Doozie of the DaY: Michael Petit

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Today’s Doozies:

Lines that ought to be jokes..but are dead serious.

Angel’s first prize goes to:

Michael Petit, (head of the Every Child Matters Education Fund)

“Living in a state that voted for George W. Bush in 2004 can be hazardous to a child’s health..”.

That’s the conclusion of Michael Petit, head of the Every Child Matters Education Fund, which just released a report tying politics to health.

“In red states, children are at significantly more risk” than in blue states, or those that voted Democratic that year, says Petit…

Why the connection? Petit thinks he has the answer. “In red states, children have been hit hardest by an antitax, antigovernment ideology,” he says. And that ideology translates into less money available to spend on child health. For example, Rhode Island, a blue state, spends $160 per capita on child welfare programs, tops in the nation. Mississippi spends $20.
Children’s Health: Is Living in a Red State Risky?

Petit admits that his bottom reds are also states with higher numbers of minorities in their populations. That could be a factor, since minorities traditionally have had less access to healthcare. “We know that minorities generally do not fare as well as white children,” he says. Nonetheless, he insists that the clustering of Republican states at the bottom “is a trend we cannot ignore.”

And just what does this dude recommend?

“..pumping $500 billion in federal funds into health and education programs..such as universal health insurance”..

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“.. But the idea that public programs run through the government will solve this is shortsighted,” In Canada, which has government-run insurance, the waiting time to see a physician has climbed to 17 weeks..”

That’s just what we want…the same healthcare as Canada. Good grief.

Since Libs are so hellbent on increasing taxes..what say we implement high taxes for them and low taxes for all the Conservatives who actually believe in working, earning, and actually getting to keep some of the money we make eh?

You know the drill.
Heck, we need more funds for some “do gooder” project, tax the productive private sector even more! money395.gif

Who are “they” to decide that the burden of income tax should be imposed upon a relatively small percentage of the country’s wage earners just because they became rich or successful.

Who exactly will be providing jobs for the ones on welfare who “supposedly” wish to work other than the those who are already financially successful. Where will new jobs come from dude.

Did it ever occur to the Libs that employees need..um..employers?

If you bleed all the entrepreneurs with taxes, where will they get money to hire people and create more work incentive? money3.gif

Oh but wait.
Howard Dean, Hanoi John Kerry and Ted Kennedy were either born into or..er..”married” wealth so heck mebbe they forgot the good ole formula:

Hard work + saving = economic success and prosperity.

Hey, the gummint needs money?
Howza bout laying off the useless, parasitic government workers eh.

Ya know the ones who spend all dang day writing pages and pages of “regulations” that are pathetically incomprehensible. paper-penchklst.gif

You can keep your taxes, your unending regulations, your red tape and your lawyers.
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We’ll just keep our paychecks, thanks.

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Now here is man worth quoting sweet friends.

Ronald Reagan :

Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them.

Government’s first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.
Welfare’s purpose should be to eliminate, as far as possible, the need for its own existence.

Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.

I’ve never been able to understand why a Republican contributor is a ‘fat cat’ and a Democratic contributor of the same amount of money is a ‘public-spirited philanthropist’.

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17 Responses to “Doozie of the DaY: Michael Petit”

  1. Jokes Blog Search » Blog Archive » Doozie of the DaY: Michael Petit says:

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  2. Perri Nelson says:

    High taxes aren’t really about increasing government revenues. They’re about confiscation of wealth accumulated “unfairly” on the backs of the “common worker”. It’s all socialist and anti-capitalist nonsense.

    So is the drive toward universal health-care or socialized medicine. Health-care isn’t a right. It’s a privilege that has to be paid for, and it’s an expensive one.

    Doctors may charge high fees for their services, but they also face high costs. Malpractice insurance is among the highest of these. Demanding that they charge less for their services or that they give their services away without charge is not going to encourage them to continue providing their services.

    No government can afford to provide quality health care for all of its citizens (or non-citizens in the case of illegal immigrants). Yet the left continues to demand that the federal government do this in the name of “fairness” and a so-called “right” to health care.

    The left is hypocritical about this though. The same people calling for socialized medicine have tried to make companies like Wal-Mart pay an increased amount for health-care coverage for their employees. Why? Because they (the states) can’t afford to pick up the slack.

