Just a few Questions in Four Areas..

God – Guidance – Government and Good Stuff

1. God
a. Because it’s a long time, is my forever secure?
b. Before I was conceived, what dream did God have for me?
c. How might I too be called ~ a friend of God?
2. Guidance
a. Where do I want to go and how fast do I want to get there?
b. Where am I and do I have a true assessment of all the areas?
c. What’s my best Success Path and how can I stay on that Path?
3. Government
a. What role should Government play in our lives and why?
b. How can we enable more to be Independent and Self-Reliant?
c. What’s the best Pathway back to more Limited Government?
4. Good Stuff
a. In my life, what am I grateful for that I might not even realize?
b. What good stuff would I like to leave behind for future kids?
c. If my true Reward is in Heaven, how best should I live?

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Let’s Not Turn Our Schools into Prisons

During this sensitive time our hearts go out to those affected by the Connecticut school tragedy. We need to have a national conversation about preventing violence like this in the future – that conversation is going on now. This issue should not be exploited for political gain or to infringe on innocent citizens’ rights. We don’t need knee-jerk, emotion-only solutions that might make us feel better but don’t work. There were laws and regulations in place at the time of the shooting – of course they were ignored, as is always the case with crazies and criminals.

It has been proposed to have more gun control and that debate will go on. We must keep in mind that really crazy people are easier to spot and deal with than evil people – who are cold, calculating and plan their evil. Like Mayor Giuliani has suggested, if it’s not a gun, it will be a knife, Sarin gas or something else. Also said is that the perpetrator of the Colorado shootings targeted the movie theater he did because it was a Gun-Free Zone, going past numerous, closer theaters that allowed guns. We might want to rethink Gun-Free Zones.

The NRA has called for armed officers in schools. People have voiced concern about how this would affect the kids. I agree. The first time I saw decked out military officers wielding AK-47’s at a European airport, I too was a bit nervous. Applying this image to schools and young kids, together with the knowledge of a possible threat against them (however rare) may inflict emotional harm.

However, I view what the NRA said differently. To offer a metaphor, I think of it this way:

When I used to play beach volleyball I once blocked an off target, hard-driven serve coming from another court that was inches from hitting a young boy in the head, who was sitting playing in the sand. Happening behind him, he didn’t even realize how close to harm he was, nor that all the while he remained safe. He just went on playing innocently, uninterrupted.

I don’t believe protecting our most innocent has to take away their innocence. We don’t have to put our kids in what has been suggested, a prison. We can protect them without them even knowing, yet those that would do them harm will be on notice – with a rightly-placed target on their head.

We have sky marshals on planes and I challenge you to find where they are or which flights they are on. The cockpit doors have been fortified and we have armed the pilots. Some might argue that guns in the hands of pilots put people at risk. What if a pilot misused their weapon? How silly is that? We already entrust the pilots with our lives.

Let’s have a thoughtful, sane discussion about the real issues of gun violence. Let’s especially not ignore the gun violence in our inner cities where kids are killed almost daily, with maybe only a brief mention on the local news. No child should be affected by violence of any kind and no child should live in fear regardless of where they live and this we can all agree.

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Making the MSM Obsolete

In order to make the Mainstream Media Obsolete or to have them Change their Ways, there must be consequences for their bad behavior.  Say they fail to report on a story (i.e. Benghazi-gate) or they doctor a 911 transcript to make the subject seem racist, viewers might heat up the phone lines for a while but they don’t seem to get the message.

Right now there is little MSM accountability to the viewers.  Why that is has to do with how they get paid.  As most know, the MSM gets paid based on the number of viewers watching but I believe their “measurement model” is flawed.  Pure Viewer numbers do not differentiate between an intelligent, successful married couple on a couch from three broke stoners on a couch; in fact, a pad with three broke stoners yields a 50% higher “Pure Viewership” rating. The MSM just wants the numbers.

Consider this analogy:  a mall that uses entry turn styles to measure mall traffic and then sets the lease rates based on these numbers – this is a flawed model.  When an adjacent, once upscale condo complex degrades into low-income housing the turn-style numbers may actually increase and the mall manager may tout these increases as justification for an increase in rent.  The model may not reflect it, but merchants know the truth, mall traffic doesn’t equal mall sales and the tape total doesn’t lie.  With lease payments going up and sales going down – stores move out and the mall closes.

