Sunday, November 15, 2009

The Progressive cause of the current Swine Flue (H1N1) Vaccine shortage

I remembered the arguments and hype a few years back regarding the whole vaccine thing. Just another reason to avoid goverment run heathcare. Does anyone else remember that debate and why is the mass media ignoring this?

below is somthing I found on the web you might find interesting.
By The Wall Street Journal

August 15, 2003

Everyone knows America's vaccine industry is in serious trouble, with an ever dwindling number of producers and recent severe vaccine shortages. What everyone also should know is that the National Academy of Science's Institute of Medicine has now pinned much of the blame on Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Well, not in so many words. The panel of doctors and economists issuing a report on vaccines last week was too polite to mention the former First Lady by name. But they identify as a fundamental cause of the problem the fact that the government purchases 55% of the childhood vaccine market at forced discount prices. The result has been "declining financial incentives to develop and produce vaccines."

The root of this government role goes back to August 1993, when Congress passed Mrs. Clinton's Vaccines for Children program. A dream of Hillary's friends at the Children's Defense Fund, her vaccines plan was to use federal power to ensure universal immunization. So the government agreed to purchase a third of the national vaccine supply (the Clintons had pushed for 100%) at a forced discount of half price, then distribute it to doctors to deliver to the poor and the un- and under-insured.

The result is a cautionary tale for anyone who favors national health care. Already very high in 1993, childhood vaccination rates barely budged. A General Accounting Office report at the time noted that "vaccines are already free" for the truly needy through programs like Medicaid. Meanwhile, however, the Hillary project dealt the vaccine industry another financial body blow.

Thirty years ago, the Institute report notes, 25 companies produced vaccines for the U.S. market. Today only five remain, and a number of critical shots have only one producer. Recent years have brought shortages of numerous vaccines, including those for whooping cough, diphtheria and chicken pox.

The Institute of Medicine panel seems to assume -- probably correctly -- that it's not politically feasible simply to kill something called Vaccines for Children. But it does suggest that removing the government as a direct purchaser would allow for adequate reimbursement and help the industry to get back on its feet. So it recommends replacing existing vaccination programs with a subsidized insurance mandate for children and seniors, and with vouchers for those who lack coverage.

In the short run, this might marginally improve on the existing system. But insurers rightly worry that future budget pressures would cause the subsidy to dry up, leaving them with yet another costly coverage mandate. An even greater risk is that it would put the government in position to determine which vaccines to subsidize, and to determine the subsidy level based on nebulous estimates of "the societal value of the vaccine." This seems like an indirect price control, and we can't think of any other industry in which a government policy of picking winners has been conducive to innovation.

The better answer is a return to a freer market. Private companies are willing to innovate if they can get an adequate return. Vaccines are a predictable cost, not a variable insurable risk, and so are affordable for even the poorest Americans. Jack Calfee of the American Enterprise Institute estimates that vaccines account for less than 2% of the pharmaceutical market or less than two-tenths of one percent of total U.S. health costs. The $400-$600 cost of the recommended round of childhood vaccines is spread out over 16 years, and the truly needy qualify for Medicaid or the federally funded State Children's Health Insurance Program.

Apart from price controls, the other great threat to vaccine makers has been tort lawyers. Congress took a significant step to solve this problem in 1986, creating the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, and requiring the injured parties to seek redress there before they can sue in regular courts. But plaintiffs' lawyers have been crafty in finding ways around the VICP, most notoriously by claiming damages due to the discontinued but harmless vaccine additive thimerosal. There's still work to be done here.

The Institute of Medicine panel deserves credit for highlighting the threat to vaccine makers from government price controls. Mrs. Clinton is a powerful Senator now with Presidential ambitions. It took some guts for the Institute panel to say in effect that one of her pet projects is a bust. As Congress considers Medicare legislation that could do similar harm to prescription drug makers, the vaccine tale is a timely alarm.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

The obvious bias of mainstreem media for Obama

I was appalled by the Obama administration’s decision to have the terrorists tried in New York by a civilian court. I cannot wait for the media circus to unfold on this one and then see how the mainstream media will spin this one for the progressives. Gitmo was the perfect setup for these combatants that are trying to kill us in a time of war. Another one I cannot believe is how little negative press is being said about the unemployment rate and Obama/Pelosi/Reid programs.I remember when Reagan was in office the news outlets where ripping him apart and assigning all blame to his administration.
A webpage clearly showing the bias of mainstream media for Obama.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Some examples of goverment run programs.

