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White House says Town Hall protests ‘Manufactured’

What’s the old song about the seasons?  They “turn, turn, turn.”  Here’s another example of Democrats not liking the truth so they want to change it, and their mantra is “spin, spin, spin.”  Rep. Llloyd Doggett, D-Texas, and the Democratic National Committee have dismissed the protests as ‘mob rule’ (DNC spokesman Brad Woodhouse, per FOX article).  Just as when the govt-seduced-media either didn’t report on, or mis-reported significantly low numbers attending Tax Day Tea Parties across the nation and stated the gatherings were ‘staged’ by the RNC and ‘extremist’ groups, the White House is now claiming that the current crop of TH meetings set up over the August break are beset with fake protesters.  It’s not like the Obamaites would ever stage a fake TH themselves…  The truth hurts boys, because it sets you free and that’s called LIBERTY!

News Links:

Angry Protesters Confront Democratic Lawmakers at Health Care Town Halls
WH spokesman Robert Gibbs accused Rick Scott of Conservatives for Patients’ Rights, as the ‘ringleader’ in this ‘manufacture’ of protesters.

Rick Scott responds to White House delusion that town hall outrage is “manufactured”

'First Amendment Rights' ‘First Amendment Rights’
Shouts of “READ THE BILL!” welcomed home lawmakers this weekend in Green Bay, WI.  Citizens frustrated that the govt. not listening.

The following links are from the Conservatives for Patients’ Rights site:

Town Hall Alert

View the listof upcoming Congressional Town Hall meetings where you can go and share your views on healthcare reform.

View the videosfrom the Congressional Town Hall meetings where constituents voice their concerns on healthcare reform.

Nationwide Recess Rally

“Many of the original groups behind are joining together for the Nationwide Recess Rally. This is a collaborative effort to make it known that we will not stand for socialized, government controlled healthcare.”  For more information, please visit the Nationwide Recess Rally homepage.

Free Health Care Fixes

Read Three Free Fixes for Health Care Costs

From the CPR blog:

Patients Forced To Live In Agony After NHS Refuses To Pay For Painkilling Injections
Laura Donnelly – The Telegraph

The Government’s drug rationing watchdog says “therapeutic” injections of steroids, such as cortisone, which are used to reduce inflammation, should no longer be offered to patients suffering from persistent lower back pain when the cause is not known. Instead the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) is ordering doctors to offer patients remedies like acupuncture and osteopathy.Specialists fear tens of thousands of people, mainly the elderly and frail, will be left to suffer excruciating levels of pain or pay as much as £500 each for private treatment. The NHS currently issues more than 60,000 treatments of steroid injections every year. NICE said in its guidance it wants to cut this to just 3,000 treatments a year, a move which would save the NHS £33 million. But the British Pain Society, which represents specialists in the field, has written to NICE calling for the guidelines to be withdrawn after its members warned that they would lead to many patients having to undergo unnecessary and high-risk spinal surgery. Dr Christopher Wells, a leading specialist in pain relief medicine and the founder of the NHS’ first specialist pain clinic, said it was “entirely unacceptable” that conventional treatments used by thousands of patients would be stopped.

Congress’ Own Health Care Benefits: Membership Has Its Privileges
Mark A. Barabak and Faye Fiore – Truthout
Lawmakers can choose among several plans and get special treatment at federal medical facilities. In 2008, taxpayers spent about $15 billion to insure 8.5 million federal workers and their dependents. Too much, too fast, too expensive. Those are some of the objections lawmakers have thrown up against the healthcare overhaul Democrats are attempting on Capitol Hill. But many feel Congress is out of touch. How, they wonder, can lawmakers empathize with the underinsured or those lacking insurance when they receive a benefits package — heavily subsidized by taxpayers — that most Americans can only envy? Among the advantages: a choice of 10 healthcare plans that provide access to a national network of doctors, as well as several HMOs that serve each member’s home state. By contrast, 85% of private companies offering health coverage provide their employees one type of plan. Take it or leave it. Lawmakers also get special treatment at Washington’s federal medical facilities and, for a few hundred dollars a month, access to their own pharmacy and doctors, nurses and medical technicians standing by in an office conveniently located between the House and Senate chambers.

Ten Reasons Why America’s Health Care System Is In Better Condition Than You Might Suppose.
Scott W. Atlas – Hoover Institution
Medical care in the United States is derided as miserable compared to health care systems in the rest of the developed world. Economists, government officials, insurers, and academics beat the drum for a far larger government role in health care. Much of the public assumes that their arguments are sound because the calls for change are so ubiquitous and the topic so complex. Before we turn to government as the solution, however, we should consider some unheralded facts about America’s health care system. To read the complete list follow this link.

August 5, 2009 - Posted by | (Definitely Not) Free Markets, (Un)Limited Government, 1st Amendment, Agenda of the Left, Constituional Issues, Fiscal (Ir)Responsibility, Leftists Criticize Conservatives, Politics, Wake Up | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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