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Tonight on AxXiom For Liberty Live! Amanda Teegarden, Dan Feidt

Kaye Beach

Nov. 16, 2012

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Tonight on AxXiom For Liberty Live!  6-8 PM Central

 Howard and I will be covering a variety of topics including the latest on the Obamacare implementation and the resistance to the healthcare exchanges and medicaid expansion that are integral to the implementation of the health care reform law. Amanda Teegarden, Executive Director of OK-SAFE will join us to go over the Action Items for opposing Obamacare that were developed for the Rally for Oklahoma Healthcare Independence held last July following the mixed Supreme Court ruling on the federal health care reform law.

The roll out of Automatic License Plate Readers (ALPR) in the state of Oklahoma and the concerns that surround the use of these devices will also be covered.  ALPR can be a valuable tool for law enforcement or they can be mis-used to create a mass surveillance system that tracks our every move without a warrant or probable cause.  Unfortunately, there is ample evidence that they are being used in exactly this way.  Howard and I will explore what can be done to stop the unconstitutional uses of these license tag scanners.

We will also catch up with Dan Feidt, indy journalist and activist to find out what ever happened with the investigation into the wayward Drug Recognition Expert program in Minnesota that Dan helped uncover was giving drugs to Occupy protestors.

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A Chicago County sheriff’s deputy told state investigators he was “in shock” after he saw his training partner give two young men marijuana to smoke in the back of a squad car. Read more

 

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Reality Check: If the Affordable Care Act is “a tax,” does that make the law invalid?

Kaye Beach

June 30, 2012

Good analysis and good question  by Ben Swann of FOX 19 news Cincinnati

It may be one of the most important rulings the U.S. Supreme Court has made in the last 100 years.

Is the Affordable Care Act constitutional?  Is it constitutional to have an individual mandate that requires Americans purchase insurance?

In a 5 to 4 vote the court ruled, yes.

Why did Chief Justice John Roberts rule the way he did?  What does the ruling mean?  And could this ruling actually mean that the Healthcare law is now invalid? link

Oklahoma Robo Cop Alert! Rep. Steve Martin’s HB 2525

Kaye Beach

**Update Feb 12, 2012-this bill passed the Public Safety Committee last Wed. Rep Martin says it has nothing to do with tag scanning cameras.  I’m placing bets (figuratively speaking) on how long it will be before insurance verification is added on to the ALPR cameras already on some of the police cars in the state.**

Feb, 4, 2011

And I thought I missed Groundhog Day.

I got this email alert  on HB 2525 by Rep Steve Martin from Oklahomans for Liberty tonight.

 HB 2525 will allow police to pull you over… Not because you are speeding, not because you are driving erratically, but to check and see if your auto insurance is expired.  Click here to read the bill.

In fact, it can be the PRIMARY reason you are pulled over

(pg 3, line 11)

Oklahomans for Liberty asks;

Rep. Martin, please explain how the police can determine my insurance isn’t current before they pull me over?  Do they have some newfangled x-ray device that can see through my car AND my wallet to read the date on my insurance card?

I can answer that.  No.  It’s not an x-ray device but it’s close and this where the ‘Robocop’ comes in.   It’s called ALPR-Automatic License Plate Reader, and these things are all the rage.

ALPRs are not ordinary cameras. Attached to police cruisers, or fixed on telephone poles or other stationary places, the cameras snap an image of nearly every license plate they encounter. The device produces a file for each image captured, which includes searchable text displaying the time, date and GPS location of the car when and where the plate was ‘read’. This information is fed into a database, where it can be shared with other agencies and databases, and “mined” or analyzed. Read more

ALPR, known not-so-affectionately in Oklahoma as Spy Cams, caused such an outrage across the state that one of only a handful of questions asked to gubernatorial candidates Jari Askins and Mary Fallin at their face off preceding the election was regarding their stance on the use of the devices.

And if this all smells vaguely familiar to you, it should because we have stepped in this pile before!