    The left uses these issues to give the impression that they care about people. The majority of the media side firmly with the left, so they choose the terms of the debate.

    They seem to think that if they use the right terminology we’ll be blind to the truth. They think we’ll be convinced that they are “philanthropists”. What they really are is Marxists.

    They want to take away the incentives for success and reward sloth. “From each according to his abilities, to each according to his need.” What a bunch of crap!

  3. Always On Watch says:

    Angel,
    And just what does this dude recommend?

    “..pumping $500 billion in federal funds into health and education programs..such as universal health insurance”..

    Yeah, that’s the ticket. Throw money at the problem. [sarcasm]

    I agree with Perri:

    High taxes aren’t really about increasing government revenues. They’re about confiscation of wealth accumulated “unfairly” on the backs of the “common worker”. It’s all socialist and anti-capitalist nonsense.

    Attempts to “equalize” social strata has always been a dismal failure. And it always will be. To believe otherwise is to be a utopian.

  4. David says:

    The taxation system we have is all about political power: politicians have 9and will not lightly cede) the power to punish and reward… using monies taken from productive citizens subjects to purchase power from others (in the form of handouts, tax breaks, etc.).

    The Fair Tax would, if enacted, put taxation directly back in the hands of the taxpayers. (Until the politicians and special interest groups decided that was just too much power out of THEIR hands.) Want to pay smaller taxes? Buy less or buy used. That’s all it would take with the Fair Tax plan. And it’s even ‘progressive” in that it would not be paid on basic living expenses and those with more disposable income (and more frivolous spending habits) would pay more. Not only that, The Fair Tax plan would lower the costs of goods and services, and is designed to fully fund current “entitlements” such as Medicare and Social Security–doing away with those taxes as well.

    It’s no wonder old line politicians hate the idea of the Fair tax and will lie about it at every turn: it’s all about control and power.

  5. Layla says:

    Good grief! It seems everyone here covered about all I would of said..so I won’t bore anyone! LOL. All I can say is good grief! Uy!

  6. sayitlikeitis says:

    Gosh, too many smart comments on this article. Instead of talking about TAXES, I’m gonna call a TAXI….

  7. Debbie says:

    Every comment here is right on so far. What people seem to forget is that government HAS NO MONEY. People are always talking about ‘the government needs to do this’ and ‘the government needs to take care of that’. They get all excited with the government provides funds for this project or that project. They see no need to be careful with the funds or spend wisely because it’s free money, ‘government money’.

    That’s hog wash. The only money the government has is OUR money. What they take from us and redistribute. I’m sick of it. The government never has ENOUGH or our money. Do THEY spend it carefully? Heck no.

  8. Christi says:

    Nothing left to add to all of the above comments except – Great post, Angel! :)

  9. Right Truth says:

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  10. Angel says:

    Thanks y’all for the comments and feedback! :)

  11. John howard says:

    [...] “>Doozie of the DaY: Michael Petit Todays Doozies: Lines that ought to be jokes..but are dead serious. Angels first prize goes to: Michael Petit, head of the Every Child Matters Education Fund #8220Living in a state that voted for George W. Bush in 2004 can be hazardous to a child#8217s health..#8221 . That#8217s the conc…state:1 voted:1Source page [...]

  12. Webloggin - Blog Archive » United We Stand, Divided We fall — Multiculturalism Out, Assimilation In says:

    [...] Bernard Lewis is a well-known voice on Islam and multiculturalism. As much as I hate to say so, Prof. Lewis’ gloomy prediction for Europe is well deserved by them. He’s right about Europeans surrendering on every issue with regard to Islam, they are indeed self-abasing, have been losing their loyalties for some time, appear to have no respect or regard for their own culture, and even worse – have turned their back on their own faith. If Europe does become Islamacized, then it’s there own doing and they deserve to have to live under sharia law. (Angel at Freedom’s Zone) [...]

  13. InRussetShadows says:

    The underlying philosophy espoused by this man is that only the government can provide health care. One thing I learned in geometry was that if your axioms are wrong, then your proofs will be wrong. If you start by assuming the contra-factual, what’s the point?

  14. cube says:

    I’m disgusted by the liberal democrats. They just don’t learn.

  15. Brooke says:

    I’m absolutely speechless, Angel. :evil:

  16. Child welfare Digest says:

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