Thursday, February 11, 2010

It looks like Haiti will have to wait a little while for Former Presiden Clinton to help.

It is rare for 'venous graphs' to be diseased. It does occur on rare occassions. Perhaps the chest pain is simply angina or it could be an artery that has not received a by pass graph.
I wish him well and speedy recovery. A little set back.

It is nice to see a little bipartisan concern by FOX. I was wondering where our Secretary of State was. I imagine she is beside herself.

I worry about Hillary. She and Bill have lived their lives in dedication to this country. When the quake occurred in Haiti I already know it broke their hearts.

You know, the public has gotten to the point where they treat these folks as if they were wind-up dolls and impervious to any injury except political. That isn't so. The Clintons are good and decent people and give tirelessly of themselves.

I am grateful she was not overseas somewhere, but, only had to leave from Washington.

Updated February 11, 2010

Hillary Clinton Leaves Washington for New York to Be With Husband (click here)


Clinton left Washington and is heading to New York to be with her husband, former President Bill Clinton, who has been hospitalized.

Why would Al Gore show up? He already won his Nobel. Perhaps Inhofe needs to work on his own.

Sen. Jim Inhofe's family and the igloo they built behind the Capitol building. The sign on top reads: "Al Gore's Home."

H.R. 3400 - The Repbulicans Bill for Health Care (click title for link )

Half of U.S. Adults Want Healthcare Reform in Next Two Years (click here)

The rest are split between "no" and "not sure"

Feb. 11, 2010, 10:00 a.m. EST
NEW YORK, Feb 11, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- A new Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll finds that reducing unemployment and creating new jobs are clearly considered the top immediate priorities for President Obama and Congress, but healthcare reform is still important. Half of U.S. adults say it will be a "bad thing" if there is no major reform of the healthcare system in the next two years....
...The Republicans in Congress and the healthcare industry are seen as mainly to blame for failure to pass a healthcare reform bill now -- not President Obama. Obviously, this is less true for Republicans, who blame the Democrats in Congress. There are very large differences between Republicans and Democrats on all these issues, with Democrats much more strongly in favor of pushing hard for major reforms...

I find this poll interesting as it holds the Republicans currently holding office primarily responsible for the failure to pass an acceptable bill. It would explain clearly why they are trying to ride Brown's coattails. The incumbents are running scared and will lie and lie and lie in order to stay in office. Their track record to date is very clear, they are obstructionists and seek to satisfy their cronies. They don't have the best interest of the people at heart. You know the Democrats that wanted health care reform were among those that opposed it as it came out of the Senate.

The Democrats should not take it for granted that reform is favored by all, they still have disgruntled, scared and confused independents that want to understand the exact reform they are getting. They also want costs contained through competition. Not necessarily easy packages to deliver considering Republicans are too afraid to move out of the Brown corner.

Official Summary (click here)
7/30/2009--Introduced.Empowering Patients First Act...

The bill as presented here amends several different bills according to the summary.

It amends the Internal Revenue Code, Amends the Public Health Service Act , Small Business Health Fairness Act of 2009, Amends the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), Amends title XXI (Children's Health Insurance) (CHIP, formerly known as SCHIP) of the Social Security Act (SSA), Help Efficient, Accessible, Low-cost, Timely Healthcare (HEALTH) Act of 2009 and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

I don't understand how recently addressed legislation can be amended so soon. SCHIP was just amended to include more children, and the (HEALTH) Act of 2009 and ARRA of 2009 were just passed. It will be interesting to see exactly what they disliked about the recent laws just passed or changed to benefit the people of the USA. I find that odd. Those bills were just passed and changed, like what the heck?

It was introduced in the House on
Jul 30th. That was just before summer break and why the bills were NOT passed by August as the President had requested long before July 30th. I basically see that as a move by obstructionists to HAVE A REASON to stop forward motion of a well prepared House bill that later passed. It didn't make sense until now as to why the House would postpone a well researched and well written bill that was ready to go as soon as the majority was ready to act. Now, it makes sense.

The House Republicans played around with HR 3400 sending it through all the necessary committees until October 22nd.The House passed their bill on November 7th. The Republicans could not obstruct it any longer.

There are 285 pages and I'll start reading the content tomorrow. Right now I have too much steam coming up from my collar to be rational. You know people die daily because they don't have health care. Everyday and these clowns decided to postpone good legislation. Counting to ten won't work right now.

What does President Obama hope to gain with his Summit? Cooperation? These are the people he is going to try to garner cooperation from. They don't care about the people of this country. They didn't then, why would they now?