty:

Question: The current administration and the Democratic majority in Congress has shown little regard for the will of the people. They’re trying to pass a serious government agenda, and serious taxation and burdens on future generations. And there seems to be little to stop them. How do you propose we stop Obama from doing this, because I see no way to stop him from signing anything in Copenhagen. I believe that’s his agenda and he’ll do it.

Answer: I don’t minimize the difficulty. But on this subject – I don’t really do politics, because it’s not right. In the end, your politics is for you. The correct procedure is for you to get onto your representatives, both in the US Senate where the bill has yet to go through (you can try and stop that) and in [the House], and get them to demand their right of audience (which they all have) with the president and tell him about this treaty. There are many very powerful people in this room, wealthy people, influential people.

Get onto the media, tell them about this treaty. If they go to, they will find (if they look carefully enough) a copy of that treaty, because I arranged for it to be posted there not so long ago. Let them read it, and let the press tell the people that their democracy is about to be taken away for no good purpose, at least [with] no scientific basis [in reference to climate change]. Tell the press to say that, even if there is a problem [with climate change], you don’t want your democracy taken away. It really is as simple as that.

RELATED: Dick Morris at

Friday, October 16, 2009

October 17, 2009
The New American Revolution!

The current political unrest in America seems to have awoken many members of the “silent majority”. It is becoming very apparent that this majority is not happy with the democratically controlled government in Washington. There has been a large increase in the numbers of actively involved citizens that are staging protests. It appears that the more the main street media and government leaders criticizes and calls these involved citizens names then the citizens become even more involved! Even those that are retired are becoming activists. This citizen movement must continue to grow because the socialists have a plan for America and this plan will destroy everything that America stands for! This plan will overload our system until it breaks and then the socialists will put in place their domestic plan of wealth redistribution.

According to George Soros is the great benefactor for this group of socialists and has given millions to this group. In 1979 Soros established the Open Society Institute (OSI), which serves as the flagship of a network of Soros foundations that donate tens of millions of dollars each year to a wide array of individuals and organizations that share the founder's agendas.

Those agendas can be summarized as follows: promoting the view that America is institutionally an oppressive nation, promoting the election of leftist socialist political candidates throughout the United States, opposing virtually all post-9/11 national security measures enacted by U.S. government; particularly the Patriot Act, depicting American military actions as unjust and unwarranted and immoral, promoting open borders and mass immigration and a watering down of current immigration laws, promoting a dramatic expansion of social welfare programs funded by ever-escalating taxes, promoting social welfare benefits and amnesty for illegal aliens, defending the civil rights and liberties of suspected anti-American terrorists and their abettors, financing the recruitment and training of future activist leaders of the political Left, advocating America's unilateral disarmament and/or a steep reduction in its military spending, opposing the death penalty in all circumstances, promoting socialized medicine in the United States, promoting the tenets of radical environmentalism.

The ultimate goal of their ecological policies such as cap and tax are, as writer Michael Berliner has explained, "not clean air and clean water, [but] rather ... the demolition of technological/industrial civilization", bringing American foreign policy under the control of the United Nations, promoting racial and ethnic preferences in academia and the business world alike, promoting taxpayer-funded abortion-on-demand, advocating stricter gun-control measures, and advocating the legalization of marijuana.

Do you see a pattern here or is it my imagination? I see President Obama’s agenda and Mr. Soros’s agenda as one and the same. They both have the same plan with the same sorry end result for America, which is the establishment of socialism! The “silent majority” must stay alert and active and be ready to contact our elected leaders to tell them to stop this movement toward socialism. If our leaders don’t stop then we must elect new leaders that will do what we ask of them. Remember “proper planning prevents poor performance”!

Beware of what is going on in the shadows by the many, many groups funded by Mr. Soros because that is where evil plans are currently being developed that will promote these agendas and make them successful. Americans must be prepared to fight these shadowy groups with their evil socialist plans for America! Join together with other local citizens and form groups and make plans for the coming battle against these socialist plans for America. I would urge retired military members, retired teachers, retired lawyers and other retired citizens to join some of these local groups. Contact me if you need help with these groups.