Some examples of goverment run programs.

The U.S. Postal Service was established in 1775. You've had 234 years to get it right and it is broke.

Social Security was established in 1935. You've had 74 years to get it right and it is broke.

Fannie Mae was established in 1938. You've had 71 years to get it right and it is broke.

War on Poverty started in 1964. You've had 45 years to get it right; $1 trillion of our money is confiscated each year and transferred to "the poor" and they only want more.

Medicare and Medicaid were established in 1965. You've had 44 years to get it right and they are broke.

Freddie Mac was established in 1970. You've had 39 years to get it right and it is broke.
The Department of Energy was created in 1977 to lessen our dependence on foreign oil. It has ballooned to 16,000 employees with a budget of $24 billion a year and we import more oil than ever before. You've had 32 years to get it right and it is an abysmal failure.

The failed Public Education system is only used as a last resort if you cannot afford private education as proved by the successful voucher programs. The finest health program in the world is about to be ruined if these proposed Health Reforms are enacted as proposed. So now the goverment will get it correct this time?

Monday, November 9, 2009

Pelosi Health Bill Has Radical Socialist Agenda

When our country is besieged and bedeviled by socialists who neither understand nor respect America, we must fight back with every fiber of our being.

What is the hurry, let’s have a BIPARTISON solution. Not a socialist solution. The two party system is why this country is great!

I agree that the system has flaws and needs to be improved. We cannot make CHANGES this huge in six months and under a one party system let us move slowly and take 10 years if needed and get the conservative input so that we have a fair and balanced solution.

We have the best system on the planet as proven by all the people coming from all the countries with socialized systems to actually get cured here. Let us not ruin a good thing but improve it, is that not unreasonable?

I lived in Montreal Que. Canada for four years and speak from personal experience that their universal government run health system is inferior to ours.

If anyone still thinks Obama health plan will not bankrupt us. We need to slow down and take slower more methodical approach to the health crises, as socialized medicine is inferior to our present system. We have the best system on the planet as proven by all the people coming from all the countries with socialized systems to actually get cured here. Our problem is the uninsured we need to provide a fraud reduced Medicaid/care like solution of minimal care introduced incrementally over time as we can fund it expanded to those that need it.

Everyone knows that a public option for health care will lead to the same situation we have with public education: Anyone who can afford it will pay twice -- once for the public option that they don't use and again for the private option that they do.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Radical Anita Dunn turns to Communist Dictator the most.

You have to watch this video and then come to your own conclusion.

I cannot help but be concerned with what the White House is up to after watching their COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR Anita Dunn. She said she was joking but I was terrified not laughing after hearing her own words and seeing this video. They say that Socialism is the way to go but I am not comfortable with over 50% of my efforts being taken away and then given to someone else. This is particularly unpalatable when that other person getting my earnings is young and able bodied. Think about that before you support the Obama/Pelosi/Reid Communist/Socialist/Progressive programs.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

I was anti-Obama before it was cool

I was anti Obama before it was cool. I knew he was a Socialist from the beginning and he has not shown any hint of giving up on his progressive (radical) beliefs that most Americans do not agree with and now they are starting to realize there mistake in electing him as indicated by his poll ratings now consistently below 50%.

The socialist health plan being rammed down our throats by Obama, Pelosi and Reid that will surely bankrupt this great country is a major factor in the democrats rising unpopularity. We cannot make CHANGES this huge in six months and under a one party system let us move slowly and take 10 years if needed and get the conservative input so that we have a fair and balanced solution.

