Friday, September 16, 2011

Republican Rhetoric from a Newby Senator who can't think for himself.

I received a letter from Marco Rubio and I'd like to share this compilation of Republican rhetoric with you.  He thinks it's OK to spend money on the Failed War on Drugs program (even though it is a known failure) yet he flaps his lips about "cutting spending" on this.  He is a Republican Hypocrit Clone!

"Dear Ms. Berben,
Thank you for taking the time to contact me to express your concerns about Medicare and Medicaid.  I understand these are important issues and I appreciate hearing your thoughts.  The Medicare and Medicaid programs are paramount to many Floridians, as more than 3.3 million residents are currently Medicare beneficiaries and approximately 2.97 million residents currently rely on Medicaid benefits for their health care. 
As your elected representative, I have made a commitment to tackle our nation's debt by cutting federal spending, reducing the deficit, and making necessary reforms to our entitlement programs.  Medicare and Medicaid are currently facing major obstacles because of substantial financial challenges which must be addressed in order to protect current and future generations of Americans. 
According to the Congressional Budget Office, total Medicare spending is expected to be $555 billion in Fiscal Year 2011, and total Medicare outlays as a percent of our nation's gross domestic product (GDP) are expected to be about 3.5% in both 2011 and 2012.  Medicare is growing at unsustainable rates, and unless major changes are made, the program's financial instability "could lead to reduced access to care or diminished quality of care for Medicare beneficiaries".  Individuals currently receiving Medicare benefits and those who are approaching retirement age (55 or older), should not and will not be subjected to any changes.  But for younger generations, the Medicare program must change or it will no longer exist by the time they become eligible for benefits.

Of Florida's $69.1 billion state budget for 2011-2012, Medicaid expenditures amount to more than $21 billion, and enrollment is expected to continue to grow in future years.  According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Medicaid enrollment across the country is estimated to reach 78 million by 2019.  The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), which was passed through a Democrat-controlled Congress and signed into law in March of 2010, authorizes a massive expansion of the already financially unstable Medicaid program.  The Office of the Actuary at CMS estimates this expansion will cost federal taxpayers $735 billion over the next ten years.
Since Medicaid is already depleting state budgets and simultaneously placing a considerable financial burden on the federal budget, changes must be made to the Medicaid program in order to protect current and future generations of Americans.  The federal government should authorize state block grants to provide flexibility in states' decisions on how to effectively provide high-quality health services to their residents through the Medicaid program.  We must ensure that our nation's poor and most vulnerable are sufficiently cared for as well as reducing the financial burden of the Medicaid program on states and our federal expenses.
As Congress continues to debate important issues surrounding our country's growing debt and out-of-control government spending, I will continue to listen to Floridians while working to ensure that Americans continue to have access to Medicare and Medicaid benefits.  Again, thank you for writing to me with your concerns and I look forward to hearing any views or input you wish to share in the future."  Marco Rubio

He might as well say "blah, blah, blah, blah, blah," this puppet for the GOP!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Speaking English in America

I just called a Walgreens to refill a prescription - I think!  However, the pharmacy tech could barely speak English. 

This country does not have to do a thing to become a Third World Country but sit and let non-English speaking immigrants flood our land, workplace and neighborhoods. 

With the miscommunication that must follow this trend, we will soon plunge into chaos, like the frenzied fire ants' after something has touched their mound.  If you've never seen the fire ants attack en masse against a human or animal foot that had the misfortune of stepping on their mound, it is a site to behold, as long as it isn't your foot.  Without military training we value so much, they send out a signal to the troops to immediately advance to the first flesh they find and in unison bite again and again, causing the victim to frantically dance about, wincing, and slapping to kill each individual ant in a futile attempt to make the stinging stop.   Before I learned how to avoid the mounds, I often plunged into the pool so as to drown the vicious, tiny beasts.  Warning:  they continue to bite underwater.

Since I don't speak "fire ant" and they don't speak English, I have learned to stay clear of their mounds, but in the U.S. these days I can't merely "go around" every person with an incomprehensible accent who is in a position to negatively impact my life.  Where are the regulations and standards in hiring?

I am not against immigration.  I am against the proliferation of non-English speaking people infiltrating every aspect of our daily lives with accents and dialects English-speaking people can't understand. 

Are we just going to become a frenetic population of people who can't understand each other, where miscommunication could be costly or even deadly?  Even the fire ants know how to communicate to me that I should not step on their mound.  Should I go bite the pharmacy techs ankle and not let go until she can speak proper English?  If humans are a higher order, shouldn't we be able to fix this problem without waging war against non-English speaking people.  Can we keep them off the phones until their diction is clear?

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Ian Murphy of the Buffalo Beast is my hero!

Ian Murphy of the Buffalo Beast is my hero!
The most important email I received today was regarding the story of the Republican Governor of Wisconsin Scott Walker having a conversation with a person, Ian Murphy, pretending to be Right-Wing Billionaire David Koch, who inherited his fathers' massive oil and chemical business and who has an agenda to destroy the Middle Class who made this country great.
There is no logical reason for the title of this post, except that ever since I was a child I was on the side of the underdog.  In this case, the underdog is every person in this country who has ever earned a paycheck. 

What the transcript of the conversation between Scott Walker and his fake benefactor, David Koch revealed is that everything the "Liberal Left" thought was going on was actually going on.  Surprise! Surprise!

As far as I am concerned, Ian Murphy of the Buffalo Beast deserves a most prestigious prize for this brilliant work. 

I can barely contain my glee at the exposure of the "vast Right-Wing Conspiracy" that Hillary Clinton talked about in the 90's, is not only alive, but has reached its peak and, just as it is with fruit, the next stage of development is to rot, thereby becoming fertilizer for this country - a therapeutic treatment long overdue.  Such is the fate of any organization that becomes too old and stale and does not redefine and reorganize itself for the greater good is destined to wither away -in this case the Toxic Right-Wing Machine, radical right pimps and prostitutes alike.  Poetic justice.

The Republican Party would be wise to rethink its tired mantra of "Trickle down Economics" that was a proven failure and decide what it stands for in the 21st Century.

After all, you soulless, greedy, narrow-minded dudes, money is not the only thing that talks.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Main Street Voice

Welcome to the Main Street Voice. 
This is a place where you can post your frustrations about the political scene of today and be heard.
This is much easier than hoards of us boarding a train of buses for D.C.  We can influence change here, we can through this medium inform and enlighten elected officials who have lost their purpose while maintaining the power to drastically change our lives, often to our detrimentThis must change or we will perish under the weight of this Plutocracy.  They "know not what they do."