Saturday Morning Radio Address
On Friday, we
received better news than we
expected about the state of our
economy. We learned that we
lost 247,000 jobs in July – some 200,000 fewer jobs
lost than in June, and far fewer than the nearly 700,000 a
were losing at the beginning of the year. Of course,
this is little comfort to anyone who saw their job
disappear in July, and to the millions of Americans who
are looking for work. And I will not rest until anyone
who’s looking for work can find a job.
Government is the primary cause of unemployment.
|Still, this month’s
jobs numbers are a sign that we’ve
begun to put the brakes on this recession and that the
worst may be behind us.
But we must do more than rescue our
economy from this immediate crisis; we must rebuild
it stronger than before. We
must lay a new
foundation for future growth and prosperity,
and a key pillar of a new foundation is health insurance
reform – reform that we
are now closer to achieving than ever before.
the primary cause of the "recession."
Last week we saw
that there is nothing new about the government's "new
|There are still details
to be hammered out. There are still differences to be
reconciled. But we
are moving toward a broad consensus on reform. Four
committees in Congress have produced legislation – an
unprecedented level of agreement on a difficult and
complex challenge. In addition to the ongoing work in
Congress, providers have agreed to bring down costs. Drug
companies have agreed to make prescription drugs more
affordable for seniors. The AARP supports reform because
of the better care it will offer seniors. And the American
Nurses Association and the American Medical Association,
which represent the millions of nurses and doctors who
know our health care system best, support reform, as well.
purpose of the AMA is keep doctors' profits high, at the
expense of the sick. The AMA supports medical
monopolies which keep prices high by limiting the
supply of medical care.
|As we draw close to
finalizing – and passing – real health insurance
reform, the defenders
of the status quo and political point-scorers
in Washington are growing fiercer in their opposition. In
recent days and weeks, some have been using misleading
information to defeat what they know is the best chance of
reform we have ever had. That is why it is important,
especially now, as Senators and Representatives head home
and meet with their constituents, for you, the American
people, to have all the facts.
- Name one person who defends the status quo. Name one
person in the entire world who does not want either
- • more socialism or
• more capitalism
- than we have in the status quo
|So, let me explain what
reform will mean for you. And let me start by
dispelling the outlandish rumors that reform will promote
euthanasia, cut Medicaid, or bring about a government
takeover of health care. That’s simply not true. This
isn’t about putting government in charge of your health
insurance; it’s about putting you in charge of your
health insurance. Under the reforms we seek, if you like
your doctor, you can keep your doctor. If you like your
health care plan, you can keep your health care plan.
this article. To say this is "simply not
true" is simply to avoid the issue. There are people
advising the Obama administration who promote euthanasia
as a cost-cutting policy.
Unless your preferred health plan goes bankrupt because
it can't compete with the program subsidized by the
government's creation of fiat
|And while reform is
obviously essential for the 46 million Americans who
don’t have health insurance, it will also provide more
stability and security to the hundreds of millions who do.
Right now, we have
a system that works well for the insurance industry,
but that doesn’t always work well for you. What we
need, and what we will have when we pass health insurance
reform, are consumer protections to make sure that those
who have insurance are treated fairly and that insurance
companies are held accountable.
the biggest private health insurer on Wall Street, which
has about 35 million customers nationwide. WellPoint's ROA
has averaged 5.8% over the past five years, Aetna's,
4.2%. Those were, remember, supposedly boom years. By
comparison, Wal-Mart averaged a 9.2% return on its assets
and Dell, Inc. 12.4%.
When it comes to health care, the
really big cost savings are likely to be found at the
level of doctors and hospitals, not in health insurers' 4%
Health Care Reform Means For Insurance Company Stocks and
Profits - WSJ.com
|We will require insurance
companies to cover routine checkups and preventive care,
like mammograms, colonoscopies, or eye and foot exams for
diabetics, so we can avoid chronic illnesses that cost too
many lives and too much money.
happen to the price of automobile insurance it the
government required it to cover oil changes?