Friday, October 9, 2009

October 10, 2009

The Coming Serfdom!

The liberal elite in congress are at it again. They are looking at all the ways that they can strap the American people with new taxes; there is no tax that they dislike. Besides how are they going to pay for increasing the size of their idol “BIG GOVERNMENT”? So far their inventory for their view of government includes Obamacare, Cap and Tax, Stimulus package with ‘PORK’ on the side, and more and more Stimulus packages with more and more Pork. Now they are discussing a “VALUE ADDED TAX” to help pay for this “BIG GOVERNMENT”. The VAT will be paid by everyone, sorry but I got delusional for a moment; I should have said the VAT will be paid by some of us!! Yes Mr. Obama said “NO NEW TAXES” but I read his lips and that is not what he said, what he said was no new taxes for those who don’t pay taxes! Your focus should not be on the words that Obama speaks but on the meaning of his words i.e. what the meaning of is, is!
If you are curious on what the president is doing and why; then you will have to look at his background and all the people that influenced him. If you check out his background then you will discover his thinking and it is definitely not what everyone thought! Mr. Obama was surrounded by socialists, communists, and various other undemocratic groups that have always thought that they had a better plan for America. Their basic plan is to set up a social order where everyone has the same level ground or “playpen” and all are protected and kept happy by their benefactor “BIG GOVERNMENT”. The presidents friends, like Mr. George Soros who brought many, many socialist democrats and the President to power with his millions of dollars, innately know that this is the best way to go because the “SILENT MAJORITY” will remain silent and no one will stop them. Everyone knows how much liberals care for the “little guy” and the poor, and that is why many liberal’s children go to private schools! So you have to wonder what liberals really want for Americans!
Someday maybe democrats will have an epiphany, like I did while I was in college and began to realize what a stupid dope I had been by following blindly this new socialist democratic view of America. Hopefully more and more democrats will see the coming SERFDOM under “Big Government” as something that they can not accept. Then again maybe they are true believers of the socialist arm of the Democratic Party and if so then they should be very happy with the coming “Big Government” serfdom. However, the rest of the American people must do whatever it takes to make sure that this does not ever, ever happen! I assure you that you do not want to be peasants in this serfdom set up by a “Big Government” control center. I would urge you to read “1984” by George Orwell or “Brave New World” by Aldous Huxley, which shows what will happen when “Big Government” takes over and begins to make rules that will decide how you must live your life! Contact others in your local community and at the workplace to form groups and begin to take action to stop this movement.
If you need help in setting up groups then send me an e-mail to and I will be happy to help. Remember EVIL exists because good people set by and do NOTHING!

Monday, October 5, 2009

October 3, 2009
Big Government grows larger!
First it was the government takeover of the big banks and then it was the auto industry and now the health care industry. It is now becoming very clear that if the Presidents Healthcare plan passes, as it is currently written in both the House and Senate, then all Americans will be affected by higher costs for health insurance, senior citizens will be affected by having their Medicare cut drastically, and most Americans will have to pay higher taxes to help pay for this monstrosity. Everyone knows that whatever costs the Government tacks onto the Insurance companies will be passed on to all of us.
This increase in costs, Government regulations, and the ability of Government to sell their product at a much cheaper price, since the Government will have taxpayer money to support their insurance programs, will cause private insurance companies to eventually go out of business. If you need an example of what will be the future of our healthcare just look at the other government ran programs like the Post Office, the Amtrak Transit program, Fannie May, Freddie Max, and Social Security.
Apparently congress is going to pass the healthcare program by using special rules that only require a majority of votes in favor of the healthcare plan as written. These special rules will not allow for discussion and is filibuster proof; therefore, there is no way to prevent the vote from happening! As a result senior citizens must send letters or e-mails, make phone calls, or somehow contact your senators and representatives to let them know your feelings about this terrible healthcare plan.
Next on the agenda for congress is the costly “Cap and Trade” bill which will tax large companies for allowing harmful particulates and gases into to the environment. This bill will increase utility costs for everyone since they will pass on all costs to the consumers. Many experts have indicated that this increased cost may double or even triple our utility bills. Congress is passing this bill to control man made global warming, which is not the cause since climate change is caused by the sun and other factors in nature and is not man made. Most real scientists laugh at this idea presented by pseudo-scientists at the United Nations and believed by politicians as factual. Again seniors will be affected by this bill, especially when you factor in the governments decision to freeze social security increases for the next two years and maybe for all future years! Many experts believe that social security will be paying out more than they take in by the year 2015 and this has been known by your congress for many years. Another reason to reduce the size of Big Government!! A recent survey has shown that a majority thinks that randomly selected people off the streets would make better representatives and senators.
Seniors must contact their congressmen and women and begin to take a very active role in helping these people make decisions that are more in line with seniors needs. Seniors must join together in political groups so that their voices are heard loud and clear in Washington! Seniors must look at both parties and decide which one has their best interests in mind. The Republicans have a new leader, Michael Steele, and he has made sure that senior citizens have a place at their table. In fact Mr. Steele has developed a “Bill of rights” for Senior Citizens which show that the republicans are very interested in seniors becoming a part of their coalition. Seniors must forget about the AARP because they are not a special interest group for seniors, they are an insurance company that sells to seniors! Seniors must join groups like the American Seniors Association so that their voices are heard in congress! If you need help in contacting ASA send me an e-mail at and I will be more than happy to assist you.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Just A Retired Thinker 9-26-09


