Small Business Financing For Veterans: Some Answers

Mary asks…

Is this a good group of people to have endorse you?

U.S. Presidents & Vice Presidents
Fmr. President Jimmy Carter[1]
Fmr. President Bill Clinton[2][3]
Fmr. Vice President Al Gore[4][5]
Fmr. Vice President Walter Mondale[6]

[edit] U.S. Senators
Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-HI), Chairman of the Veterans‘ Affairs Committee[7]
Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT), Chairman of the Finance Committee[8]
Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN)[9]
Sen. Joseph Biden (D-DE), 2008 Democratic Vice Presidential nominee and former 1988 and 2008 presidential candidate[9]
Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM), Chairman of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources[10]
Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chairwoman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee[11]
Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH)[9]
Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV), President pro tempore of the United States Senate, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations[12][13]
Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA)[9]
Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD)[11]
Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE)[11]
Sen. Bob Casey, Jr. (D-PA) [14]
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY), former 2008 presidential candidate[15]
Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND), Chairman of the Budget Committee[16]
Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT), former 2008 Presidential candidate and Chairman of the Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs[17]
Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-ND), Chairman of the Democratic Policy Committee, and the Committee on Indian Affairs[18]
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), Senate Majority Whip[19]
Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI)[20]
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)[9]
Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA), Chairman of the Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee[11]
Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-HI)[9]
Sen. Tim Johnson, Chairman of the Ethics Committee (D-SD) [21]
Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA), Chairman of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions[22][23]
Sen. John Kerry (D-MA), 2004 Democratic Presidential Nominee, Chairman of the Small Business Committee[24]
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)[25]
Sen. Herb Kohl (D-WI)[9]
Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA)[11]
Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ)[11]
Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Chairman of the Judiciary Committee [26]
Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI)[9]
Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-AR)[9]
Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) [27]
Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ)[28]
Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD)[9]
Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA)[9]
Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE) [29]
Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) [30]
Sen. Mark Pryor (D-AR)[9]
Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI)[31]
Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), U.S. Senate Majority Leader for the 110th Congress
Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), Chairman of the Intelligence Committee [32]
Sen. Ken Salazar (D-CO)[11]
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)[9]
Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY)[9]
Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)[9]
Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT)[8]
Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA) [33]
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)[31]
Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR)[11]
Fmr. Sen. David Boren (D-OK)[34]
Fmr. Sen. Bill Bradley (D-NJ) [35]
Fmr. Sen. Jean Carnahan (D-MO)[36]
Fmr. Sen. Lincoln Chafee (I-RI), (R-RI while in office)[37][38]
Fmr. Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-SD) [39]
Fmr. Sen. John Edwards (D-NC), former 2008 presidential candidate and 2004 Democratic Vice-Presidential Nominee[40]
Fmr. Sen. Bob Graham (D-FL) [41]
Fmr. Sen. Gary Hart (D-CO)[42]
Fmr. Shadow Sen. Jesse Jackson (D-DC)[43][44]
Fmr. Sen. Charles Mathias (R-MD)[45]
Fmr. Sen. George McGovern (D-SD), 1972 Democratic Presidential Nominee[46]
Fmr. Sen. John Melcher (D-MT)[47]
Fmr. Sen. Sam Nunn (D-GA)[34]
Fmr. Sen. Larry Pressler (R-SD)[48]
Fmr. Sen. Lowell P. Weicker Jr. (I-CT), (R-CT, while in office)[49]
Fmr. Sen. Harris Wofford (D-PA)[50]

