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I’M BACK, AFTER SOME MIND REPAIR!

It was amazing to see so many comments on the Facebook entry of my last article, “Closed for Repairs”. I really appreciate the few friends that seemed to be concerned if was quitting my writing. I just visited my WordPress site after a week of respite and was shocked that the “Closed for Repairs” posting was the number one article viewed by the world. An article that did not have a single word intriguing connotations. The fact that everyone who was interested in reading nothing was an American. How would you perceive this phenomenon? 

During the same period not one person viewed my article on the healthcare debacle. That is sad news that more Americans are interested in nothing than the health care issues. This coupled with the obvious fact that the Senate also does not care proves that idiocracy is out of control.  When some hate filled Republicans led by John McCain, two “Dizzy” females and some other Senators who exhibit mental problems voted with 100% with the Democrats to kill the healthcare work was saddening. Supporting the Democrats because they despise the President shows it is time to drain the “Senate Swamp”. The hate filled vote made it clear that the Senate and has no concern for the people suffering from Obummercare. Folks next year we can rid Congress of several Senators who voted to keep Obamacare.  

I deeply enjoyed my respite from watching the daily news. After a few days with reruns of Mash, Lucy & Desi, Maude and other oldies and it was mind refreshing. It is a crying shame that the illegals, African Americans, Millennials or Generation Y misfits have zero knowledge of a time when Americans actually liked each other.

As it has rained for the last two days and golf was not possible I watched the news again this morning. It is obvious the media like Congress have forgotten the healthcare issues. It was a small surprise to learn that Senate Majority leader, Mitch McConnell, took time away from his 24 day vacation to express that the President expects too much activity from the Senate. Folks this is the most obvious admission of how the “Swamp” hates Trump and the Senate is overworked. It would be refreshing to know how many people who read this article agree that Congress is “Overworked”?

Other news revealed that Mueller’s “Witch Hunt” has expanded to dig into some individual’s history hoping to discover if they ever “Jaywalked” or sipped Russian Vodka?

It was refreshing to note that Trump’s warning to North Korea was disturbing to Senator Feinstein as provoking the enemy. I expect that her staff was tired of the August vacation and woke her up to get some face time on TV. After all, the people may forget her while she is vacationing. I served in the US Navy during the Korean War nearly 70 years ago. News clips this morning showed Presidential warnings to North Korea from John Kennedy, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, George Bush to stop their nuclear ambitions. No one slowed them down. They made great advancements while Obama courted the Muslim world and dismantled our military and nuclear capability. Now they threaten an atomic attack and who cares? The United States should have wiped them out when I was in the military. Congress is now having a 24 day vacation. America would be better off if all 100 Senators would just resign.

The most repeated news today is 1,000,000 news clips of North Korean leaders prancing and pictures of missile launches. I can never expect to see programs on TV that show harmony like I enjoyed as a boy and younger man. So I just decided to watch reruns of “Blue Bloods” and admire Tom Selleck, my TV and movie hero. I could not find any John Wayne movies and admire my oldest hero. He has already reached the age I will be on the 31st, 87 and hoping. I am praying that it will not rain in the morning so I can leave my Lazy Boy and fire up my golf cart.

I doubt many will read this but it allowed me to escape watching the news for an hour. I think I will go grocery shopping and let Norma watck NCIS reruns.    

C Brewer  

AMERICANS ARE HURTING – “CONGRESS COULD CARE LESS”!

After you read this send me a message and tell me how Congress and three vindictive Senators can take a month off when people are suffering. Our Congress is inhumane to keep the Obamacare debacle alive. I hope the voters remember every Democrat and the maverick RINO’s when they come up for re-election.

At the same time I can’t fathom why some news service does not compile a special report of actual facts of how health care costs are destroying working and retired Americans. If you hear younger Americans tell us seniors they are tired of paying for our Medicare they are not informed.

