TAMPA, Fla. — Denard Span’s mother settled into her box seat, surrounded by 20 family members and friends, to watch her son lead off for the Minnesota Twins.
Uh oh. Look out!
In a shocking split-second, Span hit a hard foul ball that struck his mom in the upper chest Wednesday. She was treated by paramedics and back in the stands minutes later.
“Tell everyone that I’m all right,” Wanda Wilson told The Associated Press hours later by telephone. “Everyone was so worried, he was so worried. But I’m all right.”
“We had just gotten there. It happened so fast, you couldn’t do anything,” she said. “I was kind of in awe. But God is good, I’m OK.”
Wilson was wearing a Span jersey and sitting a few rows off the field, near the Twins’ third-base dugout. In the first inning against the New York Yankees, Span took a late swing on the sixth pitch of the game and sent a line drive that hit his mother near the shoulder.
“As the ball was in the air, I realized that it was going after my mom,” Span said after arriving back at Twins’ headquarters in Fort Myers. “When I saw her go down, I just couldn’t do nothing but go after her.”
Span ran into the packed stands and stayed with his mother while she got treatment. Shaken, she’d started to tear up.
“That’s what hurt me the most,” Span said, “when she started crying.”
The split-squad game was delayed for a few minutes as she walked to the first aid station. Span returned to the plate and struck out looking on the next pitch from Phil Hughes.
The Twins originally said Span would leave the game, but his mother was sitting in a different seat by the bottom of the first inning and he went to play center field.
“What the odds of that happening?” Twins pitching coach Rick Anderson said. “I’ve never seen it before. It’s crazy. I’m standing there right next to it and I heard it and it’s just, ‘Oh no!, that didn’t sound good.’ She’s on the ground and I’m saying, ‘Please don’t be the head or something’ because it sounded so ugly.”
Span flied out in the second inning. After the top of the third, Span said Yankees star Derek Jeter stopped him on the field and told him that it was OK to leave the game to check on his mother. Span left in the bottom of the third, telling a team official he wasn’t mentally into the game.
“I told her I came out of the game and she got mad at me because everyone came to see me play,” said Span, a Tampa native. “She was more mad at me for coming out of the game than me hitting her.”
The Twins were more than happy to let him go and the mother and son spent time together for the rest of the afternoon.
“It tore him up pretty good,” Anderson said. “They said she was fine and he got a chance to be with her. I’m sure he’ll probably buy her a nice dinner tonight,” he said.
Span tied for the league lead in triples last year, helping the Twins win the AL Central.
“It’s just been a crazy day,” he said after the 4-2 win over New York.
Anderson said a few inches either way could’ve made for a much more serious injury.
“It hit her in the meat. I guess if it got up on the bone or the shoulder blade or something, the trainer said it could have shattered it. No place is good, but if it had to be somewhere, at least it didn’t get a bone,” he said.
Said Yankees manager Joe Girardi: “Very scary and it had to be very scary for him, watching him run over there. Thank God she is OK. She is a tough lady, she stayed. She didn’t go to the hospital, nothing. I suspect you are not going to see him come out for many things, either.”
Spring training ballparks are much smaller than stadiums where regular-season games are held. But along with being more cozy, spring parks can be more dangerous because fans often sit closer to the field.
The backstop netting at George M. Steinbrenner Field goes all the way from behind the plate to the roof, and extends toward the dugouts. Span’s mother was sitting only a few rows off the field, in the first section where the netting ends.
“It’s kind of a dangerous spot,” Hughes said. “I think they should move the net all the way to the dugout because you can get those foul balls like that.”
Fans are often reminded to be alert for balls and bats that might go flying into the stands. But with objects traveling so fast, such injuries become perils of the game.
Hall of Famer Bob Feller heard about the Span accident and recalled the time he threw a pitch that was fouled off and hit his mom — on Mother’s Day.
