Category Archives: Financial

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Patient-Centered Medicine and the Struggle to Survive Obamacare

By Keith Jackson (November 19, 2014)

As we near some sort of attempt at compromise regarding the future of Obamacare, you will hear from health care workers that we need to bring the focus of medicine back on the patients.  The past few years, in which there has been a well-intentioned desire to control costs through bureaucratically oriented goals, the role of doctors and nurses has morphed away from patient care.  They have found that their role as “documenter of services rendered” through electronic medical records and coding for billing purposes has significantly taken away time spent with patients. Continue reading “Patient-Centered Medicine and the Struggle to Survive Obamacare” »

Obamacare and Malice

Hanlon’s Razor says: “Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.” Many people believed that Obamacare was the result of stupidity, but it was far from it. It was in every instance pure political malice.


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The Southern Border: Reality Check

Southern BorderLet’s begin with two sets of statistics. First, 60% of Americans wanted the illegal immigrant kids sent back to their nations of origin, while 28% said the children should be allowed to stay in the U.S. and eventually become citizens. Second, while the President asks for $3.7 billion to fund efforts to support this illegal invasion, Sen Johnson (R) of Wisconsin points out that if we were to buy a plane ticket, put them up in a hotel room, get them some good meals, at $1,000 per child – it would cost $57 million to return all 52,000 children to their families. It should be noted that the Presidents funding request would only be the first of many at a time when America is smothering in debt and suffering her own crisis among her own people at home. Continue reading “The Southern Border: Reality Check” »

Obama’s Ship of State

End of Days For the last 4 years, experts and business people have warned of impending disaster resulting from the policies of this President and his administration. Policies and regulations which hamstring the nations ability to compete and grow the economy along with programs that are sucking the wealth out of the hands of the middle and lower classes will cause the upper end of the economy to literally collapse on the lower end crushing the marketplace and the engine that sustains its growth and flow of wealth. Continue reading “Obama’s Ship of State” »

You Can’t Cure Stupid (Obamacare)

Obamacare WarAs Nov. 30, 2013 approaches no one expects Healthcare.gov will be ready for Americans to access and begin the transition to Obamacare. Already over 5 million citizens have received cancellation notices and with the employer mandate another 80 to 120 million are expected to receive cancellations as well. So far, the Obamacare roll out to insure 30 million who were without health insurance when the law was passed, has only managed to make sure that 150 million face the prospect of being without health insurance as the roll out proceeds. And far from lower costs promised, higher prices are making it impossible for many to afford, throwing them by force into Medicaid which many argue was the original intent of this program. Continue reading “You Can’t Cure Stupid (Obamacare)” »

Gen. Alexander – NSA Chief: More Dangerous Than Obama (Gordian Nut)

Gordian Nut “Collect it all.” That’s how a former senior intelligence officer describes NSA Director Gen. Keith Alexander’s approach to personal data. The “terrorist threat drives his passion” to collect everything. Alexander proposed having NSA operate on banks’ networks and their databases in search of malware that might compromise systems. Far from protecting Americans he protects private companies’ property at the expense of taxpayer privacy and dollars. Continue reading “Gen. Alexander – NSA Chief: More Dangerous Than Obama (Gordian Nut)” »

Only rebellion can save America

 

The US federal government has strayed so far from the Constitution and the rule of law that it can now be considered rogue and illegitimate.

Written by Lawrence Sellin

The thoroughly irresponsible rate of government spending projected over the next twenty-five years will drive federal debt to unsustainable levels. The country is heading for a financial meltdown and economic ruin. Continue reading “Only rebellion can save America” »

Dangerous Times: Obama’s Perversity

By James Lewis

In economics, a “perverse effect” means getting what you don’t want.  If McDonald’s makes an executive decision to sell lousy burgers and ends up bankrupt, that is a perverse decision.  Markets are tough on companies that act perversely, but the Amazonian jungle of government allows perverse incentives to flourish and spread.  In our current state of national perversity we have massive voter ignorance and apathy (and therefore no punishment for misgovernment), a Senate that passes critical legislation without even bothering to read it, an income tax code written by special-interest lobbyists over decades, and an IRS that is so deeply politicized that voter outrage has no visible impact at all.  Add a one-party media and government control over one seventh of the economy coming up, and you know we’re not going to come out of this unscathed. Continue reading “Dangerous Times: Obama’s Perversity” »

Going Over in a Decrepit Barrel

Today a rather eclectic group of dim wits look for the end of the world. Most of these people are likely Obama voters in my opinion because they demonstrate an incredible lack of vision and will believe anything they are told. We have come to know these people as low information voters. Intellectually lazy, and unable to discern the truth of what is going on in their country. Instead, they willingly accept the ridiculous and idiotic rantings of the mainstream media, and seem unable to question anything they hear, no matter how ridiculous. They accept it without question and are propagandized into wrongheaded versions of the faux truth or history rewritten. In the end truth for them is what the majority believe it to be without any regard for reality. Continue reading “Going Over in a Decrepit Barrel” »

The Pathology of Stupid

Before the election I held the opinion that America wanted to correct the damage that had been done over the last four years by the Obama administration, and to move in a more fiscally responsible direction that would reassure American business and restart a favorable economic cycle. Imagine my surprise when it became evident not only that Americans had no intention of putting competence in place over incompetence, but that they would double down on policies which had taken the country to the very precipice of the economic cliff. I stand in complete awe of a pathology of stupidity that defies reasonable explanation and virtually assures the country’s economic problems will become more severe and bring on an economic collapse. Continue reading “The Pathology of Stupid” »