[edit] U.S. Representatives
Rep. Neil Abercrombie (D-HI)[51]
Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-NY)[52]
Rep. Tom Allen (D-ME)[53]
Rep. Jason Altmire (D-PA)[54]
Rep. Robert E. Andrews (D-NJ)[55]
Rep. Michael Arcuri (D-NY)[52]
Rep. Brian Baird (D-WA)[56]
Rep. John Barrow (D-GA)[57]
Rep. Joe Baca (D-CA)[58]
Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)[59]
Rep. Melissa Bean (D-IL)[60]
Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA)[61]
Rep. Shelley Berkley (D-NV)[62]
Rep. Howard Berman (D-CA)[63]
Rep. Marion Berry (D-AR)[64]
Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-GA) [65]
Rep. Timothy Bishop (D-NY)[52]
Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) [66]
Rep. Rick Boucher (D-VA)[67]
Rep. Bob Brady (D-PA)[68]
Rep. Bruce Braley (D-IA)[69]
Rep. Corrine Brown (D-FL) [70]
Rep. G. K. Butterfield (D-NC)[71]
Rep. Lois Capps (D-CA)[72][73]
Rep. Mike Capuano (D-MA)[74]
Rep. Dennis Cardoza (D-CA)[75][broken footnote]
Rep. Russ Carnahan (D-MO)[60]
Rep. André Carson (D-IN)[76]
Rep. Kathy Castor (D-FL)[77]
Rep. Ben Chandler (D-KY)[78]
Rep. Yvette D. Clarke (D-NY)[52]
Rep. William Lacy Clay, Jr. (D-MO)[79]
Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC), Majority Whip[80]
Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN)[81]
Rep. John Conyers (D-MI)[79]
Rep. Jim Cooper (D-TN)[60]
Rep. Jim Costa (D-CA)[75]
Rep. Jerry Costello (D-IL)[60]
Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT)[82]
Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-NY)[52]
Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX)[83]
Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD)[79][84]
Rep. Artur Da
[edit] Governors
Gov. Aníbal Acevedo Vilá (D-PR) [200][201]
Gov. John Baldacci (D-ME)
Gov. Steve Beshear (D-KY)
Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D-IL) [202]
Gov. Chet Culver (D-IA) [203][204]
Gov. Jim Doyle (D-WI) [205]
Gov. Mike Easley (D-NC)
Gov. Dave Freudenthal (D-WY) [206]
Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D-MI)
Gov. Christine Gregoire (D-WA) [207]
Gov. Brad Henry (D-OK) [208][209]
Gov. John de Jongh (D-VI) [210]
Gov. Tim Kaine (D-VA) [211]
Gov. Joe Manchin (D-WV)
Gov. Janet Napolitano (D-AZ) [212]
Gov. David Paterson (D-NY)
Gov. Deval Patrick (D-MA) [213]
Gov. Ed Rendell (D-PA)
Gov. Bill Richardson (D-NM) [214]
Gov. Bill Ritter (D-CO)[103]
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius (D-KS) [215]
Gov. Brian Schweitzer (D-MT)[8]
Gov. Ted Strickland (D-OH)
Gov. Phil Bredesen (D-TN) [216]
Fmr. Gov. Cecil Andrus (D-ID) [217]
Fmr. Gov. Evan Bayh (D-IN)
Fmr. Gov. David Boren (D-OK)[34]
Fmr. Gov. Hugh L. Carey (D-NY) [218]
Fmr. Gov. Arne Carlson (R-MN) [219]
Fmr. Gov. Ri
[edit] Military
John Adams, Brigadier General US Army (Ret), Former Deputy US Military Representative to the NATO Military Committee [258]
Clifford Alexander, Jr., former Secretary of the Army[196]
Susan Ahn Cuddy, first female gunner officer in the U.S. Navy and daughter of Korean Independence fighter Ahn Chang-ho[259]
Wesley Clark, former General, former Supreme Allied Commander Europe of NATO, 2004 presidential candidate[64]
Tom Daniels, Texas Air National Guard[196]
Richard Danzig, former Secretary of the Navy[196]
Larry Gillespie, Brigadier General (Ret), Assistant Deputy Commanding General, (ARNG) Army Material Command[260]
Scott Gration Major General (USAF-Ret), former Director of Strategy, Policy, and Assessments of the United States European Command in Germany[260]
Donald Joseph Guter, former Judge Advocate General of the Navy, current Dean, Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh[196][260]
Richard D. Hearney, former Assistant Commandant of the Marine

admin answers:

Awesome company

Robert asks…

I received this E-mail from David Axelrod the minister of misinformation?