“She was sitting right next to the dugout at Comiskey Park in Chicago,” the 91-year-old Feller said at Cleveland’s camp in Goodyear, Ariz. “It hit her right above the eye, broke her glasses and she needed seven stitches. It was in 1939. Some Mother’s Day for her, wasn’t it? I was pretty upset, but had to keep on pitching.”
There is a misnomer in our society to the tune of “household chores”. “Chores” imply that there is work that needs getting done. That makes sense, doesn’t it? In days of old, the man of the house would establish these chores and then divy them up to his clan. There would be no bullshit about this. My how times have changed for the worse. Jesus Christ how things have changed.
Today’s “household chores” are merely a fabrication of women to invent things to endlessly bitch about.
It’s easy to see this with a simple comparison. Men love drinking beer, and watching games galore whether its baseball, football, or basketball. We love it because beer is not only delicious for the mouth, but also for the mind. In other words its a great escape to get away from the constant “bitching”. Because of that, we find creative excuses to drink and get the hell out of the house away from these crazy ho’s.
For women it’s exactly the same. Except not with beer, with brow-beating and nagging. They love bitching about meaningless nonsense just like we men love treating ourselves to a nice, cold can of suds and an occassional anti anxiety med(we call em Z’s).
Similarly, they’ll invent creative excuses to wallow around in their naggery and bitchery(not sure if those are words). Excuses like completely empty goddamn pizza boxes left on the counter and bills not put into the bill drawer. Hey bitch do you wonder why in the hell Id rather be out with my boyz holl’n at a Bud Select and a Xanax?
That’s a great idea. Nothing’s ever been lost in a drawer…except for everything. Crazy ass ho’s will wear you thin!
I know that your first male instinct is to use this new knowledge to better understand a woman next time she is busting all balls within reach about some bullshit like shoes being left on the table. Don’t. Just accept that all women are wound up tighter than a Swiss watch and that they’re never going to change because they love it. Please do not ever think you can change these crazy bitches because you cant. Accept your a fucking moron for getting married in the first place.
I don’t know about you men, but all this thinking has made me quite thirsty. Hey pharmacist and bartender, hook a brotha up with a Z(Xanax) and a can of ice cold suds!
McDonald’s might need to enlist its Big Mouth Billy Bass Singing Fish, made famous in its TV ads, to “bring back” that fish one impatient customer took at its restaurant in South Brunswick, N.J.
Police said the customer crawled out of his car and into the drive thru window to get his fish sandwich, after slapping the McDonald’s employee in the face.
“His Filet-O-Fish was taking too long at 4:30 in the morning,” said South Brunswick Police Detective Sergeant James Ryan to NBCNewYork.
According to Ryan, the customer yelled at the employee and pushed him against the counter.
“After he slaps him, he takes his food,” said Ryan.
Perhaps suggesting how hungry the suspect was, Ryan said he then threatened the employee by telling him “I’ll be waiting for you when you get off work.”
The police report said the suspect “then walked out of the store with his fish filet sandwich,” went to his car, still parked in the drive thru lane and left.
However, he never came back for the employee, leaving McDonald’s and Bill Bass to wonder if the suspect had ever seen or heard the words to its TV ad “Give me back that Filet-O-Fish, Give me that fish.”
This guy is bad gone and should be barred from eating McDonald’s ever again. Anyone so hungry that they can’t wait for their order needs to check into the nut house.
After a little over a year in office, we will take a look at is broken campaign promises. So much for transparency and honesty in the oval office. Read the points below and decide for yourself.
HEALTH CARE MANDATES
STATEMENT: “We’ve got a philosophical difference, which we’ve debated repeatedly, and that is that Senator Clinton believes the only way to achieve universal health care is to force everybody to purchase it. And my belief is, the reason that people don’t have it is not because they don’t want it but because they can’t afford it.” Barack Obama, speaking at a Democratic presidential debate, February 21, 2008.
EXPIRATION DATE: On March 23, 2010, Obama signed the individual mandate into law.
