About Me

In writing the "About Me" portion of this blog I thought about the purpose of the blog - namely, preventing the growth of Socialism & stopping the Death Of Democracy in the American Republic & returning her to the "liberty to abundance" stage of our history. One word descriptions of people's philosophies or purposes are quite often inadequate. I feel that I am "liberal" meaning that I am broad minded, independent, generous, hospitable, & magnanimous. Under these terms "liberal" is a perfectly good word that has been corrupted over the years to mean the person is a left-winger or as Mark Levin more accurately wrote in his book "Liberty & Tyranny" a "statist" - someone looking for government or state control of society. I am certainly not that & have dedicated the blog to fighting this. I believe that I find what I am when I consider whether or not I am a "conservative" & specifically when I ask what is it that I am trying to conserve? It is the libertarian principles that America was founded upon & originally followed. That is the Return To Excellence that this blog is named for & is all about.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Responses - AAPS - All For The Patient

Below are two responses that add to the original discussion from last night's message.  The first message discusses the AMA's money making ability.  Although the AMA has operated in the black the past ten years while membership has decreased over the decade the financial results are due to spending restraints that any business would undergo in times of financial stress.  We just have to do our part to keep the stress up. 
---Response #1---
The AMA was initially against Obamacare.  The main source of income for the AMA is the monopoly they hold on coding numbers that we are all forced to use ( I have heard estimates of 75% of the AMA annual income).  When Obamacare became aware of the AMA position, discussion was held about using alternative coding sources and the AMA secured their continued income with a change of heart for Obamacare and are now in favor of it.  Amazing!!  And the AMA claims they stand behind what is good for the people.  Interesting little tidbit.  Keep up the good work.
---Response #2---
Reading your post and the worry of BO's reelection - out of 2,000 pages of the health bill I hear only four points that are always used.  If that is all the Republicans have for negotiation they need someone who can decipher the rest of the bill.

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