The World Is Upside Down

First we had Vladimir Putin warning the west against socialism basically saying that the former Soviet Union tried it and it did not work and now France is the country showing backbone.

Putin’s words were those one would expect from the US only a decade or two ago. As America moves toward government takeover of private business and Socialistic plans, Putin urged that this approach would lead to disaster. It is beyond real that a leader from Russia would be warning the US about the evils of Socialism.

Top this off with French President Nicolas Sarkozy saying that France would keep its nuclear arms in order to guarantee its safety at a time when Barack Obama is working to rid the US (and presumably the world) of nuclear weapons and we can see the world is backwards.

He also challenged the growing pacifism of the continent, saying: “Does Europe want peace or do we want to be left in peace?” If the former, he went on to argue, Europe will have to provide for its defense. If the latter, it can “blindfold” itself to the world’s dangers but will likely pay a high price for such foolish behavior. “Europe isn’t simply a market or an economy,” he argued, but also a set of values that need to be defended. “Do you know anyone who can be rich without an assured defense?” he demanded. Fausta’s Blog [emphasis in the cited source]

Who could have imagined that we would reach a point in history where the Russians were giving counsel on economics and the French were discussing how to defend one’s country?

Nicolas Sarkozy said thanks but no thanks to disarmament.

This while Obama works to rid us of our weapons.

The end must be near…

The Bush administration dismantled nuclear weapons thus reducing our number. Obama wants to eliminate them completely.

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4 Responses to “The World Is Upside Down”

  1. Harry says:

    That is so Funny last night I left a message about SOCIALISM FOR LIBERALS, now Putin is telling them how dangerous it will be if the USA becomes SOCIALIST! Way to go liberals..
    even ex-Socialist countries are telling the messiah and you liberals of what a stupid big mistake it will be!

  2. Barbara says:

    I just pray that they find something against Obama that they can impeach him. I watched part of his speech tonight (it was all I could take of it) and he is just plain arrogant. He didn’t even end the session with the reporters with any grace. Maybe he didn’t like their questions.

  3. Angi says:

    *Cue the Twilight Zone music…*

  4. Victoria says:

    A report in the Indian Express Finance suggested Obama plans to spend $50 billion “over five years” to create and use a system of electronic health records for every person who sees a doctor.

    “Tragically, no one from either party is objecting to the health provisions slipped in without discussion,” wrote McCaughey. “These provisions reflect the handiwork of Tom Daschle, until recently the nominee to head the Health and Human Services Department.”

    “If the Obama administration’s economic stimulus bill passes … in its current form, seniors in the U.S. will face … rationing. Defenders of the system say that individuals benefit in younger years and sacrifice later.”

    Other nations that utilize such programs typically deny costly treatments to patients who are senior citizens, and McCaughey warns that would be the case in the United States, too.

    “Daschle says health-care reform ‘will not be pain free.’ Seniors should be more accepting of the conditions that come with age instead of treating them. That means the elderly will bear the brunt,” she warned.

    “Medicare now pays for treatments deemed safe and effective. The stimulus bill would change that and apply a cost-effectiveness standard,” she said.

    McCaughey noted Daschle has discussed such plans, modeled after the United Kingdom, in his writings, and a national board to make necessary decisions.

    “This board approves or rejects treatments using a formula that divides the cost of the treatment by the number of years the patient is likely to benefit. Treatments for younger patients are more often approved than treatments for diseases that affect the elderly, such as osteoporosis,” she wrote.

    She cited a 2006 ruling in the U.K. that determined elderly patients with macular degeneration must go blind in one eye before getting treatment with a costly drug to save their other eye, a decision that outraged taxpayers who eventually forced a change.

    “Hiding health legislation in a stimulus bill is intentional. Daschle supported the Clinton administration’s health-care overhaul in 1994, and attributed its failure to debate and delay. A year ago, Daschle wrote that the next president should act quickly before critics mount an opposition,” McCaughey said.

    The stimulus plan calls its board the “Federal Coordinating Council for Comparative Effectiveness Research.”

    “The goal, Daschle’s book explained, is to slow the development and use of new medications and technologies because they are driving up costs. He praises Europeans for being more willing to accept ‘hopeless diagnoses’ and ‘forgo experimental treatments,’ and he chastises Americans for expecting too much from the health-care system,” she said.

    She said the plan simply needs more review.

    “The bill treats health care the way European governments do: as a cost problem instead of a growth industry. Imagine limiting growth and innovation in the electronics or auto industry during this downturn,” McCaughey said.

    She said doctors would end up with no choice about treatments.

    You know the only consolation about this administration is what I have been thinking all along. It is going to happen to libs as well.