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“Thank you for contacting me United States Supreme Court’s decision affirming the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. I appreciate hearing from you on this important issue.
On June 28, 2012, in the landmark decision of National Federation of Independent Business et. al. v. Health and Human Services et al., the United States Supreme Court affirmed the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PL 111-148). The Supreme Court’s decision is an important step in upholding a law that will help drive down the cost of health care and increase access to those who don’t have coverage. Many important provisions will help reward the State of Washington for its cost-effective, outcome-based, delivery system.
Due to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, people can no longer be denied insurance coverage for pre-existing conditions. The law provides small businesses tax breaks for providing health insurance. It also will help provide cheaper prescription drugs for seniors, and will permit young adults to stay on their parents’ health insurance until age 26. It ends unfair penalties for Washington providers who deliver quality health care at a lower cost than other states, and it ensures Washington state’s Basic Health Plan will continue to serve as a national model for expanding access to care using bulk purchasing power. Finally, the law helps to build Washington state’s future health care workforce.
Ensuring that individuals have access to high quality affordable health care has always been a priority of mine. As a member of the Senate Finance Committee, I will continue to strongly advocate for increased access to quality health care, affordable health care cost, and improved efficiency of our medical delivery system.
Thank you again for contacting me to share your thoughts on this matter. Please do not hesitate to contact me in the future if I can be of further assistance.
United States Senator”
MY COMMENTS: After all we now know about this Obamanation of a law, this poor example of a Senator has the chutzpah to crow about it now. She is exposing herself for all of us to see what she really is, just another Liberal/Progressive who wants to make you a servant of big government who in-turn will be telling you what kind of healthcare you will be ALLOWED to have. She is just another tax and spend liberal who believes that raising taxes is the answer to all our ills. As I indicated in a earlier post, she is just another career politician, who happens to be one of those terrible millionaires who doesn’t pay enough taxes, but says we should pay more but I doubt that she pays any more that she has too. Don’t ever lose sight of the fact that the $250k they talk about as the limit, those below won’t pay more, that $250k is gross pay, not net! So almost all small business people will get hammered. SHE IS A DYED IN THE WOOL LIBERAL/PROGRESSIVE PERIOD! She must be voted out of office this election!
This revelation should not surprise anyone. China, as is Russia, are doing everything they can, individually and collectively, to bring down The United States. To buy in to the notion that these nations are our friends, is plain foolishness and naive. It is our politicians who have forced this notion on us and have set up the circumstances in which China has become so prevalent in our marketplace. When Chinese counterfeit electronic and hard parts have infiltrated our military, it is truly a serious situation. It is my assertion that all of these parts were designed to fail, or in the case being reported here, operate in such a way that causes a shutdown or failure of critical defense systems in times of critical performance. This is not by accident but design and our politicians must stop this trend, reverse it and eliminate the use of all foreign-made military parts. Click the pic for details.
I hate to say “I told you so”, but….”I told you so”… Way back when the Pelosi/Reid ran congress was working on “Obamacare”, I was telling everyone, to include all the liberals I work with that this was what was going to happen to the military, and damned if I’m not right. This was his/they’re plan all along. They plan to screw the very people that stand up and VOLUNTEER to protect this great country, and yet they expect people in the military to continue to happily continue to serve. I think these idiot Dems/Libs are sorely mistaken. We vets will not sit still for this. I will be writing my Reps ASAP on this issue and I hope all my fellow Vets do the same. I do think though there is an ulterior motive/goal at work here. I think it is within the realm of possibility that ultimately these idiots do want the military retention rates to plummet. This would provide the impetus for the DOD to do way with the all volunteer military. This in-turn would allow the DOD to severely slash the military pay and benefits because at that point conscription, or the draft will have been reimplemented in order to maintain adequate troop levels. So, there will be no need for the higher wages. Done deal…… Our military will have been reduced to just another 2nd or 3rd rate force…… Think I am wrong? I don’t…….. Click the pic for the story…
MY LETTER TO MY REPS:
I have just learned that President Obama plans to shift all the military retiree medical into the Obamacare’s state-run insurance exchanges by making Tri-Care costs so high and prohibited that most if not all retirees will be forced into exchanges. This draconian plan is beyond the pale in design and intent and we retirees and veterans will not stand for this atrocious plan. We vets will find it impossible to support ANY member of Congress that supports this plan. We will make our voices be heard during your next election cycle should you vote in favor of this extraordinarily repugnant plan. We will be watching your actions and votes on this issue.
