I doubt very much that this is what the majority of those who voted for Mr. Obama expected, and I hope this shocks them into realizing what they did on 11/04/08.
Let us pray and "hope for change" starting in the mid-term elections next year, and complete the "change" in 2012.
These are some thoughts from a concerned American . . .
"THIS HAS GOT TO BE THE MOST OUTRAGEOUS STATEMENT EVER MADE BY A PUBLIC OFFICIAL LET ALONE BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. AND THIS GUY IS OUR "COMMANDER IN CHIEF". HE IS A DISGRACE.
HERE IS HIS RESPONSE WHEN HE BACKED OFF FROM HIS DECISION TO LET THE MILITARY PAY FOR THEIR WAR INJURIES.
"Bad press," including major mockery of the plan by comedian Jon Stewart (MCzwz notes: a very liberal and strong supporter of Mr. Obama's), led to President Obama abandoning his proposal to require veterans carry private health insurance to cover the estimated $540 million annual cost to the federal government of treatment for injuries to military personnel received during their tours on active duty. The President admitted that he was puzzled by the magnitude of the opposition to his proposal.
"Look, it's an all volunteer force," Obama complained. "Nobody made these guys go to war. They had to have known and accepted the risks. Now they whine about bearing the costs of their choice? It doesn't compute..."
"I thought these were people who were proud to sacrifice for their country,” Obama continued. "I wasn't asking for blood, just money. With the country facing the worst financial crisis in its history, I'd have thought that the patriotic thing to do would be to try to help reduce the nation's deficit. I guess I underestimated the selfishness of some of my fellow Americans."
This carries through the theme established in the campaign that Americans who complain about being overtaxed are "selfish," "unpatriotic, and "potential domestic terrorists." That is the description applied by Mr. Obama and his administration to those of us who are extremely concerned about being able to just live, pay our bills, and maybe rent a movie with whatever little is left of our paychecks after paying our unending taxes . . . we are all "selfish!"
Here again, none of this is too surprising, as this was expressed for all to see in the campaign by both Mr. Obama ("share the wealth!") and his Vice President ("It's patriotic to pay taxes.") Perhaps, it is a bit starker, more insulting, to hear it continuously re-stated . . . especially in the light of patriotic Americans' expressing themselves, disagreeing with the government as is their Constitutional right . . . and being called "mobs," and "extremists," among other things, by their own government.
Add all this to the fact that all disagreement and dissent with the current administration is deemed to be "racist," it is no surprise to hear this kind of talk from Mr. Obama.Our Concerned American continues . . .
Please pass this on to every one including every vet and their families whom you know. How in the world did a person with this mind set become our leader? I didn't vote for him!!!
REMEMBER THIS STATEMENT (from Mr. Obama)....
"Nobody made these guys go to war. They had to have known and accepted the risks. Now they whine about bearing the costs of their choice?
If this person thinks he will ever get another vote from an Active Duty, Reserve, National Guard service member or veteran of a military service he ought to think it over.
If you or a family member is or has served their country please pass this to them. Please pass this to everyone.
I'm guessing that most everyone other than the 20-25 percent hardcore liberals in the US will agree that this is just another example why this is the worst president in American history.
Remind everyone over and over how this man thinks, while he bows to the Saudi Arabian king.
Please remind everyone, too, whether they voted for him or not, that in order to save our country, we MUST make a dramatic, drastic "change" in 2010 followed by an even more resounding "change" in 2012.
We can fix this. There is a lot of work to do to get our so-called "representatives" back on the right track. It is not too late -- yet.
1) Write, phone, fax your representatives and senators to keep the so-called "health care reform" bill dead and keep our health care out of the government's hands. The sensible thing is for the government to simply create yet another government entity through which the government can force the "47 million uninsured" to accept government healthcare coverage . . . and leave the rest of us, who are satisfied with our coverage alone.
Please also inform everyone you know of the other aspects of this bill. It is NOT just about "extending access to healthcare" as is it being advertised . . . According to an article in OneNewsNow.com, a Catholic pro-life leader calls H.R. 3200 the "Planned Parenthood economic stimulus package." We should all be outraged at the planned use of our hard-earned tax money.
