Tobacco control activists admit even though smoking bans destroyed business & jobs....not enough people quit smoking
So now they resort to paying people to quit smoking:http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=109&STORY=/www/story/08-21-2008/0004871292&EDATE=$5,000 Up For Grabs in QUITPLAN(R) Services QuitCash Challenge
Minnesota tobacco users encouraged to kick the habit for chance to win cashSeems to us an admission that the destruction of hospitality businesses, jobs, and subsequently the world economy for pharmaceutical special interest smoking bans was all for nothing.Nice job.....and a special shout out to lawmakers who were complicit in this rent seeking scam.
How's that Obama-style socialized healthcare system working in France?
Obama, Pelosi, and Reid are leading the race to socialism as fast as they can......hoping to enact sweeping change before the American people have an opportunity to understand the massive negative implications. This article about the socialized healthcare system in France provides an all but guaranteed preview of attractions to come:
"...(France's socialized healthcare system) has been in the red since 1989. This year the annual shortfall is expected to reach €9.4 billion ($13.5 billion), and €15 billion in 2010, or roughly 10% of its budget.
France's woes provide grist to critics of Mr. Obama and the Democrats' vision of a new public health plan to compete with private health insurers. Republicans argue that tens of millions of Americans would leave their employer-provided coverage for the cheaper, public option, bankrupting the federal government...."As proof of that claim, my employer has already promised that all employees' private health insurance coverage will be cancelled if Obamacare is enacted into law. It's simple economics the boss explained, healthcare insurance is 15% of the company's operating expense, they can eliminate that 15% expense telling all employees to get their "free health insurance" from the government. Even after paying the proposed government fine for employers who don't provide health insurance to their employees....our company expects to save tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of dollars annually. Thus the great lie by Obama is exposed, "...government healthcare won't eliminate private insurance...." .......yeah right.
WSJ article continues:
"..Despite the structural differences between the U.S. and French systems, both face similar root problems: rising drug costs, aging populations and growing unemployment..."It's no secret to regular CTA readers of our disdain for one of the largest drug companies on the planet, Johnson & Johnson Company and their partner the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) (to understand our disdain click here)....so if I might offer a suggestion to Obama, Pelosi & Reid, in order to cut those drug costs you should consider the 1974 Department of Justice action which forced break-up of communications giant AT&T.....and initiate the break-up of Johnson & Johnson/RWJF.As for socialized healthcare I offer the following concession, when prostate cancer victim Sen. Chris Dodd and brain tumor victim Sen. Ted Kennedy opt out of U.S. private healthcare in favor of being treated as regular citizens in Canada, the UK., or France's government healthcare system then we can talk......until then you're all hypocrites simply looking for more government control.
It's August 4, don't forget to wish Mr. Obama a happy birthday
But instead of a card send him a copy of this document....tell him you knew it was his birthday because of the date on his Mombasa, Kenya birth certificate.Contact Mr. Obama here:http://www.whitehouse.gov/CONTACT/Send him a link to the copy of his Kenya birth certificate here:http://tinyurl.com/l3zuy4Update: CTA wasn't originally making any attempt to declare this an official Obama birth certificate, but after reading many Hussein Obama supporting websites which discredit this document by stating things like Kenya wasn't a Republic until Dec. 12 1964 we did a little digging. Kenya gained independence Dec. 12 1963 according to Wikipedia and other sources. And according to World Net Daily"An online copy of the Kenya Constitution, "adopted in 1963, amended in 1999," states: "CHAPTER I - THE REPUBLIC OF KENYA, Article 1, Kenya is a sovereign Republic. Article 1A, The Republic of Kenya shall be a multiparty democratic state…"
So as of 1963 Kenya referred to itself in documentation as a Republic.
Any other questions about Obama's Kenya birth certificate and the subsequent district court action pending can be found here:
Judge orders trial on eligibility issue
Arguments planned Jan. 11 for major Obama challenge
Posted: September 08, 2009
4:42 pm Eastern
By Jerome R. Corsi
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