Monday, March 14, 2011

A Strange America

I'm not used to an America that sits on the sidelines and allows other countries to offer aid to freedom seeking citizens around the globe. America used to be the beacon of freedom, light of hope and land of prosperity. Now we owe China billions, have a consistently high unemployment for the last two years, have gas prices skyrocketing, food prices jumping up, wages staying the same or dripping, seen a death toll in the last two years exceed the previous eight, and a president that has played more golf than Jack Nicklaus ever hoped to.

Obama's America is one in which welfare recipients exceeds 40,000,000, unemployment is equal to 40% of the total economy, our health care system is being taken down a regressive road and called progressive, a food safety bill that benefits a single corporation and raise food prices, ends family farmers markets and give George Soros control of over 90% of our food sources.

Obama's initiatives have been endorsed by Cuba, China and Venezuela. And for good reason, his health care reform is modeled after the socialist systems of these countries.

He has raised taxes on the middle class, lowered them on the rich and eliminated them on his friends. His administration is stacked with people that owe millions to the IRS. This has become such a huge problem that a new law has recently been introduced to make ineligible any person for a cabinet position or other appointed position if they owe over a certain amount. This would have eliminated many czars and even the IRS Commissioner who failed to even file because he couldn't understand the tax code.

I'm not used to an America where the President plays golf while a very strong and valued ally is rocked by earthquakes, tsunamis, and forecasted death tolls of over 10,000 and nuclear disasters pending. His only action is to delay signing deals to build nuclear power here in the US until we see what happens in Japan.

Of course, this is from a man that thinks there are 57 states, referred to the US Marine Corp as Marines Corpse, gave the Queen of England a video iPod fully loaded with his videos of his speeches, returned the bust of Winston Churchill, a gift on loan from our strongest and best allies. And they dare made fun of George Bush's alleged lack of intelligence.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Japan

There comes a time when political differences are set aside and Americans band together and become one again.

We banded together in the wake in 9/11 and we do it again in the wake and aftermath of the utter devastation heaped on our Japanese friends.

People of Japan; we are with you. We pray for you. We hope to send you relief and help quickly. The American Red Cross is gathering donations to assist you. We pray God's hand to comfort you and bring you peace in this trying time. We pray for your lost ones and pray the victim toll stops rising.

America has a long and storied history when it comes to helping out the international community in times of natural or man-made disasters. Let us not forget that tradition of helping our fellow man in all corners of the globe.


Friday, March 4, 2011

Is your safety threatened under Obamacare?

I am not a union man.

I am a staunch conservative and have little or no love for labor unions.

But I think all health care workers should organize.

Hospitals across this country are taking the effects of Health Care Reform out on their employees.

Hours are being cut and staff are being reduced, increasing workloads to an unsafe level, threatening patient care and safety.

Sterile supplies identified as 'single use only' are being reprocessed and reused on different patients.

Employees who state intent to not participate in reprocessing supplies are bullied and threatened with their jobs for not doing so.

Administrators are interested in profits. As an employee, I am hoping hospitals maximize profit-making as that's how I am paid. But when they want to impress parent companies and increase their bonuses by cutting staff to unsafe levels, forcing staff to be concerned with their household budgets instead of focusing on their jobs, this becomes a serious threat to patients.

One health care worker has had to make cuts at home. After grocery shopping, realizing he had no gas money left to be able to get back and forth to work, had to actually return groceries.

Not to mention he hasn't had his diabetes medicine or anti-hypertensive medicines in over a year!

This is a health care worker not being able to comply with his own doctors orders all the while he is helping doctors carry out orders for patients.

So the next time you go to the hospital, the care takers working to take care of you may not be able to take care of their own health because of financial hardships brought on by Obamacare.