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I am asking all voting Americans to contact your Senators and demand that they not vote in favor of this legislation, “S.1867 – Military Construction Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012”. As much as I despise the ACLU, they are right on this issue and we must not stand for this latest assault on the American Public. You take the DHS publication on Extremism, and couple it with this legislation and you will see that the forces inside the Federal Government that want to put us all in jail are still at work and is alive and well. This could be the final shot across our bow that seals our fate. If this language is left in this legislation and passes both the House and Senate and is signed into law, (which I have no doubt the current occupier of the WH will do) the great experiment called Democracy, that our Founding Fathers established, will be dead. This is not an exaggeration or doom and gloom stuff. If you don’t think so, you’re simply ignorant or not paying attention. In either case, we’re all in trouble. Click here and here for the details.
There is another issue with this legislation because it also covers the Tri-Care medical program that military retirees use. It states;
SEC. 701. ANNUAL COST-OF-LIVING ADJUSTMENT IN ENROLLMENT FEES IN TRICARE PRIME.
(a) In General- Section 1097a of title 10, United States Code, is amended–
(1) by redesignating subsections (c), (d), (e), and (f) as subsections (d), (e), (f), and (g), respectively; and
(2) by inserting after subsection (b) the following new subsection (c):
`(c) Cost-of-living Adjustment in Enrollment Fee- (1) Whenever after September 30, 2012, the Secretary of Defense increases the retired pay of members and former members of the armed forces pursuant to section 1401a of this title, the Secretary shall increase the amount of the fee payable for enrollment in TRICARE Prime by an amount equal to the percentage of such fee payable on the day before the date of the increase of such fee that is equal to the percentage increase in such retired pay. In determining the amount of the increase in such retired pay for purposes of this subsection, the Secretary shall use the amount computed pursuant to section 1401a(b)(2) of this title. The increase in such fee shall be effective as of January 1 following the date of the increase in such retired pay.
`(2) The Secretary shall publish in the Federal Register the amount of the fee payable for enrollment in TRICARE Prime whenever increased pursuant to this subsection.’.
So what it saying is, if retirees get a COLA increase in their retirement checks,they will use Tri-Care to get it back…… This is the kind of back door, back stabbing legislation we Vets and Americans are sick of. Those in congress who push this type of legislation must be voted out of office as we reform our REPRESENTATIVE form of government.
MY LETTER TO MY REPS ON THIS:
I am writing as your constituent in the 3rd Congressional district of Washington. I oppose S.1867 – Military Construction Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012, and am tracking it using OpenCongress.org, the free public resource website for government transparency and accountability. This legislation is a direct assault on the Constitution and the Bill of Rights and if you vote in favor of this Bill in its present form, you will be in violation of your oath of office and that will not go unnoticed. As Benjamin Franklin said on Feb 17th, 1775, “They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” This struggle we find ourselves in now is not to be used as justification to tear our democracy asunder. We citizens are relying on you to protect our inviolate foundational tenets and GOD GIVEN RIGHTS. We demand you do so or you will most definitely find yourself voted out of office come your next election cycle. As this letter is being sent to all three of my Representatives in Congress, this legislation will not go before the House unless the Senate gives it an up vote. If it is passed in the Senate and goes to the House, my Representative in the House will be held to the same standard as my Senators. Our Democracy is in danger, do the right thing and vote no on this democracy killing legislation.
REPLY FROM CANTWELL: (sort of..)
Thank you for contacting me regarding the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012. I appreciate hearing from you on this matter.
Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) introduced the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 on May 5, 2011. This legislation was passed by the Senate Armed Services Committee by a vote of 26-0 on November 15, 2011. The National Defense Authorization Act is enacted each fiscal year to specify the budget and expenditures of the U.S. Department of Defense. The National Defense Authorization Act for 2012 includes numerous provisions that relate to the treatment of terrorism detainees. One such provision requires that any detainee caught on U.S. soil must be remanded to the U.S. military for custody. This provision is strongly opposed by the White House and the Department of Defense; both entities have stated that it will limit current options available to our counter-terrorism officials. However, the legislation also allows the Administration to waive the mandatory custody requirement. The bill also provides for an exemption for any mandatory custody transfer that would interfere with ongoing civilian law enforcement surveillance or interrogation efforts. Please be assured that I will keep your thoughts should I have the opportunity to vote on these or similar provisions. I am profoundly grateful for the service of our brave men and women in the armed services and for the sacrifices they have made to defend and preserve our great nation. As such, we have an important responsibility to ensure that they have the tools and resources they need to successfully complete their mission and return home safe. Please be assured that I will continue to work with my colleagues on behalf of the many soldiers in the state of Washington.
Thank you again for contacting me to share your thoughts on this matter. You may also be interested in signing up for periodic updates for Washington State residents. If you are interested in subscribing to this update, please visit my website at http://cantwell.senate.gov. Please do not hesitate to contact me in the future if I can be of further assistance.
United States Senator
NOTICE HOW SHE DOES NOT TOUCH ON MY CONCERNS? IS SHE RESPONSIVE TO OUR CONCERNS? I SAY NO!
(UPDATED 112811)THE EU IS ALL UPSET ABOUT THE USA AND OTHER INDUSTRIALIZED COUNTRIES DELAYING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CLIMATE CHANGE AGENDA
I find this BBC story very enlightening and disturbing at the same time. It is a great indicator of how the rest of the world has been bamboozled by the UN and have bought into the global warming scam lock, stock and barrel. For this reason alone, we must keep pressure on our Representatives to NOT buy into this scam in any way shape or form. As you can read, there seems to be some negotiations or meetings going on that the media is not reporting. Gee, imagine that!!!! Read this article and pass it on.
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My letter to Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler on this subject:
In a recent article I read on “The New York Times” website, it recounted recent statements being made by Leon Panetta that a reduction of retired military benefits will be on the table and out of pocket increases will be incurred by us retired military people. I have written you on several occasions expressing my concerns regarding Tri-Care and the possibility that the budget will be balanced on the backs of the Vets and Military Retirees. You have replied to my concerns stating that you will resist all efforts to further erode the retirement benefits that I worked over 20 years to get, that, by the way, was promised to me all those years ago. In the years since my initial enlistment, which was in 1975, I have bared witness to the steady reneging on the Governments part, of the retirement benefits of those serving this nation. You as a Representative of Congress, and as a body, must never lose sight of the fact that each and every man and woman who served and are currently serving in the military are volunteers. They/we have volunteered to defend this great land, with our lives if need be, in order to preserve the American way of life. That act alone, is worthy of honor AND backing and support of the very government we defend. It is my sincere prediction that if Congress once again, turns its back on the military members and further erodes the promised benefits of those who serve, you will see a steady, unrelenting decline in the numbers of people who will be willing to “volunteer” and stand up for this once great nation. I dare say, Congress is not contemplating a reduction in their retirement benefits, are they? Are you? You have to serve a much shorter time to get your benefits that I had to, yet you are fully vested after 5 years and will retirement with full benefits. I am unable to find any information regarding the medical benefits that are afforded you and others in Congress. I am troubled by that fact. The lack of information on this subject is troubling at best. Could you enlighten me and explain/outline the medical benefits afforded both serving and retired members of Congress? My readers have the right to know what we tax payers are paying for, especially when it involves the pay and benefits of those we choose to send to Washington DC. Bluntly stated, I will accept a reduction in benefits when Congress does the same.
In closing, I continue to urge both you and the rest of the Conservatives in Congress to strongly resist any further changes in the military benefits that would either lessen services or cause an increase in “out-of-pocket” expenses of the retirees or any other class of military vets. It is immoral for a nation to punish the very people whom you rely on to protect this great country. When I signed my contract with The United States of America, way back in 1975, the government promised me certain things if I kept up my end of the bargain. Well, I did, will the USA do the same and keep its end of the bargain? So far, it hasn’t. It is up to you to restore what is rightfully ours. The next election cycle is just around the corner for you and your re-election is not guaranteed. I sent you to DC for a reason and that was to stand up for me and be my voice along with the other thousands of Vets who rely on your support. I am expecting you and your like-minded Conservatives to do just that. Do not “cave” into those who wish to further erode the militaries pay and benefits just to make a “deal” and make political points by trying to look like you’re being ‘bi-partisan”. You are our shoulder to the dike, holding back the tide. Stay the fight, make those who wish to do us vets harm, blink first.
