Letter to the Editor

Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at 9:55pm

Why isn't [Sen. Lamar] Alexander bringing up his own bill that would totally repeal the health care mandate? Why, with his tenure in the Senate, isn't he at least bringing up a whole string of bills that would repeal health care reform bit by bit?

Shouldn't Sen. Alexander himself be challenging the whole plan based on it not being constitutional?

Posted by “AmyLiorate” 

29 Comments on this post:

By: gdiafante on 12/2/10 at 8:14

Because, Amy, as a member of the GOP Alexander only knows how to oppose bills, not propose them.

Plus, you'd have to make it very clear how reform would affect the wealthiest 1%. Otherwise it's just welfare for the rest, which is Socialism and will hurl America into the darkest depths of Hell.

By: govskeptic on 12/2/10 at 8:18

Not aware Lamar has any investments in the health care
industry other than possibly HCA and that company will
do well no matter what the outcome of any bill is approved.
No investment, little interest except for social and status
image!

By: Captain Nemo on 12/2/10 at 8:45

Good morning

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By: Captain Nemo on 12/2/10 at 8:45

Good letter Amy

To think I vote for Alexander twice as governor

By: treefrogdk on 12/2/10 at 9:58

@ gd....... good one

simplify

By: yogiman on 12/2/10 at 11:27

You might also consider Alexander pro-sponsored the SB 510 bill giving government the authority to tell you who you can sell or give your garden products to.

Wasn't I reading it right? I couldn't seem to find that authority in the Constitution.

I've been wondering for quite sometime; just who is Lamar representing?

He also made an investigation on Obama and found him to be legally eligible to be the POTUS.

By: brrrrk on 12/2/10 at 12:03

C'mon Amy, you're simply expecting too much from good ol' Lamar. When's the last time he actually stood up front and said anything.... seems to me that every time I see him on CSPAN (or anywhere else for that matter) he's hiding in the background at some press conference.

By: AmyLiorate on 12/2/10 at 12:38

Oh, the NCP has elevated another of my comments to LTE status. Nice.

Brrrk is right, Lamar is a cardboard cutout. They just unfold him at every photo op.

Some people say a moderate is great, well Lamar is a moderate who could be replaced by at least a less moderate moderate.

Maybe Gore will challenge him, since Ford moved to New York (the Ford who isn't the one in jail) I don't see any serious Dems who could challenge him in TN. Is there anyone the Dems will put up?

Personally I hope not, without a serious Dem opponent he might see a challenger from the Rep party. Lamar's record might not hold up too well against many other Republicans.

By: brrrrk on 12/2/10 at 12:55

AmyLiorate said

"Brrrk is right, Lamar is a cardboard cutout. They just unfold him at every photo op."

He's the political version of Flat Stanley.... and with just as much personality.

By: AmyLiorate on 12/2/10 at 2:04

Will fat people have to expose their layers of skin to secure our airplanes and sporting events?

The TSA laid low on the body scanners and enhanced groping at the airport last week. Seems that many of the machines went offline, I'm sure it had nothing to do with the planned protests.

Meanwhile they were chatting up the idea that body scanners will be needed for trains, buses and major sporting events.

All in the name of keeping us safe:
http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2010/12/02/rapper-kurtis-blow-busted-pot-tsa-body-scan/?test=latestnews

Now I've already posted some things about the TSA, namely pointing out that terrorists in/from Yemen have already placed bombs in their rectum... where will they search us next.

Today we see this in the news:

"These two individuals were actually concealing them in areas of their body where excess skin was, underneath their chest area and up around their armpits," Officer James Hamm told KFOR.com

http://www.aolnews.com/weird-news/article/women-accused-of-hiding-stolen-goods-under-body-fat/19740407?test=latestnews

If it works for hiding $2600 worth of goods like that then we can believe they could stash more than 4 ounces of whatever it is that the TSA is keeping off our planes.

Will fat people have to expose their layers of skin to secure our airplanes and sporting events?

All the while they are looking at every single passenger... did anyone notice that the bomber who was duped by the FBI targeted a Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony?!