I will share some personal facts of how healthcare is effecting my retirement. I will also share two examples of the plight of two middle aged Americans, one is from my family regarding the insurance debacle. The sad part of this insurance disaster is that Congress and all government employees are exempt from the Obamacare disaster. They could care less as they have more than adequate insurance that we pay for most of their premiums with our taxes.

I retired nearly 24 years ago with one pension for 27 years service with what is now Lockheed-Martin. This provides us with a staggering $221.47 each month and no benefits. Now take a look at what Medicare provides and costs. We each pay $107.00 each month in premiums deducted from our Social Security, now named a Federal Entitlement. This is means tested and many retirees pay much more as they have higher incomes. We also pay for the first $185 of costs as a deductible or $370 total each year.

For the uninformed, Medicare only pays for 80% of medical costs and unless you are rich or a fool you have to buy a supplemental insurance policy to cover the 20%. This requires a policy just like those on Obamacare that is so-called competitive as the rates in each State are not the same. These premiums increase each year as you grow older regardless of your health. Being blessed with my 87th birthday this month and you reach this advanced age there is no competitive advantage to shop around for better rates as you are just too old. Currently the costs for Norma and I to be covered is $399.29 each month and these costs have increased twice in the past six months but who cares?

Bush #2 gave us old people another entitlement called Medicare part “D” for our drugs. This program is also competitive as you buy an insurance policy that has many options, choices and different premiums to chose from. These policies are so confusing my insurance agent for our Medicare refuses to even sell or recommend which insurance provider to buy from. As Norma takes much less prescription medication she has a policy with lower premiums and has a co-pay for her medication. In my case I have higher premiums and only have co-pay if their is no generic yet. Currently our monthly costs for prescribed drugs and premiums is about $210. In addition we take doctor recommended vitamins, aspirin, fish oil, bacteria for my colon and other assorted over the counter medical items. The Instaflex for my knees alone is $39 a month. This will easily average over $75 each month.

Speaking of my knees that are both bone on bone. My family doctor can inject steroids in my left knee every three months. I have to drive 128 miles to my referred Orthopedic Surgeon who administers three shots in my right knee every six months. Both doctors do not recommend surgery because I am just too old. Medicare pays for the steroid shots in my left knee and the shots injected by the Surgeon every six months. My main reason to include this information is to document why are there three and six month intervals. If I have to have the shots sooner Medicare will not pay for them. They cost $550 and $1800 each cycle. The doctors both told me there is no medical reason for the time periods but some bureaucrat in Washington decided that was what it would be. I do get a steroid shot in my right knee after four months as the series of shots never last six months.  

We have no coverage for dentistry work. Just yesterday I paid $210 to have my teeth cleaned and a getting a crown re-cemented in that came off when the hygienist was flossing my old teeth. Our average dental costs are $1500 each year.

Because I do not understand or trust the confusing Federal ograms I still maintain a catastrophic policy I have had for 50 years. It has a $25,000 deductible and cost $636 annually

To save you time our annual costs for healthcare is at least $13,279.00 at this time or $1,106.58 each month. Norma has not been admitted to a hospital since 1965 or 52 years ago. I have not been admitted to a hospital since 2004 or 13 years ago which means nothing for our insurance rates.

I hope those who think Medicare is free and are not government bureaucrats become aware of that planning for those “Golden Years” in advance is difficult.

Our daughter is in business for herself and is required to buy an Obamacare policy or pay a hefty tax penalty. She has not been hospitalized in the past seven years. Her policy premiums are some $800 a month and she has to pay $60 per visit any time she see’s her primary care doctor. She has no dental coverage and her policy has some other restrictions. It has a $6000 deductible clause. If her doctor refers her to a specialists the policy pays nothing until she reaches the $6,000. If the doctor send her to get any testing, X-Rays or lab work the policy pays nothing until the $6,000 deductible is met each year. If a generic drug exists they cost $5.00. If no generic drug exists the co-pay is extremely expensive. Some drugs are not even covered and she pays 100%. In the area she lives there are few choices and they keep disappearing as the insurance companies keep dropping out of the market. To keep her doctor she has been with for 25 years was a nightmare of bureaucratic paperwork.  

