Posts Tagged ‘health care’

AxXiom for Liberty Live_2-24-12

February 24, 2012

     AxXiom for Liberty Live, Kaye and I welcome a full line-up of guests this afternoon to help us in making sense of the insensible!  First up is Lukus Collins, Director of Operations for Ron Paul OK, to tell about tomorrows visit to Oklahoma City by the Congressman from Texas…Dr. Ron Paul!  Visit www.ronpaulok.com for more information about Ron Paul OK.

Next we will welcome Darren Gantz, Republican candidate for Oklahoma State House of Representatives for District 68.  Darren will tell us what motivated him to seek this seat and take on a Republican incumbent.  Visit www.darrengantz.com for info about Darren and his campaign.

Kaye and I then bring on the founder and executive director of Oklahomans for Liberty, David Tackett.  David has been been fighting for Constitutional Conservative values in the Oklahoma Legislature by tacling issues such as open-carry, Obamacare, and corporate welfare….just to name a few and we’re going to talk about some these issues tonight.  Visit www.libertyok.com for more information on Oklahomans for Liberty.

Our final guest tonight on AxXiom for Liberty is Theodore King.  Theodore is the author of the book: “The War on Smokers and the Rise of the Nanny State”  http://www.amazon.com/War-Smokers-Rise-Nanny-State/dp/1440123047He is also a writer for an Oklahoma paper, the Pryor Daily Times , while doing his part to restore journalistic integrity — http://dailycaller.com/2011/10/26/why-i-love-herman-cains-new-smoking-ad/.  We will talk with Theodore about legislation that further promotes the rise of the “Nanny State” with specific detail paid to the war on smokers.

Tune in LIVE, tonight 2-24-12, from 6:00 to 8:00pm CST on 102.3FM in OKC or ListenLive on the web at www.logosradionetwork.com OR you can listen on your phone by dialing: 512-485-9010 .  The question and comment line during the show is: 512-646-1984.  See Ya There!

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More Oklahoma “Obamacare” Shennanigans? HB2490

February 8, 2012

 

Oh Goody!!! (NOT!) Ever hear of “rap back”? Well, guess what? That is a really neat way for state (but mainly Fed) gov’t to collect and hoard the biometric info of innocent citizens. Its SO important that PPACA (Obamacare) mandates the collection of biometric info as well as “mandating” states set-up their own “rap-back” program: Oklahoma??? You betcha! And here it is, in committee today! http://www.oklegislature.gov/BillInfo.aspx?Bill=HB2490

  • FROM HB2490: “When deemed appropriate, the Bureau is authorized to provide rap back information consisting of subsequent changes or updates to a criminal history record to the person or entity that has previously requested the particular criminal history record.”

From The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services: https://www.cms.gov/SurveyCertificationGenInfo/Downloads/backgroundcheckqanda.pdf

From the above link:    “Each participating State is required to develop and test a rap-back system by which State law enforcement departments immediately inform the State of any criminal convictions against the employee that occur following the pre-employment background check.”

ANY QUESTIONS???  KILL THIS BILL!!!

The NEW White House Rural Council: A “Take-Down”

June 23, 2011

Point-by-Point “Take-Down” of  Executive Order establishing the White House Rural Council:

Below is the White House link to the Press Release “explaining” Executive Order #13575.  You may want to view it first.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/06/09/obama-administration-establishes-white-house-rural-council-strengthen-ru

 

1). JOBS — You gotta be kiddin’ me! Yea, right…this administration has a stellar track record with job creation…NOT!  By the way…Government does NOT create jobs. 

 2). Agriculture Market… Expansion: Get Gov’t out of the market!!! The MARKET functions best when central-planners leave it alone, thus the term FREE-MARKET…you know, that thing that once made America the envy of the world!

 3). Innovation — Thru subsidies???? Huh? What??? You gotta be kiddin’ me! Leave us alone, let the market function, get out of the way, repeal most regulations and we’ll innovate like you’ve never seen (which, by the way, these folks have no idea what REAL innovation is).