Does anyone recall the failed bombing attempt just a few months back that targeted Times Square in NYC?! That one wasn't prevented, we only got lucky and the bomb fizzled instead of the planned explosion.

Hello DHS, if you're going to protect us there aren't enough body scanners to cover the targets of terrorists. They may never target a plane again since the last two attempts failed and the cockpit is secure.

Maybe it's time for the US to reassess it's foreign policy? Heck, we're broke anyway, how much longer can we spend money we don't have to fund the enemy of our enemy?

[hey, this would make a great Letter to the Editor for tomorrow] hint hint


Sing the TSA a song Kurtis Blow, Kurtis Blow...
They're lookin' for terrorist, but found your dope bro
people said they were safer, them people all were fools
cuz Kurtis Blow is the latest victim of the TSA blues

Someone else finish this parody, the tune goes like this -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NbTpssTGRI

By: yogiman on 12/2/10 at 2:53

The only time I have received an answer to a question to Lamar is when he gives me a positive answer. I have never received a negative response to a question I have given him.

I believe this TSA scam not is a get ready scheme. One more step toward the takeover of our citizenship. Why has this just begun? If the danger is now, what was it years ago?

Have you seen where the FCC is looking to takeover the internet? Be prepared, folks. Go buy more guns and bullets.

By: brrrrk on 12/2/10 at 2:58

yogiman said

"Have you seen where the FCC is looking to takeover the internet? Be prepared, folks. Go buy more guns and bullets."

You obviously know nothing about this. What the FCC is simply trying to do is to make sure that everyone has equal access to bandwidth on the internet. It's called trying to protect your right to internet free speech. Read something for gods sake!!..............

By: slacker on 12/2/10 at 3:07

Amy, IMO they should get an extra virgin or two, for the bomb up the rectum assignment.

By: pswindle on 12/2/10 at 3:15

What will you have if the healthcare billed is repealed? Nothing, and I do not want to pay your part.

By: AmyLiorate on 12/2/10 at 3:42

Swindle, as far as paying for someone elses part...

If your neighbor doesn't have insurance for his or herself and children, but they have a big screen TV and a newer car than you... aren't you paying for those costly items?

We have TNCare, and as long as people who do earn a good living are allowed to get "free" medical care (meaning that you and I pay for it) they will spend the rest of their money on fun things. I see it around my neighborhood, trust me I know these people.

So the reform bill does nothing to keep you and I from paying in the future. We're already paying for too many people as it is. What we need is a bill that promotes Personal Health Care Responsibility. A bill would require anyone who can pay for food and rent to pay their own medical bills.

Tons of people would go get insurance and rates would probably go down. Heck, they might even take more interest in their own health when they find out that smokers pay higher rates.

By: gdiafante on 12/2/10 at 3:48

So because I have a 42" HD tv I can suddenly afford an extended illness?

What an absurd idea.

Luxury items have nothing to do with the working and lower class being priced out of health care.

Hell, why shouldn't they have something nice considering how everyone shits on them every chance they get.

By: AmyLiorate on 12/2/10 at 4:00

GD, I'll expound on my comment. There are two people I could name, but we all know that there are thousands more like them.

#1 Guy works as a contractor. Drives a nice new 4 door work truck, sometimes has one or two guys working as helpers. Often brags about how much cash he got paid this week, last week, on and on. Has 4 wheeler that's new, 20' boat and many other toys. The wife works at a bank, has a college degree and between them they have 4 school age children.

One of the children went to the hospital and later he's telling me how the hospital is going to turn him over to collections. The bill was for some stitches and a Cat scan.

#2 Guy lives with his mother. She's retired and pays for everything. He doesn't have to work, must be nice and I don't mind that at all. However his children are on the free lunch program, TNcare, etc.

So while he lives the life of Riley, who is paying for the services his children get?

I don't mind the charity cases, but TNcare is a program that enables a lot of good people to just do wrong. It's easy.

By: brrrrk on 12/2/10 at 4:11

gdiafante said

"Hell, why shouldn't they have something nice considering how everyone shits on them every chance they get."