Back in 2010, HB 2331 by Steve Martin proposed to  amend Title 47 “to allow at-will random insurance verification via an online insurance verification system, without a traffic-stop or accident having occurred first; the bill further gives authority for law enforcement to then seize the vehicle if found to be uninsured.
Observation or verification can be conducted from a fixed location, i.e. from the roadside, or from a moving patrol car.  Oklahoma utilizes an online insurance verification system, which may or may not be accurate.” (from a 2010 OK-SAFE Action Alert)  Read more

HB 2331, the 2010 bill by Rep. Steve Martin, as introduced, required officers to seize the vehicle if a driver had not complied with the Compulsory Insurance law.

Upon issuing a citation under this paragraph, the law enforcement officer issuing the citation shall seize the vehicle being operated by the person

Confiscating property is a big deal and this bill took away the ability of an officer to use their good judgment.  I was outraged by Rep. Martins answer when he was asked if a woman and her children should be just left on the side of the road at night because of lack of insurance and he said absolutely-YES!

Martins 2010 bill, HB 2331 was  amended  and softened by replacing the word “shall” with “may.”   The bill passed both houses and was ultimately signed into law.

But back to Rep. Steve Martin’s current bill, HB2525.  Currently the insurance verification law reads;

Establishing compliance with the Compulsory Insurance Law through the online verification system shall not be the primary cause for law enforcement to stop a motor vehicle

http://www.oscn.net/applications/oscn/DeliverDocument.asp?CiteID=82234

If Rep. Martin’s new bill HB 2525  passes law enforcement will be able to drive around with their little spy cams mounted on their cars and scan every plate they pass.  Every time the spy cam alerts that a motorist does not have insurance the officer can promptly issue a ticket.  These tag scanning cameras (ALPR) can scan hundreds of tags per hour.  I predict that the time it takes to stop you and actually issue you a citation will soon be seen as an obstacle to the efficient revenue enhancement of the state and they will just mass mail the tickets out automatically before long.

By the way, these tag scanning devices can do a LOT more than just check for your insurance status.

Oklahomans for Liberty recommends (and I agree!) that we might want to talk to our legislators who are on the Public Safety Committee pronto because the bill goes to that committee this Wednesday, Feb 8th (Room 512A at 10:30 AM)

This bill is being heard Tuesday Wednesday morning so we need to call the members of the Public Safety Committee and urge them to vote no on HB 2525.  Here is the list of the committee members.  I urge you to contact as many as you can before Tuesday morning.

Representative Sue Tibbs, Chair  (405) 557-7379
Representative Steve Martin, Vice Chair  (405) 557-7402
Members:
Representative Ed Cannaday  (405) 557-7375
Representative Josh Cockroft  (405) 557-7349
Representative Doug Cox  (405) 557-7415
Representative Tommy Hardin  (405) 557-7383
Representative Chuck Hoskin  (405) 557-7319
Representative Fred Jordan  (405) 557-7331
Representative Charlie Joyner  (405) 557-7314
Representative Al McAffrey  (405) 557-7396
Representative Pat Ownbey  (405) 557-7326
Representative Pam Peterson  (405) 557-7341
Representative Brian Renegar  (405) 557-7381
Representative Paul Roan  (405) 557-7308
Representative Todd Thomsen  (405) 557-7336
Representative Steve Vaughan  (405) 557-7355

AxXiom For Liberty Live Friday Feb 3 6-8 PM CST

AxXiom For Liberty with Kaye Beach and Howard Houchen Friday Feb. 3 from 6-8PM  CST.

Today is the National NDAA Protest Day!

Have you let your congressman know how you feel about their vote on this dastardly bill?

Find out how they voted and contact them today!

 

Much thanks to The Oklahoma Constitution for publishing an article about my lawsuit against the state of Oklahoma;

Biometric Photo for State Driver’s License Challenged

 

 

Tonight Howard and I have two very special guests lined up for you.

Listen Live Online at LogosRadioNetwork.com

First up is Benjamin Domenech from the Heartland Institute to speak with us about the problems with PPACA (ObamaCare) mandated State Insurance Exchanges.

Problem

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), sometimes referred to as “Obamacare,” requires states to establish and operate health insurance exchanges by 2014. States that create their own exchange must comply with federal requirements, and the exchange must be approved by the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. If a state opts not to create its own exchange, PPACA provides that the federal government will implement one for the state.

Read more from Kendall Antekeier, Legislative Specialist with the Heartland Institute

**Mr Domenech and Ms..Antekeier will be in Oklahoma discussing this issue on Feb. 7th and 8th**

Benjamin Domenech is managing editor of Health Care News and a research fellow at The Heartland Institute.

