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I was talking with my uncle recently.. You should be able to say we are both avid people of Freedom, or at least against Communism and Socialism...
We were talking about the healthcare law...
I said I want to have the choice to have no health care and if I can't have care cause I cannot pay for it then I die. Instead of paying someone else to take my money every month throw it away or burn it on whatever they please, and then when I need help charge me a 6000 dollar deductable.
He compared it to having to grow his own crops and provide for himself and he said "I don't want that." So, I thought "Why do I have to be forced to have what he wants?"
Then I was thinking about Freedom and the true definition. People don't want to be free, we can see it by how they vote. They just want freedom from tyranny and oppression. This is why we are loosing.
Side note, now this person doesn't care about keep the poor poor care because he can keep his insurance, what he doesn't know is its only for an extra year , you will still be required to capitulate based on things I've heard or read , no sources I just remember this from someplace. Its only postponed for one year that keep it if you like it lie.
Anyway , just something I was thinking about. People don't want true freedom, they just want to be able to feel free. Its a damn shame...
The following was written by Ben Stein and recited by him on CBS SundayMorning Commentary.
I don't like getting pushed around for being a Jew, and I don't think Christians like getting pushed around for being Christians. I think people who believe in God are sick and tired of getting pushed around, period. I have no idea where the concept came from, that America is an explicitly atheist country. I can't find it in the Constitution and I don't like it being shoved down my throat...
Or maybe I can put it another way: Where did the idea come from that we should worship celebrities and we aren't allowed to worship God as we understand Him? I guess that's a sign that I'm getting old, too. But there are a lot of us who are wondering where these celebrities came from and where the America we knew went to.
In light of the many jokes we send to one another for a laugh, this is a little different: This is not intended to be a joke; it's not funny, it's intended to get you thinking.
In light of recent events... terrorists attack, school shootings, etc.. I think it started when Madeleine Murray O'Hare (she was murdered, her body found a few years ago) complained she didn't want prayer in our schools, and we said OK. Then someone said you better not read the Bible in school. The Bible says thou shalt not kill; thou shalt not steal, and love your neighbor as yourself. And we said okay.
Then Dr. Benjamin Spock said we shouldn't spank our children when they misbehave, because their little personalities would be warped and we might damage their self-esteem (Dr. Spock's son committed suicide). We said an expert should know what he's talking about. And we said okay.
Now we're asking ourselves why our children have no conscience, why they don't know right from wrong, and why it doesn't bother them to kill strangers, their classmates, and themselves.
Probably, if we think about it long and hard enough, we can figure it out. I think it has a great deal to do with 'WE REAP WHAT WE SOW.'
Funny how simple it is for people to trash God and then wonder why the world's going to hell. Funny how we believe what the newspapers say, but question what the Bible says. Funny how you can send 'jokes' through e-mail and they spread like wildfire, but when you start sending messages regarding the Lord, people think twice about sharing. Funny how lewd, crude, vulgar and obscene articles pass freely through cyberspace, but public discussion of God is suppressed in the school and workplace.
Are you laughing yet?
Funny how when you forward this message, you will not send it to many on your address list because you're not sure what they believe, or what they will think of you for sending it.
Funny how we can be more worried about what other people think of us than what God thinks of us.
Pass it on if you think it has merit.
If not, then just discard it; no one will know you did. But, if you discard this thought process, don't sit back and complain about what bad shape the world is in.
My Best Regards, honestly and respectfully,
House Republicans are vowing a comprehensive dissection of the Federal Reserve and its policies, with the end goal of crafting legislation in 2014 to overhaul the central bank.
House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) told reporters Wednesday that his panel will embark on an exhaustive review of the Fed that will go far beyond any previous congressional oversight effort.
“It will be the most rigorous examination and oversight of the Federal Reserve in its history,” Hensarling said.
The review will coincide with the 100th anniversary of the creation of the central bank. GOP lawmakers hope to produce a bill toward the end of next year that would further alter the Fed’s mission and how it operates.
