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Tom Coburn MD, OK Senator, Health Care Bill is Scary, Wall Street Journal, December 16, 2009, Harry Reid, Seniors will die sooner, Medicare cuts, Government coercion instead of patient cues, Empowers Medicare to deny treatment based on cost, Sections 3403 2021

From the Wall Street Journal, December 16, 2009, written by Tom Coburn, MD, a senator from OK.

“The Health Bill Is Scary”

“By TOM COBURN”

“I recently suggested that seniors will die sooner if Congress actually implements the Medicare cuts in the health-care bill put forward by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. My colleagues who defend the bill—none of whom have practiced medicine—predictably dismissed my concern as a scare tactic. They are wrong. Every American, not just seniors, should know that the rationing provisions in the Reid bill will not only reduce their quality of life, but their life spans as well.

My 25 years as a practicing physician have shown me what happens when government attempts to practice medicine: Doctors respond to government coercion instead of patient cues, and patients die prematurely. Even if the public option is eliminated from the bill, these onerous rationing provisions will remain intact.

For instance, the Reid bill (in sections 3403 and 2021) explicitly empowers Medicare to deny treatment based on cost. An Independent Medicare Advisory Board created by the bill—composed of permanent, unelected and, therefore, unaccountable members—will greatly expand the rationing practices that already occur in the program. Medicare, for example, has limited cancer patients’ access to Epogen, a costly but vital drug that stimulates red blood cell production. It has limited the use of virtual, and safer, colonoscopies due to cost concerns. And Medicare refuses medical claims at twice the rate of the largest private insurers.

Section 6301 of the Reid bill creates new comparative effectiveness research (CER) programs. CER panels have been used as rationing commissions in other countries such as the U.K., where 15,000 cancer patients die prematurely every year according to the National Cancer Intelligence Network. CER panels here could effectively dictate coverage options and ration care for plans that participate in the state insurance exchanges created by the bill.”

“But the most fundamental flaw of the Reid bill is best captured by the story of one my patients I’ll call Sheila. When Sheila came to me at the age of 33 with a lump in her breast, traditional tests like a mammogram under the standard of care indicated she had a cyst and nothing more. Because I knew her medical history, I wasn’t convinced. I aspirated the cyst and discovered she had a highly malignant form of breast cancer. Sheila fought a heroic battle against breast cancer and enjoyed 12 good years with her family before succumbing to the disease.

If I had been practicing under the Reid bill, the government would have likely told me I couldn’t have done the test that discovered Sheila’s cancer because it wasn’t approved under CER. Under the Reid bill, Sheila may have lived another year instead of 12, and her daughters would have missed a decade with their mom.”

“Dr. Coburn, a physician, is a Republican senator from Oklahoma.”

Read more:

http://online.wsj.com/article_email/SB10001424052748703514404574588842779569168-lMyQjAxMDA5MDEwNzExNDcyWj.html

NJ voter fraud, ACORN, SEIU, Absentee ballots, November 3, 2009, Wall Street Journal, John Fund article, Corzine thugs, Obama thugs, Christie get fair election?, NJ Democratic Party pressures county clerks on signature checks

John Fund of the Wall Street Journal has written an article dated November 2, 2009, about the potential for widespread voter fraud today, Tuesday, November 3, 2009.

 

“Chris Christie’s Next Case: Who Stole My Election?
Absentee voter fraud may play a significant role in New Jersey’s gubernatorial election.”
“The race for governor in New Jersey is so close in final polls that it may well end up in a recount — the 1981 election did and was decided by less than 1,800 votes. If there is a recount, you can bet disputes about absentee ballots will loom large. Moreover, if serious allegations of fraud emerge, you can also expect less-than-vigorous investigation by the Obama Justice Department — which showed just how seriously it takes such allegations when it walked away from an open-and-shut voter intimidation case against the New Black Panther Party in Philadelphia earlier this year.

Plenty of reasons exist for suspecting absentee fraud may play a significant role in tomorrow’s Garden State contests. Groups associated with Acorn in neighboring Pennsylvania and New York appear to have moved into the state. An independent candidate for mayor in Camden has already leveled charges that voter fraud is occurring in his city. Meanwhile, the Democratic Party in New Jersey is taking advantage of a new loosely written vote-by-mail law to pressure county clerks not to vigorously use signature checks to evaluate the authenticity of absentee ballots, the only verification procedure allowed.

The state has received a flood of 180,000 absentee ballot requests. On some 3,000 forms the signature doesn’t match the one on file with county clerks. Yet citing concerns that voters would be disenfranchised, Democratic Party lawyer Paul Josephson wrote New Jersey’s secretary of state asking her “to instruct County Clerks not to deny applications on the basis of signature comparison alone.” Mr. Josephson maintained that county clerks “may be overworked and are likely not trained in handwriting analysis” and insisted that voters with suspect applications should be allowed to cast provisional ballots. Those ballots, of course, would then provide a pool of votes that would be subject to litigation in any recount, with the occupant of New Jersey’s highest office determined by Florida 2000-style scrutiny of ballot applications.”
“Elsewhere, an investigation is being conducted into a report that people wearing Acorn T-shirts entered an East Orange hospital near Newark carrying blank absentee ballots and left with completed ballots. New Jersey law allows anyone to pick up an absentee ballot for someone else — these are called messenger ballots.

