If there was ever a need for some fiscal discipline, even bloodletting, it is now.
Illinois enters a state of insolvency
I would almost say good riddance, let the state die, but I need to buy some more personal protection and emergency supplies first. No telling what this will lead to.
Oh yeah, thanks Rod and fellow democrats!
I received an e-mail from my distinguished Senator, Roland Burris, touting his newfangled website and declaring his love for a health care reform public option. Read the e-mail.
I love the picture of Roland with the “medical professionals”. They look straight out of med-school if not still in it. Real professionals that have been involved with health care for a long time would probably disagree with the distinguished Senator.
Well I decided to respond to the e-mail and here is what I wrote:
In an e-mail sent to me you said “I would like to hear from you” concerning Healthcare. In the very next sentence you claim to be convinced of the need for a public option. Mr. Burris, you obviously do not want to hear from me since you have already made up your mind on the subject.
Be informed that voting for the Reid/Pelosi/Obama Healthcare reform bill in its current form will NOT endear you to your constituents since a majority of people in this country OPPOSE it.
Please reconsider your decision to support this bill and I will reconsider being convinced to vote against you in the next election.
I’m sure Roland will never read it.
“there’s to be no volunteers.” No one except union members may pick up a hoe or shovel, plant a flower or clear a walking path.
Is this the communist utopia we’ve all been waiting for?
My esteemed Senator, Roland Burris, Has a Lot of Questions About How the Federal Government Works.
Take away quote:
Thank you, Mr. Chairman, this is — this is — I mean this is. Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I’m done.
Sen. Roland Burris (D-IL)
Read his entire incoherent, rambling, statement at the link above.
Reminds one of a Billy Madison quote:
Madison Burris, what you have just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.
This article has some very good ideas on how Health coverage should really be reformed.
My coverage costs about 5% of my income and I probably couldn’t afford much more than that unless I get an increase in salary. 10% would be way too high for most.
It seems the economic acumen of Obama and the Democrats isn’t what they claimed during the election.
That or they’re just reckless.
The Obama administration boasted yesterday that with $16 billion taken from you and given to others, 30,383 working Americans owe a hearty thanks of gratitude for their jobs.
Nationally, 30,000 jobs were created by $16 billion in contracts.
I can’t wait to vote these bums out. Unfortunately the damage is already done.
A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned – this is the sum of good government.