Can you imagine a government employee and especially a Congressperson screaming if they had a policy like hers or ours. They don’t have to worry as they are the new “Elite” class of Americans. When my grandchildren ask me what field of work to pursue I tell them either “healthcare” or “Government service”. These are the only fields with benefits as Obama killed benefits from most companies and the 40 hours work week. My son works for one of the largest companies in the world that offers no healthcare or retirement benefits to newly hired employees. Anyone who plans to live on Social Security is mindless. Why has this escaped exposure even from Fox News is scary?

I know a friend who works as hard as anyone I know. He is a maintenance worker and has no benefits. His wife also works and they have three small children. If she covers her husband and their children with her insurance she would have zero take home pay. The consequence is he and the three children must use Medicaid care where illegals have priority.

As the media or any well known journalist or commentator or even a well known Blog writer has never attempted to tell the real stories I will publish your story if desired? Maybe just one person in power in Washington might really understand.

I give up on Congress to help as they just play power games. Other matters are understandably important but to just sweep healthcare under the rug is hurting far too many deserving Americans. When two female Senators and John Mc Cain sank the repeal of Obamacare they betrayed their trust. Women I can understand are concerned about abortions and free birth control pill for even those on welfare. McCain who reversed his last vote, just voted no to punish Trump politically. Every pregnant woman who cares for everyone is still being punished because of these three Senators who hate President Trump. A really sad day for America folks when a “has been” Senator killed all hope to fix our healthcare to just stab Trump in the back. They used to call this Treason but Congress persons do not fear or support our laws they can just ignore them. Washington is broken but who cares? I do, do you? Please share this with every American possible.

C Brewer

AMERICA-NO WONDER WE ARE BROKE!

My friend, Ron Jenkins, shared this with me and it makes me sick. When Congress and the executive branch of our government sit on their political butts and allow this travesty to drain the treasury all legal citizens need to rebel. Can you even imagine how many thousands of hospitals can be this bad or worse. If any citizen reads this and approves of this fiasco they are the problem. No wonder we are 20 trillion dollars in debt. I can find nothing to show that Congress even cares. Trump needs to drain the swamp called Congress and demand that the people be able to vote for term limits. Sick!  C Brewer   

Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas,Texas is a fairly famous institution and for a variety of reasons:

  1. John F. Kennedy died there in 1963
  2. Lee Harvey Oswald died there shortly after
  3. Jack Ruby-who killed Lee Harvey Oswald, died there a few years later..by coincidence

“On the flip side, Parkland is also home to the second busiest maternity ward in the country with almost 16,000 new babies arriving each year. (That’s almost 44 per day—every day)

A recent patient survey indicated that 70 percent of the women who gave birth at Parkland in the first three months of 2006 were illegal immigrants.  That’s 11,200 anchor babies born every year just in Dallas.

According to the article, the hospital spent $70.7 million delivering 15,938 babies in 2004 but managed to end up with almost $8 million dollars in surplus funding. Medicaid kicked in $34.5 million, Dallas County taxpayers kicked in $31.3 million and the feds tossed in another $9.5 million.

The average patient in Parkland is maternity wards is 25 years old, married and giving birth to her second child.  She is also an illegal immigrant.  By law, pregnant women cannot be denied medical care based on their immigration status or ability to pay.

OK, fine.  That doesn’t mean they should receive better care than everyday, middle-class American citizens.  But at Parkland Hospital, they do.  ” Parkland Memorial Hospital has nine prenatal clinics.  NINE.

The Dallas Morning News article followed a Hispanic woman who was a patient at one of the clinics and pregnant with her third child—her previous two were also born at Parkland.  Her first two deliveries were free and! the Mexican native was grateful because it would have cost $200 to have them in Mexico.  This time, the hospital wants her to pay $10 per visit and $100 for the delivery but she was unsure if she could come up with the money.  Not that it matters, the hospital won’t turn her away.  (I wonder why they even bother asking at this point.)

