The hard part. Flashy prizes. Rush’s team. Tankers. Plus more.
Re: Philip Klein’s Now Comes the Hard Part:
Not only is the Baucus Bill a formula for uncontrolled spending, but there is another major problem. The employer mandate is very poorly crafted, in that it is enforced based on the SIZE of the company by number of employees.
This means that a large but nearly bankrupt company would get hit
while some very small but extremely profitable firm skates
— John D. Froelich
Re: Peter Ferrara’s Ruination From Obama-Baucus:
I am 88 years old and on Medicare and also a supplement policy I pay for. Even so, neither Medicare nor my supplement pay out more than I pay in. With Medicare Part B, Part D, and my supplement, I pay in around $5,000.00 per year and my medical expenses including dentistry, prescriptions, and Dr. Visits run $4,000.00 per year. I don’t smoke, consume a glass of wine each day, watch my diet, and do some exercise which I enjoy doing.
Also, when I was working I invested in the tax exempt medical
fund which I hope will help pay for any catastrophic illness I am
sure to contract some day. And now my government is going to
shovel as much medical expense of others on me just because I
managed my health care as best I could during my earlier years.
The Obamacare care stinks. My only satisfaction is that I did not
vote for him.
— Warren Lyckman
MOVING TO THE LEFT
Re: Jeffrey Lord’s The Reagan Prize:
I’m leery of say, starting some group to hand out prizes in Ronald Reagan’s name. There’s the observation that any organization will inevitably move to the left. The Ford Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation…and, yes, the Nobel Prize committees. Eventually things pass out of the hands of the founders, or anybody who knew Reagan… and eventually things pass into the hands of those who often have different ideas.
You wouldn’t want a prize named for Ronald Reagan handed out to
the ultra-liberal activists of thirty or forty years from now,
— Robert Nowall
Cape Coral, Florida
KEEPING BLACKS DOWN
Re: John R. Guardiano’s Personal Fouls:
Once again, the black leftists cry “foul” when it suits their
needs. A Rush caller yesterday, who was black, and lives in
Detroit, bemoans the fact that black leaders, like Jackson and
Sharpton have allied with the white liberals to keep the black
man down. Yet, blacks continue to follow the liars like Jackson
and Sharpton, and vote in the welfare programs which have stunted
family growth and security in such formerly great cities like
Detroit and Chicago. Why are these cities, and many others under
Democratic control for generations, bankrupt and with NO future?
I can’t all be George Bush’s fault. No, but the almighty Obama,
who proclaims to be “post-racial” has a racist attorney general,
and in many ways uses the race card in a more subtle way than
even Jackson and Sharpton.
— Bob M
Ft Myers, Florida
Don’t forget that Sharpton once incited a group of his
“followers” to kill a Korean grocer inside the grocer’s store.
This, it seems to me, was “the reverend’s” biggest “hit.”
— J.H. Insley
Re: Lisa Fabrizio’s The Friend of My Enemy Is Who?:
Thanks for this decent and honest report on a good man who took
the heat for 8 years because the liberals did not get their own
way! Al Gore would have been the worst President of USA EVER! The
man is a buffoon.
Re: Quin Hillyer’s reply (under “Tanker Sores”) in Reader Mail’s Unreasonable People:
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?