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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Family Research Center introduction

I am adding them to the blog links and presenting them to you: Family Research Center

This is Tony Perkin's update, below...

Doctors Dolittle to Help Obama Cause

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is bending House rules so effectively that she could pass for a professional contortionist. But let's say for a moment that she pulls off this heist and votes (correction: "deems") the Senate's health care bill passed. A new survey points out that simply because more Americans have health care doesn't mean that they will have doctors to go with it. According to the New England Journal of Medicine, anywhere from a third to a half of all practicing doctors say they would leave their profession if the President's health care plan passes. As reported by CNS News, "a majority of physicians said health care reform would cause the quality of American medical care to 'deteriorate' and it could be the 'final straw' that sends a sizeable number" of their peers out of the field. Not only would these doctors leave their profession, but 63% would urge others to steer clear of it as well. This is a far cry from what Americans have heard from the Hill and the White House--namely that this liberal plan has the backing of most American doctors.

Not so, says Andrea Santiago, a spokeswoman for Medicus Firm, which was responsible for the poll. While almost every physician is in favor of some kind of reform (96%), relatively few believe in the takeover this President is plotting. And why should they? Today's Wall Street Journal featured a column about the state of health care in Massachusetts, which is similar to the universal system pushed by congressional Democrats. As Grace-Marie Turner tells it, 56% of state doctors are "no longer accepting new patients" because they cannot keep up with the demand. In fact, it takes an average patient 44 days just to see a physician. (And you thought the waiting rooms were full now!)

One area that will see growth under the Senate plan is the abortion industry. With billions more flowing into U.S. clinics, business will be booming. After all, one thing "we have learned during this debate," says Washington Post writer Michael Gerson, "is that the Democratic Party's commitment to abortion rights is even more central to its identity than health reform... [T]his stance by the Democratic leadership violates an informal social agreement that has existed for decades, in which abortion is generally legal but citizens who object to the practice are not required to pay for it." That could all be ancient history after this weekend's vote. Any member that willingly moves this bill forward is taking a jackhammer to the wall between taxpayers and the bloody business of abortion.

Monica Crowley hit the nail on the head when she said, "What does Mr. Obama mean when he says, 'It's within our grasp?'... He's saying that the fundamental remaking of America is within his grasp. He's saying total government control of your life is within his grasp..." Help us put more distance between Washington's army of extremists and our nation's future. Call, email, and visit your representatives. Tell them to stop this bill--before it's too late!

Back by Popular Demand...

If you missed last night's webcast with a great line-up of Hill conservatives, it's not too late. To give more people an opportunity to watch the video, we posted the entire broadcast online. I encourage you to log on and hear from the members themselves about what this bill will mean for America. Then, help us spread the word by sending the link around to your family and friends.

In Honor of St. Pat's, Senate Tries to Save Some Green

There is an area where FRC has been consistently pro-choice: school choice. Unfortunately, the Senate majority doesn't share our view and instead voted down a measure that would have re-opened Washington, D.C.'s popular voucher program. While the administration appears to have unlimited funds for the promotion of homosexuality in American schools ($410 billion), the President's party can't seem to cobble together $20 million for a program that actually improves the quality of education. By a 55-42 vote, the upper chamber shot down Sen. Joe Lieberman's (I-Conn.) amendment to reauthorize D.C. vouchers for five years--throwing the future of these scholarships (and local students) in doubt. For the thousands of children whose horizons might have been broadened by the program, this decision is a serious blow. Since 2004, the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and other media outlets have roundly praised the program for improving academic performance in a city that perennially struggles.

9 comments:

radar said...

Do not miss the ending of vouchers. It just shows you that the Administration is hostile to education but beholden to the NEA. The DC schools were in desperate need of help, vouchers are a way to help and Washington is dumping the program? Tell me again why anyone voted for Obama?

Anonymous said...

"While the administration appears to have unlimited funds for the promotion of homosexuality in American schools ($410 billion), the President's party can't seem to cobble together $20 million for a program that actually improves the quality of education."

This appears to be your own pack of lies.

First, the only amount approximating this in the article is 410 million, not billion.

Second, only 70 million of that is intended for something alleged by the authors to be a "tool to promote homosexuality".

Third, the program in question is intended to combat bullying.

Well I hope you're proud of yourself. Picking on a $ 70 million anti-bullying program by pretending it's a $ 410 billion homosexuality indoctrination program. Goebbels would be proud of you.

Retract it or live with the shame.

Hawkeye® said...

Radar,
Yes. Retract that typo in the article you copied and pasted! You old meanie, you...

(:D)

creeper said...

Radar, you claim to ignore sources that aren't trustworthy. Can we take it the lying Family Research Council will now no longer be on your list of websites to follow?

And Hawkeye, it's certainly more than an innocent little typo. These are intentional misrepresentations - even 410 million would be wrong if you actually go to the article they link to. Pretending a program to combat bullying in school is promotion of homosexuality is an error in thinking (or more likely an intentional lie), not a finger accidentally hitting the wrong key on the keyboard.

Radar, since you chose to further spread these lies, will you be retracting them?

-- creeper

creeper said...

I take it from your lack of response that you're content to let this dumb lie stand. That's far from upstanding of you, but what can you do.

-- creeper

radar said...

So someone wrote billion instead of million. Same difference to this president who is planning on spending trillions.

BTW you find a problem with a quoted source then go ahead and go after the source. I didn't make it up I simply quoted accurately what was written.

radar said...

If I quote a site and they have made a mistake, then they screwed up. If they lied, they lied. I accurately quoted the source and therefore your argument is with the source and not me.

creeper said...

No.

1. Read the comments above and you'll see it's not just a typo. It's much more than that.

2. You're recommending this site, even though you've claimed in the past that you want nothing to do with websites that present lies. Here is one such site, and instead of distancing yourself from it, you endorse it. That by itself makes you a hypocrite.

3. What is your position on the statement "the administration appears to have unlimited funds for the promotion of homosexuality in American schools ($410 billion)"? Do you consider it truthful? Is it a lie? If you consider it a lie, what does that tell you about this Family Research Council outfit? Are you proud to be associated with them?

-- creeper

creeper said...

What is your position on the statement "the administration appears to have unlimited funds for the promotion of homosexuality in American schools ($410 billion)"? Do you consider it truthful? Is it a lie? If you consider it a lie, what does that tell you about this Family Research Council outfit? Are you proud to be associated with them?

... and if you pretend it's just a typo, you're just not paying attention.

-- creeper