Now I am not saying that the existing TV Viewership/Mall Shopper models are as simple as described above however, there can be deficiencies in the various models and unless they are addressed, even well-established, successful companies risk becoming extinct.  The free-enterprise system may seem unfair and harsh to some, but the reality in the marketplace is simple, “Improve or die.”

The existing TV Viewership model is deficient and if “the premier company”, whose name is synonymous with TV Viewership does not change – it too will go the way of T-Rex.

You might say that the extinction of the dinosaurs was “outside of their control” so the metaphor is misplaced.  I would suggest that a truth unknown, yet still approaching, is also outside of one’s control and therefore it fits.  Paradigm shifts are like that.  

Consider Eastman Kodak who once dominated the film industry with a 90% market share.  Even though they invented key aspects of digital photography, they seemed to be the last to embrace it.  Finally acknowledging that the market had in fact changed, they themselves became almost obsolete.

With the legalization of marijuana gaining popularity, more TV Viewers are going to discover the benefits of sinking into their couch only to find that – all they have left is the change between their cushions.

Sooner or later advertisers will demand sorting out the stoners from the spenders with a more precise viewership model.  It is not a question of “if these changes will occur” but a question of, “Who will bring these changes about?”  The answer might be with an upstart company named General Sentiment who is already addressing flaws in the Nielsen rating model in a big way. Watch a Fox Business Channel video interview of CEO Greg Artzt here.

With a new, more precise viewership model in place, whether or not through Nielsen, General Sentiment or another company, the MSM better be ready; if they’re not, they too may learn that – they have become obsolete.

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Opportunity and Abundance – or – Dependency and Debt

Adapted from Shake Down Politics – Chicago Style (here)

Barak Obama has disgraced the Office of the President with his campaign and over the last four years – most recently with the events surrounding Benghazi.

Barak Obama has a failed record of Dependency and Debt that has shackled Well-Capable People.

Barak Obama and his minions have resorted to thug-like tactics in a desperate attempt to hold their selfish power while burning through the money of Future Generations.

Many people have had enough – they want real change that solves real problems.  We need jobs and to return Our Country to the land of Opportunity and Abundance.

It is true that some People don’t care how close we are to going off a cliff, so long as THEY get their free-stuff – I hope you are not one of them.

Common Sense reforms are working in Wisconsin and that is exactly what’s needed for America. Scott Walker is leading the way in Wisconsin and Mitt Romney is the right person to lead Our Nation.

Strong leadership requires the support of the People.  Ronald Reagan voiced the words but it was the People who tore down the Wall. Scott Walker put forth a plan but it was the People who voted (twice).

Do your own independent research instead of being spoon-fed by the biased mainstream media.  I think you will agree – Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are the Best Change we can make.

Now let’s go vote!

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Shake Down Politics – Chicago Style

The behavior of many on the Left has reached new lows.  The President has led by example with how he’s conducted his campaign.  It was always apparent to some, and now apparent to many, he was paying attention to his radical preacher for all those years.  We deserve better than to be subjected to this nonsense – especially our kids deserve better.

We’ve got a fringe group out there who did a “shock video” using old people swearing and threatening violence – nice.  We’ve got a union organization that sent out an intimidating mailer saying in essence,

“WARNING:  We Know How You Vote!”

It reminds me of a first-hand experience of Chicago thuggery that happened to me.

Years ago I was setting up for a trade show at an Expo Center in Chicago (I won’t name them here).  My booth was small, self-supporting and had panels that joined together with twist-lock connectors. There were three spotlights that each squeeze-clamped onto the top of every other panel.  I was just attaching the last one of the three lights, when a guy with a clip-board approached me. He said, “What are you doing?” “Setting up my booth,” I said, as I clipped on the last light.  He glanced at his clipboard and said, “You know you have to hire an electrician for that.”  I said, “What do you mean? They just plug in,” as I held up a plug from one of the lights.  He said slowly and firmly, “You need an electrician.”  I asked, “How much is that?” He said, “The minimum charge is $35.” I said, “To plug in 3 cords? I’m NOT paying that!” He got right in my face, starred me down and said, “You know, it’s an awful deep lake out there,” turning in the direction of Lake Michigan.  I said, “What do you mean by that?” Regaining his glare on me, he replied, “I think you know what I mean.”

I paid the $35.  The guy with the booth next to me didn’t.