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"Plenty of prisons," said the gentleman, laying down the pen again.
"And the Union workhouses?" demanded Scrooge. "Are they still in operation?"
"They are. Still," returned the gentleman, "I wish I could say they were not."
"The Treadmill and the Poor Law are in full vigour, then?" said Scrooge.
"Both very busy, sir."
"Oh! I was afraid, from what you said at first, that something had occurred to stop them in their useful course," said Scrooge. "I'm very glad to hear it."

By: AmyLiorate on 12/2/10 at 4:16

Laughable Brrrk. Dickens was good and there is a point to all of that, but where do YOU choose to draw the line?

Is paying the way for guy #2 OK with you? Do you believe his case is so isolated that it doesn't make a difference.

If you were an accountant you would see that #2 is far richer than I am even though he chooses not to work. Why shouldn't he pay the way for his children?

I think it is he that is greedy.

By: yogiman on 12/2/10 at 4:17

Not to change the subject, Amy, but have you heard about 10 foreign nations joining Mexico in their lawsuit against Arizona on the border issue? Which means they are backing the Barack Hussein/Eric Holder lawsuit against Arizona enforcing a national law on said subject.

This a government of the people, by the people, for the people and screw the people.

I wonder where Lamar Alexander stands on this issue?

By: yogiman on 12/2/10 at 4:34

We must have read different articles on the FCC issue, brrrrk. The one I read pretty well amplified the issue. At least, the way I read it.

By: brrrrk on 12/2/10 at 4:34

AmyLiorate said

"Laughable Brrrk. Dickens was good and there is a point to all of that, but where do YOU choose to draw the line?"

Here's my point.....you're always going to find someone that will take advantage of the system. That just the nature of people. But does that mean that we toss out everything just because of a few people?

By: brrrrk on 12/2/10 at 4:38

yogiman said

"We must have read different articles on the FCC issue, brrrrk. The one I read pretty well amplified the issue. At least, the way I read it."

I've been reading about this topic (Net Neutrality) for well over two years. I don't know about your source (I suspect that this came from Fox), but as someone who intimately works and have worked in the internet world I can tell you that they are clearly wrong.

By: AmyLiorate on 12/2/10 at 4:59

I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion of the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. In my youth I traveled much, and I observed in different countries, that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer.

Benjamin Franklin, On the Price of Corn and Management of the Poor, November 1766

By: brrrrk on 12/2/10 at 5:07

AmyLiorate said

"I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion of the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. In my youth I traveled much, and I observed in different countries, that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer."

Hmmm, I'd be interested in knowing which countries and how much time did you spent in each country?.... Sweden or Haiti? Big difference. Also I'm sure your interpretation of what you saw has nothing to do with your preconceived notions of the purpose of government and the nature of people.... and aid to the poor.

By: AmyLiorate on 12/2/10 at 5:19

My point is that I don't believe it's just the people on my street. I don't live in some magic zone... there is rampant abuse but someone, somewhere is paying for all of this.

What I maintain is that too many people are simply avoiding their responsibility. Too many programs make it easy.

Look at how people complain if they win the lottery and the state wants to get back what they've been using.

On the conservative side you'll still find people who think they're entitled to keeping their house so someone else can pay for their medical care. It's not that I wish them to loose their home at all, but they want to leave an inheritance. Well that means someone else was out the money, that inheritance was paid for by taxes.

That is the way the balance sheet reads.

By: AmyLiorate on 12/2/10 at 5:23

Brrrk, That was a quote from Mr. Ben Franklin. Yeah, it's old but some things never change. Human nature is that we will often try to be lazy.

Here's another.
"Content makes poor men rich; discontentment makes rich men poor."
Benjamin Franklin

Mind you that Ben may not be your favorite but he's well respected today and was moreso in his own time. He was a trade guy like those union people today, but he never settled for just doing one job.

By: yogiman on 12/2/10 at 6:35

No, brrrrk, it wasn't Fox nears.

By: yogiman on 12/2/10 at 6:40

Sorry, brrrrk, my dogs beat me. It wasn't FOX news I read. I read it on ResistNet.com.