The scrutiny comes at a time of transition for the Fed, with current Vice Chairwoman Janet Yellen likely to be confirmed in December to take over the central bank from current head Ben Bernanke.
Meanwhile, the central bank is expected soon to begin winding down the stimulus it has injected into the economy over the last several years, an effort that some have worried could create turmoil in financial markets.
The GOP’s audit of the Fed will begin Thursday, when the monetary policy subcommittee chaired by Rep. John Campbell (R-Calif.) will hold its first hearing exploring the Fed’s mandates and those of other central banks.
While lawmakers in both parties have offered bills in the past to alter the Fed, this latest effort appears to be the most comprehensive in recent memory.
Hensarling, while a vocal critic of the Fed’s recent efforts to boost the economy, said he was entering into this process with an open mind, vowing any reform legislation would be informed by what is learned during the hearings.
“I believe that it has gone too far, yes, but again I have an open mind,” he said. “I’m willing to sit down with others and to have them explain or articulate why the Fed should be able to exercise certain powers.”
Fed officials and its advocates have often resisted congressional attempts to alter the institution or heighten oversight, warning that could subject the politically independent body to undue pressure from Washington. Republicans took pains to emphasize that their effort is intended to be constructive, not intimidating.
“The Fed is independent but it’s not unaccountable. Its mandates were set by Congress,” said Campbell. “I don’t see conflicts here at all with its independence.”
A host of academics and Fed experts, as well as both current and former Fed officials, will be invited to testify at the hearings, according to Hensarling.
While there are no firm reform plans, Hensarling indicated potential changes could include placing more explicit boundaries on how the Fed conducts its policies and establishing certain rules it must follow. The central bank embarked on a host of unprecedented policies during the financial crisis and resulting recession, much to the concern and consternation of Republicans.
“This is not your father’s Fed,” said Hensarling. “I’m not completely certain whether or not those who wrote the original legislation would recognize it today.”
Republicans have also pushed legislation in the past to cut the Fed’s mandate to pursue policies to maximize employment. Currently, the Fed operates under a mandate to both battle unemployment and control inflation, while conservatives would like to see it just focus on price stability.
Criticism and skepticism of the Fed has grown significantly in recent years.
A clear indication of that groundswell is that a once marginalized effort from retired Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) to fully subject the Fed’s decisions to outside audit passed the House in 2012 with strong bipartisan support. That bill was never brought up in the Senate, but Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), the ex-representative’s son, has pushed for its consideration in the new Congress.
The review also comes as the Fed begins to exercise significantly heightened powers under the Dodd-Frank financial reform law.
That law also created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which receives its funding directly from the Fed despite repeated GOP efforts to bring its budget under the control of appropriators.
Hensarling said that the heightened attention on the Fed from both parties in recent years is driving his hopes for productive legislative work.
“I’m cautiously optimistic that this is an area where there could be some common ground,” he said.
I’m confused. Last week Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) said if she could vote for Obamacare again, she would. Now for some reason she’s completely distancing herself from it?
If you are to believe this ad, President Obama lied to her constituents. Not her (via Politico)
But there’s just one problem here: in 2009 Landrieu herself said if Americans liked their health care plans, they could keep them. Oops:
The ad spot above is deceptive and misleading. It puts all the blame on the president, when in truth she built support for -- and ultimately helped pass -- Obamacare. At the same time the ad paints her as a hapless bystander who (ahem) had no idea millions of Americans would lose their health care coverage. And now, of course, the good public servant that she is, she's working hard to “fix” a “glitch” she never saw coming.
I'm skeptical. From Guy’s piece last October:
In September 2010, all Senate Democrats, including Landrieu, voted to reject a plan Republicans said would have killed Obama administration regulations that now have resulted in the cancellation of insurance policies.
Her ad implies she didn’t know this would happen -- which is exceedingly difficult to believe given what you just read. Republicans were ringing the warning bells for years. Democrats ignored them. Now she’s in deep political trouble, so what does she do? She runs ads foisting all the blame on the president of the United States.
I wonder how he feels about this.
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