Dear Friend,

Anyone that’s watched the news in the past few days knows that health insurance reform is a hot topic — and that rumors and scare tactics have only increased as more people engage with the issue. Given a lot of the outrageous claims floating around, it’s time to make sure everyone knows the facts about the security and stability you get with health insurance reform.

That’s why we’ve launched a new online resource — WhiteHouse.gov/RealityCheck — to help you separate fact from fiction and share the truth about health insurance reform. Here’s a few of the reality check videos you can find on the site:
CEA Chair Christina Romer details how health insurance reform will impact small businesses.
Domestic Policy Council Director Melody Barnes tackles a nasty rumor about euthanasia and clearly describes how reform helps families.
Matt Flavin, the White House’s Director of Veterans and Wounded Warrior Policy, clears the air about Veteran’s benefits.
Kavita Patel, M.D., a doctor serving in the White House’s Office of Public Engagement, explains that health care rationing is happening right now and how reform gives control back to patients and doctors.
Bob Kocher, M.D., a doctor serving on the National Economic Council, debunks the myth that health insurance reform will be financed by cutting Medicare benefits.
There’s more information and a number of online tools you can use to spread the truth among your family, friends and other social networks. Take a look:http://www.whitehouse.gov/realitycheck/?e=10&ref=image

We knew going into this effort that accomplishing comprehensive health insurance reform wasn’t going to be easy. Achieving real change never is. The entrenched interests that benefit from the status quo always use their influence in Washington to try and keep things just as they are.

But don’t be misled. We know the status quo is unsustainable. If we do nothing, millions more Americans will be denied insurance because of pre-existing conditions, or see their coverage suddenly dropped if they become seriously ill. Out-of-pocket expenses will continue to soar, and more and more families and businesses will be forced to deal with health insurance costs they can’t afford.

That’s the reality.

Americans deserve better. You deserve a health care system that works as well for you as it does for the status quo; one you can depend on — that won’t deny you coverage when you need it most or charge you crippling out-of-pocket co-pays. Health insurance reform means guaranteeing the health care security and stability you deserve.

President Barack Obama promised he’d bring change to Washington and fix our broken, unsustainable health insurance system. You can help deliver that change. Visit WhiteHouse.gov/RealityCheck, get the facts and spread the truth. The stakes are just too high to do nothing.

Thank you,
David

David Axelrod
Senior Advisor to the President

So what do you think?

admin answers:

I think David Axelrod, personally, is probably a great guy. But he’s the master of spin. He is one of the four founders of AKP&D Message and Media. Basically a democratic propaganda powerhouse. So it doesn’t surprise me that he’s referring you to “explanation” videos. ….just can’t teach an old dog new tricks huh?….

He’s accusing you of buying into rumors and scare tactics.

Which is interesting because that is what he uses to to justify the legitimacy of national healthcare:

“….millions more Americans will be denied insurance because of preexisting conditions, or see their coverage suddenly dropped if they become seriously ill. Out-of-pocket expenses will continue to soar, and more and more families and businesses will be forced to deal with health insurance costs they can’t afford/” THAT is a scare tactic.

Groups use scare tactics to encourage action without having to inconvenience themselves by proving the effectiveness or legitimacy of their proposals. Same thing happened with TARP. Same thing happened with the NAZIs in WW2. And the same thing happened with the economic recovery act.

We didn’t have a chance to ask questions about the effectiveness because “if we don’t, employment will soar, people will continue to lose their homes, we will be in a great depression.(America – tarp & economic recovery act)” “The Jews will continue to take your Business, they will starve your children by robbing them (nazis)” “Saddam is creating WMD as we speak to give to the taliban to blow us up! If we don’t shock and awe them we will all die. (America – Iraq). And now Axelrod with his “we’ll all lose our coverage and die if we don’t switch to national healthcare.” [paraphrasing]

I think Axelrod’s staff needs to put $5 in the budget to buy a calculator.

