No privilege exists that is not inseparably bound to a duty - Pierre Samuel Dupont

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Congress and Health Care

In my last blog, I stated we have a Congress with no conscience and no shame. Another example is the way Health Care Reform is being handled. Several Republican members of Congress voted for the plan offered by the Democrats and were severely criticized by the heads of the Republican party not for voting according to their conscience but because they voted " with the democrats". In other words members of Congress are expected to vote according to the wishes of the party they represent and not according to their own conscience. Also, according to a poll, more than 60 per cent of the people favored a public option, but it is not being considered by Congress. It is obvious that a Plan Health accepted will favor special interests so that at election time they will be a source of contributors to campaign funds.
We should all write letters, send E-Mails, make telephone calls to our members of Congress telling them that we do not want cuts to Medicare or tampering with Social Security and fund that we support a Health Care Plan that covers all of our people by reducing the billions of dollars the United States gives to foreign countries.
Citizens Against Government Waste, an advocacy group has an eight page report regarding
savings against wasteful spending.
With the reduction of moneys given to foreign countries and savings according to Citizens Against Government Waste we can afford Health Care for every American citizen.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

A Design Flaw in the Constitution

The framers of our Constitution unknowingly made a serious mistake in granting excessive powers to Congress with the expectation that it would do what is best for the country and its people. In reviewing its actions we have a Congress with no conscience and no shame. For ten years it refused to raise the minimum raise for government employees that were migrant farm workers living at or below the poverty level who traveled and lived in various parts of the country. Shockingly, the reason Congress gave was that it was bad for business. What happened to the nation of the people, by the people and for the people? Finally Congress granted these employees an increase in the minimum wage.
In 1951 Congress limited the number of terms a President may serve but did not limit the number of terms a member of Congress may serve. It made it possible for them to have lifetime careers by the despicable practice of adding Riders to bills of legislation in which were added pork barrel projects that were unnecessary and a waste of taxpayers money amounting to billions of dollars. This ingratiated themselves with constituents back home assuring them of lifetime careers. The reprehensible aspect of this is that term limits can only be made by Congress. It is like Congress saying to its members, " Stop the gravy train and everybody get off."
I have some ideas on how this can be changed. In coming posts I will share those with you. In the meantime, what do you think?


Saturday, February 13, 2010

Hello-


Good news I am excited to share with you my book is now available from Xlibris entitled For A Better America:Observations, Insights and a Plan for Action by a 95 Year Old American. I would be glad for your support to help bring about some much needed change.

Today what is on my mind is that it bothers me is Congress cannot reform the Health Plan and wants to cut aid to Medicare and does not cover many of our people because the cost is so high. My suggestion is to reduce the amount of money we give to Israel, Egypt, Pakistan and other countries and take care of our own people.

What are your thoughts?
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