He had a larger booth but the electrical complexity was the same – to plug in a few cords. The next morning I arrived early to see him very upset.  It seems a forklift had been driven through and damaged his wooden transportation crate.  I walked around the crate with him to see a nice size hole in the side of the crate about five feet up.  He said he inquired about the damage but it was “a mystery” how it happened.  What wasn’t a mystery was why, over the next few years, more and more people pulled out of that show – until the show was no more.

People don’t like being shaken down but most pay the $35 like I did. Today though the cost is much more and people are lucky if “the value they get” amounts to the plugging in of three extension cords.  Many are tired of it, and the tide is changing.  Look at what happened in Wisconsin.

Listening to some, you would have thought, the world was going to end.

Wisconsin elected Democrats fled the State to Illinois in order to prevent a quorum for a vote.  All kinds of boorish people camped out and trashed the area in and around the Capital.  It looked ugly and it must have smelled pretty bad since many hadn’t showered in weeks.  So that’s the state of our discourse today.  What happened to the days where we could debate an issue civilly? Now, when good points are raised and the other side doesn’t have a rebuttal, they go on the attack, a personal attack – that’s crazy.

Question:  Is it too much to ask government workers to pay a small percentage of the cost for their own health care insurance or pension benefits, yet the share of what they pay is still much less than what private workers pay?

Look at the behavior around the Wisconsin Governor’s private residence during the Capitol chaos; or look at recently with Hurricane Sandy, while some were still stranded and others just starting to recover, the Occupy Wall Street folks were celebrating the destruction.  The rebuilding will proceed in spite of the Occupiers.  The Common Sense reforms will be put in place but only when the people are ready.  In Wisconsin, the people were ready, as evidenced by the recall vote – where more people voted for Walker than in his original election.

What has been the outcome of the reforms in Wisconsin?  You can research it for yourself to see that they have succeeded and they make so much sense.  Having an employee be responsible for at least a small portion of their benefit costs means they are “invested in the cost” of those benefits.  Absent that, premiums and/or other costs could skyrocket and what does the employee care? They still pay zero.

With the reforms however, if the cost of benefits goes up, even a small amount, basic free market principles go to work to bring the costs down – workers put pressure is put on the benefit company and/or they look for alternatives.  Insulating workers, public or private, from the free-market has significant consequences.

Competition goes away.  The incentive to improve goes away.  Costs necessarily go up and quality goes down.  Rewards separated or disconnected from outcomes (the results or the lack thereof) causes resentment (on both sides).  Good performers are lumped in with the bad.  Greatness is under-rewarded and the bad actions of a few continue to be tolerated.  Good workers are dis-incentivized because it makes the average worker look bad.

For those wishing to keep the status quo, it is understandable that they might fear being judged by standards put in place.  In a truly free-market though, the rewards match the value brought to it.  Perform ok – get rewarded ok, perform great – get rewarded great, perform not so well, there’s the door.

I am NOT against unions but when they,

  • stop serving the people they represent,
  • resort to intimidating tactics,
  • function as a pass-through for a political party,
  • have no accountability and a “blank check” signed by their own special interest person at the expense of unrepresented taxpayers, well…

Before the 2008 election I spoke with a guy who was one of the “higher-ups” in a local union who went to a national union meeting and when he came back, I asked him how it went.  He said after the meeting he got in the car and said to his wife, “We are on our own.”  When I asked him what he meant, he said, “All the “big dogs” (I think that’s what he called them) talked about were themselves, what they wanted and their own political agenda.  Nothing was mentioned about worker benefits or how concerns, common to all the workers, were going to be addressed.  He said, “My wife and I are going to have to put money aside for ourselves and save for our own future.  We have to look out for ourselves because the union sure isn’t looking out for us.”

Thinking about that local union guy up against the big national self-interested organization, what can he do?  He “has to” continue paying his dues, put his head down and that’s just the way it is. Like me, he’ll pay his $35 and then some.  He and his wife chose to turn inward, understandably because you know, you can’t fight “the big dogs” and “it’s an awful deep lake out there.”

Note:  I should also mention that in Wisconsin the biggest reason, in my opinion, for all the fuss was not about sharing the cost of benefits – it was about giving the worker the choice to join or not join the union – how’s that for incentive to get “the big dogs” to pay attention to what really matters for the members.

Time flies and it seems like yesterday when President Reagan made the statement,

“Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall.”

