President Obama says a study, by the White House Council of Economic Advisors, (notice by his own people and not the public) shows that small businesses pay more for employee health benefits than big businesses do.
The reason: "Because they lack the bargaining power that large businesses have and face higher administrative costs per person, small businesses pay up to 18 percent more for the very same health insurance plans-costs that eat into their profits and get passed on to their employees,"
In his weekly address, Obama says lawmakers need to quickly pass his health care overhaul initiative, to relieve the burden on small businesses." (why is this such a rush? Are all the facts in?)
This is unsustainable, it is unacceptable, and it is going to change when I sign health insurance reform into law," said the U.S. president. This statement alone at least to me gets me as he makes it sound as if it is his way or no way and that he alone is going to "save" the world regardless of whether we like it or not.
What happened to voting? What happened to the people's voice?
In the weekly Republican message, Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers says the Obama plan will do more harm than good for small businesses and their employees. "Because the Democrats' plan is bankrolled by a small business tax, more jobs will evaporate," she said.
Obama's health care proposal has encountered several obstacles in the past few days, despite the president's efforts to advance it.
Senate Democrats said Thursday they could not meet the president's early-August deadline for passing the bill. Democrats in the House of Representatives disagree sharply about provisions in the legislation.
Meanwhile, President Obama is criticizing some Republicans for saying the defeat of health legislation would be an opportunity to damage him politically.
"I will leave it to them to explain that to the American people.
"Obama has spoken about health care reform at almost every opportunity in the past week.
He held a public forum on the issue in Ohio on Thursday.
But the final question dealt with the arrest of an African-American college professor at his home in Massachusetts.
When Obama responded that the police officer had acted "stupidly," it set off a national controversy on race that has diverted attention from the president's efforts on health care reform.
Here is the story on this:
Here is most of what Obama said about the situation.
... My understanding is at that point Professor Gates is already in his house. The police officer comes in, I'm sure there's some exchange of words, but my understanding is, is that Professor Gates then shows his ID to show that this is his house. And at that point, he gets arrested for disorderly conduct -- charges which are later dropped.
Now, I don't know, not having been there and not seeing all the facts, what role race played in that, but I think it's fair to say, number one, any of us would be pretty angry; number two, that the Cambridge Police acted stupidly in arresting somebody when there was already proof that they were in their own home; and number three, what I think we know separate and apart from this incident is that there is a long history in this country of African Americans and Latinos being stopped by law enforcement disproportionately.
That's just a fact.
... That doesn't lessen the incredible progress that has been made. I am standing here as testimony to the progress that's been made.
And yet the fact of the matter is, is that this still haunts us. And even when there are honest misunderstandings, the fact that blacks and Hispanics are picked up more frequently and often time for no cause casts suspicion even when there is good cause."
based on this out of Obama's own mouth...who is the one who seems to be predudice?
The bold comments I think are worth going over.
1. I don't know all the facts...then the question I would ask...then why respond? Why not just say I don't know all the facts and let it go? Instead he stirs up the pot.
2. I'm sure there is some exchange of words:...of course there would be conversation going on...but to say exchange of words the way he did makes it sound as if there was a problem right from the get go.
3. What role race played:..why would Obama even say this? Being White myself it makes me feel as if he is saying all "white" people have a problem with other races and therefore it must be "race related".
4. The cambridge police acted stupidly:..Lets go back to number 1...he did not know all the facts and only knew the small report that had been told to him. I wonder how many "white" people were arrested the same night that is not being mentioned? How does Obama know or not know how the man inside was really reacting to the police...maybe he was acting stupidly?
5. I am standing here as a testimony to the progress that has been made:..again I refer you to my earlier blog...Obama...you are not all black and were in fact raised as "white". What testimony is he? This again by his own words brings "race" into the picture as people who did vote for him (hopefully did not do so simply because he was black?)
6. The fact that blacks and hispanics are picked up more frequently and often time for no cause cast suspicion even when there is cause:...what? Now I am not saying that we live in a non predudice world or that the above statement may be true. What I am saying is ...What is Obama trying to do...stir up contention? How does he know that blacks and hispanices are picked up more frequently when he is not there to know why they were picked up to begin with?
I guess I could say the same thing for where I live only the shoe would be on the other foot....most officers in my town are black...so are they being racist by picking up more whites frequently?
People who makes comments like the above stated by Obama are the ones who are racist.
In fact the definition of racist is:
based on racial intolerance; "racist remarks"
a person with a prejudiced belief that one race is superior to others
According to a quote from Obama's book..."It remained necessary to prove which side you were on, to show your loyalty to the black masses, to strike out and name names."-
"It was into my father’s image, the black man, son of Africa, that I’d packed all the attributes I sought in myself, the attributes of Martin and Malcolm, DuBois and Mandela."
Barack Hussein Obama has often said that Saul Alinsky was his best mentor and a true American hero.
Saul Alinsky shows his dark side in his dedication to his own book,
A must read: http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-71180
SAUL ALINSKY WAS A STRONG ADVOCATE OF BLOODLESS SOCIALIST REVOLUTION.
People....DO YOUR HOMEWORK AND PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT IS GOING ON BEHIND THE SMILE AND THE WORDS THAT TICKLE YOUR EAR!
I NEVER AGREED TO THIS!