Get a Grip!

January 22, 2010

I don’t know which is worse being unable to sit after back surgery long enough to get a decent blog going, or having my hard drive crash after downloading a Norton anti-virus renewal, thereby having the choice completely taken away!

But what I do know is I am so sick of hearing the apologist Democrats still blaming things on Bush! I mean come on, get a grip. People were actually saying the reason Coakley lost in Massachusetts was a back-lash against the previous 8 years. Hello, if they hated Republicans so much why then oh geniuses of the left, did they replace Kennedy with a Republican? It just doesn’t compute.

Then in the Washington Post this morning E.J. Dionne, gumba that he is, blathers on with the tired, old storyline that Republicans in Congress are now empowered to continue their course of obstruction. How in the world can you call them obstructionists when they haven’t even been included in the process? All those deals behind closed doors to secure Senate votes for Health care

  • $300 Million to Mary Landrau dubbed the Louisiana Purchase
  • A free pass on Medicaid increases to the entire populace of Nebraska -at the expense of the rest of the 49 states
  • The $60 Billion deal excluding favored union members from health care premium taxes

can be laid entirely at the feet of the Democrats because Republicans weren’t invited to the party!

The other phrase they can’t help regurgitating over and over is that the Republicans are the ‘Party of NO’. That too could not be further from the truth. 

Conservatives have offered alternatives from the beginning that make sense as the Heritage Foundation points out. They have continually called for portability of insurance to create real competition among insurers. (OMG just imagine what the Hawaii health-care landscape would look like if HMSA had any real competitors!) Another reform that made sense, The Patients’ Choice Act of 2009 (H.R. 2520 and S. 1099), has long advocated a universal system of tax credits for health care regardless of income or employment status -and not based on who donated the most to Obama’s election campaign. Tort and medical malpractice reform is only given lip service by the Democrats, but until you get meaningful tort reform and limits on outlandish awards for pain and suffering, you only force medical practictioners to continue costly defensive medicine and naturally, the cost going up, up, up.

Now lest I be taken for a Republican, I am not. I claim to be Independent and a conservative, but from recent history at least, the only alternative is to vote Republican this next go-round. And I hope Republicans get a clue this time because if they want to keep taking earmarks, ignoring their constituents and only working for more power and their own re-election, we’ll have to do the same to them-

Vote ’em Out!

Aloha, “Mikie”
Get Off Your Butts!

Loreal or Lady Clairol?

August 18, 2009

How out of touch is this guy? Our beloved Senator from the 50th State, Daniel K. Inouye is quoted in the paper this morning while speaking to the Kona Kohala Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club of Kona, that Americans need to spend more, adding, “People may think saving their money is the best financial bet, but, the senator said, “the money saved may cost workers their jobs” -unless they’re in the Union (my annotation, hee-hee). And as an aside by the way, he said:

“It may please you or it may not please you, I’m the No. 1 earmarks guy in the U.S. Congress.”

Uh, hello . . . isn’t that kind of thinking responsible for how we got in this mess to begin with? Definitely it is, and I think it’s about time, no make that way overdue for him to retire. And not just because he’s 85 years old and been in Congress for 47 years!

Loreal or Lady Clairol?

Loreal or Lady Clairol?

Here are some of his recent and past votes in Congress:

  • Voted YES for original Stimulus Package under Bush
  • Voted YES for all Bailouts so far
  • Voted YES for extending funding for the Cash for Clunkers program
  • Voted YES for the 2009 Economic Spending bill
  • Voted YES for the 2nd Economic Spending bill
  • Voted NO requiring reinforced border fencing
  • Voted YES in confirming Timothy ‘the tax cheat’ Geithner as Treasury Secretary
  • Is all over in favor of huge government health-care take over

Is the kind of behavior your own family or a small business displays in these tough times when so many are broke or out of work or furloughed or cut back in hours? Of course not! It’s time more of us and especially our elected officials started to live within our means. IF THERE WAS EVER A CASE FOR TERM LIMITS – HE IS IT!

That’s it for now!
Aloha, “Mikie”
Now Get Off Your Butts!
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