- Written by the Candidate
- Category: Senate
Fellow Citizens of Pennsylvania, soon, I hope to present myself as a Candidate to be your United States Senator from Pennsylvania. As you know, this seat is currently held by Representative Robert Casey Jr., the son of Robert Casey Sr., one of the finest Governors ever in the State of Pennsylvania.
Unfortunately for Pennsylvanians, Bob Casey Jr. is no Bob Casey Sr. In a nutshell, that is why I hope to be running as a Democrat against Mr. Casey and others in the Primary Election on Tuesday April 24, 2012. I do not yet know who my opponent will be in the General Election.
I am proud to say that--but for a few years--I would be a lifetime Democrat, and a lifetime resident of Northeastern PA. Right after I earned my Bachelor of Science from King's College at the age of 21, I competed in a tough job market, and was hired to work as a Systems Engineer at IBM in Utica, New York. For two years, while living in Utica, New York, I was a registered Independent.
My dad, a lifetime Democrat, was a conservative and a good man. He was a staunch believer in the importance of labor unions. He worked as a laborer at Stegmaier Brewery on "Brewery Hill" in Wilkes-Barre until the
Stegmaier label was purchased by the Lion Incorporated. At that time, the Lion proudly brewed Gibbons Beer. [G-I_B-B-O-N-S, pure refreshing Gibbons. If it's Gibbons, it's good so they next time you should say gimme gimme gimme gimme Gibbons]
- Written by the Candidate
- Category: Obamacare
HealthCare Redistribution: Rationing By Any Other Name Would Be Rationing!
Essay by Brian Kelly
Finally, there is a real explanation of the new form of health care rationing that is eventually coming as a result of the2700 page Obamacare bill that passed over a year ago. To explain this monster 2700 page bill in laymen’s terms with regard to its effect on rationing took me about thirteen pages single spaced in MS Word format. Click here to get a PDF version that you can print easily if you choose to do so.
Consider this section the preamble of the essay. Before I begin the actual work in explaining rationing and redistribution, please permit me a few paragraphs for some set up time. There are some prerequisite notions that will help us all understand this giant bill. The pattern I use in the essay is to explain new terms in line, rather than ask you to take a link. Unfortunately, as you read, it is possible to lose the train of the main essay as a side issue is explained. To help avoid this, I use an italic font to cover the side issues.
Places in which you may see this include, for example, Medicaid and EMTALA which have been in place for years. In a side discussion I point out that there was no pressing need for Obamacare per se because these two programs were an adequate safety net for the legal and illegal population and I take you through that. I also take you through the fact that Obamacare does provide some benefit over what has been the system for years, though at far too great a cost than need be.
For example, Obamacare contains a preexisting condition stipulation as well as policy dollar limits. These two notions could have been implemented with a several page bill. None of the changes to the existing system required 2700 pages of freedom-stealing regulations and special favors written into the law for Obama campaign supporters. . So, already you can see we have been off-track and on-track because this is a complicated topic. Now let us begin.
The main essay goes like this:
- Written by Candidate
- Category: Obamacare
Why were they so anxious?
As you know by pouring through this Web site, I am a conservative Democrat. Therefore, giving the government control of healthcare or any other important aspect of my life does not fit in with my way of thinking. Healthcare is not for the government. It is for doctors and patients only. Government simply does not belong. Government under progressives wants to pretend it is the new, modern god, and so the goodness of the American people and our religious inclinations, and our churches, and our charities are no longer necessary. Charity and helpfulness to our brothers and sisters is not for government. Again, Government simply does not belong. Charity is for the goodness of people, both organized and unorganized to come forth and help the helpless.
So, even though I am a Democrat and even though you may be a Democrat, that does not mean that you or I should have had to give up your freedom to feed huge political egos and give control of our lives in any way to the government. The people run the government and not vice versa. Giving up freedom to government is the antithesis of America and quite frankly, it is why, in addition to separation of powers, the Founders created the Constitution so that we never forget that government is subservient to the people.
Wealth redistribution, Income redistribution, and now, with Obamacare, healthcare redistribution are anathema to the American way. American is a charitable country indeed, and that is why we do not need and do not want the government directing our charitable efforts. That also does not mean that a better healthcare plan cannot be passed in the 112th or 113th Congress. It is my goal to remove the monstrosity of Obamacare from the backs of hard working Americans and fix the problems in the system without giving the federal government any control over our lives. That is my goal.
The following is from the Center for Individual Freedom: