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During the Democratic primaries, Hilary Clinton took a great deal of flak over her comments on punitive actions on those failing to comply with her universal healthcare package, up to and including garnishing wages.

Tonight, we received a similar surprise in the second debate between Senators McCain and Obama. During the debate, McCain informed the viewing audience :

To giving every American a $5,000 refundable tax credit and go out and get the health insurance you want rather than mandates and fines for small businesses, as Sen. Obama’s plan calls for.

If you’re a small business person and you don’t insure your employees, Sen. Obama will fine you. Will fine you. That’s remarkable. If you’re a parent and you’re struggling to get health insurance for your children, Sen. Obama will fine you.

Fine you. Standing alone, this is not an overly powerful statement. What is striking is that Obama did not refute it as he had many, if not most of, McCain’s other talking points. Obama left this unchallenged, adding an air credibility to this charge.

Obama’s health care plan is really beginning to sound like that in Massachusetts, where many opt to pay the fine as the penalty is well less than the cost of health insurance. What if you don’t pay the fine, what penalties does Obama envision then? Will he opt for the garnishment of wages as did his Democratic Party rival ? Obama needs to be pressed hard on these and other punitive actions that he plans for Americans not signing up to his nationalized health care program, i.e. Obamacare.

For those that already have health care, I believe Obama has a plan for us as well, stating during the debate :

So here’s what I would do. If you’ve got health care already, and probably the majority of you do, then you can keep your plan if you are satisfied with it. You can keep your choice of doctor. We’re going to work with your employer to lower the cost of your premiums by up to $2,500 a year.

Well, he’s going to work with my employer to cut my annual premium by up to $2,500, this sounds very appealing. Thinking about this a little more, I am expected to believe that cutting my premiums by this margin, that I can expect the same level of benefits myself and my family currently enjoy ? Right…..

But can my insurance company continue to offer me the same level of coverage at this greatly reduced premium ?

The truth is, IT CAN’T ! This can’t be done, a significant decrease in policy premiums must be offset by a significant decrease in benefits. I believe the Obama plan here is to modify existing plans so much that conversion to the nationalized health care plan is our only option for decent health care coverage at a reasonable price.

For Obamacare, as with Hillarycare, the success of universal health care depends upon universal participation. Obama has just told us how he will make that happen. Fines for those refusing to participate, and making existing health care plans so lacking in coverage, that his plan is the only choice should we want protection similar to what we currently have.

What we are seeing is an amalgamation of failed liberal policies, dressed up in a new suit.

This is certainly not change that we need..

A recent response from one of our liberal bloggers-SPMM Stay Puft Marshmellow Man-went into an area that decnt people just don’t go.  Now you people know I like to have fun and that I am not afraid to call you out on issues; sometimes giving my opinion on what I believe you are.  That said, I can go round with you on all the personal name-calling you would like.  After all, it is me who is doing the blogging.  But stuff like this injected into the mix is not warrented or acceptable.

“do you mean like that snaggle-toothed crack whore infesting your bed? oh, that’s your mom!”

My mother raised 5 children and was married to a carrer Naval aviator of 33 years and a war hero.  She put up with alot and is now at peace.  Why in the world would any decent individual want to stain someone whom they do not know?  I can’t say the frame of mind SPMM was in but I find no acceptable excuse for this kind of behavior.  This just shows me further that the liberal mindset will go to any lengths and cross any boundries to make their case….or not.  If you don’t mind killing babies then I guess it is okay to spit on people’s parents.  And this is exactly what is backing the liberal ticket.

I can have fun and I can be serious.  I like blogging and I love some good confrontation.  What was said isn’t blogging.  It is hate, pure and simple!  You can read the comments at post “At Least Someone On The GOP Ticket’s Got A Pair”.

Anyone who wonders why Obama’s ties to ACORN are of paramount importance, needs to fully understand ACORN’s continued attempts at voter fraud :

ACORN Vegas Office Raided in Voter Fraud Investigation
ACORN’s Las Vegas headquarters has been raided by Nevada authorities looking for evidence of voter fraud.

Nevada state authorities seized records and computers Tuesday from the Las Vegas office of an organization that tries to get low-income people registered to vote, after fielding complaints of voter fraud.
FOXNews Full Story

Obama pours money into ACORN, they reciprocate by helping him steal the election. This is not the change we need is it ?

New kind of politics = old style corruption.

McCain-Palin now within 4 points (after trailing by 9 points last week).

The Obama campaign held a “20 point lead in terms of enthusiasm” when the survey was taken, but I am going out on a ledge to predict that is about to change.

“Who is the real Barack Obama?” indeed. He’s the guy who peaked on October 1 on a message spun of gossamer threads.

Republicans have Watergate, the Democrats have Kansasgate. The theft of specific items with import to the campaign can only be compared to the Watergate break-in. How far up the chain does this go?

Sarah Palin is Iron Man on the stump:

She led the 2008 Republican offensive before the 2008 Republican offensive was cool. We need to clone this woman.