Benjamin joined The Heartland Institute in 2009 after several years working and writing on national health care policy, beginning with a political appointment as speechwriter to U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson, and continuing as chief speechwriter for U.S. Senator John Cornyn during the Medicare Part D debate on Capitol Hill.

In addition to his work with Heartland, Benjamin is currently editor of The City, an academic journal of faith, politics, and culture, published by Houston Baptist University. He previously worked as a book editor for Eagle Publishing, where he edited multiple New York Times bestsellers in the arenas of politics, history, and sports. He was a founding board member of Redstate, a prominent conservative activist community site, and co-hosts Coffee & Markets, an award-winning daily podcast focused on politics, policy, and the marketplace.

Educated at the College of William & Mary and University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Benjamin regularly writes opinion columns for the Washington Examiner and RealClearWorld, and in 2009 he was chosen as a Journalism Fellow by the Peter Jennings Project for Journalists and the Constitution. He lives in Virginia with his wife, Christine.

 Jenni White, ROPE

Also joining us will be the incomparable Jenni White, President of ROPE,  Restore Oklahoma Public Education.

Jenni has Master’s Degree in Biology and  taught science for nearly a decade.  She is a wife and mom of four and a full time political activist focusing on improving Oklahoma’s education system.  She is one of our favorite guest on AxXiom For Liberty and tonight Jenni will fill us in on what to watch out for in the upcoming legislative session in regards to Oklahoma education and we will discuss concerns about the changes taking place in our schools in the name of reform.

“The Federal Government Wants Your Children – or What is the P20 Council?”

Jenni will be at H&H Gun Range for the High Noon Club at 12:00pm on Friday, February 10th, giving a presentation entitled, “The Federal Government Wants Your Children – or What is the P20 Council?”

She writes;

It is about how the federal and state governments are collecting and sharing personal data from children in public schools WITHOUT PARENTAL CONSENT. Oklahoma is actively attempting to find ways to collect data from HOME SCHOOL students as well.

 

 

**Benjamin Domenech will be speaking on Health Care Exchanges and the Health Care Reform law at three separate events.  The public is cordially invited to attend on or all of these events.

Times and locations;

Tuesday, February 7th at  approximately 9:30am (following session) at the Okla. Capitol in the  House Chamber.

Wednesday, February 8th at  9:00am at the State Capitol in room 512A

Wednesday, February 8th at noon for the OCPAC weekly meeting held every Wed. At  Italiano’s Resturant, 4801 N. Lincoln Boulevard

Pay Attention to This One! Oklahoma Fourth Committee Meeting on Federal Healthcare Reform

Kaye Beach

Nov. 1, 2011

Those of us in Oklahoma who want to retain our privacy and control over our medical care should pay attention to the fourth joint legislative committee meeting on the effects of healthcare reform.   The fourth meeting, scheduled for Thursday, November 3rd, 2011, will be held at the Tulsa Technology Center, Riverside Campus.

Amanda Teegarden, Executive Director of OK-SAFE, Inc., is one of the scheduled presenters on that date, addressing the technology, security & privacy concerns associated with the implementation of health care reform.

She will be presenting some very interesting facts about Oklahoma healthcare reform system as constructed so far and illustrate why we should not go any further on this unconstitutional federal monstrosity of a mandate.

Amanda Teegarden is a crack researcher with the perspective of an ordinary taxpaying Oklahoman. Every freedom loving Oklahoman ought to pay very close attention to the information brought forth by her presentation this Thursday.

Here is one glimpse of what is in store for us if our state does not take care to protect the interests of Oklahoma citizens from the federal takeover of our healthcare.

Obamacare HHS rule would give government everybody’s health records

By: Rep. Tim Huelskamp | 09/23/11 3:29 PM
OpEd Contributor
Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius has proposed that medical records of all Americans be turned over to the federal government by private health insurers.

It’s been said a thousand times: Congress had to pass President Obama’s  health care law in order to find out what’s in it. But, despite the repetitiveness, the level of shock from each new discovery never seems to recede.

This time, America is learning about the federal government’s plan to collect and aggregate confidential patient records for every one of us

Read more

Raw patient claims data, demographic data, prescription drug utilization data. . .this is individualized, specific, sensitive information about you going into a federal database!