Not long after those words were spoken, the wall was gone.  It may seem obvious but it’s easy to overlook the fact, Ronald Reagan did not personally tear down the Berlin Wall – the people did.  The conditions were right for the people to do it for themselves.  Ronald Reagan played a huge role but the people got it done.

Russia has made many course-changing decisions since the Wall came down and some would say they are working to rebuild new walls – time will tell.  As for us, we have a course-changing decision to make for ourselves.

We have an opportunity and a responsibility to decide what direction America takes. This should not be taken lightly.  I believe there are two paths, the path of Opportunity and Abundance or the path of Dependence and Debt.

Note:  Don’t misread the word “dependence” because we are ALL dependent on some things right now and throughout our life.  I’m talking about:  Do we want to depend on Government for every aspect of our life right down to the calories and type of food we eat? Do we want Government involved in all of our healthcare decisions to the point of regulating every medical procedure, right down to the cost of tongue depressors and cotton balls?  Some things Government does well, others not so well.  I think you get what I mean about dependence, so back to the two paths…

Which path will we choose?  Opportunity and Abundance – or – Dependence and Debt.

I believe Mitt Romney is the right person to lead us in a new and prosperous direction for all Americans.  His character and experience are solid. He has solved tough problems, and while in government, he has done it in a bipartisan way.  Do your own research, ignore the name-calling and spin. Together we can solve even the toughest problems and get this done.

I don’t know but maybe in the not too distant future, we might look back on this time and say, “Wow that was a close one – I’m glad we went this way.”

Now let’s go vote!

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Bravery and Honor in Benghazi

There has not been a new article on this site nor a single tweet since Obamacare was forced through.

Events surrounding Benghazi have changed that…

Bravery and Honor in Benghazi

Instead of retreating from the danger they moved closer to it;

Although they may have been obscured by the “fog of war” they moved through it;

Guided by the truth – WE LEAVE NO ONE BEHIND – their mission was clear;

In spite of being told to “stand down” they rescued many out of harm’s way;

Fighting through seven hours of hell they took out many enemies;

No help having come, dying on a rooftop, alone.

We know hindsight is 20:20 yet even from that view, we can always find reason to be silent.  Listening to the words of Tyrone Woods’ father, how can we be silent?  I am not speaking of those quietly grieving for their own loss but to those we have entrusted with the responsibility to speak.

Here it would be easy to rant about the silence of many in the media or the obvious lies and/or spin that may be out there so far.  I will not waste your time here with what you already know or may choose not to see.  You can judge for yourself who is silent and what their motives might be.  With a small amount of effort you can fact-check the fact checkers to see if they are accurate and reliable.  You can use the Internet to access the “raw data” used to report (or not report) on a story.  Going forward you can decide who is trustworthy and who is not – in delivering the truth.

Occasionally it’s useful to take off the partisan (red state – blue state) glasses and see the truth for what it is.  Although some may wish to obscure the truth by disregarding it, denying it, distorting it and even trying to discredit those who might be carrying it, remember the truth is still the truth.

“Just because a crazy person says it, doesn’t mean it isn’t true and likewise a wise person can be wrong.”

Our Founders spoke of “self-evident” truths and Rights endowed by our Creator – another gift we are endowed with and sometimes take for granted is the ability to recognize that which is true.  Let us use that gift between now and Election Day and also in our quest to get to the truth about Benghazi and that those “in the know” would have the courage to speak it.

Acknowledgements go out to Catherine Herridge, Jennifer Griffin, Bret Baier and others from Fox News for their excellent Benghazi reporting and also to Lara Logan from CBS News and 60 Minutes for her speech at the 2012 BGA Annual Luncheon (click to view) and reporting on “what really matters” and the truth about al Qaeda in Afghanistan.

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Prosperity NOT Progressivism 4USA!

#PNP4USA because…

 #PNP4USA b/c – Who else will be there to Rescue and Rebuild after Natural Disaster strikes?

 #PNP4USA b/c – Who else will Lead in Defending other Countries from the World’s Tyrants?

 #PNP4USA b/c – What would Our Founders say about what We did with what They Entrusted to us?  

 #PNP4USA b/c – Where else could Canadians and Others go to receive the very Best Health Care?  

 #PNP4USA b/c – Where else could we, after complete Failure and Financial Ruin, go to Start Over again and Succeed?

 #PNP4USA b/c – What Country would Haitians and Cubans, risking their lives, be able to set Sail to?

