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By: Mishcha Popoff
I thought we paid politicians to think.
Someone, please! Tell Dan Albas what to think.
Westbank First Nations (WFN) plans to open a private hospital, but the rookie MP for the area, Okanagan-Coquihalla, doesn’t know what his opinion should be.
He has no problem throwing public money around. Albas supports upgrading the Merritt Civic Centre with your tax money, and he threw a cool quarter of a million to some local food activists in Grand Forks to set up a mobile abattoir to replace the private one that had operated profitably for decades.
But WFN’s plans don’t require a handout, so Albas is befuddled. And he’s asking constituents what he should think before daring to speak out.
Another private healthcare venture has been providing healthcare to Canadians since 1995, including Workers’ Compensation Board clients and a bevy of impatient politicians. I’m referring of course to Dr. Brian Day’s Cambie Surgery Centre in Vancouver.
Day is under constant pressure from the B.C. Medical Services Commission to stop billing his patients. So, upon hearing of Albas’s reluctance to support WFN’s plans, Dr. Day didn’t mince words: he called Albas a coward. “In the old days, politicians led,” Day lamented in our interview, “now they follow.”
Dr. Day launched a challenge in 2009 to wait lists, an expensive and risky legal endeavor which, ironically, will help WFN in its much larger venture. And scant few conservatives or B.C. Liberals will dare utter so much as a word of support.
In stark contrast to Albas, former Conservative MP Keith Martin, a doctor from Vancouver Island, routinely speaks out in support of private healthcare, pointing out it will save a whopping 340,000 lives a year!
Even Cuba offers private healthcare, as does every other nation in the world, except Canada and North Korea.
Switzerland ONLY offers private healthcare. The government covers medical insurance for the poor, and there are no wait times. And so people like Dr. Day, Chief Robert Louie of WFN, and Grand Chief Stewart Phillip of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs, are doing everything they can to change Canada’s monopolistic public healthcare system. It’s the only way to help the poor who suffer the worst health outcomes in Canada.
Anyone can pretend to lead after studying poll results. Of course, Albas doesn’t have the money to conduct a real poll, so he’s trying to use the media to sound out public sentiment. And Dr. Day, Chief Louie, and everyone sitting on a wait list, can only wait to see what he decides.
They might end up waiting a long time. Albas, you’ll recall, supported Canada’s Long-Gun Registry, voting to kill it only when instructed to do so by the Prime Minister, but still reserving support for a different type of gun-registration scheme. Combine this with Albas’s support for B.C.’s Carbon Tax and you might think he was an MP from Quebec!
Ironically though, a 2005 decision by the Supreme Court of Canada struck down a Quebec law that banned private insurance. That’s right folks; even Quebec allows clinics like Dr. Day’s to operate, just as Cuba does.
Aren’t conservatives supposed to support the free market and the rights of individuals? Day’s Cambie Surgery Centre and Chief Louie’s proposed hospital will be the two most important things to happen to healthcare in this country, assuming they survive the attacks from healthcare bureaucrats who number one for every 1,400 Canadian citizens compared to just one for every 15,000 citizens in Germany.
An Ipsos Reid Poll conducted this summer showed 76 percent of Canadians support a hybrid public-private system. But Canadians are left to drop dead while the world’s most disproportionate horde of unionized paper-pushers defends the status quo and gets a free ride from politicians like Albas.
Could we please get an answer Mr. Albas? Soon? You see, it’s what you were elected to do.
Mischa Popoff is a freelance political writer and leader of the Individual Rights Party of B.C.
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By: Jeffrey Klein
Political Buzz Examiner
In addition to a litany of other short comings, it is becoming painfully apparent that ‘Calculus’ is not a course that would be found on Barack Obama’s college transcripts–if ever they would be released–when he finally came out in support of ‘same-sex marriage,’ to open the purse strings in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community–just before attending a big fund raising dinner hosted by actor George Clooney in the summer.
Now comes the cost/benefit calculus…
What can Obama expect to win by embracing the LGBT community?
The net statistical result of that move was to pitch for the vote of some portion of the 1 percent of gay households in America, as identified in the 2000 U.S. Census that was referred to in the first LGBT section of the 2010 U.S. Census document. It is important to note that the racial breakdown in the gay community closely resembles the general population, except that only 8 percent were black, versus 13.1 percent of general population, while whites made up 78 percent of the gay households.
As to the voter turnout rate and party affiliation in the gay community there does not seem to be a plethora of data, except for alleged exit poll data from the 2004 and 2008 presidential races, wherein 25 to 27 percent of self-identified LGBT voters claimed they voted Republican implying, at most, that 60+ percent were Democrats and Independents.
Therefore, even if we assumed a White voter turnout rate of 78 percent, and assumed that 63 percent of the gay community is Democrat and 27 percent are Republican (supported by the existence of the gay ‘Log Cabin’ Republican group), the best case expected vote benefit to President Obama would be just 0.49 percent.
On the flip side, what can Obama expect to lose by embracing the LGBT community?
According to Jerome R. Corsi’s September 21st article in Black Christian News, it could President Obama the election; because that singular move ‘broke the camel’s back’ for a nationally prominent black pastor, Bishop E. W. Jackson Sr., President of the group STAND, Staying True to America’s National Destiny.
Jackson is calling on all Christian African-Americans to leave the Democratic Party en masse.
It is time for black Christians to have the faith and courage to refuse to associate with the Democratic Party that has become anti-Christian, anti-Israel, anti-Church, anti-Bible, anti-life, anti-family and anti-God.
