What committees would you serve on if you were a US senator?
While senators often serve on several committees, let’s limit this to TWO standing committees (list below).
Which committees would you serve on? BEFORE YOU ANSWER, keep in mind the needs of your constituents and state. (For this question, you’re from whatever state you want to be from, but think of an actual state.)
* Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
* Armed Services
* Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
* Commerce, Science, and Transportation
* Energy and Natural Resources
* Environment and Public Works
* Foreign Relations
* Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
* Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
* Rules and Administration
* Small Business and Entrepreneurship
* Veterans‘ Affairs
1. Finance, with absolute certainty!
2.Small business and Entrepreneurship
3. Veterans affairs
Sorry, I would have to do these 3, at the very least.
Finance because I would have to see the taxpayer monies not be misspent, so I would probably be on the appropriation committee also.
Small business to be sure they got some breaks, as they are the backbone of this country
Veterans’ Affairs mainly due to the fact that I do not think a man who has put his life on the line for this country should ever be homeless or hungry.
Are these difficult concepts to understand?
8 common myths about health insurance reform:
*Reform will stop “rationing” – not increase it: It’s a myth that reform will mean a “government takeover” of health care or lead to “rationing.” To the contrary, reform will forbid many forms of rationing that are currently being used by insurance companies.
*We can’t afford reform: It’s the status quo we can’t afford. It’s a myth that reform will bust the budget. To the contrary, the President has identified ways to pay for the vast majority of the up-front costs by cutting waste, fraud, and abuse within existing government health programs; ending big subsidies to insurance companies; and increasing efficiency with such steps as coordinating care and streamlining paperwork. In the long term, reform can help bring down costs that will otherwise lead to a fiscal crisis.
*Reform would encourage “euthanasia”: It does not. It’s a malicious myth that reform would encourage or even require euthanasia for seniors. For seniors who want to consult with their family and physicians about end-of life decisions, reform will help to cover these voluntary, private consultations for those who want help with these personal and difficult family decisions.
*Vets’ health care is safe and sound: It’s a myth that health insurance reform will affect veterans‘ access to the care they get now. To the contrary, the President’s budget significantly expands coverage under the VA, extending care to 500,000 more veterans who were previously excluded. The VA Healthcare system will continue to be available for all eligible veterans.
*Reform will benefit small business – not burden it: It’s a myth that health insurance reform will hurt small businesses. To the contrary, reform will ease the burdens on small businesses, provide tax credits to help them pay for employee coverage and help level the playing field with big firms who pay much less to cover their employees on average.
*Your Medicare is safe, and stronger with reform: It’s myth that Health Insurance Reform would be financed by cutting Medicare benefits. To the contrary, reform will improve the long-term financial health of Medicare, ensure better coordination, eliminate waste and unnecessary subsidies to insurance companies, and help to close the Medicare “doughnut” hole to make prescription drugs more affordable for seniors.
*You can keep your own insurance: It’s myth that reform will force you out of your current insurance plan or force you to change doctors. To the contrary, reform will expand your choices, not eliminate them.
*No, government will not do anything with your bank account: It is an absurd myth that government will be in charge of your bank accounts. Health insurance reform will simplify administration, making it easier and more convenient for you to pay bills in a method that you choose. Just like paying a phone bill or a utility bill, you can pay by traditional check, or by a direct electronic payment. And forms will be standardized so they will be easier to understand. The choice is up to you – and the same rules of privacy will apply as they do for all other electronic payments that people make.
How hard is this to understand?
ReallyNow is deliberately mis-interpreting aspects of the bill.
Neil is LYING in every single point he makes.
Show me how I’m wrong.
You can’t do it.
“You’re quite the humanitarian…”
…sorry.. I don’t where I got that quote from ) lol
Actually, “No,” –
– it is not difficult to understand —
– but, you’ve mixed your myths with your opinion (I think) – and that is confusing.
I guess too many of us are just “too stupid” for free-analysis, even if we make the wrong conclusion(??) lol )
How hard is it for proponents — that the method in which this proposal is getting “rammed-in;” — and the way in which it is presented –
SCARES A LOT OF PEOPLE !!
Whether you are correct or not —
It’s been a terrible job of Presentation.
The biggest problem from the current proposal offered, is that it is “So Poorly Written” — that it’s “believed” that there will continue to be too many arguments, after the fact –
…and then some activist Judge will have to indirectly, “make Law.”
I am crippled for Life — and at age 30, will no longer be “contributing to society” —
– so, what is my newly diminished “Life Value” score by, the President’s advisor, “Dr. Zeke Emmanuel”??
Even if the Prez is sincere –
– he is not helping his cause, by spreading so many of his own fallacies(or myths), just to convince the American People.
I even laughed at Sarah Palin’s “Death Panel” comment — and then it turns-out that that precise language is on pg 473 of the proposal!!! ( or pg 453 — somewhere in the upper 400s, )
Here is a breakdown of 20 “mistakes” the President disseminated in his Portsmouth Town Hall –
This guy is better than me at explaining it –
If I may… *
Using a command, like, “Show me how I’m wrong.” is fair.
However, when one says a narrow-minded and Arrogant comment, like –
“You can’t do it.” –
– One voids all trust from those one is trying to “get through to.” and loses credibility.
No one believes that One will take ANY argument, with an open-mind, when one speaks that way.
Unless — Posting for one’s own Grandeur, is more the point, than a Honest Debate(??)
Is this why Barack opted out of Public Campain Financing?
“While his campaign has cited its volume of small donations as a rationale for his decision to opt out of public financing for the general election, Obama has worked to build a network of big-dollar supporters from the time he began contemplating a run for the U.S. Senate.
He tapped into well-connected people in Chicago before the 2004 Senate race, and, once elected, set out across the country starting in 2005 to cultivate some of his party’s most influential money collectors. He courted them with the savvy of a veteran politician, through phone calls, meals and one-on-one meetings; he wrote thank-you cards and remembered birthdays; he sent them autographed copies of his book and doted on their children.
The fruit of his efforts has put Obama’s major donors on a pace that almost rivals the $147 million that President George W. Bush’s Pioneer and Ranger network raised in $1,000-and-larger contributions in 2004 during the primary season.
Given his decision not to accept public financing, Obama is counting on his bundlers to help him raise $300 million for his campaign for the general election and another $180 million for the Democratic National Committee.
An analysis of campaign finance records shows that about two-thirds of his bundlers are concentrated in four major industries: law, securities and investments, real estate and entertainment. Lawyers make up the largest group at about 130, with many working for firms that also have lobbying arms. At least 100 Obama bundlers are top executives or brokers from investment businesses – nearly two dozen work for financial titans like Lehman Brothers, Goldman Sachs and Citigroup. About 40 others come from the real-estate industry.
The biggest fund-raisers include people like Julius Genachowski, a former senior official at the Federal Communications Commission and a technology executive who is new to big-time political fund-raising; Robert Wolf, president and chief operating officer of UBS Investment Bank; James Torrey, a New York hedge fund investor; and Charles Rivkin, an animation studio head in Los Angeles.
“Big donors are the key to Obama’s record haul”
Tribeca – I thought Obama didn’t want to be beholden unto special interests? Just because he is purportedly not taking money from registered lobbyists doesn’t mean when you have half of your contributions coming from 4 industries that there won’t be expectations……
Obama did not use public financing because he has large amount of donors that give through the internet and plus he has the support of several wealthy people in the finance industry and wealthy people in the traditional enclaves of liberalism such as New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Seattle
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