800,000,000,000 (in coverage) / 304,059,724 (americans) / 10 (years) = $263 per person per year in healthcare, not including admin fees. Which is subpar healthcare. We currently spend about $6,000 per person per year. So it’s as simple as that…no scare tactics…just good ‘ol 2nd grade math.

God I seriously hope Americans know better.

I know you do. Your one of my favorite libertarians on this site. Kudos for always asking the good Qs.

Ken asks…

AUGH! I Got put on the WH Propaganda mailing list! You too?

I just received yet ANOTHER propaganda email from the WH. So this is what they do when you write in to complain. Did anyone else get this one:

Dear Friend,

Anyone that’s watched the news in the past few days knows that health insurance reform is a hot topic — and that rumors and scare tactics have only increased as more people engage with the issue. Given a lot of the outrageous claims floating around, it’s time to make sure everyone knows the facts about the security and stability you get with health insurance reform.

That’s why we’ve launched a new online resource — WhiteHouse.gov/RealityCheck — to help you separate fact from fiction and share the truth about health insurance reform. Here’s a few of the reality check videos you can find on the site:

* CEA Chair Christina Romer details how health insurance reform will impact small businesses.
* Domestic Policy Council Director Melody Barnes tackles a nasty rumor about euthanasia and clearly describes how reform helps families.
* Matt Flavin, the White House’s Director of Veterans and Wounded Warrior Policy, clears the air about Veteran’s benefits.
* Kavita Patel, M.D., a doctor serving in the White House’s Office of Public Engagement, explains that health care rationing is happening right now and how reform gives control back to patients and doctors.
* Bob Kocher, M.D., a doctor serving on the National Economic Council, debunks the myth that health insurance reform will be financed by cutting Medicare benefits.

There’s more information and a number of online tools you can use to spread the truth among your family, friends and other social networks.

We knew going into this effort that accomplishing comprehensive health insurance reform wasn’t going to be easy. Achieving real change never is. The entrenched interests that benefit from the status quo always use their influence in Washington to try and keep things just as they are.

But don’t be misled. We know the status quo is unsustainable. If we do nothing, millions more Americans will be denied insurance because of pre-existing conditions, or see their coverage suddenly dropped if they become seriously ill. Out-of-pocket expenses will continue to soar, and more and more families and businesses will be forced to deal with health insurance costs they can’t afford.

That’s the reality.

Americans deserve better. You deserve a health care system that works as well for you as it does for the status quo; one you can depend on — that won’t deny you coverage when you need it most or charge you crippling out-of-pocket co-pays. Health insurance reform means guaranteeing the health care security and stability you deserve.

President Barack Obama promised he’d bring change to Washington and fix our broken, unsustainable health insurance system. You can help deliver that change. Visit WhiteHouse.gov/RealityCheck, get the facts and spread the truth. The stakes are just too high to do nothing.

Thank you,
David

David Axelrod
Senior Advisor to the President
Have you emailed the White House? I know I did and I’m guessing that’s how they got mine.

admin answers:

Still, what he said is different from what he’s saying is different from what is written. He says that we must support his health bill, but when questioned about the details he denies that there is yet a bill? Let’s start with the fact that I have not heard of a successful application anywhere in the world. Add to that the FACT, that the only thing a government can produce is a bureaucracy. That means that it will have to operate at a major loss which will take out private insurance companies which either is or is not exactly what the president does of does not want to happen, depending on which speech you listen to.
Is it true that our elected officials will retain their gold plated health care while they are forcing this upon us? Have you ever in your life heard anything so arrogant? If ever there was someone who could afford to spend fifteen hours in an ER before being seen by a doctor I would think it would be the anointed deity that would do this to my kid.

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