"We don't have a trillion-dollar debt because we haven't taxed enough; we have a trillion-dollar debt because we spend too much." -- Ronald Reagan

"The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, I'm from the government and I'm here to help." -- Ronald Reagan

Monday, October 5, 2009

Where I stand on Obama

I do not wish any harm to Obama and I do respect the office of the President of the United States. I feel that he is a Socialist. I feel that Socialists are too close to Communists for me. I like to keep a fair share of what I earn after I pay my reasonable taxes. The association Obama has with left wing radicals is a huge concern that has to be monitored and countered. Look at a mans past deeds and associates not his words (he does give great speaches but so did Hitler).

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Proud member of the vast right wing conspiracy!

NBC's David Gregory interviewed Bill Clinton in a Meet the Press interview pre-recorded in New York City: “Your wife famously talked about the vast right wing conspiracy targeting you. As you look at this opposition on the right to President Obama, is it still there?” Former President Clinton, naturally, agreed: “Oh, you bet. Sure it is.”

Could someone tell me where the next meeting off the right wing conspiracy is so that I can attend and then join? If there is any kind of conspiracy out there it is a Socialist conspiracy. Take a look at ACORN, the left leaning media, Hollywood, all the unions and the public education system. There are far fewer institutions projecting the conservative view like the religious groups, businessmen, entrepreneurs and independent workers. I know that some people break the trend on both sides but let us call it like it is and try to come to a balanced solution somewhere in the middle. As either extreme (such as Socialism or pure capitalism) is not going to work we need to perfect a hybrid. Let us not forget the constitution as a guide as it has worked so well for the last 200 plus years.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Czech President Klaus gets it.

""Czech President Vaclav Klaus sharply criticized a U.N. meeting on climate change on Tuesday at which U.S. President Barack Obama was among the top speakers, describing it as propagandistic and undignified. "It was sad and it was frustrating," said Klaus, one of the world's most vocal skeptics on the topic of global warming. "It's a propagandistic exercise where 13-year-old girls from some far-away country perform a pre-rehearsed poem," he said. "It's simply not dignified." At the opening of the summit attended by nearly 100 world leaders, 13-year-old Yugratna Srivastava of India told the audience that governments were not doing enough to combat the threat of climate change." Smoke belching countries like China are able to compete with America unencumbered by any laws protecting the environment. Fads such as corn based ethanol drive up the price of corn while proving to be of dubious value as a solution to energy problems. And now we are in the midst of an economic crisis that could cause massive human suffering if the economy were burdened with expensive and scientifically debatable regulations. The Obama administration is recklessly promoting experiments on an economy with human costs that have yet to be measured. When I see Vaclav Klaus and Barack Obama , I see the great president of a small country and the small president of a great country. "
A quote by Rudi Stettner that I pulled from is from a blog that I enjoy following and happen to completely agree with Czech President Vaclav Klaus and Rudi Stettner. So I cannot wait for the far left to start accusing President Klaus of being a racist right wing extremist because he disagrees with President Obama and the Socialist agenda?

What is a community organizer?

Radical socialist Saul Alinsky is the original “community organizer” he developed the “science” of community organizing. He maintained an active career as a political agitator from the 1930’s up until his death in 1972. Google him and check it out for yourself. Saul was openly a communist/socialist sympathizer.
The purpose of the Socialists is to take from those that have and give it to those that do not, plain and simple that is what it is all about. I can't think of any difference anymore. They both look to the government for all the answers and cures. They both want big government to take care of everything from cradle to grave. I think Reagan was right, liberalism was just a cover for socialist, like progressive is trying to be a cover for liberalism.
One must investigate Community organizing if they are to understand Obama. But what does that say about him? Look at a man’s deeds not what he says. Community organizing is a tool of Communist/Liberal/Progressive radicals. The reason socialism is doomed to failure is that it punishes hard work and innovation and creates nepotism and corruption as proven by the democrats and unions on an almost daily basis.

