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Feds threaten to close Dallas airports over anti-groping bill

Posted in terrorism with tags , , , , , on May 26, 2011 by saynsumthn

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While the taxpayer struggles, public officials rake in thousands in pay

Posted in Outrage with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 7, 2010 by saynsumthn

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More Voters Than Ever View Obama as a ‘Partisan Democrat’; 70 percent of Voters ‘Angry’ with Government Policies

Posted in Health Care, Media Bias, Obama, Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 1, 2010 by saynsumthn

Thursday, April 01, 2010
By Joe Schoffstall

( – A new Rasmussen Report survey shows that 56 percent of likely voters believe President Obama is governing like a partisan Democrat, up three points since last month and currently at the highest level since he took office in January 2009. The week after his inauguration, only 39 percent felt this way.

On President Obama: Only 28 percent of voters questioned said that Obama is governing on a bipartisan basis, tying the lowest levels measured from last month, with 16 percent not sure.

— 53 percent of likely voters are “somewhat concerned” that those opposed to Obama’s policies will resort to violence, while 42 percent do not share that concern.

— To no one’s surprise, Republicans were twice as likely as Democrats to say the president is governing on a partisan basis. But 50 percent of voters with no party affiliation said they believe Obama is governing as a partisan Democrat, while 31 percent believe he is not.

On Congress: Following the health-care vote, 63 percent of all voters see Democrats in Congress as partisan, down three points from last month, while 22 percent see them as bipartisan, up seven points since February.

–78 percent of Republicans and 64 percent of unaffiliated voters see Democrats in Congress behaving in a partisan way; just 49 percent of Democratic voters agree.

— 56 percent of all voters say Republicans in Congress are acting in a partisan fashion, up two points from last month. Only 22 percent say congressional Republicans are acting on a bipartisan basis and 22 percent were undecided.

— 60 percent of Democratic voters say Republicans in Congress are acting like partisan Republicans, up two points from last month, while 53 percent of GOP voters and 54 percent unaffiliated agree.

On Washington and the federal government: Perhaps the most startling finding in the survey is that 70 percent of voters say they are angry with the policies of the federal government, with 48 percent saying they are “very angry.”

— 66 percent of voters expect Washington to grow more partisan over the next year, which is one point below the highest level measured since tracking of the question began in January 2009. Only 12 percent expect Washington to become more cooperative and 22 percent are undecided.

Other results found: 54 percent of voters still favor repealing the health care bill, Just 11 percent of voters rate Congress’ performance as ‘good’ or ‘excellent’, and 52 percent of voters believe the average member of the Tea Party movement has a better understanding of issues facing America than the average member of Congress.

The Rasmussen Report was conducted March 25-26 as a national telephone survey among 1,000 likely voters. The survey has a margin of sampling error of +/- 3.3 percentage points with a 95 percent level of confidence.

Robert Reich: Honest about Death Panels? “If you are very old – we’re gonna let you die !”

Posted in Assisted Suicide, Constitution, Death Panels, Eugenics, Euthanasia, Euthanesia, Glenn Beck, Health Care, Obama, Robert Reich, Seniors with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 15, 2009 by saynsumthn

Former Labor Secretary and Obama adviser Robert Reich speaking at UC Berkeley on Sept. 26, 2007

“Thank you so much for coming this afternoon. I’m so glad to see you, and I would like to be president. Let me tell you a few things on health care. Look, we have the only health-care system in the world that is designed to avoid sick people. [laughter] That’s true, and what I’m going to do is I am going to try to reorganize it to be more amenable to treating sick people. But that means you–particularly you young people, particularly you young, healthy people–you’re going to have to pay more. [applause] Thank you.

And by the way, we are going to have to–if you’re very old, we’re not going to give you all that technology and all those drugs for the last couple of years of your life to keep you maybe going for another couple of months. It’s too expensive, so we’re going to let you die. [applause]

“Also, I’m going to use the bargaining leverage of the federal government in terms of Medicare, Medicaid–we already have a lot of bargaining leverage–to force drug companies and insurance companies and medical suppliers to reduce their costs. But that means less innovation, and that means less new products and less new drugs on the market, which means you are probably not going to live that much longer than your parents. [applause] Thank you.”

Also Read: Death Panels? Is it possible?

Liz Hunt with the UK Telegraph writes:

At around 4am on Monday, a friend of mine was woken by a call from the private care home in south-west London where her 98-year-old grandmother is resident.
“Mrs ——- has breathing difficulties,” the night manager told her.
She needs oxygen. Shall we
What do you mean?” my friend responded. “What’s the matter with her?
She needs to go to hospital. Do you want that? Or would you prefer that we make her comfortable?”
Befuddled by sleep, she didn’t immediately grasp what was being asked of her. Her grandmother is immobilised by a calcified knee joint, which is why she is in the home. She’s a little deaf and frail, but otherwise perky. She reads a newspaper every day (without glasses), and is a fan of the darling of daytime television, David Dickinson. Why wouldn’t she get medical treatment if she needed it?
Then, the chilling implication of the phone call filtered through – she was being asked whether her grandmother should be allowed to die.
Call an ambulance now,” my friend demanded.
The person at the other end persisted. “Are you sure that’s what you want? For her to go to hospital.”
Yes, absolutely. Get her to hospital.

The Daily Telegraph reported two cases this week. Hazel Fenton, an 80-year-old from Sussex, was admitted to hospital in January with pneumonia and put on the Pathway regimen. Her daughter, Christine Ball, fought to stop her mother from being left to “starve and dehydrate to death

READ REST HERE: Pathway for the elderly that leads to legal execution

Also Read: ‘We’re Going to Let You Die‘ ( printed in the Wall Street Journal)