 

 

 

 

Read more and watch the press conference held by Congressman Huelskamp about this outrage here

There OK legislature has created a website detailing these meetings: www.okhealthcare.info – check for meeting details, including presentations.

Countering HHS Doublespeak on Health Insurance Exchanges

Kaye Beach

August 12, 2011

If you remember nothing else from the following Health Freedom Watch article article-remember this about so-called “state based” health insurance exchanges;

“Who administers the exchanges, however, is unimportant. What counts is who writes the rules that govern them. Those rules will be written entirely in Washington”

Remember this date too-Sept. 14 2011 in OKC-the Joint Committee on Federal Health Care Law, a special legislative committee that will study how the new federal health care law affects Oklahoma, has its first meeting on Oklahoma City.

 

 

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released its first set of proposed regulations on the American Health Benefits Exchanges required under President Obama’s health “reform” law. The deadline for public comments is September 28 , 2011 . In its announcement on the proposed rules, HHS officials claimed that exchanges:

  • are state-based competitive marketplaces;
  • will offer individuals and small businesses the same affordable insurance choices as members of Congress; and
  • will provide Americans clout.
However, the claim that exchanges are “state-based” is countered by 811 uses of the word “require” in the first set of proposed regulations, according to Chris Jacobs of the Republican Policy Committee, as reported by Politico Pulse. Shortly after the release, HHS was forced to retract a key part of its claim:
Trumpeting the advent of the exchanges, the administration said Monday that they would “give Americans the same insurance choices as members of Congress.” However, in response to questions after a news conference on Monday, health officials acknowledged that this claim was not necessarily correct.
Under the rules, an employer may allow employees to choose any health plan at a given level of coverage. But an exchange may also allow an employer to limit its workers to one or two health plans – far fewer than the number available to members of Congress and other federal workers.
The claim that exchanges are competitive “marketplaces” with choice and clout is also challenged by the fact that the law outlaws catastrophic major medical insurance and limits insurance options in the exchanges to managed-care plans.
Calling an exchange a marketplace is a carefully crafted strategy. Herndon Alliance published a two-page paper that strongly encourages using the word “marketplace” when discussing exchanges. Its list of “good words” – which includes “control,” “choice,” “consumer” – features the word “marketplace” with the following statement:
[T]his term was preferred over exchange. Public associates marketplace with purchasing and exchange did not conjure up the notion of purchasing. Also use marketplace not market (the public identifies “market” with groceries)
HHS asserts that the draft proposal gives states significant flexibility to build an exchange that works for them. But Michael Cannon of the Cato Institute has already refuted that assertion in National Review:
[S]upporters have sought to frighten Republican governors into implementing the law by holding out the nightmare scenario of the federal government’s administering the exchanges. Who administers the exchanges, however, is unimportant. What counts is who writes the rules that govern them. Those rules will be written entirely in Washington. (Emphasis mine)
Four more exchange regulation proposals will be published. Despite the rhetoric, it’s clear that Washington intends to govern the states through the exchanges. As evidence, using a word search feature, here is a list of key words and the number of times they appear in the 62-page proposed “Establishment of Exchanges” rule, the longest of the first set of proposed rules:
WORD
MENTIONS
Require
628
Must
439
Establish
285
Consumer
100
Report
68
Regulation
65
Submit
59
Data
48
Secretary
44
Choose
41
Choice
37
Shall
22
Rights
10
Public comments are due by 5 p.m. September 28, 2011. Refer to file code CMS-9989-P for the Exchange Framework rule or CMS-9975-P for the Reinsurance, Risk Corridors and Risk Adjustment rule. Electronic comments can be submitted at http://www.regulations.gov .

Health Freedom Watch is a monthly email newsletter published by the Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (formerly Citizens’ Council on Health Care), a national nonprofit, educational organization whose mission is to support patient and doctor freedom, medical innovation and the right to a confidential patient-doctor relationship. Health Freedom Watch provides reports on national and state policies that impact citizens’ freedom to choose their health-care treatments and practitioners, and to maintain their health privacy – including genetic privacy. Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) is not affiliated with any other organization. © Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom.