After repeated election-related scandals, Acorn has become toxic for many candidates who once relied on the group. But Acorn’s longtime allies, the Service Employee International Union and New York’s Working Families Party, have both moved into New Jersey. Peter Colavito, Acorn’s former political director in New York and a board member of the Working Families Party, is now the political director of SEIU Local 32BJ, which is heavily involved in New Jersey’s election. Nationally, the SEIU is a political powerhouse with White House visitor’s logs showing that Andrew Stern, its national head, visited 22 times in the first six months of the Obama White House — more than any other person. “Andrew Stern practically lives at the White House,” notes Politico.com.”
“Nor is in-person fraud at the polls unknown in New Jersey. In 2007, a former Hoboken zoning board president noticed a group of men outside a polling place being given index cards by two people. One of the loiterers later tried to vote in the name of a voter who had moved out of the area. When challenged by the former zoning board president, he ran out of the building and was caught. He later admitted to police he was part of a group from a homeless shelter who had been paid $10 each to vote using the names of other people.”
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Obama’s Muslim Outreach Adviser Resigns, Wall Street Journal, August 6, 2008, WSJ, Chicago lawyer Mazen Asbahi resigns

Chicago lawyer Mazen Asbahi, Obama’s Muslim outreach coordinator has resigned. Asbahi had an 8 year association with Jamal Said, the imam at a fundamentalist-controlled mosque in Illinois. Mr. Said was named an unindicted co-conspirator, by the Justice Department, in the racketeering trial last year of several alleged Hamas fund-raisers.

Read more about the resignation at:

http://online.wsj.com/public/article_print/SB121797906741214995.html

Michelle Obama, bombshell, Bob Beckel, Fox news, Wednesday, June 4 2008, John Fund, Wall Street Journal, Devastating bombshell, HillBuzz, * update *

Recently, I reported the following:

Bob Beckel, of Fox News, reported on TV early this morning that a “bombshell” is coming out tomorrow regarding Michelle Obama. Beckel stated the following:

“the Repubs were behind it and it was dumb because it meant that Mrs. Clinton would be the nominee.”

John Fund, of the Wall Street Journal was interviewed on the Laura Ingraham show this morning. Here is what John said:

“Indeed, rumors are swirling on the campaign trail that a new video will soon surface featuring Mrs. Obama appearing on a panel with radical speakers during which she makes more controversial statements.”

Here is a YouTube video of Bob Beckel’s statement:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4RwE9QWhtE

The HillBuzz blog has provided what is believed to be on the tape. Here is an exerpt:

“For about 30 minutes, Michelle Obama launched into a rant about the evils of America, and how America is to blame for the problems of Africa. Michelle personally blamed President Clinton for the deaths of millions of Africans and said America is responsible for the genocide of the Tutsis and other ethnic groups. She then launched into an attack on “whitey”, and talked about solutions to black on black crime in the realm of diverting those actions onto white America. Her rant was fueled by the crowd: they reacted strongly to what she said, so she got more passionate and enraged, and that’s when she completely loses it and says things that have made the mouths drop of everyone who’s seen this. ”

Read the rest of the HillBuzz article here:

http://hillbuzz.blogspot.com/2008/06/whats-on-michelle-obama-rant-tape.html

Wall Street Journal, The Obama we don’t know, The devil we don’t know, online.wsj.com, better dig deeper, devils abound

The Wall Street Journal posted an article online on Wednesday, June 4, 2008. The title of the article is, “The Obama we don’t know.” The devil we don’t know and do know about Obama scares the hell out of me. Wall Street Journal, is this the best you can do? How about Obama’s ties to crime and corruption as evidenced by the Tony Rezko trial. How about Obama’s endorsement of Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. Blagojevich was a regular name mentioned during the rezko trial and the Illinois legislature attempted to give the people the recall ability to deal with Blagojevich. How about the probable money laundering and inpropriety of Obama and Dan Shomon in regard to Obama’s “legal retainer” from Robert Blackwell and subsequent large grants given to Blackwell and subsequent large campaign donations made to Obama. How about Obama’s ties to the Middle East, such as billionaire, corrupt businessman Auchi who is from Iraq and did business with Saddam Hussein. Rezko, by the way, is from Syria. This is just the tip of the iceberg.

How about the Larry Sinclair and Reverend Manning allegations that become more credible each day.

Here are some exerpts from the Wall Street Journal article:

“A 2004 Chicago Sun-Times interview with Mr. Obama mentioned three men as his religious guides. One was Rev. Wright. Another was Father Michael Pfleger, the Louis Farrakhan ally whose recent remarks caused Mr. Obama to resign from Trinity, but for whose Chicago church Mr. Obama channeled at least $225,000 in grants as a state senator. Until recently, the priest was connected to the campaign, which flew him to Iowa to host an interfaith forum. Father Pfleger’s testimony for the candidate has since been scrubbed from Mr. Obama’s campaign Web site. A third mentor was Illinois state Senator James Meeks, another Chicago pastor who has generated controversy for mixing pulpit and politics.