HEALTH CARE NEGOTIATIONS ON C-SPAN
STATEMENT: “These negotiations will be on C-SPAN, and so the public will be part of the conversation and will see the decisions that are being made.” January 20, 2008, and seven other times.
EXPIRATION DATE: Throughout the summer, fall, and winter of 2009 and 2010; when John McCain asked about it during the health care summit February 26, Obama dismissed the issue by declaring, “the campaign is over, John.”
STATEMENT: “No family making less than $250,000 will see any form of tax increase.” (multiple times on the campaign trail)
EXPIRATION DATE: Broken multiple times, including the raised taxes on tobacco, a new tax on indoor tanning salons, but most prominently on February 11, 2010: “President Barack Obama said he is “agnostic” about raising taxes on households making less than $250,000 as part of a broad effort to rein in the budget deficit.”
STATEMENT: Then-Senator Obama declared that a recess appointment is “damaged goods” and has “less credibility” than a normal appointment. August 25, 2005.
EXPIRATION DATE: March 27, 2010: “If, in the interest of scoring political points, Republicans in the Senate refuse to exercise that responsibility, I must act in the interest of the American people and exercise my authority to fill these positions on an interim basis.”
STATEMENT: “We need tougher border security, and a renewed focus on busting up gangs and traffickers crossing our border. . . . That begins at home, with comprehensive immigration reform. That means securing our border and passing tough employer enforcement laws.” then-candidate Obama, discussing the need for border security, speaking in Miami on May 23, 2008:
EXPIRATION DATE: March 17, 2010: The Obama administration halted new work on a “virtual fence” on the U.S.-Mexican border, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced Tuesday, diverting $50 million in planned economic stimulus funds for the project to other purposes.
STATEMENT: Executive Order stating, “The detention facilities at Guantánamo for individuals covered by this order shall be closed as soon as practicable, and no later than one year from the date of this order.” January 22, 2009.
EXPIRATION DATE: November 19, 2009: “Guantánamo, we had a specific deadline that was missed.”
STATEMENT: “Somebody like Khalid Sheik Mohammad is gonna get basically, a full military trial with all the bells and whistles.” September 27, 2006
EXPIRATION DATE: Ongoing. “President Obama is planning to insert himself into the debate about where to try the accused mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, three administration officials said Thursday, signaling a recognition that the administration had mishandled the process and triggered a political backlash. Obama initially had asked Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to choose the site of the trial in an effort to maintain an independent Justice Department. But the White House has been taken aback by the intense criticism from political opponents and local officials of Holder’s decision to try Khalid Sheik Mohammed in a civilian courtroom in New York.”
STATEMENT: “We will launch a sweeping effort to root out waste, inefficiency, and unnecessary spending in our government, and every American will be able to see how and where we spend taxpayer dollars by going to a new website called recovery.gov.” – President Obama, January 28, 2009
EXPIRATION DATE: “More than two months after some of the funds were released, [Recovery.gov] offers little detail on where the money is going… The government [spent] $84 million on a website that doesn’t have a search function, when its purpose is to ‘root out waste, inefficiency, and unnecessary spending in our government.’” April 2, 2009
Eighteen from his first 100 days:
1. “As President I will recognize the Armenian Genocide.”
2. “I will make sure that we renegotiate [NAFTA].”
3. Opposed a Colombian Free Trade Agreement because advocates ignore that “labor leaders have been targeted for assassination on a fairly consistent basis.”
4. “Now, what I’ve done throughout this campaign is to propose a net spending cut.”
5. “If we see money being misspent, we’re going to put a stop to it, and we will call it out and we will publicize it.”
6. “Yesterday, Jim, the head of Caterpillar, said that if Congress passes our plan, this company will be able to rehire some of the folks who were just laid off.”
7. “I want to go line by line through every item in the Federal budget and eliminate programs that don’t work, and make sure that those that do work work better and cheaper.”
8. “[My plan] will not help speculators who took risky bets on a rising market and bought homes not to live in but to sell.”
