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0bamacare, as described by our very own Stay Puft Marshmallow Man (a.k.a., “puffalump”):

Under Obama’s plan, there would be a national, government-facilitated insurance plan. Doctors would not be government employees, as they are in the UK. Hospitals would still be privately owned and operated. There would still be the same kind of private insurance plans for anyone who wanted to purchase them.

How is this different from the Massachusetts plan? Yet that plan just got a $10.6B bailout from our “feral” government.

So Massachusetts, which is at the high end of the median income scale, cannot afford to pay for its own health insurance plan.  Who’s going to bail us out of 0bamacare?

For Cathymac.

Senator Иосеф Баиден opened his mouth, and without hesitation, his foot plunged in:

“Mark my words,” [Баиден] told donors at a Seattle fund-raiser Sunday night.

“It will not be six months before the world tests Barack [0bama] like they did John Kennedy. The world is looking. We’re about to elect a brilliant 47-year-old senator president of the United States of America.

“Watch. We’re going to have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy.

“And he’s going to need help . . . to stand with him. Because it’s not going to be apparent initially; it’s not going to be apparent that we’re right.”

0bama’s own running-mate thinks he’s untested.  Worse, he thinks our enemies think 0bama is untested.

But Blacks can’t be racists.

Be thankful I don’t take it all
‘Cause I’m the taxman
Yeah, I’m the taxman

What happens when the voter in the exact middle of the earnings spectrum receives more in benefits from Washington than he pays in taxes? Economists Allan Meltzer and Scott Richard posed this question 27 years ago. We may soon enough know the answer.

Barack Obama is offering voters strong incentives to support higher taxes and bigger government. This could be the magic income-redistribution formula Democrats have long sought.

Sen. Obama is promising $500 and $1,000 gift-wrapped packets of money in the form of refundable tax credits. These will shift the tax demographics to the tipping point where half of all voters will receive a cash windfall from Washington and an overwhelming majority will gain from tax hikes and more government spending.

In 2006, the latest year for which we have Census data, 220 million Americans were eligible to vote and 89 million — 40% — paid no income taxes. According to the Tax Policy Center (a joint venture of the Brookings Institution and the Urban Institute), this will jump to 49% when Mr. Obama’s cash credits remove 18 million more voters from the tax rolls. What’s more, there are an additional 24 million taxpayers (11% of the electorate) who will pay a minimal amount of income taxes — less than 5% of their income and less than $1,000 annually.

In all, three out of every five voters will pay little or nothing in income taxes under Mr. Obama’s plans and gain when taxes rise on the 40% that already pays 95% of income tax revenues.

The plunder that the Democrats plan to extract from the “very rich” — the 5% that earn more than $250,000 and who already pay 60% of the federal income tax bill — will never stretch to cover the expansive programs Mr. Obama promises.

What next? A core group of Obama enthusiasts — those educated professionals who applaud the “fairness” of their candidate’s tax plans — will soon see their $100,000-$150,000 incomes targeted.

Read Story at WSJ Online

Three out of five voters will pay little or nothing in income taxes ? An additional 9% will pay no income taxes ?

This is definitely not what our economy needs right now, an increase in the federal gravy train, and an outflow of investment and business capital to escape significantly higher taxation.

I had dinner last night with an old friend – a pediatrician – and his wife in Florida. They employ 8 people so they are the quintessential “American small business” and obviously have a stake in the future direction of health care in this country.

Long story short, these people are very concerned about a possible Barack Obama presidency. Revenues over $250,000? Check. So they are looking at getting spanked in order to provide the supposed tax cut that Barack Obama promises to 95% of taxpayers.

On nationalized health care, the potential impact was explained thusly: When the government sets prices for medical procedures, there is a disincentive to provide the procedures. So in Canada, for instance, if your heart is in trouble, the medical professionals may just advise you to get your affairs in order because your time is about up. If you are in your sixties, you have had a long enough life, so you don’t get stints and catheters, you just get to die. That is why the hospitals in Seattle have tons of cars in the parking lot with Canadian tags. In America, you can still buy a few more years of life. If Obama gets what he wants, the typical doctor’s office will have to cut services and more patients will be handed a Last Will and Testament document rather than a referral for medical care.

My friend’s wife asked, why has no one compiled a single list of all the terrible things Barack Obama would do to our country?

Good question, and lo and behold here is the answer: The comprehensive argument against Barack Obama.

It covers abortion, communist tendencies, racial politics, terrorist friends, the cause of the current economic crisis and a host of other major problems which would be posed by Barack Obama in the White House. It does not go into medical insurance plans, gun rights, criminal justice and many other issues that should each singly rule out Obama as a qualified leader of this country. But it’s a start.

Read it all and pass the link around to everyone you know.

If a politician voted to pay for people to have guns, wouldn’t you call him “pro-gun”?