Friday, March 26, 2010

It's all about the diplomas

Really? It is all about the diplomas?

Peter Orzag, the head of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has explained the differences in pay by saying that public employees have more diplomas.

However, in my opinion if the government we are getting is the result of all these diplomas, I would like high-school drop outs to run Congress.

Ain't that the truth! Most of the government workers I have direct experience with are not the sharpest knives in the drawer, diplomas or not. There is some innovation but the cost of that innovation is much higher than in the private sector. Additionally, most of the government workers are bureaucrats following the rule book. To what end are higher level diplomas?

Actual comparisons of education levels between public sector and private sector dispute that statement so try again...

It used to be that public sector pay lagged that of the private sector because you traded money for security. It was and still is very difficult to loose a government job compared to losing a private sector job. The salary discrepancies have been removed and so now you have "tenured" government employees that make on par or more than the private sector, have great benefits and can't be fired easily. The best of all worlds. The big dirty little secret is the pension obligations that are unsustainable at both the Federal and local government levels that will result in either massive tax increases and/or cuts in other current/future services to pay for retirement benefits.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Resisting ObamaCare, Gandhi Style

After all, this issue is not just about the fate of an industry. It is about maintaining control over basic decisions about one's own life and health. The stakes are too high to let ObamaCare stand.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Well, Obamacare looks to very soon, be the law of the land. The Democratic leadership managed to bribe, brow beat and twist enough arms to get this 2000 plus page monstrosity passed. I firmly believe that if it is not repelled, we and our children will suffer as a result if the enacting of this thing.

1) This bill is so massive that even after talking about it for a year or more, there is no single congressman that has read it all and understands it.

2) It is full of special deals, favors and vote buys.

3) I have lost count of the number of promises broken and lies this administration has told about this bill (i.e. it will be available online for at least 3 day before it is voted on). So much for that transparent government thing.

4) As has been noted before here and elsewhere, if real reform were the goal, there are two or three simple things that could have been done to do that. 2000+ pages was not needed. This has never been about health care, it has been about power and control.

I hope that all of the Democrats that voted for this stinking pile learn to regret their betrayal at the next election (a "sorry I did not know what I was voting for cause I did not read it" will NOT cut it).

Friday, March 19, 2010

I called and thanked them for voting "NO" on Obamacare (last time), did you?

I am sure that it would not hurt to call and encourage them to stand firm!

Allen Boyd, (D., Fla.) —202-225-5235
Suzanne Kosmas, (D., Fla.) —202-225-2706

It sure was not easy getting though!

Health care, government style

Our current government (headed by Obama if you have forgotten) wants to take over an additional 1/6th of the economy, in the form of their new health care proposal.

According to Attorney General Eric Holder, Medicare which currently accounts for 14% of all federal spending, is rife with waste, fraud and abuse. “By all accounts, every year we lose tens of billions of dollars in Medicare and Medicaid funds to fraud.”

So lets give them an even bigger program so that they can lose even more money!

Harvard Professor Malcolm Sparrow, a specialist in health care fraud teaching at the Kennedy School of Government, has estimated that as much as 20% of the federal health program budgets – or approximately $150 billion – is eaten up by improper payments every year.

So let me get this straight, the current portion of medical spending that the government does is so inefficient that there is actually "a specialist in health care fraud" teaching at the Kennedy School of Government! The current medical spending is so racked with fraud that there are specialists in the field of Medicare fraud! That must mean that this new health care proposal by Obama is actually two bills in one! Health care and a jobs bill! Cause if this monstrosity passes, there will be a need for many more "specialists in health care fraud" along with other types of specialists in navigating what will become a quagmire of rules and regulations that will make the current insurance maze look like a straight line.

Call your representative and tell them to say NO to this pile of garbage!

Men, damned if you do and damned if you don't

If men don't help around the house, they are called lazy, loafers, and other derogatory terms for not "pulling their weight". When they do help around the house, "they" can cause their partners to suffer from lower self-competence.

So, either men are lazy for not helping or they are subjecting their spouses to physiological stress if they do help. Must be nice being a woman and being able to have things both ways.

Sounds like just more feminist physcobabble to me.

Why is it that feminists never seem able to take responsibility for their situation? It seems that to a feminist, life is "done" to them verses them living life. They are affected by everything (and usually adversely) and seem to never have any control over anything, even when they have complete control. This is not the 50s any more. You are where and what you are because you earned it, good or bad. YOU chose to stay in a bad relationship. YOU chose to have a child out of wedlock. YOU chose to have a career instead of a family. YOU chose to own 30 pairs of shoes and have no savings. No one held a gun to your head and forced you to do anything. You have more laws to protect you from men, organizations and yourself than is sane. Many women love to talk about how childish men are. Well look in a mirror sometime. Women in America have more rights and options than women anywhere else in the world at any time in history and act (as a group) less like adults than ever before.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

A sensible heath care reform plan

Now this is a sensible heath care reform plan! It fits on one page (well maybe 6 when the politicians get done turning it into legalese), truly benefits consumers, reduces costs (which will lead to greater citizen coverage) and does not cost the government anything (but power). It even has something for the Greens among us (Al, I am talking to you) as it takes only 1 page instead of 2100 or so, so the carbon footprint of this bill is practically non-existent!

The GOP should jump on this idea! It could be proposed this week, voted on next week and signed into law shortly there after with big benefits to everyone!

If this health care bill is so good...

why is congress exempting themselves from it?

Simple question that should be simple for the President and congress to answer. Why haven't they?

The President is right in that these politicians will be judged at the polls for their vote and overwhelmingly, the people DON'T WANT THIS BILL!

After watching this interview, I can not see the President being on Fox for another. He did not come across looking very presidential or honest. He mostly dodged the questions and just kept repeating his standard talking points that have already been shown to be lies.

AND he said, we will post it after the vote. He has been promising to post it for months now and it has not been posted because it is not done yet! If it is not done yet, what the HECK are the voting for? They have NO IDEA! Since they have no idea, they should NOT be voting on it!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Homebuilt Kiwi 'hovercraft'

Now this is just TOO cool! If it can really be mass produced for only $13,000 U.S. that just adds to the cool factor.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy.

That is right, Queen Nancy said that "we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it". She is referring to the current health care legislation.

That would be like me telling you that you have to buy this car in order to test drive it, oh and by the way, too bad if you don't like it as you now own it!

Most members of congress (if not all of them) don't even know what is in this steaming pile as none of them have read it and they want us to take it on faith that "its all good".

It is an embarrassment that she is in congress and a down right crime that she is speaker of the house!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Postage stamp size testing kit

This is great, a postage stamp size, paper blood testing kit. One of the best parts is that it can be manufactured in quantity for about a penny a piece. One of the commenters had a really good idea about including it in bandages. That way you can perform tests as part of protecting a cut. The test results could indicate if you need to see a doctor. At that size, you could fill a tissue with 40 or so different tests that could all be checked at the same time.