 #PNP4USA b/c – Where else could Illegals go to Earn Money to send back to Support their Families?

 Actually Progressivism is solving our immigration problem – all illegals are going home on their own because the economy is so bad.  But wait – when they learn they get free healthcare, they’ll be back!

 #PNP4USA b/c – Why should States send ALL their Money to DC just to get a few Crumbs and a bunch of Mandates back?

#PNP4USA b/c – Why don’t Future generations deserve at least the Same Opportunity We have (or used 2have B4Dem Insanity)?

 #PNP4USA b/c – Why should we take away the American Dream for ALL just because Some (or even Many) are not living the Dream 4Themselves?

 #PNP4USA b/c – Wasn’t the Statue of Liberty sent to us 4 a Reason?  Should we send it back and turn Ellis Island into the new Gitmo?

 #PNP4USA b/c – Didn’t Ronald Reagan say, “America is too Great for small Dreams” ?

 #PNP4USA b/c – If you don’t like the System here, aren’t you FREE 2 LEAVE?

Prosperity NOT Progressivism 4USA! 

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Voters States should have Nuclear Option Tweet Congress #VSNO

Since Democrats feel it’s ok for Congress to use the Nuclear Option against the Will of the American People then: Voters and States should have a Nuclear Option too

What happens when an Elected…

–       doesn’t do what they said they would do when they get to Washington?

–       tries to manipulate the Process to Force something upon us – we do not want?

–       abuses their Power so much there isn’t enough time to wait to vote them out?

–       no longer listens to or represents the People who elected them?

Maybe it’s time Voters and States Have a Nuclear Option Too.

Although it might be far better to get rid of the Nuclear Option altogether – after of course we undo all the damage done by Democrats – in the meantime it’s worth investigating how Constitutionally we as Voters can send a louder message to those Elected who choose not to listen to the Ones who Elected them.

Maybe Voters with an Up Down Simple Majority Vote, can have a Redo of an Election or Vote on a Issue Directly – maybe then, those in Washington will get the Message. Democrats could have used this during the last Administration.

This is NOT a Republican Democrat issue – although Democrats now are more out of control than any other Party in our Nation’s history and it is now an Emergency Situation.

Agreeing with this – what can be done NOW

Continue to:  Call and Write Congress.  Attend Town Hall Meetings.  Talk to and inform friends, relatives, neighbors and complete strangers about what you know.  Connect people with sources of reliable information. 

Get information from the Main Stream Media and Others but don’t stop there.  Go to the Source of their Information on the Internet directly for yourself to see how they may have “twisted the facts” for whatever reason – remember what you find out and make up your own mind.

Join Twitter and follow others learning about the issues, politely message those who may be mistaken or may have been misled.

Watch out for Skinny Bob (someone who just wants to mess with you and isn’t interested in reasonable discussion).

Turn up the volume on your Twitter messages by using the Twitter Hashtag #vsno which means:

Voter State Nuclear Option

Voters Say NO!

Tweet Democrats in Congress: We don’t want the Government taking over Our Health Care System! #hc #vsno

Tweet Democrats in Congress: We want REAL Health Care Reform – Scrap the Bills and Start Over! #hc #vsno

Tweet Democrats in Congress: Fix what’s Broken with Healthcare and Leave the Rest Alone! #hc #vsno

Make #vsno a Trending Topic on Twitter – I don’t know if anything will change but what I do know is that the White House Press Secretary is new on Twitter and he just might see it and slip a hint to the President who might then tell the Leaders in Congress. It’s worth a try.

One last thing, remember recently when we had Snow in all 50 States and there was a shortage of snow for the Olympics in Vancouver?  Washington was shut down for days yet we still survived. 

Some say it was a message about Global Warming however it wouldn’t matter because most in Washington aren’t getting any messages from us or from Above. 

The Loudest Message sent yet was from the great Voters of Massachusetts and like the DC Blizzard, it was a Historic event. Democrats can continue to ignore or distort what it really meant.

In November however when the #vsno Victory SNO reaches all 50 States – maybe then they will Know!

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New Transparency Promised – yet Just another Dish of the Same

With many old Promises and now talk of new Transparency – it appears the American People are going to get Just another Dish of the Same

Lets revisit the Honest Transparency Promises Made:

 Candidate Obama promised things were going to be different. 

With Healthcare Reform, he was not going to make the same mistake the Clintons made – he was going to enlist the American People in the PROCESS from the Beginning.

