Sunday, August 30, 2009

Winning On Healthcare, Still Losing On Energy Tax

The over-the-weekend comments of Democrat, Sen. Joe Lieberman, and Republican, Sen. Michael Enzi, indicate we may have won the battle against government-run healthcare, but we need to work harder to defeat Cap & Tax. You can see what the Waxman-Markey Cap & Trade Bill will add to the cost of just gasoline in your state by going here. .


By Dick Morris And Eileen McGann 08.26.2009 (Excerpt)

"Sen. Joseph Lieberman’s criticism of the Obama health-care initiative may prove to be a pivotal turning point.

Others have focused exclusively on the Obama plan’s impact on health care. The elderly worry about bearing the brunt of the inevitable rationing; others look with alarm at the de facto socialization of one-sixth of our economy.

But Lieberman’s critique doesn’t center on the program’s health-care aspects or even on its ultimate desirability. Rather, he questions the wisdom of attempting so radical a transformation and so extensive — and expensive — an extention of government’s role in our economy during a major recession attended by a huge budget deficit.

His go-slow commentary integrates worries about the economy, the deficit and interest rates with those about the health-care proposal itself. In making this linkage, Lieberman cautions supporters of the idea and of the plan that this might not be the right time to try to do it all."

GOP senator signals fading hopes on health care

By JIM KUHNHENN (AP) August 29, 2009 (Excerpt)

WASHINGTON — "A leading GOP negotiator on health care struck a further blow to fading chances of a bipartisan compromise by saying Democratic proposals would restrict medical choices and make the country's "finances sicker without saving you money."

The criticism from Sen. Michael Enzi, R-Wyo., echoed that of many opponents of the Democratic plans under consideration in Congress. But Enzi's judgment was especially noteworthy because he is one of only three Republicans who have been willing to consider a bipartisan bill in the Senate." AP


On Energy, Obama Finds Broad Support

Poll Shows Backing for Reform Efforts, But Cap-and-Trade Bill Is Harder Sell

August 28, 2009 Washington Post (Excerpt)

"Most Americans approve of the way President Obama is handling energy issues and support efforts by him and Democrats in Congress to overhaul energy policy -- including the controversial cap-and-trade approach to limiting greenhouse gas emissions, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll.

Even as public support has slipped for Obama's health-care proposals, support for ambitious changes in energy policy has been steady. Although the issue of health care arouses more intense feelings than energy policy does, those who do feel strongly about energy and climate policy tend to tilt toward the administration's position and a broad majority of people echo Democratic lawmakers' views on the benefits of proposed changes.

Nearly six in 10 of those polled support the proposed changes to U.S. energy policy being developed by Congress and the administration. Fifty-five percent of Americans approve of the way Obama is handling the issue, compared with 30 percent who do not.

A narrower majority, 52 to 43 percent, back a cap-and-trade system; that margin is unchanged since June. A cap-and-trade system would set a ceiling for the nation's greenhouse gas emissions, and it would allow firms to buy and sell emissions permits." Washington Post

You can see what the Waxman-Markey Cap & Trade Bill will add to the cost of just gasoline in your state by going here. The link is:


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At 12:01 PM, Anonymous Joe said...

This inept, Marxist/Socialist banana republic dictator that we have for a president, along with his cabal of Far Left loons are going to wind up trying to control us by any means possible. Hopefully in 2010 the tide will turn on them and we can undo all the harm that they have caused so far. Hopefully, in three and a half years, this big eared jackass will be on the outside looking in and we will have someone more responsible and experienced to do his job. As it stands now, a chimpanzee could be trained to do his job.


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