 4.) Networks: More REGIONALISM here. BTW, REGIONALISM only serves to break-down representative government. Via REGIONAL councils, rather than elected representatives who are able to be held accountable, more rules and regulations will be foisted upon We, the people and we are left without avenues of recourse and redress of grievances.

5). Health Care — Nothing needs to be said about this, we know whats implied here: Centrally-Planned and managed Health Care that will, once again, drive costs up even more that will be chased by more of OUR hard-earned $$$.

 6). Education — Increase Post-Secondary enrollment rates??? Huh? What? Are they going to MANDATE enrollment? Are they going to now pay for college with MORE tax $$$? Increased Graduation rates for rural students in college? Huh? What? Is gov’t going to supply cheat-sheets or tax-payer funded tutors?  Lower standards (again) maybe?

 7). Broadband — this is already well in the works and once again Gov’t is interfering with the market by taking more of OUR $$$ (taxes and “fees”).

 8). Infrastructure — coordinate investment? Huh??? What??? Are we sooooo “stoopid” that we can’t “COORDINATE”?

 9). Ecosystem Markets — Here’s the REAL reason for this council. “Expanding opportunities for conservation”, Uh huh…yea…right. Let me translate this: Increased PRIVATE land management by the FEDs. That means that YOUR (OUR) private land can be used as we see fit IF…IF…IF…we do so the way “they” say we are allowed to do so.

10).  The history of government desires, and resulting policies, to “do good”  reminds me of what Ronald Reagan told us years ago:  “The nine most terrifying words in the English language — I’m from the government and I’m here to help.”   WE REALLY DO NOT NEED OR WANT GOVERNMENT TO BE MORE INVOLVED, YOU’VE DONE ENOUGH ALREADY…Thank you, and goodbye, now!

AxXiom for Liberty Radio: Okla. Labor Commish Mark Costello and Jonathan Small – OCPA

March 18, 2011

  AxXiom for Liberty Live: 

  Friday 3-18-11 from 6:00 – 8:00pm CST

ListenLive at  www.ruleoflawradio.com       AxXiom for Liberty is broadcast on the Rule  of Law Radio Network on AM and FM stations in 21 states. 

     Kaye and I welcome Oklahoma Labor Commissioner Mark Costello and Jonathan Small, C.P.A. – Fiscal Policy Director for Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs.

     Kaye and I will also discuss our recent experiences at the Oklahoma Capitol and Kaye will provide The Weekly I.A.C.P. Update.

     Commissioner Costello’s recent column in The Oklahoman discussed binding arbitration and how this has contributed to a “have vs. have-not” society.  With all the hullbaloo going on around America (most notably, Wisconsin), we felt a brief time with Commissioner Costello would be beneficial for all listeners.

     Jonathan Small is the Fiscal Policy Director for OCPA.  He has served as a budget analyst for the Oklahoma Office of State Finance, fical policy analyst and research analyst for the Oklahoma House of Representatives, and as Director of Government Affairs for the Oklahoma Insurance Department.  Jonatahn will detail how our money is taken from us and where that money ends up!

This promises to be a great show!!!  See ya there.

A4L Radio: Brogdon’s Freedoms Roll and The Common-Sense Judge has a “Verdict for America”

October 29, 2010

Tonight on Axxiom for Liberty Radio:    I will be co-hosting with Kaye Beach –Constitutional Liberty Activist and Board Member of Constitutional Alliance.  Axxiom for Liberty can be heard evey Friday from 6:0 to 8:00 PM CST.  Go to www.ruleoflawradiocom to “Listen Now” via the internet or find a radio station near you.  Rule of Law Radion is now available in 20 states.  You can also find info on calling in to ListenLive and calling in to ask questions or offer comments.

Our guests will be: Randy Brogdon – Oklahoma State Senator and Founder of Freedoms Roll Institute.

