Sen. Hillary Clinton’s push for socialized medicine continues with another
e-mail to her friends. While Hillary may not be 'left' enough on the Iraq
war for her party’s liking, she is certainly left enough on rationed
socialized medicine, and she is making the most of it.
Here is part of her latest e-mail:
Republicans are nothing if not consistent in putting their special-interest
Washington Post revealed a back-room deal by Republicans to
preserve a loophole in Medicare payment policies that allows insurance
companies to receive excess payments from Medicare – to the tune of $22
You read that correctly.
The Senate tried to act to save Medicare $26 billion in payments to
insurance companies. But, in the Republican-controlled conference committee
– where both Democrats and the public were shut out – lobbyists for the
insurance companies successfully eliminated all but $4 billion of the
Even a prominent Republican health care lobbyist, speaking on the condition
of anonymity, said, "I have worked many [budget] bills, and this was the
most closed I've ever seen."
Once again, Republicans and their campaign contributors win, and the
American people lose.
I am not going to stand for it.
Just because Republicans have the audacity to hand over $22 billion in
Medicare payments to their lobbyist friends
cutting Medicaid for children and seniors – that doesn't mean we have to
Rep. John Dingell of Michigan and I will introduce legislation to close,
once-and-for-all, the loophole allowing insurance companies to bilk
Medicare. We will use the savings to restore funding to children's health
care and Medicaid slashed by Republicans.
I know how fundamental this issue is to New Yorkers and to Americans
everywhere. In fact, before the
story broke, I had hoped to write you with one simple update today:
the first day that I
asked you to your share your health care stories with me, over 1,000 of you
That's no fluke. It shows how many Americans are suffering as they have to
make terrible choices.
Bills they can't pay,
insurance they can't afford, pain they can't get treated.
It's simply wrong, and I'm going to make sure that all Americans and their
representatives know just how wrong it is.
If you haven't shared your health care story with me yet – about how it is
impacting you and your family – please do so today. Many of your stories
will be posted on HillaryClinton.com, and others will be shared at
roundtable discussions going forward.
Please use this link to send your story:
We are united in our determination to stop George Bush from doing with
health care what he tried to do with Social Security. We will find real
solutions for Americans – not more Republican corporate giveaways under the
guise of helping people.
This is a national crisis and a moral failing. And, together, we will turn
it around. Please stay tuned for our next steps as we chart a better course
to provide health care for
Americans. In the meantime, please send me your health care story by using
Political assassination by impeachment
Editorial by: Roger Wm. Hughes
I was in the stacks at the University of Iowa library decades ago looking
for books to complete my research for a class paper when I was drawn to a
book written by Eugene McCarthy [note: I have not taken the time to
determine which book it was.] In that book, I read about a conversation that
occurred in a limousine returning from the White House by the visiting
Democrat Congressional leadership. It was a startling revelation.
McCarthy stated in the book that after a meeting with Richard Nixon that
occurred early in 1969, someone in the limousine said, "The only way that we
are going to get rid of Nixon is to impeach him." McCarthy remembers this as
the first time someone mentioned impeachment of the president. It was from
then on the goal of the Congressional Democrats to impeach Richard Nixon.
It therefore comes as no surprise that Insight Magazine reports the Bush
administration is preparing for impeachment hearings. To many liberals the
Terrorism War in Iraq is another Vietnam, and that is good enough reason to
impeach President Bush. This has long been a serious matter, and if
Democrats gain control of the House of Representatives, it can be an
When I first raised this concern in 2003, many responded that this was all
hyperbole. Now, the evidence is becoming clearer that Democrats are bent
upon political assassination of this president by impeachment.
Former Attorney General Ramsey Clark, who likes to defend mass murders like
Saddam Hussein, drafted
"Articles of Impeachment" early in the first term of the Bush
administration. There are thousands of blogs and websites dedicated to the
proposition of impeaching President Bush and there are millions of Americans
who want to see this president impeached. On the Vote to Impeach website
640,000 individuals have signed their names to the desire that Bush be
Of course, the current thinking is to attack Bush for acting illegally in
the National Security Agency’s spying on al Qaeda communications with
Americans. Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean has stated,
"The question remains: Why did President Bush deliberately choose to break
They must be stopped.
We must understand that there is a growing drumbeat from Sen. Patrick Leahy
(D-VT) and other democrats who will soon participate in Senate Judiciary
hearings on whether the action by the NSA is illegal. Sen. Arlen Specter
(R-PA), who chairs the committee, has already used the word impeachment when
speaking about possible consequences if the President acted illegally in the
It is important that Republican members of the Judiciary Committee be
fortified by helping them to understand how these hearings will be used. It
is important that the nation not be affronted by a one-sided circus claiming
that the President has no powers under the constitution that Congress can’t
We need to take seriously the determination by Democrat members of Congress
and their supporters - be they MoveOn.org or impeachment websites like
Ramsey Clark’s. We need to sound the alarm that these people actually
believe that defending this country against the Mid East Islamic terrorists
is a crime. In fact, we must warn people that they believe that the war on
terrorism is confined to Afghanistan and al Qaeda.
We need to defend ourselves against these Utopians in the same way that we
had to defend this nation against those who told us that Joseph Stalin and
Communism was a good thing. They are from the same whole cloth. After all,
they believe that most of these problems that we are confronting are our own
They believe that it is our fault that we drive cars and heat our large
homes. It is our fault that we consume more resources than the rest of the
world. It is our fault that we are dependent on oil. It is above all else
No one offers these impeachment nuts the embodiment of their belief in
American guilt, corruption and misguided behavior more than President Bush.
It was, for goodness sake, President Bush who called Iraq, Iran and North
Korea 'evil empires.' How can we trust someone who doesn’t understand that
the evil empire is us after all? This is the logic of these Utopians.
This fallacy must be stopped. Every citizen of this nation has an obligation
to end this ridiculous argument. Evil is defined by nations that starve,
kill and maim their own people. Evil is a religious cult that believes it is
right to inflict terrorism on innocent people. Evil is a fool who doesn’t
know the difference.