9. “Instead of allowing lobbyists to slip big corporate tax breaks into bills during the dead of night, we will make sure every single tax break and earmark is available to every American online.”
10. “We can no longer accept a process that doles out earmarks based on a member of Congress’s seniority, rather than the merit of the project.”
11. “If your family earns less than $250,000 a year, you will not see your taxes increased a single dime. I repeat: not one single dime.”
12. “Barack Obama and Joe Biden believe the United States has to be frank with the Chinese about such failings and will press them to respect human rights.”
13. “We must take out Osama bin Laden and his lieutenants if we have them in our sights.”
14. “Lobbyists won’t work in my White House!”
15. “The real gamble in this election is playing the same Washington game with the same Washington players and expecting a different result.”
16. “I’ll make oil companies like Exxon pay a tax on their windfall profits, and we’ll use the money to help families pay for their skyrocketing energy costs and other bills.”
17. “Obama will not sign any non-emergency bill without giving the American public an opportunity to review and comment on the White House website for five days.” Obama is 1-for-11 on this promise so far.
18. A special one on the 100th day, “the first thing I’d do as President is sign the Freedom of Choice Act. That’s the first thing I’d do.”
And a list from of promises that expired during the campaign:
Monday, November 03, 2008
STATEMENT: “Based on the conversations we’ve had internally as well as external reports, we believe that you can get one to two brigades out a month. At that pace, the forces would be out in approximately 16 months from the time that we began. That would be the time frame that I would be setting up,” Obama to the New York Times, November 1, 2007
EXPIRATION DATE: March 7, 2008: Obama foreign policy adviser Samantha Power, to the BBC: “You can’t make a commitment in whatever month we’re in now, in March of 2008 about what circumstances are gonna be like in Jan. 2009. We can’t even tell what Bush is up to in terms of troop pauses and so forth. He will of course not rely upon some plan that he’s crafted as a presidential candidate or as a US senator.”
Also: July 3, 2008: “My 16-month timeline, if you examine everything I’ve said, was always premised on making sure our troops were safe,” Obama told reporters as his campaign plane landed in North Dakota. “And my guiding approach continues to be that we’ve got to make sure that our troops are safe, and that Iraq is stable. And I’m going to continue to gather information to find out whether those conditions still hold.”
STATEMENT: On June 14, Obama foreign policy adviser Susan Rice called the RNC’s argument that Obama needed to go to Iraq to get a firsthand look “complete garbage.”
EXPIRATION DATE: On June 16, Obama announced he would go to Iraq and Afghanistan “so he can see first hand the progress of the wars he would inherit if he’s elected president.”
STATEMENT: May 16, 2008: “If John McCain wants to meet me, anywhere, anytime to have a debate about our respective policies in Iraq, Iran, the Middle East or around the world that is a conversation I’m happy to have.”
EXPIRATION DATE: June 13, 2008: Obama campaign manager David Plouffe: “Barack Obama offered to meet John McCain at five joint appearances between now and Election Day—the three traditional debates plus a joint town hall on the economy in July [on the Fourth of July] and an in-depth debate on foreign policy in August.”
STATEMENT: “We can, then, more effectively deal with what I consider to be one of the greatest threats to the United States, to Israel, and world peace, and that is Iran,” Obama speaking to American Israel Public Affairs Committee in Chicago, March 5, 2007
EXPIRATION DATE: “Iran, Cuba, Venezuela, these countries are tiny…They don’t pose a serious threat to us the way the Soviet Union posed a threat to us.” – May 20, 2008
STATEMENT: Question at the YouTube debate, as the video depicted leaders of the countries, including Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: “Would you be willing to meet separately, without precondition, during the first year of your administration, in Washington or anywhere else, with the leaders of Iran, Syria, Venezuela, Cuba and North Korea?…..”
“I would,” Obama answered. July 27, 2007
EXPIRATION DATE: May 10, 2008: Susan E. Rice, a former State Department and National Security Council official who is a foreign policy adviser to the Democratic candidate: “But nobody said he would initiate contacts at the presidential level; that requires due preparation and advance work.”
