That’s right. These will be the talking points of progressives from now until November.

We are already seeing the bomb throwers crawling out from under their rocks with claims of racial epitaphs, yet no one has produced a single piece of evidence confirming this claim. It must really be prevalent too, being there aren’t many video cameras around these days.

None the less, even if a few kooks were out of line, it says nothing about the 70% of Americans  who oppose Obamacare on principle.

The fact that there are many citizens of color who will benefit from this new legislation allows the left to play the race card in the debate and believe me, they will.

Of course, anyone who opposes the legislation must surely hate children because under this new plan, they will no longer suffer “discrimination” by evil insurance companies due to preexisting conditions, even though most children are already covered under SCHIP.

Clearly, there is no way anyone could oppose this “historic” legislation unless they’re simply a racist homophobe who hates poor children.

There couldn’t be any other reason to oppose Obamacare. You know, like spending 2.5 trillion dollars we don’t have on a massive new entitlement that will eventually bankrupt the country, as well as raise taxes in the midst of a recession, while shredding the constitution.

Nah, that couldn’t be it…..

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VAT is a tax that you pay when you buy goods and services in the European Union (EU), including the United Kingdom. Where VAT is payable, it’s normally included in the price of the goods or service you buy.

The VAT is the biggest ATM machine in the world. And, as you say, it is used in Europe. And it is successful in bringing in cash because a small tweak of it, a tiny increase, which is hard to see in disguise, brings in a lot of revenue, and that’s why it’s liked in Europe and used.

The reason that people are talking about it here is because the expansion of healthcare is going to be so expensive under the Obama plans. Originally, the idea was that the cash cow would be the carbon tax, the cap and trade system, in which the government sells pollution rights.

The problem is that it’s been working its way in Congress, and in order to appease the Midwestern states that are coal producing and that are industrial and that would be ruined under a carbon tax, it has been re-jiggered so that over 80 percent of the permits will be given away for free. So no revenue.

So in the absence of that, the discussion of a VAT is beginning. link

This is how EU socialist countries are trying to fund their massive entitlements. Yet, they are still going broke.

Considering we already have 3 unsustainable entitlements, Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, which have combined unfunded liabilities of 112 Trillion dollars, and now a brand new Health Insurance entitlement that will add trillions more to the debt, A VAT is the only way to prop up the system for a few more years.

1) Government now runs the financial system and controls all banks.
2) Government owns or controls 90% of the mortgages in the United States.
3) Government owns over 30% of the land in America.
4) Government has taken over most of the auto-industry.
5) Government has taken over the student loan system.
6) Government has now taken over the last piece of the puzzle, the health care industry.

There’s not much left, except for the energy sector and that’s next on the progressive agenda.

This going to end really badly. How’s that “Real Change” working out for ya?

Update:  Readers asked for references and clarification of items 2 & 3

Item #2

The dollar volume of mortgages financed at the end of 1995 illustrates the relative sizes of those intermediary markets: Fannie Mae, $770 billion; Freddie Mac, $570 billion; Ginnie Mae, $465 billion; and fully private conduits, $200 billion. Whereas Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have about 65 percent of the market for mortgage intermediary services, they have virtually 100 percent of the market for securitizing conventional mortgages up to $207,000. CBO PDF

Fannie and Freddie, on the other hand, are in every market across the country, and they accommodate all conditions. This is their only business. Thus, they will continue to provide the widest range of options to the multifamily market. In fact, over the past year, when all of the other sources of mortgage capital left the market, the GSEs continued to meet industry needs. Some estimates suggest they now account for 85 to 90 percent of all mortgage debt issued.

By the first quarter of 2008, more than 80 percent of all mortgages issued were purchased or guaranteed by Fannie/Freddie. ucsd

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are responsible for about 70 percent of all new mortgages this year, while the Federal Housing Administration accounts for about 20 percent. wallstreetjobreport

Item #3

It’s a map of how much land is owned in America by the federal government. They own nearly 650 million acres of land — almost 30 percent of the land area of the United States.
But look at how it’s distributed: It’s overwhelmingly in the West. Nevada is almost 90 percent federally owned land. Alaska is nearly three quarters federally owned. Compare that to the East. States are in the single digits. Even Texas is only 2 percent federally owned land. foxnews

In all, the bill would generate $409.2 billion in additional taxes by 2019, according to an analysis by the congressional Joint Committee on Taxation, a nonpartisan agency. The bill also imposes about $69 billion more in penalties for individuals and businesses who don’t meet mandates to buy insurance, according to the Congressional Budget Office, another nonpartisan agency.

