Democrats: Answer These Questions Or It's Buh-Bye In 2010
By Alicia Colon
The U.S. attorney general, Eric Holder, insists that this will show the world that we have the greatest system of justice. Then how, pray tell, can he say that they'll all be found guilty, and if by any chance they're acquitted, that they'll be rearrested? He guarantees that they'll spend the rest of their lives in custody...
After the Senate voted to start the debate on the so-called health-care reform bill, the Democrats held a press conference, patting themselves on the back for the success of their underhanded tactics in thwarting the will of the people. How I'd have loved for some journalist to demand that the Senate majority leader, Harry Reid, answer one particular question: "Sir, is it true that this bill won't kick in till 2014 but taxpayers will start paying for it immediately?"
Of course, no one in our elite media had the gumption to demand an answer from Democrat leaders. Nor are they likely to pose the following commonsense questions:
Question 2: If our most pressing problems are the economy and unemployment, why is so much time and energy being spent on reforming health care, which is not in crisis?
Question 3: Wouldn't it have been a better idea to stimulate the economy by giving money back directly to the taxpayers?
Question 4: If you claim that removing waste and fraud from Medicaid and Medicare will pay for the trillion-dollar bill, why can't you do that now? You don't need new legislation to do that.
Question 5: If the whole purpose of this legislation is to make sure that everyone has health-care coverage, why not simply issue insurance vouchers for those who have no coverage? Most young people don't choose to have full coverage, but now, if they don't get it, they'll be fined. Isn't that unconstitutional?
Question 6: Please explain the rationale for trying the 9/11 masterminds who have admitted their guilt here in New York City, right near Ground Zero. The U.S. attorney general, Eric Holder, insists that this will show the world that we have the greatest system of justice. Then how, pray tell, can he say that they'll all be found guilty, and if by any chance they're acquitted, that they'll be rearrested? He guarantees that they'll spend the rest of their lives in custody. Then why have this farce of a trial unless the purpose is really just to try President Bush and Vice President Cheney for Gitmo?
This is another example of how little concern this administration has for the survivors of the September 11th terrorist attacks and the victims' families. That Air Force One photo-op flyover of the Statue of Liberty and Ground Zero, which caused renewed trauma and panic in Lower Manhattan last April, was the other. This PR blunder was more than insensitive. It was downright cruel.
Question 7: President Bush's attorney general, Alberto Gonzalez, was run out of office after firing prosecutors for not doing their jobs swiftly. He had every right to do so but Senator Schumer charged that the firings were politically motivated and that he was carrying out the president's wishes. Now what would you call what Mr. Holder is doing now? If this is his own God-awful decision, then he should be removed from office immediately.
Question 8: Now that we've learned that the whole global warming hysteria is a hoax cooked up by junk scientists, will Congress quit trying to push cap-and-trade down our throats? Oh, you didn't know that? Why don't you ask a global warming skeptic, Senator Inhofe (R-OK), about his investigation into Climategate? Or why don't you read about how these scientists made sure that skeptics wouldn't spoil the scheme? The carbon-credit scam has cost every community needless tax hikes in order to go "green" and guess who's paying for it?
Question 9: Why do you keep saying that the Republicans have no plan to reform health care? They've proposed that health care could be cheaper if we were allowed to buy less expensive insurance from other states. We need tort reform because so much of the unnecessary testing is due to frivolous lawsuits that drive up malpractice insurance costs. Does your bill address these reforms, and if not, why not?
Question 10: Why do congressional bills have to be over 2,000 pages long? It's gobbledygook and unreadable. Section 1173B contains this gem:
The entity incorporates the standards issued under Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 and this part, and in developing the companion guide and operating rules does not change the definition, data condition or use of a data element or segment in a standard, add any elements or segments to the maximum defined data set, use any codes or data elements that are either marked 'not used' in the standard's implementation specifications or are not in the standard's implementation specifications, or change the meaning or intent of the standard's implementation specifications.
By now, the American people realize that the leaders of the Democrat party don't have much respect for the principles that made this country great. Their only interest is in remaining in power while pretending that they're concerned for the working class. What a joke. It's the working class that always gets hammered by the socialist policies of the liberal left.
It's clearer every day that Democrats stay in power by subverting the laws of the land whenever it suits them. Every single time legislation is introduced to combat voter fraud, the Democrats prevent it from getting out of committee. The latest ruling by Mr. Holder that ACORN should be paid by federal funds is blatant evidence that this organization is crucial to his party.
ACORN is supposed to be a 501(c) non-profit and yet this organization has been under investigation for voter fraud for some time. Calls for investigation into ACORN prompted the organization to dump thousand of documents, which contained private data such as the Social Security and driver's license numbers of their clients. This unethical and possibly criminal activity was uncovered by private investigators and independent investigative reporters doing the job that the mainstream media refuses to do because it's still in thrall to Mr. Obama.
In spite of all the evidence that the health-care reform bill and the climate bill could have a devastating impact on our already fragile economy, the Democrats are using devious tactics behind closed doors to pass them.
Fortunately, every single major Democrat leader is up for reelection next year, and if voters don't get the answers to these 10 questions, it's buh-bye to Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and many others. From my lips to God's ear. C
Alicia Colon lives in New York City and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and at www.aliciacolon.com