“How long has this been going on?  What are the long-term affects?

Well, another subject of the article was born at Parkland in 1986 shortly after her mother entered the US illegally – now she is having her own child there as well  (That’s right, she’s technically a US citizen)

These women receive free prenatal care including medication, nutrition, birthing classes and child care classes.  They also get freebies such as car seats, bottles, diapers and formula.

Most of these things are available to American citizens as well but only for low-income applicants and even then, the red tape involved is almost insurmountable.

Because these women are illegal immigrants, they do not have to provide any sort of legitimate identification – no proof of income.  An American citizen would have to provide a social security number which would reveal their annual income – an illegal immigrant need only claim to be poor and the hospital must take them at their word.

“My husband is a pilot for the United States Navy (yes, he fought in Iraq ) and while the health care is good, we Navy wives don’t get any of these perks!  Car seats?  Diapers?  Not so much.  So my question is this: Does our public medical care system treat illegal immigrants better than American citizens?  Yes, it does!

As I mentioned, the care I have received is perfectly adequate but it’s bare bones, meat and potato medical care – not top of line.

Their (the illegals’) medical care is free – simply because they are illegal immigrants?  Once again, there is no way to verify their income.

Parkland Hospital offers indigent care to Dallas County residents who earn less than $40,000 per year.  (They also have to prove that they did not refuse health coverage at their current job.  Yeah, the ‘free’ care is not so easy for Americans.)

There are about 140 patients who received roughly $4 million dollars for un-reimbursed medical care.  As it turns out, they did not qualify for free treatment because they resided outside of Dallas County so the hospital is going to sue them!  Illegals get it all free!  But U. S citizens who live outside of Dallas County get sued!  How stupid is this?

As if that isn’t annoying enough, the illegal immigrant patients are actually complaining about hospital staff not speaking Spanish.  In this AP story, the author speaks with a woman who is upset that she had to translate comments from the hospital staff into Spanish for her husband.  The doctor was trying to explain the situation to the family and the mother was forced to translate for her husband who only spoke Spanish.  This was apparently a great injustice to her.

In an attempt to create a Spanish-speaking staff, Parkland Hospital is now providing incentives in the form of extra pay for applicants who speak Spanish.  Additionally, medical students at the University of Texas Southwestern for which Parkland Hospital is the training facility will now have a Spanish language requirement added to their already jammed-packed curriculum.  No other school in the country boasts such a ridiculous multi-semester (multicultural) requirement.

In the meantime, I have to end my column here.  I have to go buy a car seat.”

(Ed: Sorry for the length, but this needs wide circulation – particularly to our “employees” in Congress.)

Remember that this is only ONE hospital in Dallas, Texas.  There are many more hospitals across our country that al! so have to deal with this.

SO TRUMP IS RIGHT WANTING TO FOCUS ON ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION

REMEMBER THEY ARE NOT ‘UNDOCUMENTED ‘ , THEY ARE  ILLEGAL  & MILKING AMERICA DRY……

PLEASE SEND THIS TO EVERY US CITIZEN AND LEGAL RESIDENT YOU KNOW.

If you want to verify accuracy: http://www.snopes.co m/politics/immigration/parkland.asp

REPULSIVECANS IMPLODE!

I hope I am not the only conservative who has endured eight year of Obama and now afraid of what is known as the Republican Party. I often wonder and would love if anyone older than my nearly 87 years has ever read my articles? I do have two friends older that do read my work and both agree with my political conservatism 100%. We have a great advantage as we have witnessed politics in America for a very long time. I have never discussed with my two older friends if they have always been conservatives. If so they, like myself, were Democrats when they were young men. We don’t need a history book as we have watched the Democratic party change from being the conservative leader to the now 100% socialist party of “NO”.  In the south we watched the Republican Party grow from no one to the majority Party in less than one decade.

