AFSCME No Questions For They Will Just Tell You Lies

“Ha ha! You fool! You fell victim to one of the classic blunders! The most famous is ‘Never get involved in a land war in Asia,’ but only slightly less well known is this: ‘Never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line!’” – Vizzini (The Princess Bride)   There is another […]

Health Reform Is Law – Good Or Bad?

<!– @page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } –> There is no question that the passing of legislation to provide additional health insurance availability to millions of Americans has some good provisions and some questionable ones. Although we can’t discuss all the provisions, we can look at several main provisions. Probably the […]

Taking A Stand – Health Care, Education, And Economy

I believe with strong leadership, hard work and a dedication to problem solving, we can improve the lives of our society and create a new vision for Northern Virginia. The Economy There is an enormous need to improve the economic climate within our communities throughout northern Virginia. Thousands of families throughout NOVA are struggling to […]

Another Assault on Physicians

(September 23, 2010) Since the government is going to take more control of the healthcare system in the US (despite all their claims to the contrary), you’re going to see more and more cost cutting measures in the delivery of healthcare to everyone.  One area where changes are going to take place is the expansion […]

WHAT IS THE REAL RIGHT-WING AGENDA?

Right-wing extremists are the first to wave flags and pretend how much they believe in the Constitution and yet, they constantly whine and complain we can’t trust the government.  Apparently, they were asleep at the wheel during civics class, when the rest of us learned we the people are the government. How many times must […]

A scary story – the public option?

Why is Congress so afraid of the public option as part of health reform? Why are politicians getting so worked up about a system that every other Western country already has, and which works so well in all of them? Why do they not want to extend Medicare, a widely supported and valuable system that […]

The National Debt

On November 3rd 2009 the National Debt reached 12 Trillion Dollars. As I tried to grasp this number and get an understanding of it, I could not. I then decided to reduced the numbers down to something that I could understand. The average household income for 2008 was $50,303 so I decided to see what […]

Universal Healthcare And Death Panels – Sarah Palin Was Right

Sarah Palin was roundly criticized, laughed at, and excoriated by supporters of Obama when she said that the universal health care plan would lead to death panels. The characterization of the term ‘death panels’ was quickly associated with people wearing tin foil hats. It is ironic that a group of people who believe the twin […]

2009 Year Review – The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly From The American Political Class

Throughout 2009, while the country and it’s citizens were facing a terrible economy, foreign wars, extreme Congressional partisanship and sniping, no improvements in the major issues facing this country such as the soaring national debt, high unemployment, failing public schools, wide spread drug addiction problems, rising health care costs, and other major issues, what were […]

Sources: Obama, Dems to sidestep GOP on health care

President Obama met Wednesday with House Democratic leaders who face the likelihood of having a final health care bill look much more like the Senate’s version than their measure. The meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the chairmen of the three House committees that approved health care legislation was part of efforts by Obama […]