|We will stop insurance
companies from denying coverage because of a person’s
medical history. I will never forget watching my own
mother, as she fought cancer in her final days, worrying
about whether her insurer would claim her illness was a
preexisting condition. I have met so many Americans who
worry about the same thing. That’s why, under these
reforms, insurance companies will no longer be able to
deny coverage because of a previous illness or injury. And
insurance companies will no longer be allowed to drop or
water down coverage for someone who has become seriously
ill. Your health insurance ought to be there for you when
it counts – and reform will make sure it is.
that does not insure against future contingencies, but
instead is required by government to pay out benefits on
insured events that have already taken place, is not
"insurance," it's simply a system of compulsory
wealth redistribution. If automobile insurers could
be forced to pay for an accident which has already taken
place, and the driver walks in to the insurance agency and
asks for insurance so he can get a new car, insurance will
vanish, to be replaced by the government's welfare system.
|With reform, insurance
companies will also have to limit how much you can be
charged for out-of-pocket expenses. And we will stop
insurance companies from placing arbitrary caps on the
amount of coverage you can receive in a given year or a
lifetime because no one in America should go broke because
|In the end, the debate
about health insurance reform boils down to a choice
between two approaches. The first is almost guaranteed to
double health costs over the next decade, make millions
more Americans without insurance, leave those with
insurance vulnerable to arbitrary denials of coverage, and
bankrupt state and federal governments. That’s the
status quo. That’s the health care system we have right
|So, we can either
continue this approach, or
we can choose another one – one that will protect
people against unfair insurance practices; provide
quality, affordable insurance to every American; and bring
down rising costs that are swamping families, businesses,
and our budgets. That’s the health care system we can
bring about with reform.
there are only two choice: status quo vs. Obamacare? Why
not return to the Free Market system that gave America the
best medical system in the world to begin with -- until
government regulation, Congressionally-created HMO's, and
other socialist distortions of the Market brought us to
the present "crisis."
|There are those who are
focused on the so-called politics of health care; who are
trying to exploit differences or concerns for political
gain. That’s to be expected. That’s Washington.
But let’s never forget that this isn’t about politics.
This is about people’s lives. This is about people’s
businesses. This is about America’s future. That’s
what is at stake. That’s why health insurance reform is
so important. And that’s why we must get this done –
and why we will get this done – by the end of this year.
|Thanks so much.
Kevin Craig's Platform:
& Fig Tree" - the original
American Dream - work, profit, save, invest, enjoy, pass
on to next generation.
- Not "easy to borrow,"
- No Government licensing of
teachers, doctors, energy producers.
- Not "invade other nations" to secure our own
- Not trust in standing
armies for our "national
- Taxes take over half of
everything we earn during our lifetime.
- Social Security is
an unethical ponzi scheme which prevents one generation
on a nice nest egg to the next.
- Every American could be born with a
comfortable inheritance for education, a first home, or
medical care; instead, every American is born in great
- Washington D.C. central planning increases debt, does
not create the "Vine
& Fig Tree" life.
- No more Bailouts
- No more inflation, no more
- No more wasteful government spending.
(Or do I repeat myself?)
- Limit government to the size prescribed by the
Restoring America's Greatness by
all year long
The Message of Christmas and the Principles set forth by
the Christ (the Messiah) who came that first Christmas are
the real solution to America's problems. The Federal
Government is at war with Christmas and "The
Way of Peace" announced by the Prince
1:1-18 - The Incarnation
- The Word became flesh. The Creator of the universe
becomes a human being. He came to His own, but His
own did not receive Him, preferring darkness rather
State is God walking on Earth"
The 2 parties are cooperating rival sects in the
world's most powerful religious cult.
- Eyewitnesses of the Messiah recorded their
of the Harvard Law School says their testimony
would prove the resurrection in any court of law in
America, at one
time a Christian nation.
longer a Christian nation, American courts routinely
release the guilty and condemn the innocent.
- Jesus was a descendant of King David.
is a distant cousin of both Dick Cheney and George Bush
Bush's grandfather helped Hitler's rise to power
- Jesus was a descendant of Abraham.
who submit to Jesus as the Messiah (the rightful
king of the earth) inherit
the promises made to Abraham
who reject the Messiah do not inherit the promises
made to Abraham, even though Bush
defends their right to do so.
