Wow! Former Presidential candiate and Obama senatorial opponant in Illinois, Alan Keyes, totally goes off on President Obama. What do you think?
Barack Obama appeared before the American Medical Association today and once again gave a speech designed to sell his national health care program.
Listening to the speech required some level of “reading-between-the-lines” in order to de-code the underlying cryptic messages being set forth. One such example is the centralization of all medical records via a government controlled database.
President Obama wants all records codified, centralized and much, if not all of the paperwork files, removed from medical offices and placed in a national database. Amazingly many AMA members applauded; but who doesn’t want less paperwork?
Imagine the federal government and its legion of bureaucrats, politicians, lawyers and lobbyists with access to your private records? This is more frightening than the manila file folders we all see behind the glass window when we visit our Doctor’s office.
Personally, I like the idea of my chosen physicians having my records…and no one else. I’m seeing some benefit in paper and never thought I would.
Like all great ideas stemming from the elite Washington culture, the notion of centralizing medical records as a means of cost effectiveness and efficiency sounds good, until the details are created and examined.
Washington wants access to and control of the banks, executive salaries, the type of automobiles we will be allowed to drive, insurance and now health care and your records. All of this is a result of our inability to take care of our businesses and ourselves and the new Obamanation where bureaucrats make the critical decisions for inept Americans.
Hmmm. Imagine first, Washington with access to your health records. Then, imagine how that information might be used to create health care profiles and service actuaries for all Americans at various phases of our lives.
Now take another step and imagine the data being used to shape shape health care policy for the elderly as that demongraphic continues to climb. Imagine the relationship between projected health care costs to taxpayers and social security, medicare and other insurance issues.
Imagine for a moment, Washinton bureaucrats dictating the pay of brain surgeon’s, cardiologists and family physicians as a precursor to qualifying for payment and insurance. Hmmm.
One answer…no, thanks!
Being a student of history is mostly an enjoyable discipline.
However, as any student knows, one’s love for history can lead to confrontations with figures whose stature and words haunt the violators of the simple precepts that created America.
For some time I have wondered what Benjamin Franklin’s advice would be if he could appear before Congress today? Or, for that matter, the advice of Jefferson or any of the founding fathers.
Franklin’s book, The Way to Wealth, might serve as a blueprint for all Americans, but especially our esteemed but misguided leaders in Washington. I have secretly wished the book to be required monthly reading for all politicians.
Ben’s book is filled with a litany of anecdotal principles for the creation and maintenance of wealth. The precepts read like wise proverbs and sound akin to the advice given us by our fathers. When Benjamin’s words are read or recited they ring with tempered, penetrating and undeniable truth.
I’m saddened, however, that Washington is filled with ears that cannot hear and minds that cannot grasp the magnitude of our departure from the most basic principles of economics such as these set forth by Benjamin Franklin:
Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship…Tis easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy all that follow it…Pride that dines on vanity sups on contempt…Rather go to bed supperless than rise in debt…Keep the shop, and thy shop will keep thee…Not to oversee workmen is to leave them your purse open.
There is much more within Franklin’s lines of wisdom such as “A penny saved is a penny earned” and one of my favorites is,
Prudent economy; that careful management of anything valuable which expends nothing unnecessarily, and applies what is used to a profitable purpose; thrift; — opposed to extravagance.
History is an excellent tutor and its message can be the chastisement a nation like ours needs to return it to its former state of discipline.
iVoteAmerica encourages you to secure this old book for yourself with additional copies for your representatives.
Reading Alan Caruba’s syndicated post entitled “When Government Goes Insane,” made me ponder the power of a lunatic body when and whereby the cadre of elected attendants are certifiably nutty.
The measure of “nuttiness” was never more profound than when I was treated to a clinical demonstration of pathological double-speak by none other than the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi as she flipped, flopped and waxed fickle regarding the CIA’s claim to have briefed her about enhanced interrogation methods, yes, water-boarding. Read the rest of this entry »