JEREMIAH WRIGHT/TRINITY UNITED
STATEMENT: “I could no more disown Jeremiah Wright than I could disown my own grandmother.”
—Barack Obama, March 18, 2008
EXPIRATION DATE: on April 28, 2008, cut all ties to Wright, declaring, “based on his remarks yesterday, well, I may not know him as well as I thought.”
STATEMENT: Obama said that his church, “Trinity United “embodies the black community in its entirety” and that his church was being caricatured on March 18, 2008.
EXPIRATION DATE: On May 31, 2008, Obama resigned his membership at Trinity United Church.
STATEMENT: Criticism of running mate vetter Jim Johnson loan from Countrywide was “a game” and that his vice-presidential vetting team “aren’t folks who are working for me.” June 10, 2008
EXPIRATION DATE: June 11, 2008, when Obama accepted Johnson’s resignation.
STATEMENT: Obama spokesman Bill Burton on October 24, 2007: “To be clear: Barack will support a filibuster of any bill that includes retroactive immunity for telecommunications companies.”
EXPIRATION DATE: June 20, 2008: “Given the legitimate threats we face, providing effective intelligence collection tools with appropriate safeguards is too important to delay. So I support the compromise, but do so with a firm pledge that as president, I will carefully monitor the program.”
STATEMENT: “I am not a nuclear energy proponent.” Barack Obama, December 30, 2007
EXPIRATION DATE: The above statement actually was the expiration date for his previous position, “I actually think we should explore nuclear power as part of the energy mix,” expressed on July 23, 2007; the above statement expired when he told Democratic governors he thought it is “worth investigating its further development” on June 20, 2008.
STATEMENT: Tim Russert:: Senator Obama . . . Simple question: Will you, as president, say to Canada and Mexico, “This has not worked for us; we are out”?
Obama: “I will make sure that we renegotiate, in the same way that Senator Clinton talked about. And I think actually Senator Clinton’s answer on this one is right. I think we should use the hammer of a potential opt-out as leverage to ensure that we actually get labor and environmental standards that are enforced. And that is not what has been happening so far.” February 23, 2008
EXPIRATION DATE: June 18, 2008, Fortune magazine: “Sometimes during campaigns the rhetoric gets overheated and amplified,” he conceded, after I reminded him that he had called NAFTA “devastating” and “a big mistake,” despite nonpartisan studies concluding that the trade zone has had a mild, positive effect on the U.S. economy.
Does that mean his rhetoric was overheated and amplified? “Politicians are always guilty of that, and I don’t exempt myself,” he answered.
“I’m not a big believer in doing things unilaterally,” Obama said. “I’m a big believer in opening up a dialogue and figuring out how we can make this work for all people.”
STATEMENT: “If I am the Democratic nominee, I will aggressively pursue an agreement with the Republican nominee to preserve a publicly financed general election.” Also, a Common Cause questionnaire dated November 27, 2007, asked “If you are nominated for President in 2008 and your major opponents agree to forgo private funding in the general election campaign, will you participate in the presidential public financing system?”, Obama checked, “Yes.”
EXPIRATION DATE: June 19, 2008: Obama announced he would not participate in the presidential public financing system.
WORKING OUT A DEAL ON PUBLIC FINANCING
STATEMENT: “What I’ve said is, at the point where I’m the nominee, at the point where it’s appropriate, I will sit down with John McCain and make sure that we have a system that works for everybody.”Obama to Tim Russert, Febuary 27.
EXPIRATION DATE: When Obama announced his decision to break his public financing pledge June 19, no meeting between the Democratic nominee and McCain had occurred.
STATEMENT: “I probably would not have supported the federal legislation [to overhaul welfare], because I think it had some problems.” Obama on the floor of the Illinois Senate, May 31, 1997
EXPIRATION DATE: April 11, 2008: Asked if he would have vetoed the 1996 law, Mr. Obama said, “I won’t second guess President Clinton for signing” it. Obama to the New York Times.