- John the Baptist prepares the way for the Messiah,
as prophesied of Elijah.
|As you read
the Gospel accounts, ask yourself how you would react if
you knew these accounts were really true. Not just true
in some "religious" sense, but reported in the
New York Times, proven in a court of law, or
acknowledged by your personal hero. (How do you
know something is true? Do you even have any
"heroes?") How should you change your life if
your Creator became a human being? How should Washington
D.C. react if this human being claimed to be the
- The Angel Gabriel announces the conception of the
Messiah, who will be given the throne of David.
- The unborn John recognizes the mother of the
|Bush-Obama would chop
the unborn John and the unborn Jesus into stem cells for
1:46-56 - "The Magnificat"
- “He hath scattered the proud in the imagination
of their hearts.” Luke 1:51
|The Bush Administration
is filled with the power-hungry, who commit adultery in
reality or in fantasy.
- Zacharias, John the
Baptist's father, prophecies the birth of Jesus
|The expectations of
Zacharias are 180° opposite those of the Bush-Obama
- Joseph told about the Incarnation.
means "God with us"
|The Bush Administration
thinks it brings salvation.
Obama thinks he is Immanuel.
- The Prophet Micah predicted
that the Messiah would be born in Bethlehem. Jesus'
parents lived in Nazereth. Therefore God predestined
Caesar to issue a decree (probably relating to
taxes) that would bring Joseph and Mary to Bethlehem
before Jesus was born.
|Bush claims the same
global power of confiscation and migration as Caesar
did. Thousands of Christians have been forced to move
out of Iraq to make way for Bush's Islamic Theocracy.
- An army of angels announces the birth of the
“Glory to God in the highest,
on earth peace to those with whom He is pleased!”
end is to glorify God and live
in peace. The Bush Administration's chief end is to
erect a "wall
of separation" between God and government so
that the State gives no glory to God, and to wage war,
thereby "stimulating the economy."
- “Now when they had seen Him, they made
widely known the saying which was told them
concerning this Child. And all those who heard it
marveled at those things which were told them by the
|Washington D.C. isn't
- Joseph and Mary went to Jerusalem to obey
Leviticus 12:8, which suggests that they were not
are among the richest and most financially secure people
- Anna the Prophetess is another well-known Godly
person who acknowledges that Jesus is the Child
promised by the prophets.
|Where is the Anna of
our day who tells us we can trust Washington D.C. to
- "Wise men from the East" knew of
Micah's prophecy that the King of the Jews would
be born in Bethlehem.
|Are there any wise
men around the world who place their confidence in
George Bush, Henry Paulson, Paul Krugman, or Barack
- The kings from the east present the Messiah with
|Rather than bestowing
wealth on the King, Obama-Bush confiscates
the wealth of others.
- When Herod got word of the birth of a rival
king, he behaved in a perfectly logical way (for
someone who wants to protect his power): he
massacred all male babies the age of Jesus. Herod
recognized that Jesus was a threat to Herod's
|Every day in America
4,000 unborn babies are murdered. These babies must
Millions of Americans who call themselves
Christians, on the other hand, are no threat to tyranny.
None of them are being killed. Bush has killed a
thousand times more human beings than Herod did, and
confiscated a billion times more wealth than Herod
Party Radio Address:
Response of the Republican
Saturday Morning Radio Address
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Republican Radio Address, Virginia Gubernatorial
candidate Bob McDonnell criticized the President's
"Cap and Trade" plan.
|Hi I'm Bob
McDonnell from Virginia.
|Times are tough in
our state and in years. Yesterday's jobs report is
yet another reminder that families and small
businesses are struggling as unemployment remains
high. Here in Virginia we face unemployment rates at
a 45 your high. As I travel throughout our state I
listened to or people who are concerned about the
jobs they have worried about finding the jobs they
need. And concerned about what jobs will be
available for their children in the years ahead. As
a father of five I share those same concerns.
|That's why our main
goal in Virginia is to bring people together to
create new jobs and more opportunities all across
our state. And we want government at all levels to
be a partner in promoting small business and
entrepreneurship. As Republicans we believe you
create those new jobs by keeping taxes and
regulation low and litigation at a minimum.
when government puts in place positive policies that
encourage more freedom and more opportunity.
