Feb 25, 2010

9 Polls show US wants Obamacare in the same way as they want to be HIV+

The support/opposition split on the health care bill, according to various pollsters:

Rasmussen: 41/56
Newsweek: 40/49
Public Policy Polling: 39/50
Pew: 38/50
Quinnipiac: 35/54
Ipsos/McClatchy: 37/51
NBC/WSJ: 31/46
CNN: 38/58
NPR: 39/55

Source:  http://campaignspot.nationalreview.com/post/?q=NmJhOGViZmYwYjM3N2VhY2E5YzNlNTU4YTBiNjRhYTM= or the campaign spot

My Journey: Tax problems.

I was having tax problems with my 2008 return that has caused anxiety. This afternoon, I read Mt 7:7-12 that was about a child asking his father for food and not being denied. So, I paused and prayed feeling assured by that timely passage. I didn’t bargain because I said, “If I knew that there was something that God wanted from me, then I would give it – whether I needed something or not.” A few minutes after the prayer, an email arrived from the Tax Appeals Division saying that my case has been closed.

Here are the details.  Back in April, I filed my taxes electronically. A few months later, I got a letter charging me for the full amount of my tax liabilities plus interests and penalties. When I examined the statement, it showed that the payroll deductions were not factored in so, something must have gone wrong during the transmission. I resubmitted a printed copy of the returns with my W2s. A couple of months later, I got a collection letter with even more interest charges and penalties. So I sent in an appeal. After a few weeks I mustered the courage to follow up by phone only to be asked to call back after another week. After a week, I called back and explained the situation all over. My case has gone into two directions – one with the appeals board and the other with the amendment division. And I was talking with a third division whose number was in the correspondence. I was asked to call back in two weeks. That is the back drop of today’s event. And another thing though, last week a man flew his airplane into an I.R.S. building in Texas.

Video: Reagan's analysis of socialized medicine amazingly applicable and alarming

If you saw the Health Care Summit today and considered the arguments together with the emotional appeals, you would be amazed at how this 1961 speech addresses the very same drama with some alarming implications.  I yield the next 4 minutes to the late President Ronald Reagan for this warning.

Source:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnLa1BvtaxM  or click here

Video Description:
Ronald Reagan speaks out against socialized medicine. A modernly relevant portion of a 1961 LP recorded by Ronald Reagan. In this recording, Reagan warned that socialized medicine would curtail Americans' freedom and that "pretty soon your son won't decide when he's in school, where he will go or what he will do for a living. He will wait for the government to tell him."   Ronald Reagan clearly unfolds how social medicine encroaches upon Americans' freedoms. Whether deliberately advancing socialization under the guise of humanitarian effort, or simply instituting another social program with reduced individual freedoms following in its wake, socialized medicine will lead to the erosion of every American's God given rights and freedoms.

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