Saturday, September 29, 2012

Presidential & VP Debate Schedule

Next Presidential Debate October 22, Monday — 9:00-10:30 p.m. EDT
Lynn University, Boca Raton, Florida
Topic: Foreign Policy 
Moderator: Bob Schieffer, Chief Washington Correspondent and moderator of CBS’s “Face the Nation”
90 minutes divided into six 15-minutes segments, focusing on foreign policy.

OBAMA Experienced Tested Proven Courageous World Leader Patriotic Duty Honor Honest Heart! Consistent Message & Policies!

ROMNEY Proves America Love a Good JOKE! The Joke? 
Romney as President of the United States!
Schedule of Presidential Debates & Topics
October 3, Wednesday— 9:00-10:30 p.m. EDT
Where: University of Denver, Colorado
Topic: Domestic Policy 
Moderator: Jim Lehrer, Executive Director of PBS News Hour
90 minutes divided into six 15-minutes segments. First three segments will focus on the economy and the last three on health care, the role of government and governing.
October 16, Tuesday — 9:00-10:30 p.m. EDT
Where: Hofstra University, Long Island, NY
Topic: Foreign and domestic policy
Moderator: Candy Crowley, Chief Political Analyst and the first woman moderator in 20 years
90 minutes of town hall questions, but only from undecided voters and with questions limited to domestic issues and foreign policy.
October 22, Monday — 9:00-10:30 p.m. EDT
Where: Lynn University, Boca Raton, Florida
Topic: Foreign Policy
Moderator: Bob Schieffer, Chief Washington Correspondent and moderator of CBS’s “Face the Nation”
90 minutes divided into six 15-minutes segments, focusing on foreign policy.

Vice-Presidential Debate
October 11, Thursday — 9-10:30 p.m. EDT
Where: Centre College, Danville, Kentucky 
Topic: Foreign and Domestic policy
Moderator: Martha Raddatz, ABC Senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent
2012 Debate Secret! 
ROMNEY Thinks the Presidential Debates are a JOKE! 
On Super Bowl Sunday it’s all about the Best TV Commercial!
The Presidential Debates it’s all about who will have the BEST ZINGERS and JOKES! - According to ROMNEY 
Romney has a hired a colorful team of a dozen top advertising gurus, jingle writers with a couple hundred million dollars to come up with that one zinger and ads that will sell the American Voter on Romney-Ryan …
ROMNEY says the DEBATE is About Best Entertainment & Comedy Show! DEBATE EMMY Award! ROMNEY says Voters are Tired of the FACTS!  ROMNEY says See Who the EMMY Winner is day after on Thursday Morning!
ROMNEY's Secret Debate Weapon: Zingers! Logic is NO Match for ZINGERS!   ROMNEY has NO Details!
ROMNEY Zingers In Wednesday's Debate Will Be Amazing LIST! Practicing ZINGERS Since August!
ROMNEY It's ZINGER TIME! Debates Are All About Who Puts on the BEST SHOW!
ROMNEY's 100 Million Dollar Team of ZINGER & JINGLE WRITERS!
These advertising gurus, and jingle writers client list includes but not limited to … Colgate, MacDonald’s, BMW, Nationwide Ins , J.C. Penney, Subaru, and more …
A few notable quotes that cost past candidates nothing … 
Reagan: "Ask yourself, 'Are you better off now than you were four years ago?
Reagan: "There you go again."
Mondale: "When I hear your new ideas, I'm reminded of that ad, 'Where's the beef?'
Debate Topics You Can Expect to Hear Discussed ...
- U.S. Manufacturing Jobs gone and why ...
- The Wars ROMNEY so far has made no NO Comment on Afghanistan?
Romney plan to end the War if elected?
- Where and how Romney made his money off-shoring vs outsourcing?
- Immigration Dream Act Obama vs Self Deportation - Romney?
- Who's Debt GOP policies or Obama policies?
- Whose created and who will create the most Jobs? OBAMAs 4.6 Million JOBS in 3 Years! 12 Million More JOBS Next 4 Yrs Starting 1st Qtr 2013 or Romney?
- The New Jobs where are they coming from and who gets them?
- Oil vs Clean - Oil Pipeline - Romney versus Clean Energy & Nature Gas for OTR Trucks & Homes - Obama?

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Middle Class ...

Middle Class, UFO's, Unicorns ...
ROMNEY's USA 1% Would Own ...
But in Reality Only 4% of People !


