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The health care mistake



Letter to the Editor of the Democrat Herald online newspaper.

Posted: Tuesday, March 23, 2010 5:45 pm | (15) Comments

It’s a sad day in America. When we sent folks to Congress, they were elected to represent all of us. Yet they ignored the will of 60 percent of their constituents, in order to “fix” a problem that affects 15 percent of Americans.

There was a much simpler solution than the 2,000-page document they approved, and most of them either didn’t read it or didn’t understand all the details.

Here is my simple solution.

1) Insure the uninsured uninsurable. I’d help pay for that.

2) Clean up the fraud in Medicare/Medicaid, sooner than later.

3) Educate people about their options in health insurance coverage; catastrophic insurance is an affordable option. We don’t need a Cadillac plan that covers every little medical event.

4) Show people why it’s advantageous to eat healthier, exercise, and to stop drinking, smoking and taking illegal drugs.

5) Allow for interstate purchasing of health insurance.

6) Insurance commissioners need to say no to the rate increases. Without their approval, no rate increases will take place. Perhaps the rate increases need to go before a non-government employee board made up of everyday private citizens and business owners.

Instead of taking small steps to improve our health insurance plans, we are being saddled with a plan so full of loopholes, it will probably cost us more than we can ever hope to afford. A plan that could land you in jail if you refuse coverage — great plan. I am looking forward to November.

Jo Rae Perkins, Albany

(Jo is a buddy of mine, and she’s a straight shooter. Her article is here. )

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  cheffer57 wrote @

Oh Good another Pitcher of Kool-Aid
March 25, 2010 by cheffer57
As I drove to what I hope was my last job interview yesterday to Westchester Country, a local radio station was a playing one of my favorite Nick Lowe songs “So it Goes.” As I read my blog response this morning I checked the news to see when we passed the

“Anything Goes bill” along with the “Don’t let facts get in the way law”

Another question I dare ask who the hell is Mike Vanderboegh? And why are people listening to this man? Eric Cantor (R-Va.) commented that these recent acts of Violence shouldn’t be used for political gains. Good statement BUT,,,,,,,here are some facts, you can find them also, you have type in google. Joe “you liar” Wilson, makes a good Tee shirt for a price of course. Texas Rep. Randy Neugebauer, on Monday acknowledged he yelled out the words “baby killer” during a floor speech by Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) on healthcare reform. So now that comment is being used as a vehicle for a pledge drive on his web site. Let’s not forget about our sister Sarah’s “RELOAD” plea. And again who the hell is this guy Mike Vanderboegh?

When our parents moved my brother and I from the Bronx to Garrison, NY we were called carpet baggers, city slickers, a few more remakes i can’t remember. Back then a good reply was a couple flips of the bird solved the whole issue, ahh the good old days, when you can flip someone off and not be on youtube. But i’m thinking that these aren’t the good old days anymore, and isn’t that the real pity of it all.

Yes I know that Joe Biden used the F bomb (love that phrase, tee shirts are now available by the way) during the signing of the Healthcare bill. So if it’s good enough for our VP bombs away, What have we gone Fucking crazy?

My God look at our problems. Trust me we all know the economy is bad, 20% real unemployment, foreclosures are still up, Wall street is in a bigger bubble then ever before. Whatever side of the healthcare reform you stand on. Pray for us all lord we have a Black President. Buzz Aldrenn is on Dancing with the Stars. And is anybody still watching American Idol. And again I ask who the hell is this guy Mike Vanderboegh?

Listen it’s getting late and I have to make dinner for my wife, thank God she’s working.

Let’s ask Mr. Google about Mike Vanderboegh. Oh look from my9tv website.

Encouraging people to throw bricks through Democratic Party office windows could bring Alabama blogger Mike Vanderboegh just what he wants: the chance to spread his anti-big-government views. The blog – which claims to take a “strict constructionist, libertarian point of view” – encouraged readers to throw bricks at the windows of Democratic headquarters across the country. Vanderboegh, 57, is taking credit for someone throwing a brick through the glass doors at the Democratic Committee’s Rochester, N.Y., office either late Saturday night or early Sunday. The brick had a note attached that quoted Barry Goldwater’s famous statement: “Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice.” His call for brick-throwing is aimed at getting the attention of Democrats before the country breaks into civil war, according to the newspaper. “If it takes a few bricks and broken windows for people to understand how close we are to widespread violence in this country, then the bricks in the windows will have been worth it,” he said.Vanderboegh said his blog, called Sipsey Street Irregulars after the name of a fictional street in a novel he’s working on, gets between 5,000 and 7,000 hits a day. At least three windows have been broken recently at Democratic offices: the Rochester, N.Y. office, and office windows of Congress members in Arizona and New York, reports the Phoenix New Times blog.Joseph Morelle, the Monroe County (N.Y.) Democratic Committee chairman who filed the police report in the Rochester incident, said he’s considering asking the district attorney to file charges against Vanderboegh.”That would certainly give me an opportunity to make my case to a larger public,” Vanderboegh told the Advertiser . “I wouldn’t enjoy a sedition charge but I’m willing to accept it. Perhaps that’s a more efficient use of my resources than getting arrested for vandalism.”

If I may make a comment to Mr. Vanderboegh and more importantly to his followers?

Dose Jim Jones ring a bell. Belly Up.

Things to do but i wanted to mentioned Scot Brown and Rachel Maddow here’s a link it’s your turn to laugh.

  sherrytexas wrote @

Thank you for your comment. That brick guy sounds like someone on the lunatic fringe. Every side has them, and they hurt their own cause. I’ve been hearing/reading increasingly disturbing things from both sides of the political mainstream. But no matter what they do, the truth is still the truth–even if it’s ignored or disbelieved. That’s just simple fact. And you’re right on about this being a different world, and a different country than the one we grew up in. There’s too much apathy and indifference by Americans to American affairs. We really need to take care of our own, and our own issues, clear the clutter from our minds and focus on the important things. And unity is very important, along with fiscal responsibility.


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