Virginians are particularly concerned about federal
cap-and-trade legislation. This legislation would
amount to a huge new national energy tax. If
implemented, electricity rates would skyrocket and
jobs would be lost.
|Two weeks ago I was
in Covington, in Western Virginia; I visited Mead
Westvaco, an international packaging company. It’s
the largest employer in the area, providing 1500
good jobs. They told me the cap-and-trade
legislation, if passed, would threaten those jobs.
Mark George, the vice-president of the facility,
told me this, ‘I feel that the next governor of
Virginia, and every representative we have, should
care about keeping those good jobs in Virginia; I
|We must do
everything we can to keep and grow jobs in Virginia,
and every state in the Union. That’s why we
strongly oppose cap-and-trade, a job-killing energy
tax that would put American companies at a
tremendous competitive disadvantage with employers
in other countries; it’s the wrong policy for a
nation struggling with the worst economy in
generations. That’s why we’ve fought against the
job-killing card-check legislation being pushed by
big national labor unions and Democrats in Congress.
|It’s why we are
committed to helping more Americans get the
healthcare and coverage they need; not through
nationalizing the system with a costly
government-run plan, but rather by supporting
free-market incentives and helping small business
owners make coverage more accessible and affordable,
and ensuring that Americans can keep their
individual private policies.
|Government must be
more efficient, and more accountable; which is why
we are calling for an end to runaway government
spending that is leading to an exploding deficit and
burdening our children with new debt that they will
have to repay.
|The cornerstone of our
founders' system of federalism is that the
states are the laboratories of democracy, where new
ideas can be tried and new innovations unleashed.
I’m calling for environmentally friendly offshore
drilling, selling our state-run liquor stores to put
more cash into transportation, and expanding access
for Virginia students at our colleges.
|I’ve said that
the President is right in his call for real
education reform, with more charter schools, and
performance pay for great teachers and principals.
Now that’s a bipartisan reform that will help all
our children get the education they need today to
get those good jobs of tomorrow.
|Together, we will
use innovation and free-markets to bring new jobs
and more opportunities to Virginia, and America.
|Have a great
New Health Care Content
From the Foundation for Economic Education
Myth of Free-Market Health Care in America: Why other
Western countries offer no panacea for American woes
- Reason Magazine
Case for MichelleCare, Terry Michael, July
Not Mandates , Ronald Bailey, July 28,
Now, Pay Later, Peter Suderman, July 24,
Arrogance of Health Care Reform, John Stossel,
July 23, 2009
a Premium for Insurance, Jacob Sullum, July
Care Competition, John Stossel, July 16,
'Public Option' Health Care Scam, Steve Chapman,
July 16, 2009
Health Insurance is Not the Answer, John Stossel,
July 9, 2009
Skin Cells Have Souls?, Ronald Bailey, July
Honesty on Health Care, Shikha Dalmia, July
No Such Thing as Free Health Care, John Stossel,
July 2, 2009
Cost of Doing Something, Matt Welch, July
the "Public Option" of Health Insurance Went
From Inevitable to Imperiled, Peter Suderman,
June 29, 2009
Care is a Sick Idea, David Harsanyi, June
vs. Reality in the Health Care Debate, Ronald
Bailey, June 23, 2009
is a Trojan Horse for Socialized Medicine, Shikha
Dalmia, June 19, 2009
the Hurry?, David Harsanyi, June 17, 2009
Our Health Care Fantasies, Steve Chapman, June
Beginning of the End of Private Health Insurance, Ronald
Bailey, June 9, 2009
Can't Handle the Truth, Ronald Bailey, May
Care Corporatism Arrives , Ronald Bailey, May
Health Care Quackery, Shikha Dalmia, May
What Would America's Founding Fathers Do?
The men who threw tea into the Boston Harbor over a tax
of 3 pence per pound would not be happy with a tax ten
times greater on every gallon of gas. Those who took up
muskets over a total tax burden of less
than 3% would not be happy with the fact that the
federal government now takes more than
half of everything you earn.
Today it is illegal for public school teachers to teach
their students that the Declaration of Independence is
really true (and not just an outdated historical document).
The federal government is clearly at war with everything the
Founding Fathers stood for.
America's greatest Americans would abolish
today's federal government.