Since being elected State Senator in 2002, Randy Brogdon has championed legislation such as “The Taxpayer Bill of Rights” and SB 1 “The Taxpayer Transparency Act.” In addition, he was successful in leading the charge to opt out of the federal “REAL ID ACT” of 2005.

Randy Brogdon is also the author of SJR 10, otherwise known as the 10th Amendment Resolution. This resolution is designed to protect states rights and prevent the federal government from overexerting its legislative power. His efforts on the 10th Amendment Initiative have brought him national attention from several media outlets across the country. In March of 2009, Senator Brogdon was invited to speak to members of the Pennsylvania State Legislature about his work on the 10th Amendment Initiative.

Randy Brogdon has received numerous accolades for his consistent, conservative voting record from state and national organizations. He was also the first State Senator in 20 years to receive a 100% mark on the Conservative Vote Index.

We will alson have The Honourable Bill Ponath, “The Common-Sense Judge” and author of Verdict or America.  We will discuss the research and conclusions (Verdicts) Mr. Ponath reaches in his new book.

   Bill Ponath, J.D., B.A., is a skilled attorney with more than 26 years of experience and has served for seven terms as a judge pro tem in Maricopa County Justice Courts in Arizona since 2001. His analytical skills are well-known; he gained the highest scores in the nation on two uniform mathematics examinations, and has issued rulings directly impacting the criminal court system.

Houchen for Congress: Statement on HC Vote_3-21-10

March 22, 2010

Dear Fellow Americans;

     In the evening hours of 21 March 2010, Speaker Pelosi’s House of Representatives voted for passage of not just Federal government CONTROL of the American Health Care sector but, in doing so also voted to cement the foundations of the Progressive central-planning collectivist ideology that an overwhelming majority of Americans have voiced opposition to. Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele reiterated what I have been saying throughout Eastern Oklahoma and across as much of America as possible for almost a year: “The problem has been…that the Leadership has not listened. This Administration, this Congress has not listened to what people wanted.” Does anyone doubt that if the peoples’ elected representatives had voted the will of their constituency that this bill wouldn’t have passed? What occurred today provides definitive proof of what I stated back in June of 2009; “American governance is busted…and it needs new batteries.”

     While I do not believe today’s vote represents the absolute final say on whether or not America turns to socialized health care, and all the other central-planning mechanisms that are contained in this unconstitutional and un-American piece of legislation, I do believe it signals a hazardous change of direction that America is not meant to travel and will place us in perils not yet fully contemplated that will undo, forever, the intent and purpose of our Founding Principles. To paraphrase Sen. Jim DeMint from a statement at around 4:00 pm CST: This is a wholly unworthy process for a free people.

     While I have always held on to hope that this day would not come, whereby our elected officials overtly and arrogantly ignored the unmistakable will of the citizenry, we have prepared the Houchen for Congress campaign to deal with such a blow to individual and economic freedom by the Pelosi House. On 14 January 2010, I signed the “Repeal It Pledge! that was initiated by The Club for Growth which stated very simply: “I, Howard Houchen, hereby pledge to the people of OK-D2 upon my election to the U.S. House of Representatives, to sponsor and support legislation to repeal any federal health care takeover passed in 2010, and replace it with real reforms that lower health care costs without growing government.” To date, the only Oklahoma Republicans who have signed that pledge are Sen. Tom Coburn, Rep. Tom Cole, Rep. John Sullivan, Republican House Candidate (OK-05) Kevin Calvey, and Howard Houchen. Note: Not a single Oklahoma Democrat (legislator or candidate), has signed this pledge to overturn socialized medicine…Dan Boren included.

Over the past several days I have called the offices of representatives Jerry Costello (D-IL), Kathy Dahlkemper (D-PA), Joe Donnelly (D-IN), Steve Driehaus (D-OH), Brad Ellsworth (D-IN), Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), Dale Kildee (D-MI), Dan Lipinski (D-IL), Jim Oberstar (D-MN), Charlie Wilson (D-OH), and Bart Stupak (D-MI). I called Rep. Boren’s office twice to recommend he take to the floor and publicly denounce this piece of catastrophic legislation and urge colleagues to do what is mandated of them and vote the will of the constituents they represent. Clearly our attempts as “mere citizens” to be represented by our officials in government no longer is worthy of their attention. This current state of affairs must not be allowed to stand!