Thomas Euteneuer, president of Human Life International, refers to a little-known section of the bill H.R. 3200: "Title V Other Provisions, Subtitle B, School-Based Health Clinics" on pages 992 through 1,000. This section of the bill deals with the creation of School-based Health Clinics that are to be set up in or near public schools [by Planned Parenthood]. "Kids will be taken into school clinics beyond the authority of their parents, and all . . . indoctrination will go on. Sex ed will be given, I'm sure, very generously through these in schools as well," Euteneuer contends. "There will probably be very little oversight, and so Planned Parenthood will get away with murder as usual, and that will continue to form the feeder system for Planned Parenthoods abortion clinics."
This is not what our tax money is supposed to be used for by our government. Those who support abortion may contribute directly to Planned Parenthood, if that is what they want. They, along with all other nonprofit organizations may apply to the government for grants and subsidies (also our tax dollars) but they do not deserve to be directly funded through a bill presented to the American people as specific for our "health care." The government does not have the right to directly allocate our tax dollars to the support of an organization that a great many Americans do not support.
It is an even more disturbing, not to say revolting, realization when one knows that the monies intended to be allocated by the current administration are nothing more than payback to Planned Parenthood for their very vocal and active support of Mr. Obama's candidacy and election campaign (side-by-side with ACORN, HCAN, Moveon.org, and other notorious liberal groups). Write, phone, fax your representatives to get them to not allow abortion on demand to be slipped into any final version of any bill.
2) Write, phone, fax your representatives and senators to put the final nail in the coffin of the "cap and trade" bill (aka Waxman-Markey bill) before it puts the final nail into America's economic coffin. According to The Wall Street Journal in June, "The hit to GDP (gross domestic product) is the real threat in this bill. The whole point of cap and trade is to hike the price of electricity and gas so that Americans will use less (electricity). These higher prices will show up not just in electricity bills or at the gas station but in every manufactured good, from food to cars. Consumers will cut back on spending, which in turn will cut back on production, which results in fewer jobs created or higher unemployment. Some companies will instead move their operations overseas, with the same result."
If one follows this thread to its logical conclusion . . . our country may well be on the path to complete economic destruction if this "cap-and-trade" bill goes into effect. The Wall Street Journal continues: "[a] better indicator might be what other countries are already experiencing. Britain's Taxpayer Alliance estimates the average family there is paying nearly $1,300 a year in green taxes for carbon-cutting programs in effect only a few years."
There is evidence all around the world that countries that adopted similar plans very quickly repealed them: Australia is one. They immediately saw the folly in the premise that there is a methodology to tax producers for their so-called "carbon [dioxide] emissions." One wonders, when looking at this premise, when individual human beings will also be subject to this tax . . . after all, we each emit carbon dioxide with every exhalation we emit.
3) Please write, phone, and fax your senators and representatives to demand they stop attempting to destroy the Constitution of the United States, most specifically, our Bill of Rights. Attempts are on going throughout the country to curtail the Second Amendment (our right to bear arms to protect ourselves), and there is a concerted effort from the liberal community to shut down any dissent or disagreement by destroying the First Amendment (right to free speech). Their attacks on individuals (specifically conservative talk radio) will also affect each of us who ever wants to express our disagreement with this administration.
Please keep in mind the most recent plan to abridge our right to free speech. The newest government "czar" will control the internet and will have the power and authority to shut down the entire communications system whenever the government deems there is an "emergency that threatens national security." Those of us who disagree with the government have already been labeled "domestic terrorists" by Nancy Pelosi, Henry Reid and others . . . how much more will they need to declare that what we say and type and share on the internet is a "threat to national security," and therefore must be shut down? Shutting down the free-flow of communications and expressions of disagreement and dissent is the first, strong, emphatic step to Socialism.
All of these things, should they be passed into law under the current liberal administration, will have drastic effects on all our lives. Worse, these things, should they be passed into law, will not be easily repealed when a new administration comes into power. That is why we must do everything we can now to stop them -- before they are written into law.
Our country may not survive should we have to go through a period of time, no matter how short, with any of these iniquities in effect. Please work hard to save our country from destruction.