lowfog01 wrote:... the blatant disregard for the Constitution. Yes, that pesky little document.
1. The federal government take over of private businesses. How do you like being a share holder in GM? Think you’ll ever see that money again?
Let's not forget that GM came begging, hat in hand, for the money. If the government bailed them out without taking part ownership, people would complain about the "giveaway". If the government did not bail them out, people would complain of all the jobs they could have saved, but didn't.
Lisa responded----So what, the governement still shouldn't have done it. Sometimes the answer has to be NO. GM should have been told to get it's act together and have been left alone. They would have been forced to change their business practices and move on as a smaller more competitive business. Painful, yes but what they did has only postponed the end of GM as we know it and wasted a whole lot of our money.
lowfog01 wrote:2. The attempt to federalize health care. Show me where Health care is even mentioned in the Constitution. That makes it a state matter.
Most insurance where I live, Maine, is with Aetna, headquartered in Connecticut. That makes it interstate commerce, a federal matter. (Weak, I admit. I have my own reservations about overuse of the commerce clause of the constitution.) However, I didn't hear Republicans in the Reagan-Bush-Bush administrations clamoring to shut down Medicare or the interstate highway system on constitutional grounds.
Lisa responded----As I said, I'm not a Republican. This is one of the things I disagree with them on. How can they consider this interstate commerce if insurance companies are not allowed to cross state lines to write policies in other states. That's bogus. Health care should be a state issue and companies should be allowed to cross state lines.
lowfog01 wrote:3. Establishment of a shadow government without congressionally mandated concurrence. 34 Czars, give me a break. Who are they, why are they qualified and who pays for them?
Sorry, I don't know exactly what you are referring to. I think it is called "management" -- the president can't personally oversee every agency, so it makes sense to delegate.
Lisa responded----That's what the cabinet is for. They are appointed with the concurrence of the Senate per the Constitution. Yes, every president has had their "kitchen cabinet" but Obama has 34 "czars that no one has vetted and no one knows anything about. If you are getting your news from multiple sources and breaking down what's true and what's not then you see that these czars are implanting adminstration policies that will impact your life. That's how the energy czar and the EPA are putting new regulations into effect that will curtail any new exploration of oil in the Gulf of Mexico. Did you vote for any of it or them? Did anyone?
lowfog01 wrote:4. Placing an individual who knew and did not report the statutory rape of a 15 year boy in charge of the Federal "safe school" office. The individual's own notes confirm this.
Sorry, again I am not familiar with this case. I wonder if there is more than one side to the story? At any rate, I doubt there are constitutional issues involved.
Lisa responded----This clearly a moral issue. I am sorry that you haven't been following this but then I know it hasn't been in the mainstream media. Check out the Washington Examiner on line to compare what they think is news to what the Washington Post thinks is news. You will be surprised. Anyway, this guy wrote - about this rape in the endosrement he wrote for a book. He fully admits knowing about it and brags that the young man left his office with a smile because of the advice he was given.
lowfog01 wrote:5. Spending 20 years in the congregation of a blatant racist. That is immoral to me.
If blacks had enslaved whites for hundreds of years in this country, and marginalized us for a hundred more, you and I might be engaging in some backlash ourselves. You are correct, it doesn't make it right, but it makes it understandable.
Lisa responded---It's not even understandable; for Pete's sake, when do I get to stop paying for the sins of others. Ophrah Winfrey was a member of that same church but when it started leaning racist she left the congregation and it didn't take her twenty years. No, Obama was where he thought he needed to be for his future political endevours.
lowfog01 wrote:6. Putting a gag order out on Aetna Insurance when they tried to tell their subscribers of the problems with the proposed Health Care plan.
Once more I plead total ignorance of the whole story. How did the administration go about quashing Aetna's freedom of speech? Did the Post Office refuse to deliver a company mailing? Did Congress pass some resolution telling them to shut up?
Lisa responded----No to all the above, Kathleen Seblis Secretary of the Health and Human Services sent out a letter to Aetna informing them to stop or she would blocked all government contracts that Aetna has with the government. It was effective and the mass mailings Aetna was doing was stopped. Aetna is one of the companies the Federal workers can chose from and to be banned from all government contracting would have meant the end of Aetna. The government had them under a barrell.
Would I get the full unvarnished truth if I listened more to Rush?