     I have made the solemn vow to turn back the encroachments of federal government on individual liberties and economic freedom…today’s vote only serves to strengthen that resolve. America is far too special and deserves far greater than what now guides her course. I will fight for the voice of Eastern Oklahomans to be heard at all times and will fight for the future of the America we know is possible and not settle for anything less than an environment of Freedom and Constitutional adherence.

We must fight for freedom as if Lady Liberty herself were in jeopardy…because she is!!!

Thank you and may God Bless us all,

 Howard Houchen Republican

Candidate U.S. House of Representatives

Oklahoma District 2

www.houchenforcongress.com

http://www.h2-ok.com

When Deceit Fails, Try Leading

March 4, 2010

Sometimes, in the hustle and bustle of all things associated with campaigning, I question if I heard, read, or saw something in the fashion it was intended.  Every now and then I even question if it occurred at all.  This brings me to the following observational question(s):  Didn’t Barack Obama mention, several weeks back, something about “HIS” administration becoming more attentive and focused on economic matters and that the economy was priority NUMBER ONE?  I thought he did…just double-checkin’.  What have we, the people, been inundated with over 90% of the time, since that announcement?  Hmmm…an increased push and focus on HEALTH CONTROL!!!  For like the 7 th. time in the last 10 months. 

Sure, we had some of the BILLIONS in unspent and unconstitutional stimulus funds diverted to a really nifty titled “Jobs Bill” (wait…wasn’t the stimulus itself supposed to create all those shovel ready jobs so unemployment wouldn’t go above 8%?).  The focus is still the same no matter how the deception is packaged – increase the central-planning nature and scope and reach of OUR federal government.

I have written many articles about the foundational purpose of this administration’s HEALTH CONTROL proposal and said from the very beginning its purpose was not helping people (that’s always the disguise), rather it was about helping government entrench itself, like a leech or some other parasite, into the lives of individuals and decisions of business.  The continued rabid push for HEALTH CONTROL in the midst of American economic decay illuminates the arrogant and deceptive nature of this ruling regime and highlights where THEIR priorities differ from OUR priorities.

 Today’s unemployment numbers (first-time filers for unemployment benefits) are being touted as something positive by the majority of the media accounts I am observing…imagine that.  Just look over the numbers though…first-time filers declined by 29,000 while extended benefit recipients climbed by 200,000 over last week!!!  I guess these are the same folks who are able to understand the “job saved or created” formula.

Members of the House–Members of the Senate–Mr. President, and all of your BRILLIANT czars and advisors: It’s The Economy!!!  Look…normally I wouldn’t offer advice like this but, these are not normal times.  You would have a much better shot at getting HEALTH CONTROL if economic conditions were rosy and folks saw that economic growth was not only sustainable but might even be capable of producing a surplus every now and then. 

American citizens want jobs and they want to say and believe they have confidence in government getting out-of-the-way of free-market principles and let Americans do what we do best – prosper!  Cut corporate tax rates and quit trying to implement policies and introducing regulations.  This will help alleviate the business community’s fears of YOU taking more of  what WE produce.  Cut personal income tax rates immediately and introduce a consumption-based (Fair Tax) tax system that is actually FAIR and implemented equally.  The unequal confiscation of OUR property by YOU is determined by YOU, not we, the people.  Is that how America was designed to function? 

 All of you with Progressive (to be read as statist or socialist) tendencies, you really aren’t that bright.  The arrogance is no longer capable of being cached by repetitive talking points and teleprompter readings to elementary school kids.  The perception-deception tactics are really getting old and we can see and smell them coming long before you actually trot their tired old bones out before us.  So…stop pushing so hard for CONTROL.   We are the one’s who are supposed to have that job and We are about to start pushing back.