Monday, August 31, 2009

Obama admin selling snake oil to pass nationalized healthcare law

Is a page from the playbook of Nicoderm manufacturer Johnson & Johnson Company's partner Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) who argued that secondhand smoke is the deadliest health hazard ever encountered.....in order to pass laws that would allow government to mandate behavior in "public" places.

Obama's sales pitch has failed to find favor with the majority of Americans (49% opposed, 43% favor Obamacare). Even so, most Democrat politicians suggest that they'll vote in favor of Obamacare regardless of the majority opinion of their constituents.

This article warns voters not to be fooled by Obama's claim of "....removing the public option...." whether they call it co-op or reform, the fact that government is involved makes it a government healthcare program.

That Obama's center piece agenda, "healthcare reform", closely resembles the smoking ban tactics which have devastated the hospitality industry eliminating hundreds of thousands of jobs is not a coincidence. RWJF and Obama's candidacy share a long common thread with a pro-Democrat lobbying agency GMMB.

Now is not the time for Americans to shrink from this fight. The majority must prevail in opposing government healthcare "reform".....even if it's merely a promise of repealing this failed legislation after Americans put limited government lawmakers back into office during the next election.

Americans allowed RWJF to decimate hospitality businesses and jobs by not standing up to oppose earlier government control.....but the price is too prohibitive to sit idly by on this latest issue of government healthcare control.

Update: From The Hill comes the following article, and promise
regarding Obamacare:

"If they somehow manage to get the votes and get enough Democrats to walk the plank and commit suicide, in the next Congress, I'll be chairman Joe Barton of the Energy and Commerce committee, and we'll repeal it," Barton said.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Obama admin uncovers the most heinous CIA interrogation tactic under Bush/Cheney watch.......SECONDHAND SMOKE used against islamic terrorist murderer

http://www.cnsnews.com/commentary/article/53088

Excerpt:

Abd al Rahim al-Nashiri, according to the 9-11 commission report, was the mastermind of the Oct. 12, 2000, attack on the U.S.S. Cole that killed 17 U.S. sailors.

Nashiri was also the target of an "unauthorized" CIA interrogation technique (that had not been legally vetted by the Justice Department) that is described in a May 7, 2004, CIA inspector general's report that was partially declassified by the Obama administration this week.

CIA officers blew smoke in Nashiri's face, according to the report, and they used cigars.

The IG's office described this smoke-blowing as one of several "unauthorized or undocumented techniques" it discovered had been used in isolated incidents by CIA employees interrogating high-level al-Qaida terrorists.

"An Agency (redacted phrase) interrogator admitted that, in December 2002, he and another (redacted phrase) smoked cigars and blew cigar smoke in al-Nashiri's face during the interrogation," said the IG report.

Secondhand smoke purposely blown into the face of an islamic terrorist murderer? Please dear God say it ain't so, how could U.S military intelligence be so cruel!

It's no wonder the Obama White House has directed Eric Holder to open an investigation. CTA has even heard rumor that some of these terrorist detainees were denied whipped cream for their mocha lattes......oh, the inhumanity of it all.

We can only hope that Daniel Pearl and Nick Berg were not subjected to anything as inhumane as the aforementioned "torture" Democrats now decry.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Smoking ban promoter Michael Bloomberg tries to claim drug makers and drug company execs live on skid row

"Last time I checked, pharmaceutical companies don't make a lot of money," he said on his WOR-AM radio show. "Their executives don't make a lot of money." -Bloomberg

Someone must have quickly rechecked, because he backpedaled after a commercial break.


The highest-paid drug executive last year,
Johnson & Johnson CEO Bill Weldon, took home a reported $29.4 million after his company raked in $63.7 billion.

Read more here:
http://tinyurl.com/l6x59a


Then again to a guy like Bloomberg, who's worth an estimated $16 billion, a drug executive who only makes $29.4 million per year probably appears to live a meager existence.

Part of J & J revenues are dependent upon smoking bans, promoted by their partner RWJF. J & J manufactures and owns Nicoderm, Nicoderm CQ, Nicotrol, Commit, etc. Meanwhile those same smoking bans are responsible for massive business closings and job losses around the globe.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

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 cash
and prizes
Seems 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.

Saturday, August 08, 2009

The same Pharma industry which eliminated massive numbers of hospitality jobs, now helps Obama lobby for socialized healthcare

http://www.rwjf.org/pr/product.jsp?id=46748

Reminder how Nicoderm, Nicorette, Commit and other pharmaceutical interests (namely RWJF part of the Johnson & Johnson family) decimated the hospitality industry in the of pursuit rent seeking legislation, to increase profits, from government actions around the globe:

http://cleanairquality.blogspot.com/2006/10/how-drug-industry-uses-non-profits-to.html

http://cleanairquality.blogspot.com/2007/02/smoking-bans-good-public-policy-or.html

http://cleanairquality.blogspot.com/2009/03/worldwide-economic-meltdown-and.html


How much money and how many jobs can we expect to lose with socialized healthcare? Hard to tell yet, but if previous experience is any indicator it's nearly assured.

Obama and liberals keep telling us their healthcare reform plan (Obamacare) isn't government healthcare. They seem to think Americans are too stupid to see the obvious: namely the fact that "healthcare reform" is being proposed by White House and congressional legislation makes it a government program.......duh. Not to mention the fact that the Obamacare program will become a new government behemoth bureaucracy, with government officials overseeing American citizens healthcare, privacy, and bank accounts.

If Obamacare does become law over the will of the majority of Americans...remember 2010 and 2012 your duty is to vote Republican in any and all political offices.....with the directive that their first political action would be to repeal Obama's intrusive government "healthcare reform" law.

Update: White House and pharmaceutical companies confirm that in back door agreement pharma interests wouldn't be squeezed into providing any additional cost cutting of drug prices under proposed government healthcare plan.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/06/health/policy/06insure.html?_r=2

Update: Johnson & Johnson spent $1.5 million lobbying Obama White House for laws that will increase their profits.......just as smoking bans have.

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:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124958049241511735.html

"...(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.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

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/l3zuy4

Update: 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:

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=105764

9/13/09 Update

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
© 2009 WorldNetDaily

Monday, August 03, 2009

Government run healthcare?

If the reaction from this crowd is any indication it looks like Americans are ready to march on Washington DC should lawmakers enact this government boondoggle.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8UjY3YDlwA


Update: Here's a link explaining some specific provisions of the current Healthcare bill that will help you understand why this government program needs to be defeated.

http://www.liberty.edu/media/9980/attachments/healthcare_overview_obama_072909.pdf

Conversely, all the current U.S. House & Senate members who support this bill need to lose their jobs on the next election.


On another front, these posters have bee
n showing up all over Los Angeles

A sure sign that the honeymoon is over when L.A. turns its back on "the messiah"

Finally, could this Mombasa, Kenya live birth certificate be the final nail in Obama's failed presidency coffin?

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Enforcing smoking ban can be hazardous to your health

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/reuters/odd_us_smoking_odd

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A restaurant owner in southwest Turkey was shot dead after he tried to prevent his customers from smoking to comply with a new law on the use of tobacco indoors

2009 Sturgis Rally begins.....hey SD behavioral control nannies try enforcing your smoking ban now

Would CTA advocate Sturgis Rally bikers ignore the Nicoderm (RWJF) funded, special interest, South Dakota contested new smoking ban law?......damn straight.


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