The Gift Dems & President Obama Keep Giving
When you see
this headline you might immediately assume I am a
Progressive Left Liberal supporter of the Democrats
and President Barack Obama. I am not. This headline
simply serves as my notice of a gift we
Conservative's are being given by a Progressive Left
agenda that doesn't understand the mood of the
Country or the will of the people.
Not understanding these plain and simple
facts will come back to cost them a huge number of Congressional and
Senate seats in Washington, not to mention the fact the entire State
Legislatures will wind up changing as well.
There is a huge ground swell that
has been emerging which has grown to immense proportions the likes of
which we have never seen before. If you think former Speaker Newt
Gingrich's "Contract With America" was something when the entire
Congress moved from Democrat to Republican, wait until you see what
happens this November 2nd during the Mid-Term Elections.
If the House Democratic majority passes
Obama's healthcare proposals, one of two things will happen by Election
Day, 2010 and neither one will be healthy for the Democrats seeking
The Medicare cuts will take effect or
they will be postponed by a terrified Congress reacting to the calls,
email, faxes and letters they will get from an enraged electorate. If
they take effect, physicians' fees will be slashed 21 percent and
hospital reimbursements for Medicare patients will be cut by $1.3
billion. Tens of thousands of doctors and thousands of healthcare
institutions -- hospitals, hospices, outpatient clinics and such -- will
refuse to treat Medicare patients. These are the undeniable facts the
Progressive Left Liberals don't want you to hear about.
Entire cities could very well be without
one doctor in important specialties who will take care of the elderly on
Medicare. Particularly in fields like G.I. care or arthritic and joint
pain, doctors will simply refuse to accept the low reimbursement rates
they are being offered and hospitals will refuse all but emergency care
to Medicare patients. In effect, the elderly will experience a doctors'
strike against Medicare patients.
Would you want to take up to a 50% pay
cut to do the things that now cost you more to do? I think not.
Congress, faced with this massive revolt
coming right on the verge of the election, may back down and postpone
the cuts. Originally, doctor reimbursement rates were scheduled to drop
on March 1 of this year, but Congress postponed it until the fall. Now
the Democrats in Congress will face not only cuts in doctors' fees but
in all forms of Medicare reimbursement, the so-called "market basket" of
cuts programmed into Obamacare.
Congress, being Congress, will probably
seek to postpone the cuts until after Election Day. But in doing so,
they would expose the deficit reduction and cost containment features of
Obama's bill for the fraud that they are. The news media headlines would
blare that Congress just voted to add tens or hundreds of billions to
the deficit and the big spending, high borrowing image of Congress will
worsen. All pretense that Obamacare is not a reckless spending bill will
be stripped away and we will be face to face with the reality that it
will add hugely to the deficit.
All this will come at precisely the time
that House and Senate Democrats are scrambling to rebut the attacks of
their Republican challengers over these very issues. If Congress votes
to postpone the Medicare cuts, as a former Secretary of HHS predicted to
me, they will have to answer for their fiscal irresponsibility right
before the election. Either poison, the cuts or the deficit, will be
enough to eradicate an entire generation of House and Senate Democrats.
And these cuts will take place against a
backdrop of continuing increases in health insurance premiums, no
expansion of coverage (it doesn't kick in until 2013), and no tangible
benefit from the Obama bill.
This is the prospect the House and Senate
Democrats who vote for Obamacare will face in the fall of 2010. This is
the record they will have to defend.
Republican Congressmen Eric Cantor and
Paul Ryan have it both right when they show you the charts with the
numbers that are not included in what the Progressive Left
Liberals told you on Friday by releasing a CBO report which forgot to
include the so called "Doctor Fix" which clearly shows a deficit
from year 1 throughout the entire length of the Obamacare Bill.
if you vote for this, we will vote you out come
November 2nd, 2010. Take that statement to the Bank and enjoy your
retirement because We the People are coming after you...
Bruce is a 2-time combat wounded U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran and has a son
currently serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. He also is a retired 25 year
Fire-Rescue Captain and recipient of the Fire Department's Highest Award
For Heroism, 'The Medal of Valor'. Now he is the Managing Editor &
News Sarasota.Com and host of the
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