Unreported Jet Crash

Here is an article from the Jewish Indy that I found to be interesting
Take a look for your self and let me know what you think.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Carter brought us Reagan who will Obama bring

Carter (arguably the worst president off the 20th century) brought us Reagan. Obama (possibly our first foreign born president) will bring us someone Reagan like! I am anticipating a backlash to the socialist agenda being rammed down our throats by the Progressives. You cannot live beyond your means forever (as much as everyone wants to implement these social programs) going bankrupt or raising taxes to economy stopping levels is not the answer. Socialism has failed everywhere it has been tried before and will not work in this country either. Many myself included agree that conservatism is the victim of the liberal media's most concentrated hate campaign in history”.
If you rob from Peter to pay Paul, Peter will be a Richard (AKA D1CK), no one likes to be a Richard after all and will become Paul (or worse yet become a criminal and stop paying taxes by going underground if one is to intelligent or to ambitious to be unproductive), then there will be no more Peters to take from and all will starve. Long live the Reagan revolution
If Reagan/Bush/Bush is considered by some on the left to be the dishonest idiots and Carter/Clinton/Obama the upstanding social pillars that will save the planet (LOL) then you better be ready to starve? Wake up America and smell the coffee, if you have enough change left over to buy a cup? Sarah Palin is the liberal/Progressive/Socialist nightmare and that is why she is so relentlessly hounded by the liberal, mainstream media (they fear her success). I look forward to Sara's next move as she or someone like her is what this country needs.
Resume of community organizer and junior senator verses Mayor and then State Governor. I have to give the edge to Palin over Obama
Sarah Palin (Reagan’s soul sister) or someone like her is the answer. A State Governor is better experience then a community organizer. She is smart enough to not bankrupt a country. She is beautiful, honest and considers family values important. What a refreshing change from our present president.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

I am not a racist, I am against socialism

“I think an overwhelming portion of the intensely demonstrated animosity toward President Barack Obama is based on the fact that he is a black man, that he’s African American,”
Jimmy Carter quote.

I am not a racist, I am against socialism!
This is not the change Obama promised. It's the same tired, old solution we've always heard from big government liberals. The left was openly anti Bush in the vilest ways, when the right objects to the agenda from the left and complains about Obama they are called racists. This is insulting and completely incorrect as most conservatives are about small government, low taxes and family values which is what Obama is destroying causing the outrage. Most including myself do not care that he has a black father.

“I'd rather entrust the government of the United States to the first 400 people listed in the Boston telephone directory than to the faculty of Harvard University.”
William F. Buckley, Jr.

It is not about racism, it is about socialism and high taxes that is what is galvanizing the conservatives against Obama and his Harvard friends.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Conservatives are not Racist

It is not about civility/global warming/racism, it is about communism/socialism/progressivism. Help America stay strong, wealthy, free and independent by resisting the progressives!

If Condoleezza Rice was president you would have the left undermining her every move and the conservatives would be worshiping her the way the liberals are worshipping Obama. Conservatives are not racists as they dislike all socialists because of core value disagreement (not race) no matter what color or religion they happen to be. I love a good honest debate but that is usually impossible with a progressive, liberal, socialist or communist. If your ideas weren’t so bad you would not have to reinvent yourselves every few years. Proud to be conservative (no need to repackage my ideas as they are timeless like Reagan was). Embrace the conservative core values of low taxes, smaller government, freedom to practice religion or not if you desire, right to bear arms, a strong military and the right to an alternative education verses the failed public education. The liberal answer let’s throw more money and regulations at the problem. Conservatives will demote their failures. Liberals promote their failures. I am anticipating a backlash to the socialist agenda being rammed down our throats by the Progressives. You cannot live beyond your means forever (as much as everyone wants to implement these social programs) going bankrupt or raising taxes to economy stopping levels is not the answer. Socialism has failed everywhere it has been tried before and will not work in this country either. Around 45% of the population agrees with me around 45 % do not and it is up to the 10 % swing vote to determine where we all end up.

The iron fist in the velvet glove. Communist Body Count: 149,469,610 all killed by socialism so far!

Carter/Obama Misery Index

"You calculate the Misery Index by adding the unemployment rate to the inflation rate. In the 1976 election, Carter devastatingly used a Misery Index of 12.5 to unseat the bumbling, ineffective Gerald Ford. Four years later in 1980, Carter's "weapon" blew up in his face -- a 21.9 Misery Index all his own crushed the Peanut Man's reelection hopes. You can break out the Misery Index again, thanks to President Obama whose policies remind me of Carter more with every passing day." quoted from a letter by Dick Morris