Sources:
“Affordable Insurance Exchanges: Choice, Competition and Clout for States,” U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, HealthCare.gov, accessed August 3, 2011.
“Obamacare Exchange Regulations: More New Federal Requirements” email from Chris Jacobs, Republican Policy Committee, July 11, 2011.
“The Exchange (The Competitive Health Marketplace),” Herndon Alliance, accessed August 3, 2011.
“Obamacare Can’t Be Fixed, and Now is the Time to Dismantle It,” Michael Cannon, National Review, March 21, 2011.

Delaware Pilots Mass Surveillance Devices for Revenue Enhancement

Kaye Beach

August 8, 2011

Delaware gets some fancy new mass surveillance tracking and revenue enhancement devices namely ALPR or Automatic License Plate Recognition.

One of the main concerns voiced  by Delawares pesky privacy pirates is ‘where will the data collected by these spy scameras go’?

It’s not just Delaware either.  Most of these these tracking, monitoring, and revenue enhancement schemes are either already in use in your community or look for them to be coming soon.  All a part of Intelligence Led Policing, the technology and data dependent form of policing/intelligence embraced shortly after 9 11.

We are all “share” like Barney now.

LINK

From DelawareOnline.com

State troopers used to park behind billboards or underpasses as they quickly typed the license-plate numbers of passing cars into computers to find scofflaws.They were lucky to record the plates of 50 passing motorists per shift.But that’s changing because of new technology that allows them to instantly check license plates to see if motorists owe everything from traffic fines to back taxes. And they can check up to 900 plates per minute.

“I can drive 55 mph on I-95 and I can pass a parked car on the shoulder and I can still read that tag,” said state police Cpl. Todd Duke, who has the device — known as a License Plate Recognition (LPR) system — mounted onto his patrol car. “With the new technology, as the machine is operating, I’m able to scan a license plate and immediately read the plate to determine if it is stolen and/or suspended.”LPR is one of the latest surveillance systems officials across the state have started using. They range from red-light cameras to facial-recognition software.

. . .Data collected by troopers will be stored and managed by the state department of technology and information for one year. After that, the data will be retained in an archive database for up to five years, depending on system storage capacity, to assess the validity and operational efficiency of LPRs, said Kimberly Holland Chandler of the state Department of Safety and Homeland Security.State police conducting active investigations will have access to the data, Chandler said. Other law-enforcement agencies also could be granted access.

. . .

Many uses for scans

The LPR system, which is still in the pilot stage, is a collaboration between the state Division of Motor Vehicles and Department of Safety & Homeland Security.

It began after officials noticed the number of uninsured motorists in Delaware reached about 10 percent, Schiliro said. The solution was to tie in the DMV’s uninsured database to a state police license-plate reader system. Once that was solved, they began seeing possibilities for other problems, including tracking people who have not paid tolls or are wanted for other crimes.

. . .You can use it for a lot of different things,” Schiliro said. “You can use it for parking violators, stolen vehicles.”State police began using the system at sobriety checkpoints because of the number of cars that pass through them.

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IS TOTAL SOCIALISM IN YOUR FUTURE?

Guest post by Ken Moore

kenmooreok@cox.net

August 1,  2011

Real conservatives in Congress/legislatures have always told us that enough savings to balance any budget can be made by cutting fraud, waste, abuse, outrageous programs, etc.  The reason this is so hard to do now is that this President and this Senate are determined to tax the middle class into permanent hard times that are bad enough that they will accept extreme taxes in exchange for the federal government’s doling out enough small amounts of tax credits, favors, welfare, etc. so that we will have enough money/government entitlements to maintain a minimum middle class lifestyle existence.

Over time this “middle class existence” will become extremely over-regulated, burdensome, motivation-killing, and less than fulfilling to talented entrepreneurs:   It will include $7-$8 gasoline; uncontrolled border with Mexico; almost unlimited welfare for illegals;  favoritism for public sector workers resulting in more budget-busting government salary caused by union paybacks for influencing and/or throwing elections;  “free” cradle-to-grave government health insurance for everybody which will ration care that, for instance, requires you to wait  8 months or more get on chemotherapy if you get cancer; surveillance cameras watching everybody while recording “suspicious” activities such as what churches and organization meetings they attend; people being economically forced to live in inner city high rises to save energy and/or meet government Section 8 or other welfare requirements; total individual income/social security tax burdens of 65% and upward; extreme control, burdens, and taxes on  small business, a 25% value-added tax (VAT, which is a federal sales tax) on everything people buy; etc., etc.

