The Cloward Piven Strategy of Manufactured Crisis is designed to overwhelm the government with impossible demands and the Obama administration is using that strategy to overwhelm Republicans. With the economic crisis as pretext, they have loaded the "stimulus" bill with so many objectionable pieces that some will inevitably get through. Meanwhile, with Republicans fully engaged in battling this monster, they are engaging in an unprecedented attempt to hijack the entire electoral process while nobody is looking.
Fox News reported today that Obama plans to take over the 2010 Census and supervise it from the White House. This is unprecedented and every U.S. citizen who cares about the future of our country should be outraged. Considering Obama’s demonstrated reliance on the corruption-ridden tactics of ACORN and similar get-out-the-vote groups, people should also be horrified.
The Decennial Census determines apportionment and redistricting of Congressional voting districts, and controlling the count would provide rampant opportunities to skew the result in Democrats’ favor. It is simply astonishing that Obama would be so brazen.
Normally, this function is performed by the Census Bureau, a Commerce Department agency. The bureau is subject to oversight by both Parties through relevant Congressional committees.
Republicans insist that the Census bureau physically count heads, a difficult and expensive proposition. But the Democrat preference for “estimating” inner city populations is fraught with errors and opportunities to skew numbers in their favor. They have fought over this in the past, and the head count method has fortunately prevailed. But apparently Obama doesn’t want to debate.
This is suggested further by the fact that his recently appointed Commerce Secretary, the hapless Republican Senator Judd Gregg (R-NH), will now have no input into the process. Gregg’s website meanwhile, hasn’t issued a peep about this outrage, proving Gregg is exactly the patsy Obama pegged him to be.
This abomination cannot go unanswered. Call your Congressional offices and demand Obama leave the Census where it belongs.
Economic “Stimulus” Bill a Tidal Wave of Monstrosities
Meanwhile, news of the outrages contained in Obama’s fraudulently misnamed “The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009” bill is now coming in waves over the transom so fast it is impossible to catalog them all. But here are some big ones:
Socialized Health Care
Bloomberg reports that sweeping health care provisions contained in the House version have been completely overlooked. These provisions describe a vast, big-brother health bureaucracy that will oversee and judge every aspect of patient care, with some very scary protocols.
They include a new bureaucracy titled the “National Coordinator of Health Information Technology” which will track all medical treatments in the United States through a centralized electronic database, monitoring procedures for “cost effectiveness,” and providing cost-based recommendations.
Another bureaucracy, the “Federal Coordinating Council for Comparative Effectiveness Research” will create a list of approved procedures for various conditions. Doctors will face penalties for not participating in this system.
According to the article, these items are the brainchild of disgraced tax cheat, Obama’s first choice for HHS Secretary, Tom Daschle, who listed them in a 2008 book on healthcare that he authored.
Old folks probably won’t have to worry about financing an extended retirement. As Bloomberg relates:
Daschle says health-care reform “will not be pain free.” Seniors should be more accepting of the conditions that come with age instead of treating them. (Emphasis mine.) Medicare now pays for treatments deemed safe and effective. The stimulus bill would change that and apply a cost-effectiveness standard set by the Federal Council.So if it isn’t cost-effective, seniors, sounds like you’re gonna be SOL. Better brush up that will while you still have your wits – if you haven’t lost them already with this news.
An Army of Democratic Patronage Jobs
A Youtube audio is making the rounds featuring a call to the Michael Savage radio show in which the caller claims to be a conservative democrat from Chicago. This is an anonymous source, so it has to be taken with a grain of salt, but listen to the exchange. It is food for thought, and as I have written in an earlier post, seems a part with everything else Obama is doing.
This source claims he was in a planning meeting and:
I was told by the Democratic officials in that meeting that we were going to get billions of dollars…to build an army of democratic patronage jobs that is going to completely freeze out the republicans for ever and ever… It’s a job patronage system, the same one that they have in Chicago… Everyone’s asking ‘why aren’t they releasing some of that money until 2011, 2012?’… because it needs to be released at the time it that gets close to the election so they don’t go and blow the money and spend it [beforehand]… We were told there were going to be more employees working for the Democrats in this patronage system than there are in the U.S. Army…” (Emphasis mine.)
What about All That Other Stuff?
Remember that $650 million “converter box” boondoggle? Removed by those hard-nosed Republican Senate negotiators, Collins, Snowe and Specter, right? Nope! Still in – along with a whole list of government expansion projects and other stuff too numerous to list, 778 pages in all. I sincerely doubt if anyone has read the entire thing, let alone analyzed its monstrous implications.
“Change You Can Count On” is coming to a town near you!
Despite his promise of “hope” to replace fear, Obama has hit the road on an unprecedented campaign of apocalyptic fear mongering to drum up public support for his economic “stimulus” bill.
Well, he has succeeded in one regard. I am terrified! We all should be terrified. But we should be terrified of what will happen if this bill passes. Contact your Congressmen and Senators now and demand in the strongest terms that this monstrosity go down to the ignoble defeat it so richly deserves.
It is high time we removed the scales from our eyes. Obama and his cohorts are mean, selfish, corrupt people, and they are attempting to steal this country right out from under us. We’d better do something before it’s too late.