Muskets are Not an Option
There are two reasons why we should not take up arms to
pull off the violent overthrow
of the federal government, even if America's Founders would
surely do so. First, the feds have nukes. Second, violent
revolution is unChristian and unBiblical. We must beat our swords
into plowshares and use persuasion
to abolish tyranny. This is time
for a revolution of ideas.
Revolution Won't Come in a Day
John Adams once wrote that the American
Revolution began in 1761, when Massachusetts attorney
James Otis began legal challenges to the Writs
of Assistance. He lost the case, but "American
independence," Adams wrote, "was
then and there born." Now do the math. That means
it took 15 years to convince the rest of
America to declare Independence (1776). Then another seven
years of war was required before a Peace Treaty was
signed (1783), and then six years before the
Constitution was finally ratified (1789). That's almost 30
years. (And Jefferson said we shouldn't go 20
years without another rebellion!) How can we hope to
convince Americans to fight for principles they were never
taught in government schools? We need to be in this battle
for the long term. "Eternal
Vigilance is the Price of Liberty."
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want to be a great American you need a coach.
If you want
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what you could do if George Washington, "the Father of
could travel through time and be your
The results could be extraordinary.
Find out why you need a personal coach, and
is the foundation for an extraordinary life.
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No violence against
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|Help End the
Mexican Civil War|
caused by drug prohibition fund a civil war in
Mexico that's threatening to spill over our borders.
Drug profits also fuel the terrorists who are
killing U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan. It's time to
dry up the black-market profits. It's time to end
Congress Read Their Bills Before Voting
Congress read every word of every bill they create
before they vote on it.
Urge your Representative
and your Senators to sponsor DownsizeDC.org's “Read
the Bills Act” (RTBA).
The Federal Reserve System
constantly inflates and deflates the supply of money
and credit, causing booms and busts. It's time to get
off this roller-coaster. It's time to end the Fed.
No government money, whether
borrowed or taxed, should ever be used to bailout
private financial interests. If you agree, please send
Congress a message telling them so.
- A Backdoor Real ID Card|
Real ID is
dying. But the Department of Homeland Security has a
new plan to subject every American to a national ID
card anyway. They plan to pick off one occupational
field at a time, starting with the maritime industry.
One man is fighting back. Meet him, and help stop this
backdoor Real ID plan.
the Killer Horse Hormones
"outlawed" the use of Estriol, an estrogen
medication that's bio-identical to human estrogen.
Doctors must now prescribe animal-derived estrogen
instead. Are bio-identical hormones dangerous, while
animal-derived hormones are safe? No. The practice of
medicine is moving to chemically identical to human
hormones and away from animal hormones. Learn why the
FDA decided to endanger women's health in this way,
and take action.
If the government
suspects you used your house or car in a crime, they
can take it and sell it at auction. They don't even
have to prove your guilt. They call this practice
civil asset forfeiture, but it's really theft. It
violates the 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th, 9th and 14th
Amendments. It also encourages law enforcement to put
profits before justice. Tell Congress to end civil
an Iraq Referendum
debating when, how, or if to leave Iraq. Maybe we
should ask the Iraqi people what they want. After
all, it's their country. Tell Congress to request
that the Iraqi government hold a public referendum
on the U.S. occupation. Learn
and Trade" is not the way
politicians seem to be unifying around "cap
and trade" as a way to cut CO2 emissions. If
they take this step it may be the largest increase
in the size, scope, and intrusiveness of
government since the creation of Medicare. Worse
still, it may not even achieve its purpose. Please
tell Congress to oppose "cap and trade."
Big government prospers through
failure. Each new failure is used to justify more
spending and new powers. Wasteful spending in Iraq is
the latest example. One way to change this is to hold
government accountable. A new bill in Congress seeks
to provide some of the needed accountability. Please
support it. Learn
the War for Terror
policy has inflamed the Middle East. It has made
terrorism more likely rather than less. We seem to
be fighting a war for
terror, rather than on
terror. This policy must stop. The place to start
stopping is with Iran. We must not attack Iran.
War with Iran would devastate our economy, disrupt
world oil supplies, and recruit more terrorists. Click
here to stop this war before it starts.
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