Letter to Senator Patty Murray:
In a recent article I read on “The New York Times” website, it recounted recent statements being made by Leon Panetta that a reduction of retired military benefits will be on the table and out of pocket increases will be incurred by us retired military people. I have written you on several occasions expressing my concerns regarding Tri-Care and the possibility that the budget will be balanced on the backs of the Vets and Military Retirees. You have replied to my concerns using very broad terms and not committing to resisting all efforts to further erode the retirement benefits that I worked over 20 years to get, that, by the way, was promised to me all those years ago. In the years since my initial enlistment, which was in 1975, I have bared witness to the steady reneging on the Governments part, of the retirement benefits of those serving this nation. You as a member of Congress, and as a body, must never lose sight of the fact that each and every man and woman who served and are currently serving in the military are volunteers. They/we have volunteered to defend this great land, with our lives if need be, in order to preserve the American way of life. That act alone, is worthy of honor AND backing and support of the very government we defend. It is my sincere prediction that if Congress once again, turns its back on the military members and further erodes the promised benefits of those who serve, you will see a steady, unrelenting decline in the numbers of people who will be willing to “volunteer” and stand up for this once great nation. I dare say, Congress is not contemplating a reduction in their retirement benefits, are they? Are you? You have to serve a much shorter time to get your benefits that I had to, yet you are fully vested after 5 years and will retirement with full benefits. Bluntly stated, I will accept a reduction in benefits when Congress does the same. You being on the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee, the Defense Subcommittee and the “Super Committee, you are in a prime position to preserve the benefits we veterans sacrificed so long for.
In closing, I continue to urge you to strongly resist any further changes in the military benefits that would either lessen services or cause an increase in “out-of-pocket” expenses of the retirees or any other class of military vets. It is immoral for a nation to punish the very people whom you rely on to protect this great country. When I signed my contract with The United States of America, way back in 1975, the government promised me certain things if I kept up my end of the bargain. Well, I did, will the USA do the same and keep its end of the bargain? So far, it hasn’t. It is up to you to restore what is rightfully ours. The next election cycle is coming up in ’16 and your re-election is not guaranteed, especially if you fail the vets. You were sent to DC for a reason and that was to stand up for me and be my voice along with the other thousands of Vets who rely on your support. I am expecting you to do just that. Do not “cave” into those who wish to further erode the militaries pay and benefits just to make a “deal” and make political points by trying to look like you’re being ‘bi-partisan”. You are our shoulder to the dike, holding back the tide. Stay the fight, make those who wish to do us vets harm, blink first. We are watching and we vote.
note: With a few changes, this letter was also sent to Senator Maria Cantwell
BOEHNER: DEBT DEAL WILL INCLUDE NEW TAX REVENUES; My letter to Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler Republican, 3rd District, Washington, on this issue
It is disheartening to read that Majority Leader Boehner has stated that additional tax revenues are now on the table. As my Representative, I sent you to Washington to hold the line against the Democrats attempts at further bankrupting and taxing the American people, at all costs. It is a fallacy to believe that it is okay to tax corporate America too. Any and all taxes are passed on to the consumer and the result is just inflation and higher prices for whatever commodity is taxed. We as a nation are at a crossroads and we conservatives expect you to turn right, not left on all issues. The left must be the party to bend, as they mistakenly expect the conservative right to do. As a voter, I can tell you that if the Republicans do not stick to holding the tide and keeping this nation from sinking any further, I would think that the Representative who acquiesce to the Left, will find their next election cycle very tough and difficult as they will have to answer up to their Constituents.
Fully Engaged Voter
After reading these revelations, I am convinced that DHS is implementing another layer of “big brother” security, all of course for our own good and safety and all. YEA,…….RIGHT………. This is a bit too much to handle. Check out the story here and look at the video and come up with your own conclusions…..