Jackson calls on black Christians to end “the slavish devotion to the Democratic Party,” in a YouTube video that you may view to the left.
This is the first time there has been such a political realignment since the 1960’s, when the black community deserted the Republican Party (which ended slavery), in favor of the Democrat Party to support President Lyndon B. Johnson’s ‘War on Poverty.’
The National Urban League released a report in July titled, “The Hidden Swing Voters: Impact of African-Americans in 2012,” which concluded that if the national turnout rate of African-American voters went back to the 2004 rate of 60 percent, instead of the 65 percent who turned out in 2008, Obama could lose the election.
Corsi also confirmed that African-American voters ‘were a deciding factor’ in Obama’s 2008 victories in North Carolina, Virginia, Indiana and Florida.
However, at this time President Obama has already lost Indiana by every measure, and polling continues to show that North Carolina is not in the cards for him in 2012 either–highlighted by the fact that the state passed a law banning ‘same-sex marriage’ by a wide margin–just months before the Democrat National Convention was held in Charlotte.
Jackson says black Christian ministers have begun resisting the Obama administration’s determination to advance an LGBT agenda, and that they are here to say the Democratic Party has shown itself to be so inimical to the biblical values of Christians and Jews that it is time for a mass exodus.
The Democratic Party has turned its back on us; it’s time to turn our back on them.
As President Barack Obama has proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that he is a terrible decision maker–should we be surprised now?
The ‘end of an error’ is near.
By: Lloyd Marcus
Patriots, we are in an unprecedented battle for the heart and soul of America as intended by our divinely inspired Founding Fathers. Wednesday, November 7th, after the election, whose vision for America will prevail, Obama’s “Entitlement Nation” or the Tea Party’s?
I am on the road with the Rebuild America – Defeat Obama tour. http://www.campaigntodefeatobama.com/rebuild-america-tour/
In 1956, my black dad broke the color barrier and became a Baltimore City Firefighter. This afforded my parents funds to move out of the projects and off of government welfare. The white firefighters hated the new black rookie firefighters. Dad said white firefighters relished every rookie mistake he made to say blacks were too stupid to be firefighters.
Still, without Democrats forcing standards to be lowered or Affirmative Action, my dad won Firefighter of the Year two times. Dad won because he was the best! This was an era when America celebrated excellence. Through much pain, suffering and rejection, my dad “built” an extraordinary career.
Some think I am being too simplistic when I say this election is about good vs evil. But think about this folks. Obama’s minions are saying, in a nutshell, that Mitt Romney is too good and too successful to be president; a nerdy rich white boy. Attacks on Romney’s success are so extreme they range from portraying him as an evil rich white boy incapable of relating to average Americans to his success causing the death of a worker’s wife. Totally outrageous and absurd.
After hounding Romney to release his tax returns, Romney is being accused of paying too much taxes to make himself look good. Obama minions, which include the MSM go to extraordinary lengths to spin everything positive regarding Romney into a negative.
Clearly, in Obama’s America, Romney’s greatest sin is his extraordinary success.
Romney has never had an extramarital affair. He has worked hard, saved jobs and “built” an extremely successful career. Obama obviously believes America has become so morally bankrupt, so entitlement minded and so class envious, that he can paint Romney as being too wholesome and too rich to be president. If Obama is correct, it will mean our fall as a nation has been mighty since the days of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Character, hard work, excellence and success used to be celebrated in America.
The big question this election is how many Americans want to join Obama in the gutter.
In flight to begin our national tour, the pilot announced that a U.S. soldier was on board. The hundred or so passengers on the airplane responded with a hearty round of applause. I guarantee the majority of passengers were not Obama voters because they typically despise our military. Like Obama, his supporters believe America is the greatest source of evil in the world. Democrat politicians have stooped so low as to call our military rapists and murders. Democrat disdain for American exceptionalism, principles and values is why Obama continually apologizes to the world for our extraordinary success and for being who we are as Americans.
My Dad, Mitt Romney and the passengers’ appreciation of our military represent the America we patriots in the tea party are fighting the evil Obama minions to preserve. In our America, people are encouraged to strive to be the best they can be, which in-turn benefits others and in some cases, benefits millions.
Obama is seeking to destroy our America. He is well into transforming America into a barren entitlement wasteland where mediocrity is spread equally. This false prophet preaches a false gospel of division, racial hatred and class envy. Obama seduces ignorant deadbeat disciples to vote for him by giving them free “Obama Phones”. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkXWqLBTTVg Lazy low-rent Obama voters line up expecting free money from Obama’s stash. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ojd13kZlCA&feature=related These are the voters Obama panders to, celebrates and believes have become a majority of Americans.
In Obama’s America, personal individual achievement is frowned upon and perceived to be selfish.
Exodus 20:17 – “You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his manservant or his maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.”
Thus, class envy, which Obama disguises by calling it “fairness,” the Bible calls sin. But then, it is not unusual for Obama’s vision for America to be in direct opposition with the Bible.
Obama energizes his OWS base by saying they have too little because the one percent has too much. His low-life followers salivate at the idea of Obama punishing the rich SOBs.
Folks, we simply cannot allow this evil man to continue tearing down the institutions, principles and values which have made us a great nation. Obama MUST be stopped!
Its morning in America, Wednesday, November 7, 2012. With God on our side, the America loved by the Tea Party and intended by our Founding Fathers will prevail.
Lloyd Marcus, Proud Unhyphenated American