Town Celebrates Christmas Without Any Christianity

The town of Dundee has decided to celebrate Christmas, but is removing any reference to Christmas or Christianity. Christmas lights are now Winter Night Lights.

Then there’s this –

And, instead of the traditional nativity story, the festival will feature a solar-powered disco, a continental market, a circus and a fairy on stilts.

Oh good. Baby Jesus replaced by a fairy on stilts.

Go get your own dang holiday. Christmas is for Christ.

US Government Will Tax You to Kill Children

Yet another reason the US Government should not be in the healthcare business. Here’s the links you need to know –

Abortions for which Public Funding is Allowed. Health and Human Services provides abortions under Nancy Pelosi’s 2,032 page monstrosity of socialistic healthscare. See Section 222, page 110, line 17.

Abortion Premiums. You’re going to pay for abortions. See Section 213, page 96, line 16. A monthly abortion premium.

In my life, I’ve never seen such a blatant takeover of power, a confiscation of private business. The Democrats will ramrod this socialism down our throats, possibly with a vote Saturday when they think you’re not paying attention to the news.

I thought the last 4 years of Republican spending was horrendous, but the Democrats have taken it to an art form. Make a list of who votes for this healthscare bill, and make sure they have to look for a new job. Vote them out of office if you want our country to survive.

Healthscare

I hope the new healthscare bill dies quickly.

All the horrors we expected are in the bill. For the first 10 years, it’s expected to cost $1,055,000,000,000.00. After that, it gets expensive. To keep it “affordable,” most the the healthscare bill doesn’t take effect for 5 years. Give me a 20 year estimate of the cost, you lying hypocritical congressional weasels.

At 1,990 pages, it’s the largest bill ever, and still ends up costs $2.2 million for each word in the bill.

Federally funded abortions are included.

“Death panel” government oversight committeess are included.

Insuring illegal aliens are included.

If America’s enemies wanted to bankrupt our economy, they couldn’t have done better.

Name one efficient, cost effective government run agency. The post office? Social Security? Welfare? The economy? How about other health services like Medicare or Medicaid?

This healthscare bill needs a serious case of euthanasia. If you’re a congressperson who votes for this, you deserve to be out of a job at the next election.

Obama Fiddled While Rome Burned

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Obama fiddled while Rome burned.

WASHINGTON — Michelle and Barack Obama sat one table over from J. Lo and Marc Anthony, and all four of them were rocking in their seats as Sheila E. shook the house — well, really the tent.

The latest installment of the White House music series was too big for the East Room, so a high-wattage assortment of Latin musicians sent pulsating, can’t-help-but-bob-along rhythms tumbling out of a giant tent on the mansion’s South Lawn.

As it happens, music of all sorts — rock, jazz, country, classical — has been busting out of the White House all year long.

Die Quickly

I had a discussion this past week with a fairly “progressive” client on a wide variety of topics. Mostly cordial, of course. He was the client.

One of his positions was that access to healthcard should be a right, not a privilege. I took the position that while I agree that individuals should be given access to healthcare, it was just as moral to make sure our country was fiscally solvent if it was to take on the role of healthcare. To do otherwise would limit healthcare for all and simultaneously lead the USA down the road of fiscal ruin.

I fear for my country the last couple of years. I see the amount of spending from our government seen as a “right” by progressives. And if they can’t tax and spend, then at least they’ll spend and worry about taxing later. And before you jump all over me for being partisan, I include George W. Bush (and George H.W. Bush) and Barack Obama.

From today’s Wall Street Journal, James Taranto discusses a possibly fabricated quote from Aristotle (or possibly Aristotle Onassis), and includes this statement:

Whatever Aristotle might or might not have said, the flip side of establishing a “right” to medical care is that it also entails empowering the government to define the limits of that right.

I think he’s right on. While compassionately I care that all people receive full healthcare, I also compassionately care about the country we leave to our children, one that isn’t bankrupt. In order to provide “affordable” healthcare, the government will be forced to “limit healthcare to the lowest common denominator. That means cutting edge technology will no longer be used, which means future innovations will be canceled.

There are many good reasons to oppose letting the government into our healthcare decisions. Find some other, simple way if you must – a minimum guaranteed payment or tax credit or something. But if the government takes over healthcare, they will both bankrupt our country and hope we will “die quickly” as the Democratic representative Alan Grayson has been saying.

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