The point is not that Mr. Obama now shares the radical views of these men. The concern is that by the Senator’s own admission they have been major moral influences, and their views are starkly at odds with the candidate’s vision as a transracial peacemaker. Their patronage was also useful as Mr. Obama was making his way in Chicago politics. But only now, in the glare of a national campaign, is he distancing himself from them. The question is what in fact Mr. Obama does believe.”

Read the rest of the article here:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB121254834844844045.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

Michelle Obama, bombshell, Bob Beckel, Fox news, Wednesday, June 4 2008, John Fund, Wall Street Journal, Devastating bombshell

Bob Beckel, of Fox News, reported on TV early this morning that a “bombshell” is coming out tomorrow regarding Michelle Obama. Beckel stated the following:

“the Repubs were behind it and it was dumb because it meant that Mrs. Clinton would be the nominee.”

John Fund, of the Wall Street Journal was interviewed on the Laura Ingraham show this morning. Here is what John said:

“Indeed, rumors are swirling on the campaign trail that a new video will soon surface featuring Mrs. Obama appearing on a panel with radical speakers during which she makes more controversial statements.”

Here is a YouTube video of Bob Beckel’s statement:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4RwE9QWhtE

John Coleman, Weather Channel Founder, Sue Al Gore, Carbon Credits, Fox News, Rush Limbaugh

John Coleman, founder of the Weather Channel, thinks Al Gore should be sued for misrepresenting the impact of carbon dioxide, CO2, and selling carbon credits. Here is an exerpt from Fox News about his recent statement:

“Not Fair and Balanced?

Weather Channel founder John Coleman is calling global warming a fraud and says the station he founded needs to stop telling people what to think about climate change. The Business and Media Institute reports Coleman was a speaker at the Heartland Institute’s Climate Change Conference in New York. Coleman was referencing what some call the Weather Channel’s global warming alarmism.

One of its meteorologists suggested two years ago that weathercasters who have doubts about global warming should lose their certification. Coleman advocates suing people who sell carbon credits — including Al Gore — because the attention in the courts could, in his words, “put some light on the fraud of global warming.”

The two-day conference is actually getting quite a bit of media coverage — with stories in the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, New York Sun and many others.”

Click here to view the Fox news article:

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,335030,00.html

The trancript of John Coleman’s conversation is listed on Rush Limabaugh’s website. Rush members can listen to it. Here are John Coleman’s remarks:

 “BEGIN TRANSCRIPT
 
 
RUSH: John Coleman, who founded the Weather Channel, wants to sue Algore on this whole business of global warming being a hoax.  I have loved John Coleman ever since he used to be the weatherman at Good Morning America. He was on Fox & Friends today, and Steve Doocy said, “Why should Algore be sued?”

COLEMAN:  The whole backbone of the global warming “science” is what they called CO2 forcing.  This is carbon dioxide, and they say that this little trace compound in the atmosphere — 38 molecules of carbon dioxide out of a hundred thousand molecules in our atmosphere, they say this little trace element — puts the carbon in the air that forces the water vapor to create this uncontrollable global warming. It’s gonna bring this climatic catastrophe.

DOOCY: Right. Right.

COLEMAN: All right, that’s what they’re finding.  Now, I don’t believe that’s the way it works at all.

DOOCY: Mmm-hmm. Mmm-hmm.

COLEMAN: I see absolutely no evidence that CO2, carbon dioxide, is causing any warm-up in temperatures.  I don’t think it’s happening. I’m asking the question:  If Al Gore knows that CO2 forcing is invalid — isn’t really happening — and he goes ahead and sells these carbon credits for millions of dollars, is he committing financial fraud?  That is the question.

RUSH:  Doocy says, “Well, John, there’s no disputing the temperature on the planet’s gone up by one degree.” Steve, it’s come down a degree! The whole century gain was wiped out before recent temperature readings, and here’s what Coleman said.

COLEMAN:  I dispute that.

DOOCY:  You do dispute that!

COLEMAN:  I think the whole statistics are somewhat questionable.  Where are they measuring this temperature?  Who’s measuring it?  How are they handling the data? 

DOOCY:  The whole global warming thing is just a hyped scam?

COLEMAN:  Maybe over the last hundred years the temperature on planet Earth went up by close to a degree or so. 

DOOCY: Mmm-hmm?

COLEMAN: That’s not a big deal.  In the last 12 months, the climate on earth has gone down by a full degree.  This has been the coldest winter in modern history globally.

DOOCY: Sure.

RUSH:  Amen.  John Coleman.  I love that guy.
 
 
 
 
END TRANSCRIPT ”

Listen to Rush or go to Rush Limbaugh’s site to learn more:

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