Americans for Prosperity released a new ad today, just hammering Obama for his claim that the private sector is doing fine.
Check it out:
While the mainstream media is busy carrying the messaging water for the DNC, trying their best to portray Romney as an out of touch throwback to the 1950s, even go as far as to lie about his speeches, President Obama sits in his bubble, blissfully ignorant about how the rest of America is doing.
When Gov. Sarah Palin said ObamaCare would end up with patients standing before a death panel, she was talking about how bureaucracy would be created to decide if it was fiscally responsible to pay for a patients treatment, or if it was better to just let them die.
That is actually more humanitarian than what is allegedly happening in Great Britain’s hospitals. They’re just killing the old folks off to open a bed:
NHS doctors are prematurely ending the lives of thousands of elderly hospital patients because they are difficult to manage or to free up beds, a senior consultant claimed yesterday.
Professor Patrick Pullicino said doctors had turned the use of a controversial ‘death pathway’ into the equivalent of euthanasia of the elderly.
He claimed there was often a lack of clear evidence for initiating the Liverpool Care Pathway, a method of looking after terminally ill patients that is used in hospitals across the country.
It is designed to come into force when doctors believe it is impossible for a patient to recover and death is imminent.
It can include withdrawal of treatment – including the provision of water and nourishment by tube – and on average brings a patient to death in 33 hours.
There are around 450,000 deaths in Britain each year of people who are in hospital or under NHS care. Around 29 per cent – 130,000 – are of patients who were on the LCP.
Professor Pullicino claimed that far too often elderly patients who could live longer are placed on the LCP and it had now become an ‘assisted death pathway rather than a care pathway’.
He cited ‘pressure on beds and difficulty with nursing confused or difficult-to-manage elderly patients’ as factors.
Professor Pullicino revealed he had personally intervened to take a patient off the LCP who went on to be successfully treated.
Of course the government denies this is happening, and really who would know better: the government or a doctor working in the hospital where this is happening?
Proponents of socialized medicine, or single payer, claim that people shouldn’t make a profit off of health care, yet ignore or disregard stories like this. When a private hospital does something that violates your rights, you can turn to the courts to make things right.
President Obama has asserted executive privilege over the Fast and Furious documents Rep. Darrell Issa has been demanding from Attorney General Eric Holder:
President Obama has granted an 11th-hour request by Attorney General Eric Holder to exert executive privilege over Fast and Furious documents, a last-minute maneuver that appears unlikely to head off a contempt vote against Holder by Republicans in the House.
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is expected to forge ahead Wednesday morning with its meeting on the contempt resolution anyway.
“There was a story that originated today apparently at ABC based upon reports of supposedly outside unnamed advisers of mine,” Romney said in Holland, Michigan. “I can’t imagine who such people are. But I can tell you this: they know nothing about the vice presidential selection or evaluation process. There are only two people in this country who know who are being vetted and who are not: And that’s Beth myers and myself. And I know Beth well. She doesn’t talk to anybody. The story was entirely false. Marco Rubio is being thoroughly vetted as part of our process.”
Marco’s a good choice, but not my first.
I’d take someone more likely to fire up the base who was reluctant to get behind me in the first place.
At a recent meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Orlando, Florida, mayors from across the country came out in support of your right to take control of failing public schools, get rid of bad teachers, give the boot to the administration and privatize the school if you choose.
And when I say “mayors,” I mean Democrat mayors too. In fact, they were leading the charge:
The U.S. Conference of Mayors, meeting in Orlando, Florida, on Saturday unanimously endorsed “parent trigger” laws aimed at bypassing elected school boards and giving parents at the worst public schools the opportunity to band together and force immediate change.
Such laws are fiercely opposed by teachers’ unions, which stand to lose members in school takeovers. Union leaders say there is no proof such upheaval will improve learning. And they argue that public investment in struggling communities, rather than private management of struggling schools, is the key to boosting student achievement.
But in a sign of the unions’ diminishing clout, their traditional political allies, the Democrats, abandoned them in droves during the Orlando vote.
Democratic Mayors Michael Nutter of Philadelphia, Antonio Villaraigosa of Los Angeles and Kevin Johnson of Sacramento led the charge for parent trigger – and were backed by scores of other Democrats as well as Republicans from coast to coast.
“Mayors understand at a local level that most parents lack the tools they need to turn their schools around,” Villaraigosa said. Parent trigger laws, he added, can empower parents to do just that.
Representatives from the two largest teachers’ unions, the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers, were not available for comment Sunday.
Fantastic. The fact is, teacher’s unions don’t give a rip about students. Teachers do. At least, most do. Some.
But the unions. Not at all.
Remember this quote:
Let me reinforce that:
The sooner teacher’s unions are a thing of the past and parents take more control of the education of their children, the sooner American educations starts improving.
On Tanan’s eleventh birthday, there was an accident; a bad accident. His early gift of magic was beginning to feel like a curse as he found himself hunted by the King’s Legion, who would stop at nothing to find him. War was coming, and it was up to Tanan to stop it, at any cost. GET IT NOW