America's MIDDLE-CLASS is NOT About $$$ It's About the NUMBERS!
America's NEW MIDDLE CLASS ...
150+ Million American's - 50% - are Now Classified as Poor or Near Poverty!
The Book 
U.S.Census says the MIDDLE CLASS Income in the U.S. is $51,000 ... 
But is Depends on How You Definite and Who Is Defining It ....
Wealth, Social Status, Numbers, Other?
A class of people in the Middle of a Social Hierarchy!
And ...
How We View People ... Democrats Assets!  Republicans Liability!
Republican Conservatives Starting with Reagan Secretly View People as a Liability? But NOT In Public! With Romney's 47% Video the Truth Came Out!
150 Million people at or Near the Poverty Level! 
U.S. Economic History  ...
1968 - 99.9% of Everything on Store Shelves in America was Made in the USA!
1968 - Rich Paid Their Fair Share of Income Tax.
1968 - Lowest Real Unemployment Ever.
1969 - Republican GOP President Took Office.
1971 - GOP Nixon signed 1st China Trade. The Flood of Chinese Goods Started.
1881 - GOP Reagan cut Rich Income Tax in 1/2. Our Tax Revenue was NO Longer enough to Pay Our Bills. First massive Deficit ever.  First time US had to borrow foreign money. $1 Trillion borrowed to Pay Our BillsFlood of Chinese Goods Continues.
2000 - When Clinton left office approx 1 Trillion Budget Surplus, Zero Debt.  Social Security & Medicare Solvent. Low unemployment.
2001 - GOP Geo W Bush took office. Government spending started.
- Trillions in Unfunded War spending. 
- One Trillion for a Unfunded Prescription Drug Program.
Tax Revenues cut multiple times with 6 Income Tax cuts. 
- Bush told America Reagan Style Tax Cuts were Good for America, we needed more! 
- Bush said Trickle Down-Supply Side would create private sector jobs. I did NOT!
- U.S. Income Tax Revenues under Bush were only small portion of Money Needed to Pay Our Government's Bills.
- Massive Deficits grew exponentially.
- Bush Borrowed Trillions in Foreign Money from around the world to pay U.S. Bills. Mostly from China.
- And Bush just kept spending and  spending.
- Massive flood of Chinese Goods on to U.S store shelves. The Largest flow of Chinese Goods Ever!
- Expanded our 2 Wars.
Trillions in Foreign aid to Iraq & Afghanistan. So much Money forklifts were needed to unload U.S. Dollars from cargo planes.  Money was payments and payoffs to Iraq & Afghanistan officials and people.
- An Unregulated Financial Market under Bush plus poor over-site and executive management skills of Bush caused the Banks and Financial Institutions to fail and the Collapse Wall St.
- Bush's lack of government over site of America's Robber Barons that initiated the Global Financial Crisis. Wall Street Sold Junk to America and America's Allies.  Spain, Italy, Greece, Portugal, Iceland, France, Belgium, UK, Ireland, Germany, Poland and more. 10's of Millions of Toxic Junk Interest Swap Contracts.
2009 - By the time Geo W Bush left office Medicare & Social Security were Insolvent. The U.S. was losing jobs at the rate of 800,000 per month. Everything on the Store Shelves in America was Now Made in China! Plus Bush left us with a Massive Debt and a Collapsed Depression Level Economy!
2012 - 90% of our Current U.S. DEBT is the result of GOP DEBT and poor  Executive Management by Bush. The Debt is from 2001 to 2009 2 Wars Unfunded, a Unfunded Prescription Drug Program,  Unfunded Massive Gov Spending Programs, plus the Wall St & Bank Bailout.
ROMNEY and Republicans Nationwide say More of the Above Please! More Patriots Like Geo W. Bush, Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon !!!
ROMNEY Confirms Supply Side BIG NO NO ...
Reagan Supply Side was Bad Theory - TRICKLE DOWN a LIE! 
ROMNEY Confirms this on FOX's Neil Cavuto!

What Economic Experts say ...
Tax Cuts for Rich Not Path to Economic Growth! 
Republicans have Done Their Damage ...
- Opened the Door to China! Nixon Reagan Bush
- Foreign Borrowing - Reagan Bush
- Can't Pay Our Bills - Reagan Bush - Drastic Cuts in Income Tax Revenues
No tax revenue no money to pay bills ... 
Even Dummies Like Reagan Bush should have been able to figure that out.
They did NOT have common sense.
Now Romney does NOT have common sense.
We Will Never Be Back To ...
99.9% of All Our Goods & Food Made in the USA
Why? Trade is Global - WTO - Map Click Here - See Who ...
World Trade Organization

