Friday, October 23, 2009

Welcome Mr. President

I've heard reports of helicopters hovering, manhole covers welded shut and giddy citizens all over our blue state. I'm off to earn my keep and maintain my non-government option supported health insurance, so if you see the leader of the free world while I am at the office, give him a fist bump for me.


Anonymous said...

Fist bump Barack, you have to be on something! You should be down there with a sign, protesting the rape and theft of your future and our kids future.

My God, when will you zombies wake up and speak up to save your country.

Run some basic comparative numbers over history that us U.S. has spent ....

Marshall Plan: Cost: $12.7 billion, Inflation Adjusted Cost: $115.3 billion
Louisiana Purchase: Cost: $15 million, Inflation Adjusted Cost: $217 billion
Race to the Moon: Cost: $36.4 billion, Inflation Adjusted Cost: $237 billion
S&L Crisis: Cost: $153 billion, Inflation Adjusted Cost: $256 billion
Korean War: Cost: $54 billion, Inflation Adjusted Cost: $454 billion
The New Deal: Cost: $32 billion (Est), Inflation Adjusted Cost: $500 billion (Est)
Invasion of Iraq: Cost: $551b, Inflation Adjusted Cost: $597 billion
Vietnam War: Cost: $111 billion, Inflation Adjusted Cost: $698 billion
NASA: Cost: $416.7 billion, Inflation Adjusted Cost: $851.2 billion


World War II 3.7 trillion

TOTAL: $7.96 trillion

Now we have .....

Nancy Pelosi's happy faced estimate of $900 billion over ten years for the gov't takeover of healthcare in the U.S. to add icing to the crap cake we're all about to eat. You know gov't programs all start out with happy estimates to get them signed and then they go broke and in debt.

Obama's spending our tax dollars over his 1st 9 months adds 9 trillion dollars to the deficit over the next 10 years!

Add Bush (152 billion economic stimulus stimulus + 300 billion Housing/Economic Development Act) Obama months (787 billion "Stimulus") for over 1 trillion in "Stimulus" to grow government and hand outs to select recipients who are not you and me.

After that dessert, chase that down with the fact that the current tax cuts you have enjoyed expire this year.

Plus Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid all broke.

Unemployment over 10 percent for the foreseeable future.

We used to have a constitution in this country, but that's so old school.

Oh wait, yeah I gotta head down and fist bump the new pal of Castro and Chavez.

Educate yourself:

Streets of Stamford said...

Is someone actually arguing that we shouldn't have fought WWII because of the cost???

I hate to break it to the "teabaggers," but some expenditures are worthwhile, such as, um, World War II.

Poems in Search of Pictures said...

Things that are hard to read with a straight face - the phrase "educate yourself" written by someone who calls the president a rapist and Castro's "pal."

Anonymous said...

Excuse me. I did not call the President a rapist. Control your hysteria. I am merely making the point that the unhinged spending should concern one and all. Don't be cheap.

Second point. World War II OF COURSE SHOULD HAVE BEEN FOUGHT AND WON over by the Allies (free countries) over the Axis powers (such as the National "Socialist" party of Germany at the time who also owned the car companies and the banks).

And lastly, as for the "teabagger" comments. Nice sexual reference in a typical cheap, MSNBC demeaning manner. Tea Parties were attended by conservatives, liberals and independents who actually know history and are very concerned for their country instead of Kool-Aid drinkers such as yourself.

Anonymous said...

Umm, excuse me dear author.

2 points:

1. Nice crude, sexual reference in the MSNBC-LSD style referring to the tea party attendees. You should be proud. Demean the other opinion. Typically proud and liberal/leftist.

2. WWII OF COURSE SHOULD HAVE BEEN FOUGHT AND WON by free countries over axis powers, such as Germany (i.e. the National SOCIALIST party) who, hmmmm, also owned the banks and auto companies at the time.

Your blog is wonderful, please stick to pizza options around town and stay out of politics.

Poems in Search of Pictures said...

Of course "welcome Mr. President" is such a politically charged statement. Moreover, I will write about whatever I see fit to write about, whenever I see fit to write about it.

You lose some soap box real estate to get squeamish about clever and subtle sexual references when you start your own comment with a vile reference to child rape.

Anonymous said...

That's one Anonymous who should stay, well, Anonymous. First time I've seen the Louisiana Purchase referenced in a blog about the city of Stamford...seriously?

Anonymous said...

Sorry Anonymous lose. You were the one that turned this post into a ultra-politicized exchange...not the author.

If you would have simply posted information and your opinion, that would have been fine with me. However, you choose to use words such as "rape", "theft", and "Kool-Aid drinkers." Obviously these word were used to incite reaction, and reaction you got...not "hysteria" as you charged.