Cooperating/chosen wealthy people and political socialists will become the new ruling class.  The rest of the wealthy will be taxed into becoming middle class like us.  “Cooperating” means letting the government pretty much control big business companies with guarantees that they will not be allowed to fail. Guarantees fulfilled by spending our tax money. The ruling class will help the government to maintain control.

You don’t like all this?  You need to become active politically, and do what you can to see that it doesn’t happen.  Many, many lawmakers from both parties and the President need to be voted out in 2012, but it will require lots of work.

Republican Study Group Issues Proposed Budget Cuts

•Corporation for Public Broadcasting Subsidy. $445 million annual savings.
•Save America’s Treasures Program. $25 million annual savings.
•International Fund for Ireland. $17 million annual savings.
•Legal Services Corporation. $420 million annual savings.
•National Endowment for the Arts. $167.5 million annual savings.
•National Endowment for the Humanities. $167.5 million annual savings.
•Hope VI Program. $250 million annual savings.
•Amtrak Subsidies. $1.565 billion annual savings.
•Eliminate duplicative education programs. H.R. 2274 (in last Congress), authored by Rep. McKeon, eliminates 68 at a savings of $1.3 billion annually.
•U.S. Trade Development Agency. $55 million annual savings.
•Woodrow Wilson Center Subsidy. $20 million annual savings.
•Cut in half funding for congressional printing and binding. $47 million annual savings.
•John C. Stennis Center Subsidy. $430,000 annual savings.
•Community Development Fund. $4.5 billion annual savings.
•Heritage Area Grants and Statutory Aid. $24 million annual savings.
•Cut Federal Travel Budget in Half. $7.5 billion annual savings
•Trim Federal Vehicle Budget by 20%. $600 million annual savings.
•Essential Air Service. $150 million annual savings.
•Technology Innovation Program. $70 million annual savings.
•Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Program. $125 million annual savings.
•Department of Energy Grants to States for Weatherization. $530 million annual savings.
•Beach Replenishment. $95 million annual savings.
•New Starts Transit. $2 billion annual savings.
•Exchange Programs for Alaska, Natives Native Hawaiians, and Their Historical Trading Partners in Massachusetts. $9 million annual savings
•Intercity and High Speed Rail Grants. $2.5 billion annual savings.
•Title X Family Planning. $318 million annual savings.
•Appalachian Regional Commission. $76 million annual savings.
•Economic Development Administration. $293 million annual savings.
•Programs under the National and Community Services Act. $1.15 billion annual savings.
•Applied Research at Department of Energy. $1.27 billion annual savings.
•Freedom CAR and Fuel Partnership. $200 million annual savings.
•Energy Star Program. $52 million annual savings.
•Economic Assistance to Egypt. $250 million annually.
•U.S. Agency for International Development. $1.39 billion annual savings.
•General Assistance to District of Columbia. $210 million annual savings.
•Subsidy for Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. $150 million annual savings.
•Presidential Campaign Fund. $775 million savings over ten years.
•No funding for federal office space acquisition. $864 million annual savings.
•End prohibitions on competitive sourcing of government services.
•Repeal the Davis-Bacon Act. More than $1 billion annually.
•IRS Direct Deposit: Require the IRS to deposit fees for some services it offers (such as processing payment plans for taxpayers) to the Treasury, instead of allowing it to remain as part of its budget. $1.8 billion savings over ten years.
•Require collection of unpaid taxes by federal employees. $1 billion total savings.
•Prohibit taxpayer funded union activities by federal employees. $1.2 billion savings over ten years.
•Sell excess federal properties the government does not make use of. $15 billion total savings.
•Eliminate death gratuity for Members of Congress.
•Eliminate Mohair Subsidies. $1 million annual savings.
•Eliminate taxpayer subsidies to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. $12.5 million annual savings
•Eliminate Market Access Program. $200 million annual savings.
•USDA Sugar Program. $14 million annual savings.
•Subsidy to Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). $93 million annual savings.
•Eliminate the National Organic Certification Cost-Share Program. $56.2 million annual savings.
•Eliminate fund for Obamacare administrative costs. $900 million savings.
•Ready to Learn TV Program. $27 million savings.
•HUD Ph.D. Program.
•Deficit Reduction Check-Off Act.
•TOTAL SAVINGS: $2.5 Trillion over Ten Years

An Open Challenge to Oklahoma Elected Officials HOW DO YOU DARE!!!!!