STATEMENT: “Barack Obama has always believed that same-sex couples should enjoy equal rights under the law, and he will continue to fight for civil unions as president. He respects the decision of the California Supreme Court, and continues to believe that states should make their own decisions when it comes to the issue of marriage.” – campaign spokesman, May 5, 2008
EXPIRATION DATE: June 29, 2008: “I oppose the divisive and discriminatory efforts to amend the California Constitution, and similar efforts to amend the U.S. Constitution or those of other states… Finally, I want to congratulate all of you who have shown your love for each other by getting married these last few weeks.” — letter to the Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club
STATEMENT: “Now, I don’t think that ‘mental distress’ qualifies as the health of the mother. I think it has to be a serious physical issue that arises in pregnancy, where there are real, significant problems to the mother carrying that child to term.” – Interview with Relevant magazine, July 1, 2008
EXPIRATION DATE: July 5, 2008: “My only point is that in an area like partial-birth abortion having a mental, having a health exception can be defined rigorously. It can be defined through physical health, It can be defined by serious clinical mental-health diseases.” statement to reporters.
DIVISION OF JERUSALEM
STATEMENT: “Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel, and it must remain undivided.” — speech before AIPAC, June 4, 2008
EXPIRATION DATE: June 6, 2008: “Jerusalem is a final status issue, which means it has to be negotiated between the two parties” as part of “an agreement that they both can live with.” – an Obama adviser clarifying his remarks to the Jerusalem Post.
~Boo~ – courtesy of campaignspot.nationalreview.com
Good evening friends. Today we are going to target another congressman that needs to be retired from the Senate. Arlen Specter, the longtime Pennsylvania Senator, was never a staunch conservative to begin with, however with his switching party affiliations from Republican to Democrat after the last election, it is now time we did everything in our power to make sure he is voted out of office.
Arlen has been in the Senate since 1980 and it is time for him to go. He is no longer in touch with the people because he has been away from the regular citizens for 30 years. Arlen did not start off as a Republican. In 1965, Arlen switched from the Democrat party to the Republican party so that he could run against the Democrat district attorney of Philadelphia.
Up until his recent switch back to the Democrat party, he mostly voted as a moderate siding predominantly with the Republicans. Since switching parties, Specter’s voting record has become more center-left with him voting with the Democrats nearly all the time.
What does this tell us about Arlen? I think it is pretty obvious that Arlen is only concerned with himself and getting re-elected. It is the reason he switched parties in 1965 and it’s the reason he switched back in 2009. Just a few months before he switched back to the Democrat party, he stated he would run as a Republican for re-election in 2010 to the US Senate. Specter said that he had “surveyed the sentiments of the Republican Party in Pennsylvania and public opinion polls, observed other public opinion polls and have found that the prospects for winning a Republican primary were bleak.
It was this reason why he changed from the Republican to the Democrat party. He only is looking out for himself and obviously doesn’t have the backbone to take a stand and vote for bills because he thinks they are the right thing for the country.
We do not need anymore Senators that are only in office to look out for themselves. We need politicians with principles who will stick to them.
Now, who should we replace Arlen with? I suggest we put our energy behind Pat Toomey, the Republican candidate.
Pat Toomey grew up the third of six children in a blue-collar, working class family—his father a union worker and his mother a part-time secretary at the family’s parish church—Pat was taught the values of hard work and self-reliance. His dedication and discipline as a student earned him entry to Harvard University; his perseverance and part-time jobs allowed him to earn his degree.
Upon graduating from Harvard, Pat spent six years working in the international capital markets. He helped businesses expand and create new jobs by lowering borrowing costs and managing exposure to changing interest and currency exchange rates.
The time Pat devoted to alleviating the financial burdens placed upon small businesses served him very well down the road when he and his brothers started a successful, family-owned restaurant chain in several locations throughout Pennsylvania.