As this article goes on to explain, president obama (small case intentional) is signing this in the Oval Office so he can control the press, ie the pictures that get published. His reasoning may be that he does not want to appear like he is working with the Republicans on this issue so as to not piss off more of his base. I am totally disappointed in the legislation because of all the reasons I have mentioned in previous articles on this subject. Here and Here. The GOP screwed the pooch on this one. I am very confident that I am right on this issue and it will be proven out in the next few years as more US industry moves into the “CAFTA Zone” of influence. All this is going to do is further erode US wages, put more inferior products in the market and further add to the retreat of the American standard of living. The crafters and supporter of CAFTA say it is going to provide America with the needed jobs to get this economy back on its feet, I beg to differ. History says the opposite is true. Third World countries cannot afford the products we would build here. Our wages and overhead are not conducive to making the products these poor countries can afford because if made with proper US wages, the products would be priced out of their price range and if wages were drastically reduced, the wages paid to the US workers would not be enough to live on at all. Not even close. So either way, it’s not going to work. Also, as a side note along these same lines, today, Oct 21, 2011, the US started allowing Mexican trucks to cross the border and deliver their loads directly to their destinations. This effectively takes jobs away from the US trucking industry. How does this help American jobs ? This is a result of NAFTA. Whats next, trucks from Central America?……..yea, I’ll bet so…. This is a step towards multi-nationalism I am not comfortable with at all…. It’s just another step towards the marginalization of Americanism and it will lead to more…….
Rep. Michael Rogers-3rd District, Alabama , Rep. Peter King, Rep. Mo Brooks, Rep. Chip Cravaack, Rep. Daniel Lungren, all Republicans • Sponsors H.R.3011 – Transportation Security Administration Authorization Act of 2011
In Section 295 of HR 3011, there is language that make it against the law to basically criticize the Federal Government which in-turn is a flagrant violation of the 1st Amendment under the Bill of Rights. At a minimum, this section should be stricken from this legislation. Until then, I urge all to vote “no” on this HR. I am shocked that this legislation is sponsored by the GOP. What part of “Constitution” and Bill of Rights”, don’t they get? This Congressman Rogers is in his 5th term and it is obvious he has forgotten what his duties are in DC. I think I can say with a certain amount of certainty that it not to violate his constituents rights. This is the type of conduct we routinely see coming from the Leftist Democrats but I guess we have to keep a keen eye out for the Right doing the same. I am further shocked that Rep King is listed as a Co-Sponsor, given his pro-Constitution and Bill of Rights rhetoric. The complete list of Co-Sponsors of this HR is ;
MY LETTER TO MY REPRESENTATIVE ON THIS ISSUE, MINUS THE INCLUDED SECTION 295;
This is a direct assault on the 1st Amendment and this section should be stricken from this Bill. As an American Citizen, I have the RIGHT to be critical of and criticize the Federal Government in any way I see fit, short of slander, which must be proven by those slandered by said remarks. I am shocked that it is the GOP sponsoring this Bill and I will be advising everybody I can on this latest assault on our God given rights as outlined by the Bill of Rights. You can be assured that if you vote Aye on this Bill, you will not in any way shape or form, have any support for you in your next election cycle and I will work tirelessly to make sure you are primaried.
I am highlighting this because I remember when the last free trade agreement was made and I remember what happened………If memory serves, when NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) was signed, everyone in DC said that it would prove to be a boom to business here in the USA. Well, it really didn’t work out that way. Seems to me, it worked out great for everyone EXCEPT the USA. The next thing we saw was the tail lights of our manufacturing base heading south of the border, and now they want to extend that into Central America in what is called CAFTA (Central American Free Trade Agreement). It is my opinion that this is just more bad decision making from DC when we cannot stand another hit like we took with NAFTA. If this happens, I just don’t see how corporations are going to be lulled back into the States to rebuild the jobs lost when they left to begin with. Now they will build factories all the way down through Central America. How does that help the US Workers? It seems by this article that they are more concerned about the workers in Columbia. Why would that be, other than the obvious? The logic is supposed to be that we care about the poor workers of the indigenous companies in those countries covered by CAFTA, but could it be that when US companies move their operations down there, they don’t want the bad PR associated with worker mistreatment? Gee, could be….. These agreements in my opinion should not happen. I predict we will suffer for it, not benefit………
This plan has passed the House. It is expected to pass the Senate easily. I predict more US industry heading south….Say goodbye to more jobs!