Arizona Conservatives

Health care compared to the Post Office?

Posted By on August 11, 2009

Here’s a blog that was posted on the Heritage Foundation. The author, Rory Cooper, makes some good points. After reading portions of the actual bill, I think our health care will turn into the “first class mail” where federal law will prohibit American’s to have their choice in health care.

Here’s what Mr. Cooper wrote:

At his orchestrated townhall event today, President Obama defended the notion that his government-run public health care plan wouldn’t crowd out private insurers by referencing the symbiotic relationship between UPS, Fedex and the Post Office. Bad timing Mr. President. On Friday, the New York Times Business Section actually called for the privatization of the post office amid staggering losses, and even said it was in “General Motors territory.” So while the President sells you on his “post office” of health care plans, here are some questions to consider:

1.) The U.S. Post Office is the only entity allowed by federal law to deliver first class mail to your mailbox. In fact, Fedex and UPS are strictly prohibited from delivering “non-urgent” letters. If the government can fairly compete and is setting fair rules, wouldn’t the post office be open to competition at your mailbox?

2.) If Americans were offered “free” postage paid for by massive government spending and tax hikes, would Fedex and UPS still exist?

3.) The Post Office is on track to lose a staggering $7 billion this year alone. How will a government-run health care plan manage taxpayer resources more efficiently?

4.) Postmaster General John Potter says he lacks the “tools” necessary to run the Post Office effectively like a business. Would a government-run health care system have the tools it needs to run as effectively as the private sector entities it is replacing?

5.) On the one hand, the President remarks how great his public health care plan will be. On the other hand, he notes it won’t be good enough to crowd out your private insurance, i.e. the Post Office comparison. So which is it Mr. President? Will it be so great that private insurance disappears or so awful that it isn’t worth creating in the first place?

6.) But the most important question is this: if you have an urgent piece of mail you need delivered, life or death, who are you going to call? Everyone saying the government…please raise your hands. (crickets)

The most frightening line from Joe Nocera’s New York Times piece is this: “As for Mr. Potter himself, while he may want more freedom to run the Postal Service like a real business, he, too, seemed surprisingly wedded to outmoded ideas about mail service in America. ‘This country needs to have and to protect universal service,’ he said.”

Protecting universal service at the expense of cost, innovation, and quality of care. Sound familiar?

He really said this…

Posted By on August 11, 2009

This does a lot for his argument. “UPS and FEDEX are doing just fine. It’s the post office that’s always having the problems.” The only problem is that if you actually READ the bill, insurance companies won’t be able to compete due to all the regulation that this bill would put on them.

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Secret White House deal with Big Pharma is bad for America

Posted By on August 11, 2009

This post is located at  Also, Robert Reich, an Obama supporter as well as having served in Clinton’s administration is appalled by a deal that the White House has made.

Through the month of August the Pharmaceutical companies will spend up to $150 million to try and persuade the American people that the Obama Health Care legislation is good for us.  Now this is more money than John McCain spend on his TV advertising for his entire Presidential campaign.  Folks, they aren’t spending the money for nothing…they EXPECT something in return…and they want it out of our wallets.

Reich writes “But when an industry gets secret concessions out of the White House in return for a promise to lend the industry’s support to a key piece of legislation, we’re in big trouble. That’s called extortion: An industry is using its capacity to threaten or prevent legislation as a means of altering that legislation for its own benefit. And it’s doing so at the highest reaches of our government, in the office of the President.” He ends his post by saying “We’re on a precarious road — and wherever it leads, it’s not toward democracy.”

Be sure to read the entire post.  It’s eye opening.

More Lies…

Posted By on August 11, 2009

Saw this on Hot Air and got the video from Breitbart.  This is just unbelievable.  How does anyone believe this man?  There have been many, many closed door (secret) meetings concerning this Health Care issue.  There has NEVER been a discussion/debate about this on CSPAN.  And I’m sure that the White House will tell us this really didn’t happen, that Obama never said these things…just like he never bowed to the the Saudi king.

His lack of transparency, his promises that lobbyists would not work in for his administration are just plain lies. And now he expects American’s to believe that their Health Care plan won’t change a bit.  Please…we aren’t stupid.

Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act. -Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Posted By on August 9, 2009

Who do we really believe?

Posted By on August 9, 2009

I actually give Howard Kurtz an A+ for this interview. Linda Douglas just flat out lies. If you really view the video in question Obama actually states the total opposite of what she is trying to “sell us”. And to tell folks to “turn in” Americans who are speaking against the health care issue is just anti-American! It’s so important that we all do our homework on this…

White House Video Warfare, Linda Douglass Defends attach on CNN

Support our Seniors!

Posted By on August 9, 2009

Great clip! The Health Care plan will affect Seniors the worst, but also those with disabilities and the unborn. We need to stand up for Seniors…and remember that we too will be Seniors sooner than we think.

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The “MOB”

Posted By on August 9, 2009

The “MOB”…you got to watch out for these folks.
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Democrats applauding their own Obstructionism.

Posted By on August 9, 2009

So who wanted to try to SAVE SS since it IS running out?  And who didn’t?  As Bush says “Rising costs of entitlements is a problem that is not going away.”

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