Next time, take a deep breath and count to 10 before banging out a comment on a blog where it probably does not belong.

Anonymous said...

Of course no such comment was made to link the two words child and rape as you can plainly see and takes the comment out of context.

It was a poor choice of words, but as you plainly see but choose to harp on for some reason, the phrase was "rape and theft of your FUTURE and your kids FUTURE" by federal gov't spending.

Let's change the term to Plunder and Pillage so you can't MSNBC my point.

Someone has lude thoughts on their mind to use the term teabagging instead of the proper tea party wording.

Merely highlighting the concept of bankrupting of our country by federal spending by both parties and the need to return to constitutional limits is a simple enough point, even on a local Stamford blog, which again, I read regularly and enjoy it's content.

Just figured I'd add something else to think about to yourself and my fellow readers in addition to fist bumping.

Sorry about offending sensibilities, I'm just a parent who works hard and is concerned about the country.

Anonymous said...

It would appear that Mr. Anon #1 is a member of a group that will be demonstrating outside the Stamford Hilton tonight, where President Obama is speaking.

malerie said...

I seemed to have missed this whole exchange yesterday. A bit of excitement on our local blog, eh what? Just like a right-winger to claim that the 50% plus portion of the US population that doesn't agree with him "needs an education." Well, let me tell you - as a parent of a college kid, education ain't cheap! And neither is health care. Hope Anon #1 never has expensive medical needs or two kids in college at one time, that's all I can say!

Anonymous said...

To the poster "malerieyolen", I'll assume you're a "left winger" if you point your finger at the icky, evil "right winger". Actually, for me "conservative" is more accurate since you are interested.

To your first point, I never indicated the over 50 percent that voted for Pres. Obama needed an education. I merely provided links to expand on my point. Are you offended at links to illustrate the points from my main post or just sensitive that I posted links as such. Debate the point if you like reasonably and stay away from the school yard demonizing the "right winger".

In addition, please don't try to convince me that over 50 percent still would vote for him as his poll numbers have dropped farther and faster than any President on record over the last 50 years. Spending other people's tax money when all government programs are broke is not "the change we need" that people thought it may have been back last November.

I certainly do not run my household budget that way. Normal people do not buy large screen TVs and second or third cars of they are behind on mortgage payments. Oh wait a minute, that's right, the fed. govt. does not play be the market economic rules we all play by in our private lives and businesses. If they need money, they do 2 things: raise taxes or print more of it.

Which leads me to your last point about college and health care costs. I started saving for my kids college when my wife was expecting as I watched the Republican, YES REPUBLICAN congress continue to spend us into oblivion with more federal pork projects. Bush never vetoed a spending bill that hit his desk.

Tell me, why don't we ask the gov't to pay for your kids college education if the gov't is so good at handing out and managing money? The cost of college has ridiculously grown much higher than inflation over time, why don't we beat down the doors of congress for a hand out there if you're worried about it? Why not, you trust them to handle your family's healthcare don't you? While you're at it, have them pay for your dental costs as well. Everybody needs that too right?

Well, the fact is that you have a choice where to send your child to school still, no matter where it may be.

Yes, healthcare is quite expensive as you mention. Gee, why do you think that is? Evil healthcare company profiteering and therefore, if we were to just get rid of those profits then the savings could be passed onto everyday nice people like you and me?

Well, the past 12 months the insurance industry has had a profit margin of .94%. That's not 94% , that's .94%, LESS THAN 1%.

Now I'll be kind and intellectually honest enough to admit the 5 year average has been 4% in the industry, but really a maximum a savings of 4%? That's enough to get the pitchforks out and teach them a lesson, please.

And let us not kid ourselves, with the amazing efficiency of the government managing a health insurance plan, you very well know it's going to gobble up more than that paltry 4% LIKELY COSTING YOU MORE THAN A PRIVATE HEALTH INSURER WOULD.

A few simple concepts such as allowing insurance companies to provide insurance across state lines to increase competition and consumer choice would be a good start. Why doesn't this apply to life insurance companies? Tort reform and malpractice insurance caps would bite into your premium cost as well. And another one would be having just a tier for catastrophic insurance, like car insurance when you really need insurance. I don't need to pay for all the defensive medicine and tests that are done by physicians that are afraid of malpractice suits just so they can cover their butts just incase a lawyer slaps them with a suit. Does your car insurance cover spark plug and oil filter changes? No, just the big stuff.

Oh, but it's not really about the cost, is it? It's the fact somebody else will be paying for it. And that's what this is all about. I just wish people would be intellectually honest about this.

Poems in Search of Pictures said...

Are we about done here?