 Using a Restaurant Analogy:  Since the American People will have to Eat it for a very long time – They should be Assured that there are no Rats in the Kitchen and that it’s Clean

 They should be allowed to choose for themselves what they want to Eat and to Know the Ingredients. They should be able to witness the actual food preparation and the cooking (so that NO back door, special interest ingredients are snuck in).  If they’re not satisfied with the PROCESS, they should not be forced to eat what they are served.

 Some continue to Misunderstand and Misrepresent:  what Honest Transparency is – like it’s an after-the-fact visual  – Only to be Applied – AFTER Our Food is Served.

 So after many months, the American people sit waiting at the ObamaCare Café. The cook places another serving of who knows what onto the counter beneath the heat lamps and annoyedly announces, “Hey your food is done…”

 As the dish makes its way back to Our Table, We already Know – it will be More of the Same

Ugly Stew

 Sure, we’ll spoon though it and notice the unappealing smell – finding once again, it’s not what we ordered at all.  The many distasteful and foreign objects we said we didn’t want are still cooked in and the Freshest Most Important ingredients we said we did want – are still missing.

 Yes once again, we will talk to the server and the cook and finally the Manager – who, with a hand on our shoulder, will publicly lecture us about what’s good for us and eventually we’ll be told:  you wanted it, you ordered it, there will be no changes and no adjustments so …

Just Eat It!

We the American People aren’t going to just eat it – you can try but you won’t shove it down our throats.

 How many times do we have to say it?   We do not want the Government running Our Healthcare System.

 Democrats and the President can concoct whatever they want behind closed doors but as what happened in Massachusetts – payback will come in November and Beyond.

 Throw out that nasty stuff and keep your Promise – Open up the Kitchen so We can cook up something – that we ALL can Enjoy.

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Mr. President It’s NOT about C-SPAN

Mr. President, you’ve acknowledged the deficit of TRUST that exists in Washington. With regard to Healthcare Reform – there were many deductions from – the TRUST account. A previous post lists more than just a few… (click here)

 The biggest deduction of TRUST however, was not that the negotiations were not on C-SPAN.

 The biggest deduction of TRUST is the fact that the Government is attempting to take over of the American Healthcare System

 The number one thing there is NO Negotiation on is the majority of Americans do not want the Federal Government having centralized Control over their Healthcare in Washington – far from where they are, imposing Mandates that usurp Individual and State Sovereignty, adding layers of Bureaucracy between them and the ones who Deliver their Care. 

 It seems that the existing legislation has this as its Foundation and if that’s so, everything else – built upon it – is flawed. Until we can agree on this, there is no point in building anything together.  On this basis, we CAN move forward with REAL Healthcare Reform.

 You’ve said in the essence of time, it doesn’t make sense to Start Over from Scratch with Healthcare. I know you and others believe there is Good in the existing bills – yet you should also know, when it is done behind closed doors – even the GOOD becomes suspect!

 Adding ultra pure water to a stinky cistern will never produce anything drinkable. Yes it will take time to drain and disinfect the container and those reluctant to do so will say but we’ve come so far – the container is almost full (we are holding onto these Bills and we only need one more vote…) yes, this is true –yet what is being held – stinks

 You’ve indicated you want to meet with Republicans and that your Intentions are genuine and true. If this is the case, the fastest way to Produce a Quality Output is to meet with the Leaders of Congress and ask them to find a way to Vote down the existing Bills – to demonstrate to the American people that you and the Congress are on the Same Page.

 Some say you’re going to come to the Healthcare Meeting with your own ideas or a new draft of a bill.  Throughout the summer, you were distanced from the draft bills – some saying none of the drafts were yours – until you actually signed a Bill.  Riding in on a White Horse now with your own draft throws Congress under the Bus.  Mr. President, you cannot advance your Agenda around the Congress by Executive Order.

 The HHS Secretary recently testified before Congress that she could not guarantee Transparency since she was not a Principal in the Legislation. With Our Legislative Process, this Fact applies to you as well Mr. President and unless the Congress is on Board – the meetings with you, however many and however bipartisan, will just be side static and show.

 Why not meet with Leaders of Congress (yes behind closed doors) and figure out a way to move this Process Forward in the Right way. Acknowledge the mistakes that were made together, press the Reset Button – have a congruent message with the Congress that people can agree with, Vote down the Bills, Begin to Restore TRUST and Start Over.

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