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I'm Sick and Tired...
By Michael Fredrickson

This column expresses the personal opinions/views of General Manager Michael Fredrickson. If you would like to express your opinions/views regarding the column, write a SIGNED letter to the editor. Names can be withheld by request with a valid day time phone number. You email comments to Michael@fortbendstar.com.


...of democrat strategists telling the American voter how republicans are driving out moderates. The Republican party nominated the biggest moderate in congress, John McCain and the conservative base did not show up to vote. So, how did that work out for Republicans? Democrats nominated the most extreme, liberal candidate in their primary race and liberals came out of every nook and cranny to vote for their so-called change candidate. Maybe the national Republican party leaders should take note.

As I write this column, voters in two states are electing their governors as well as a very special congressional election in upstate New York in addition to numerous other local elections throughout the country and Texas. This special election in New York’s District 23 is the most interesting. This is a traditionally Republican district where a very liberal republican was chosen to run by Republican party elites. She was not elected in a primary. Then when some national conservative figures got wind of the selected Republican’s political beliefs all hell broke loose.

The Republican, Dede Scozzafava, was in favor of every liberal, Obama agenda item including the $787 billion swindle-us bill. You remember, the Democrats’ pork filled wish lists for the past 10 years that was neither temporary nor targeted (the most fundamental concepts of a stimulus bill). Scozzafava also favored union desired card-check, which would do away with private union ballots. She was also pro-abortion rights and believed in homosexual marriage. Since when is any of this part of Republican principles.

Well lo and behold, her conservative opponent’s poll numbers went up while her numbers went in the tank and she dropped out of the race. To prove she was the wrong candidate, she endorsed the Democrat. I could not believe it! It is laughable that Democrat pundits talk about dissension in the Republican Party. The opposite is true. The party is attracting independent-minded conservatives.

I’m still sick and tired of all the people out there that think a $1.2 trillion Obamacare takeover of 1/5 of the U. S. economy is good for America. You may have seen the recent 60 Minutes report about Medicare fraud. Estimates of Medicare fraud are tens of billions PER YEAR! Democrats plan on paying for part of Obamacare with “savings” from eliminating Medicare fraud. What a joke. Eliminate it first and then we’ll see. In fact, pass national “comprehensive tort reform” too and wait five or ten years to see what happens to medical malpractice insurance rates and defensive medicine costs.

Let me be very clear. Obamacare does not represent lower costs of anything. The only thing that will be lowered is our quality of health care. Congress could pass tort reform, health insurance portability, open health insurance competition between states and health insurance premium tax breaks for low income earners and solve about 90% of the complaints that people are griping about.

Think about it. If there is 45 million uninsured people and 15 million are young people that choose not to buy insurance, that leaves 30 million uninsured. If these 30 million average three people per family then there are only 10 million families to insure. We could pay for every “family” to receive $5,000 per year for a major medical insurance plan, and it would be half the cost of Obamacare. We could tax EVERY American worker $10 per week assuming there are 100 million workers, to pay the $50 billion per year this major medical health insurance policy would cost.

There, I have a solution to high health care costs and chronically uninsured citizens that is not 2,000 pages, cost $100+ billion per year and doesn’t takeover 1/5 of our economy. It still costs way too much, but costs half of the Washington pinhead’s bill and hopefully will see the same fate... neither will become law.

As far as the outcome of the three vaunted elections yesterday, here are my predictions. McDonnell will win the governor’s race in Virginia, Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman will have won New York’s 23rd District and the New Jersey’s gubernatorial race will not have a declared winner. It will be “too close to call”, which is a euphemism for... the Democrats haven’t determined how many fraudulent votes they need.
They may need to find so-called “uncounted” absentee votes in the trunk of a car (a la Minnesota) a week after Election Day.

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