Higher Medicare Taxes

Most of the revenue would come from higher Medicare taxes on about 1 million individuals earning more than $200,000 and about 4 million couples filing jointly who make more than $250,000.

The legislation would for the first time apply Medicare taxes to investment income received by these households, beginning in 2013. The 3.8 percent rate would apply to unearned income such as realized capital gains, dividends, interest, rents and royalties. It wouldn’t apply to other income subject to income taxes, including interest from municipal bonds and retirement accounts such as 401(k) plans until funds are withdrawn.

Obama’s budget proposes to allow the existing 15 percent tax rate on dividends and capital gains to rise to 20 percent in 2011 for the same high-earners. Layering a 3.8 percent Medicare tax on top of that would mean a new top rate on dividends and capital gains of 23.8 percent. The top tax rates on interest and rental income would rise to as high as about 44 percent, assuming other Obama tax increases on high-earners are enacted.

Individual’s Share

The bill also increases the individual’s share of Medicare tax currently imposed on salaries starting at $200,000 for individuals and $250,000 for couples to 2.35 percent, from 1.45 percent currently.

The combination of the new Medicare taxes and Obama’s budget proposals, if they were in place this year, would cost a married couple with a household income of $5 million an extra $287,100 in taxes, according to analysis by the consulting firm Deloitte Tax in Washington. Click here for more..

All of this will only fund 6 years of entitlements. That’s not including the other 500 billion dollars that is suppose to come from Medicare cuts, which will all know will never happen. That means we double these new taxes, or borrow the money from China or just print up the money, which will cause massive inflation.

Sure, it would be nice to have free health care for everyone but there is no free lunch and anyone who claims otherwise is a liar. Someone has to pay.

I think this clip sums up where we are heading..


When the French Government recently suggested cutting some of the handouts, there was rioting in the streets. Is that’s where we are heading in America?

Being affiliated with no political party, it’s easy to sit back and watch the clown show put on by the (d) and (r) parties denouncing each other resistance to health care reform.  As I have stated before, this political party paradigm is a tool to keep American citizens fighting among themselves, in order to distract them from both parties agenda – government intrusion into every aspect of your life and government control of everything American with benefits extending to only those corporate entities who pay to keep them in office.

Well, the time honored tradition of publicly demonizing any objectors of your planned legislation continues in full force with the health care reform fiasco.  The true grass-roots movement of the Tea Parties were successful in bringing Americans of all political affiliations together to demonstrate the disgust with both the (d) and (r) parties having no fiscal restraint and being unrepresentative of their constituents.  Well, the DNC and the progressive media spin tactics attributed anything grass-roots as extremist in nature.  They gave no credit to grass roots efforts and instead, accused the entire movement of being planned and promoted by the gop and extremist.  Well, it worked to the extent of scaring the concerned (d) and unaffiliated centrist voters and keeping them from getting involved.

Well now that Americans representing all political ideologies (except the rabid progressives) have shown up at town hall meetings to express concern over health care reform, the dnc, again, is demonizing all that attend these meeting as extremists and plants of the gop.  Unfortunately, now they are demonizing their own supporters, seeing there is much concern by democrats over the future of America’s health care system.  If anyone recalls, when Obama was campaigning for President, he urged all of his supporters to argue and get in the faces of his opponents.  Here it is:

Now that Americas have turned up the heat on Congress to oppose or question Obamacare and have shown up at town hall meetings to show their disapproval, the dnc, again, turns the spin machine on.  They now claim that all objectors showing up at these meeting with politicians are gop plants and are extremists.  The only problem they may have with that strategy is they are demonizing their own.   Here’s the latest dnc media ad denouncing these conscientious objectors.  This is funny.

To put some additional spin on this, CNN managed to jump on this bandwagon demonizing the town hall meeting protesters.

For full effect, of course, the White House, has to have a press conference on these town hall meetings, saying they are staged.

So, regardless if it was Bush or Obama, it’s all the same game.  Keep the masses polarized by demonizing those who disagree with your policies.  In turn, one half stays occupied fighting the other side. They need to realize we have a lot more commonalities than differences.  The big prize here for American is freedom, liberty, and a non-intrusive federal government.  So people, WAKE THE HELL UP, and take America back from power hungry and self serving politicians and their corporate sponsors.