MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.

If The Government Can’t Get Medicare Right…

March 3rd, 2010 Viewed 1441 times

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Here’s something I’ve had trouble understanding from the start.

Government already has one health care solution that it provides: Medicare.  How is it doing?

Who’s Right on Healthcare?

March 1st, 2010 Viewed 1909 times, 1 so far today

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One of the trouble with numbers is that with the size of the numbers that were being thrown around the other day at the health care debate was that it’s extremely difficult to tell who is using the right numbers and what the truth is.  President Obama uses numbers that back up his argument, and uses formulas to arrive at them.  The Republicans use a set of numbers as well, and both of them claim to be right.

Congress Really Doesn’t Care If It’s Constitutional

November 29th, 2009 Viewed 2118 times

When a person is brought into an office in the Federal Government– from the President down to the Senators and Congressmen– they are administered an oath of office that includes upholding and defending the Constitution.  And it seems that’s the last time that they actually think about it.

After that oath, everything becomes all about what they can do– the power that they have achieved through their office.  It becomes about “what I wanted to do” and “what I tried to do” more than doing what’s best for the country.

Big Bird Takes Mrs. Obama To Task

November 21st, 2009 Viewed 1640 times

Poking fun at our First Lady by dubbing over Sesame Street characters, this video is good for a laugh.

You Must Buy This, Or Else!!

November 13th, 2009 Viewed 1918 times, 2 so far today

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Can the Federal Government of the United States force anyone to buy a good or service?

That’s the big underlying question in the Health Care Debate that our Representatives in the House and Senate refuse to comment on other than assuming that they have the authority.  They assume that they can do whatever they please.

The question is, have these people that have sworn to uphold and protect the Constitution went too far?

Defending the 10th Amendment

October 29th, 2009 Viewed 2744 times

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I bet you didn’t know it needed defending?

The Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states:

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

This is a statement made by the Federal Government about the extent of its power and where its power ends.  It was by this Amendment (before the 14th) that made it so that states had established religions even when the Federal Government could not.

It is also by this amendment that many states are taking more actions to protect themselves from the actions of the Federal Government.

What if Social Security Is Unconstitutional?

October 27th, 2009 Viewed 4124 times

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It was a time much like the present.  There was a economic downfall, a President with high personal popularity, a Democratic Congress sympathetic to the President’s plans, and a Supreme Court split down the middle.  The ambitious President sought to deal with mitigating circumstances with dramatic solutions that would increase government involvement in everyday lives.

And what would happen next would change the course of the country for decades to come and still impact us today.

Are You Going to Get the H1N1 Flu Shot?

October 22nd, 2009 Viewed 2237 times

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My wife is pregnant with our fourth child.  That puts us close to first in line for the H1N1 flu vaccine—only with the conflicting stories that we hear, we’re currently favoring taking a pass.

Health Care Insurance: Thinking Outside the Box

October 2nd, 2009 Viewed 1938 times

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In American life there are a number of different “insurances” that one can or has to purchase.

  • Life Insurance: Based on your age and health you are insurance for a certain dollar amount against your death.
  • Auto Insurance: Based on the car’s age and replacement value, you are insurance a certain dollar amount against damage or loss of your vehicle.
  • Home Owner’s/Renter’s Insurance: Based on the replacement value of your house and its contents, you insure a certain dollar amount against loss or destruction.
  • Health Insurance: Companies and groups bind together to give insurance to employees based on the risk pool that they are in, and pay a combination of premiums, copays, coinsurance to pay for routine and emergency trips to the doctor.

So why is it that one part of the insurance industry works differently than every other?

Florida Democrat Claims To Know GOP Health Plan

October 1st, 2009 Viewed 1871 times

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On Tuesday night, Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) brought three poster boards with what he claimed was the Republican plan for health care.  It had three points—though someone should have reviewed them before he presented them, as #2 was just a lead in to #3 and should have been #2.

In any case, the plan he presented was as follows:

  1. Don’t Get Sick
  2. Die Quickly

MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.