In 1997, after nearly 10 years as a small business owner, Pat again found success and fulfillment representing Pennsylvania’s 15th Congressional District in Washington for three consecutive terms.
Pat was one of Congress’s leading advocates for limited government and personal freedom. He led efforts to expand tax cuts and reduce wasteful spending. And because of his exemplary leadership on the economic front, he received top scores from national fiscal watchdog groups such as Citizens Against Government Waste, Americans for Tax Reform, the National Taxpayers Union, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Most recently, Pat served as president of the limited government, free-enterprise advocacy organization, The Club for Growth. Pat lives in Zionsville, Pa. with his wife Kris and their two children.
We need as many conservative, limited government and limited taxation Senators in office that we can get.
Tell all your friends to help us get word out and fire Arlen Specter and hire Pat Toomey. Arlen has had 30 years to make a difference and all we have received lately is a spending bill (Democrats called it stimulus, but the country is still waiting to be stimulated) and he also voted in favor of this socialistic health care bill that will threaten to bankrupt the country.
FIRE ARLEN SPECTER…HIRE PAT TOOMEY!
Be sure to check out our previous article on firing representative Bart Stupak and hiring Dan Benishek.
Over the next few days we are going to discuss in detail the ramifications of the recently passed socialistic health care bill. In the first part we will opine about how the health care bill will affect the young adult population, who also happened to be a large voting bloc for President Obama.
In this discussion, we will have to make a few accurate assumptions. The first assumption we will make is that the majority of the population spends more on health care as they get older and the younger generation typically spends less while in their 20s and 30s. I think this is an accurate assumption which we can make. This is precisely the reason why so many young people do not even worry about carrying health insurance because they do not get sick as often as older people usually do.
Obama and his fellow socialists decided to construct the health care legislation where the majority of the premiums would be paid by the younger people and wealthy. Even though younger people are less susceptible to illness, it is predicted that their insurance premiums are slated to rise as much as 17%.
All of you young people that cast their vote for socialist Obama, congratulations and I hope you enjoy paying higher premiums even though you probably will not have to use as much health care as older people. In a normal free market society, those that are going to utilize a good or service the most should have to pay the most for their premiums.
Doesn’t it make sense that you will pay more if you are going to use more health care as an older adult? For some reason, this doesn’t make sense to the socialists and especially Obama. As I spoke about in a previous blog article, I wonder if he actually was able to learn anything while in college. I guess your mind becomes mush when you seek out socialist and communist teachers at these left wing institutions.
Before this health care bill was passed, insurance companies would typically charge older adults 6 or 7 times as much for their premiums as they did for younger adults. With the new law, the cap is a maximum 3 to 1 ratio that older adults will have to pay compared to younger adults. So how do you make up the difference?
For those of you who may be too illiterate to understand what that means, I will explain it to you.
The younger adults will be paying higher premiums to offset the decrease in premiums being paid by older adults. Younger adults are subsidizing the premiums for the older adults.
This is simply a re-distribution of wealth and there is no denying it either.
For the younger people who do not make enough money to pay this increased premium for their health insurance, their health insurance will also be subsidized by the more affluent individuals in society.
Again, this is nothing more than re-distribution of wealth from those that have to those that do not.
How anyone can sit idly by and think that this drastic change in our society is acceptable is unbelievable to me. You do not raise anyone’s living standards by giving them a handout. It always means more if you earn what you are acquiring and not simply given something.
America was not settled to be a handout society. Our founding fathers would turn over in their graves if they knew the track that Obama and his stooges are leading our country down.
It’s time to step up and make a difference.
Tell everyone you come into contact with what you think about this dramatic swing towards socialism. Educate them as to why it is the wrong direction our country should be moving in. The only way to change this scenario is by talking about and educating the masses. The masses can then vote out all these socialist fools and replace them with more free market type representatives and senators.
Please, for the love of our country, do whatever you can to help get our country back on track. Share this article with your family and friends. We must get the word out to put an end to this.