September 26, 2009

Citizens in revolt

It is apparent that the majority of Americans has for a long, long time set by and ignored what was or was not going on in their country. They were for the most part to busy working, paying bills, and raising their families to be actively involved in criticizing the government or doing anything about the Main Street Medias misinformation tactics. In fact, forty years ago they were defined as the “silent majority” by the media because they seemed not to be concerned enough to raise their collective voices and remained silent during difficult times. This shows how the Main Street Media thinks about those that don’t agree with their elitist attitudes and about the “little person”. In a recent article Bruce Walker gives a quote from Vice President Spiro Agnew in 1961 about the Main Street Media:
"We can deduce that these men read the same newspapers. They draw their political and social views from the same sources. Worse, they talk constantly to one another, thereby providing artificial reinforcement to their shared viewpoints. Do they allow their biases to influence the selection and presentation of the news?"
Today’s reality shows that the silent majority now is actively involved as was indicated by the attendance at the various congressional voter workshops and the Teaparty held in Washington DC. So the old “Silent Majority” has become the new “Not So Silent Majority”.
Bruce Walker also wrote in that article “Rasmussen in a September 11 poll confirmed how Americans really feel about ideology: all political labels except "being like Reagan" are in growing disfavor; the term "progressive" (a leftist hiding behind a different moniker) is becoming unpopular; and only fifteen percent of Americans consider being called "liberal" a positive. What Rasmussen reports fits perfectly with Gallup, which recently showed conservatives outnumbering liberals and Battleground Polls, which for almost a decade have consistently shown sixty percent of Americans identify themselves as conservatives (not liberals and not moderates.)” and certainly not a progressive! This being the case then how do we explain the fact that socialists have gained so much power in the Democratic Party? I suggest that the “McCain-Feingold Act” changed the entire playing field so that now these shadow groups can buy congressmen and women with ease; unforeseen results of laws not carefully written! We need to pressure congress to change this law and close this giant loophole that allows Soros and others to donate millions of dollars that support candidates that are socialists in their beliefs and actions!
Successful and useful things tend to spawn other successful and useful things, so we are seeing a large surge in private citizens becoming actively involved. Look at the Tea Party movement and look at the two "activists" who did their own private sting on Acorn at a cost of a few thousand dollars of their own money. With a PC and a few hundred dollars worth of equipment, thanks to You Tube, anyone can do likewise. I am trying to get the information out and I only had to put out money for my computer, internet service, and some software. We can finally let the people everywhere see the ugly underside of the left's chaos and plans to destroy our society in their effort to achieve their secular utopia. Will you be involved at the next Teaparty? I would urge everyone reading this to join or start a group in your local community and begin to take an active role in making sure that your views are considered by our congressmen and women. If you want information on how to start a local chapter send me an e-mail at and I will be happy to direct you to the information you will need to get started.