Kaye Beach

April 3, 2011

I have set about reading of hundreds of pages of Oklahoma documents that reveal the depth of duplicity that many of our elected officials have engaged in by creating the Oklahoma Health Information Exchange.  I will soon be listing and highlighting these documents and the eye-opening portions therein very soon.Until then I feel compelled get a few things off my chest.

An open challenge to complicit Oklahoma Elected Officials-HOW DO YOU DARE?

You have created a system under the direction of and accepted funds from the federal government even as citizens in Oklahoma demonstrated clearly and loudly that they DO NOT want to participate in an unconstitutional universal health care system controlled by the agencies of the federal government.  You have worked diligently to see that it would be so.

HOW DO YOU DARE?!

You have made it so that any information technology related to health care in this state cannot be extricated from a national system limiting the people of Oklahoma from utilizing technology free from federal control  that could improve their lives and health.

HOW DO YOU DARE?!

You have taken money from the federal government to create a health IT infrastructure in our state for the purpose of gathering the most personal and intimate information about the citizens of this state for the express purpose of sharing that information with a domineering, out of touch and out of control federal government.

HOW DO YOU DARE?!

You have established a system that is makes it nearly impossible for individuals to opt out of.

You have established a system that makes it nearly impossible for physicians to opt out of.

You have established a system that makes it nearly impossible for private, for profit businesses to opt out of.

HOW DO YOU DARE?!

You have established a system that quashes innovation.

HOW DO YOU DARE?!

You have sold us out, lied to us, and  insulted our intelligence.

HOW DO YOU DARE?!

You have painted good legislators into a corner and tied their hands making it next to impossible for them to protect the rights of their constituents.

HOW DO YOU DARE?!

You have consigned the agents and agencies of the state to be lackeys for the federal government.

You have enabled a degree of control over the personal choices and the lives of Oklahoma citizens that is absolutely unprecedented in American history to date and you are laying the foundation of a system of control that will be a roadmap for other states to so enslave their citizens.

You have broken your oath to uphold the state and US constitutions.

You have manipulated, lied, and coerced these people into a system that is offensive to every notion of individual liberty.

You have given over our right of self determination to the federal government.

I want an answer.

HOW DO YOU DARE?!

Obamacare Can’t Be Fixed, and Now Is the Time to Dismantle It

Kaye Beach

March 23, 2011

Here is another excellent article on Obamacare and how the states are enabling the government takeover of health care by implementing the so-called state-based exchanges.

A few choice quotes from the article are below but be sure to read the whole thing.

This article appeared in the March 21, 2011 issue of National Review.

By Michael F Cannon

. . . opponents may never have more power to chart Obamacare’s course than they do right now. In particular, the decisions that federal and state officials make today could determine whether the 2012 elections produce a Congress and president who are willing to repeal the law. In other words, the iron is hot.

Congressional Republicans appear to grasp the weight of this moment. They are doing everything they can to ensure that Obamacare never sees the year 2014: forcing votes on repealing and de-funding the law, and undertaking a two-year campaign to expose its harmful effects. Unfortunately, their efforts are being undercut by their friends back home.

Rather than beat their plowshares into swords, Obamacare opponents in most state capitols are laying the bureaucratic foundations for the law’s new entitlement spending and lending it legitimacy by accepting its debt-financed federal grants.

Running their own exchanges won’t empower states to prevent both the most economical and the most comprehensive health plans from disappearing from their markets. . . .Nor can state-run exchanges prevent other dimensions of quality from eroding. Even in state-run exchanges, the sickest patients would struggle to get their claims paid by insurers who are trying to avoid, mistreat, and dump them, because that is what Obamacare’s price controls reward.

. . .There is no good way, or even a less-bad way, for states or the feds to implement Obamacare’s exchanges or other central elements. Permitted to stand, Obamacare will reduce Americans’ incomes, harm their health, and decrease their freedom

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