Friday, June 11, 2010

Quick Quips – 6/11/10

SCARY! Farewell, Medicare Advantage - Dems strike up the funeral parade for private insurance options.
  Using government data, the insurer trade group AHIP estimates that Advantage beneficiaries in California spend 30% fewer days in the hospital than fee for service, 23% fewer days in Nevada. These successes and others have come about because Advantage allowed insurers and providers to collaborate, pay for value and coordinate care.
  These successes are threatening to politicians because they are a model for true Medicare reform, which would reduce the health-care powers that Congress has exercised for nearly a half-century and let patients decide. This terror explains why Democrats are so intent on killing Medicare Advantage, and on blaming someone else for destroying a program that millions of seniors prefer.

Common Sense at Last! An Energy Strategy for Grown-Ups -Wind is not a realistic substitute for oil.
1) Figure out what went wrong and make it unlikely to happen again. 2) Learn a safety lesson from the U.S. nuclear industry: accountability.
3) Determine what the president's cleanup plan was and where the people and the equipment were to implement it.
4) Put back on the table more onshore resources for oil and natural gas.
5) Electrify half our cars and trucks.
6) Invest in energy research and development.
7) Stop pretending wind power has anything to do with reducing America's dependence on oil.
8) If we need more green electricity, build nuclear plants.
9) Focus on conservation.
10) Make sure liability limits are appropriate for spill damage.
[ You really should read this whole post. It makes a whole lot of sense. – JS ]

Incredible sound-off from Juan Williams: You Don’t Want Him in a Foxhole with You - Obama was comfortable when running for office, when he could get by on rhetoric and as a legislator — where no one is really responsible for anything. What he’s ill-equipped to do is govern and lead. Plenty of people are hired for jobs beyond their abilities and outside their areas of competence. Unfortunately, the damage done by placing someone of that ilk in the White House is grievous and in some cases irreversible.

INCREDIBLE! BHO Orders Dance Classes, Movie Nights, and Bingo for Illegal Detainees 
  ..the Obama administration has ordered the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) department to implement multiple modifications to their facilities to make life easier, more comfortable, and pleasant for the hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants (approximately 400,000) it detains annually…
  President Obama wants millions more voters who support his radical leftist ideals.  Pandering to illegal immigrants, blaming America, and continually playing the racist card is how he can get there.  This is the Democrat's best chance to overwhelm the American electorate and they're going for it.  Damn the American people, full amnesty ahead!
[ What better way to encourage more illegals! 3 hots – a cot – and good times too at Club Fed!  They’ll be 3 deep at the border. – JS ]