But ...
There is Hope ...
A Few Ideas ...
- Use Natural Gas ...
- Convert all Domestic Households to Natural Gas 
- We import 5 Million Barrels of Foreign Oil Daily.
- Over the Road The Road 18 Wheelers use 5 Million Barrels of Oil Daily.
- Convert  18 Wheelers to Clean Burning Natural Gas.
- Natural Gas 1/2 the price of diesel. We control 80% of the worlds supply of natural gas.
- Cuts cost of goods delivery in 1/2.  Eliminates dependence on Foreign Oil & reduces Domestic Oil Dependence.
- T Boone Pickens Plan NOT Mine.
T. Boone Pickens says the Biggest Deterrent to his U.S. Energy Plan are the Koch Brothers owners of Koch Industries a large Oil conglomerate and Romney Supporters ...
. Romney is seeking an unrealistic oil solution.  Why unrealistic? Finite Oil Supply. Limited amount of oil nearing end. Plus OPEC and speculators control the price of oil no matter who makes it.  Add in the Environmental hazards of oil leaks and pollution. The oil used in cars and trucks is the main cause of pollution in the U.S. today.  Continuing use of oil just produces more pollution.
UFO's Yes ... Unicorns & Middle Class Maybe ...
Let's Re-Elect The President ...
- We the People ... Government by the people NOT 1%'ers.
- To date Obama has cut over One Trillion in Spending in just 3 years from our budget.
- Obama has Balanced Medicare Budget.
- Obama has a Solid plan for helping U.S. Small Business Grow.
- Obama believes Everyone should pay their Fair Share. Will Increase Taxes on the Rich to help balance the budget.
- Obama has More Tax Cuts for the Middle Class to simulate business thru consumer spending.
- Obama has Saved over Americans 3 Million from losing their homes.
- Obama has import Tightened restriction on Chinese produces and trade practices. 
- Obama implemented new Homeland Security Presidential Directives to Prevent and block Chinese Cyber Espionage. Chinese Cyber Espionage Targets the U.S. Fortune 1000 and Gives China Instant access to everyone's information, as well as corporate product information such as where to sell a product, who to sell the product to, what to sell, as well as access to our newest technology research!
- Obama has Stopped Insurance companies from dropping people with preexisting conditions.
- Obama has eliminated Over 4 Billion in fraud eliminated from Medicare thru his HEAT program.
- Obama has ended two wars.
- Obama has saved the US auto industry.
- Obama has created 4.6 Million Jobs in just 3 years.
- Obama will create 12 Million New Jobs over the next 4 yrs starting in 2013 ...

Sunday, September 16, 2012

US Health Care Some Little Known Facts & Secrets!


US Government directly finances 44% of total health care costs to cover Medicare, Medicaid and other government health care programs ...


Little Known Health Care Fact ...
Until early 20th century 1900's hospitals were places where poor
people were sent to die!
Another Health Care Fact ...
Obama is cutting $600 Billion from Medicare like Romney says, but it is from Insurance Company cost over runs and high-end exec salaries NOT the insured ...
Private insurance accounts for 36% of health care cost ...
Government subsidizes $100 billion of employers health insurance ...
Individuals are responsible for 16% of total health care costs
This amount can be very large in the event of a catastrophic illness
Many families have gone bankrupt because of excessive medical expenses
Health care politics are dominated by two concepts:
- Fairness
- Efficiency
But the two terms conflict with each other
Each term carries multiple meanings & interpretations
The 3 Most Important Politics Health Care Themes ...
Health Care Cost
Health Care Access
Health Care Quality
Excessive waste in the US health care system accounts for 22%-27% of the total cost of Health Care!
Interesting Fact Quality vs Cost
Rand study U.S. is Money Driven Medicine!
Dallas v Miami (25% higher cost in Dallas, yet same health outcomes
Dr. Wennberg study
Boston v New Haven ($300 m higher cost in Boston, yet same health outcomes ...

Brief History of US Health Care System
1912-1919: National Health Insurance IAALL introduced a model national health care Bill in 14 states. The Bill was strongly opposed as Un-American
The battle left a legacy of powerful coalition, lead by the AMA against government involvement in health care 
1921-1929: Life insurance companies began offering health insurance
1935: President Roosevelt passed The Social Security Act:
Old Age Insurance (OAA) Aid to Families of Independent Children (AFDC)
1945-1948: National Health Insurance (II). President Truman introduced a national health care bill in 1945.The bill was killed due to Republican opposition. In a backlash, Democrats lost both houses President Truman re-introduced the bill again in 1948. The bill died in congressional committees. The Hill-Burton Act was introduced as a compromise.
1946-1957: Employers began offering employees health insurance to lower their taxes, and to fend off government attempt for national health care.
1965: After many attempts, and despite opposition of Republicans and AMA, Democrats introduced the Medicare to provide health insurance for the elderly. With control over the two houses, they enough support to pass it.
To avoid being seen as an obstacle to the Bill, Republicans and the AMA introduced an alternative Medicare and the Medicaid Bill. Both Bills passed.
Medicare paid physicians’ fees. Congress pledged no intervention in medical practice. Resulted in exponential increase in health care prices.
1970s: Cost control Cost control through price regulation in the 1970s failed
Cost control through market competition: Start of HMOs and The Rand Experiment
1980s: Prospective Payment System. Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) for hospitals. Resource Based Relative Value Scale (RBRVS) for physicians
1980s: Cost Control. Payer competition. Start of Managed Care. Drawing on statistics to find best practices and practitioners. 
1993-94 The Clinton Health Care Reform Plan. Federally designed, regionally implemented coverage for the uninsured The plan was to be implemented through managed care companies (HMOs). Killed by Republicans Caused a  backlash that cost Democrats majorities in the House and the Senate
2000: Managed Care: Revolution and Backlash. Managed Care companies curtailed authorizing expensive medical treatments. Doctors complained to their patients, who, in turn, complained to their representatives, and dropped their plans. Managed Care plans loosened and promised not to deny payments
2009 Affordable Health Care Act - Obama Care!
Eliminating racism, waste, fraud, crime ...

Waste By Country

Romney Health Care ...
Health Care by the Numbers ...  NOT For the People .. Actuarial Health Care ...
Romney Care - By the Numbers Only
Romney Care Looks at Your ...
- Family's Medical History
- Personal Medical History
- Occupation
- Hobbies
- Genetics
- Race
Advantages of Demand Side OBAMA Over Supply Side ROMNEY ...
We the People Health Care - Demand Side is
- More efficient
- More equitable
Models of American Politics:
Individualism Self NOT - About We ... About Me ... Republican
Community We People Democratic 
American Health Politics are shaped by ...
- Interest Groups politics
- Legacy of collective cooperation
- Moral Values
- Puritan Religious Legacy
Lobbyists & Interest Groups 
Lobbyists: Myths About Power & Influence ...
Myth: It is a man’s world
Women are underrepresented in the lobbying industry
However, they have achieved numerical parity in the health care lobbying business: 42%
Myth: K is for Republican
“K street” denotes lobbying industry
Studies show equal lobbying effort and money spent on both party over the same period of time
Myth: Lobbying targets are rational choices
Lobbying target choice is often chaotic due to:
Uncertain legislative process
Coalition assignment
Myth: Clients are King
The usual relation is:
Client (interest) - Public official (target) - Policy outcome
However, lobbyists are not necessarily committed to clients’ interests
Lobbyists have their own agenda
They work on two directions:
Influencing clients
Influencing targets
Myth: The revolving door corrupts, absolutely
The number of public officials departing office to work for lobbying firms increased dramatically since the 1970s
Some public officials act as opportunists looking to “cash in”
Others are professional politicians who commit to their beliefs
Myth: Donations buy access, even votes.
Special interests give campaign contributions in exchange for a special treatment in the legislation process!!….or not
Reasons for contributions:
Access & policy influence
Insurance, covering all bases
MC (member of Congress) status
Myth: Everybody does it, Abramoff-style
Abramoff scandal was exceptional
However, in the last 15 years there has been a decline in civility, propriety & balance among MCs
Ties between lobbyists and MC have strengthened due to professionalization of lobbying
Myth: It’s all about the spin.
Information is tailored narrowly to spin the target!!!!
Lobbyists never altered information
Good lobbyists provide good information to keep their good reputation

How U,S, Health Politics are shaped by Puritan Religious Legacy
Americans take religion and morality more seriously than citizens of other countries!  In the U.S. in particular Politics in order to have Value You MUST have Religion!

"U.S. Medical Care is Based on Need" says AMA "Civil Rights Don't Count"
Misc Medical Profession Facts
- MDs control 70-80% of total health care expenditures.
- 15-20% of total health care cost is MD expenditures.
Main Levels of Health Care in U.S. 
- Primary: MD offices
- Secondary: Specialists & Hospitals
- Tertiary: Regional Centers
- Quaternary: National Centers
The Number Physicians are Declining ...
Because of ...
- Money
- Prestige
- Frustration with the field
- Lack of primary care models
Secondary Care is ....
- Provided by specialists
- Drives up the cost of health care, because procedure driven
- HMOs have attempted to control its cost through gatekeepers

Sunday, September 9, 2012

We The People ...

The Declaration of Independence ...
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
The Declaration says ...
"by the Authority of the People" 
The Constitution of the United States ...
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
The Constitution says ...
We the People of the United States ...
The Pledge of Allegiance  ...
Saturday 8, 2012 was the Anniversary of The Pledge of Allegiance  ... 
The Pledge of Allegiance was 1st Published The Youth's Companion Magazine September 8, 1892. More of a small newspaper by today's standards.
History of the Pledge
The 1st Version of the Pledge
I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

The Pledge Then and Now ...
The Original ...
The Pledge of Allegiance written in the hand of its author Francis Bellamy ...
It's All About People !