Thursday, July 23, 2009

Texas Representative Kevin Brady (R) has created a chart that is downright scary.
The chart is a representation of what the Democratic health care plan will do for us little people.
Remember, President Obama and other Congressional representatives will keep their current plans, rather than jump aboard this amazing sinking raft.
Nancy Pelosi and others of her ilk are attempting to restrict Republican representatives from sending the chart to their constituents, saying it is inaccurate.
They claim the "illustration of low-income subsidies is misleading and false" and argue the chart depicts a "Health Insurance Exchange Trust Fund" that is “simply a recipient of IRS funds, with no outflow. ... This is false." The quotes are from a Roll Call report, which also provides a really good pdf of the chart.
Okay — just for the sake of argument — take these two factors out of the chart when you look at it.
Doesn't the mass bureaucracy between you and your doctor still freak you out?
We should distribute this chart to everyone we know and even some we don't. Let the American people know what is about to come down on our heads.
A small battle has been won but they are going to pick up where they left off after their little vacation, if we don't tell them otherwise en masse.
— Lauren Ricks, Associate Editor


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  2. Is this "speak out ATHENS" or "let's listen to Lauren Ricks spew her rehashed crap all over the place"?

    This site is linked on the Review's homepage and I don't think that your political rants raves and insults are good fodder for helping bring a crowd of visitors to Athens.

    They makes us sound more and more like a bunch of idiots that can't think for themselves and have to let WBAP and Fox news do the talking then just transcribe it.

    If you want to blog, then do so, but not on one associated with the Review.

  3. Brian,
    Sorry I didn't respond to your post earlier. I've been terribly busy with the paper of late, and haven't checked the site.
    To answer your question, no this is not a place for me to "spew rehashed crap."
    The blog was set up for employees of the Review – myself included — to post our thoughts and interact with the community. (This very comment is an example of that).
    What I say, including on this blog, does not come from anywhere else or anyone else. My thoughts and opinions are my own. I reject the assertion that I rant and rave or have insulted anyone. I strive to always frame my words in a logical and civil manner, with a bit of sarcasm thrown in.
    Thank you for your comment. I hope you will continue to express your case.

  4. I for one enjoy reading Lauren's posts on this blog. She speaks of things that most so-called 'main stream journalists' are after to speak about.

    Keep up the good work, Lauren! I'm reading and agreeing with you.