My grandfather was the Democratic County Clerk of Palo Pinto County Texas when I was a boy. He was active in the Democratic party during the 1920′, 1930’s and early 1940’s. He was defeated after WWII and died at 70 in 1949. He was my idol and  had  a great impact on my life as he, like the Democratic party were staunch conservatives. I was 19 when he died and had been in the US Navy for nearly two years. I had never voted when he died as you were not considered an adult until you were 21. One thing is certain after having 7 children and 14 of my 15 grand children reach 21, maturity or adulthood is not measured by age. I have one 65 who has questionable political maturity and others were mature before they were 18. Allowing anyone to vote should require a written test just like a driver’s license. Anyone who can’t read or has questionable mentality should never be allowed to vote.   

My first vote in any election was in 1952  for Dwight Eisenhower for President. Without a doubt most statewide and local votes were for Democrats who were conservatives at that time. I have voted for Democrats in my Texas County of Sabine as late as 2008 as locally you had to be a Democrat to win an election. The ones in elected office were conservatives but things in East Texas and many other places in the south had not recognized the switch at the local level

I have been allowed to vote for 65 years now and watching the Congressional, Judicial and Executive branches elevate themselves to an “Elite” status has been troubling. Now we have more than the upper level of government employees having status far beyond the average American. We have gone from only the President from having a private airplane to lower than Cabinet level government employees demanding elevated status. I remember when Harry Truman left office he drove his own car back to Missouri. Our government is more than a swamp and unless you are blind and deaf you can see how powerful the employees have become and are using every possible way to dump Trump. Now we even have treason used with little concern of the media to reveal top-secret documents. I had a top-secret security clearance for several years and abridging this privilege would have still seen me in prison. I will guarantee that some of these idiots leaking information were not subjected to the vetting process I went through. These irresponsible people who commit treason do not deserve to be American citizens.

Now,  and again after waiting eight years to see the Republicans gain the majority in all three branches of government, they have become the enemy of the people. Watching Rand Paul, Susan Collins and a revolving group of face-time Congressional Representatives and Senators play politics with an issue so critical for the people is sickening. These same “Elites” have bitched, campaigned against, spent eight years hammering the Democrats every time they could beg to get interviewed to repeal Obamacare. Now that they have the power to kill the “Snake” that has created the biggest increase in insurance costs, erased forever the benefit of healthcare as a tax-free incentive working people and made billions for the insurance industry, they decided to fight each other.

In less than a year the Republicans have given away their leadership role to the Democrats who just sit back and watched the “Elephant Roast” make the Republicans look like buffoons they must be. I get a request for donations every day from the Republican Party. I will not help pay to watch the continued war among themselves. I get articles and listen to the pundits on Fox News try to wake these morons up with no success.

Obama shoved his healthcare plan that he knew would bankrupt America after he left office and at least the Democrats did not slay each other. Now we watch our elected Repulsivecan saviors enter the bullfight to save us and watch them decide to fight each other. The Bull just went up into the stands to watch the slaughter. I hope Trump can drain the swamp alone as these idiots will be of no help.  C Brewer      

CONGRESS IS BROKEN!

If you are happy with Congress, Obamacare, the Washington swamp, Pelosi, Schumer, McCain, Graham and the last eight years don’t waste your time reading this article.

I feel sure anyone who reads Facebook or E mails that make the rounds has heard or read an Urban Legend that a group of Baboons is called a Congress. Comparing the Congress of the United States operating and functioning like a troop of Baboons was created to imply the Baboons are also ill prepared and never accomplish anything. In my opinion based on our US Congress that is a total failure, comparing their inability to accomplish anything with a Troop of Baboons is an insult to the Baboons.

Watching all 217 Demoncrats moan and groan this week about the long needed beginning of eliminating Obamacare was classic drama. What was worse was watching 20 so called Republicans vote to keep the monstrosity. No one can argue that what was passed yesterday may not be a 100% perfect piece of legislation. What is strange is the 237 Americans that wanted to keep a disaster in place that may be helping a bunch of Americans that won’t work for a living but is destroying millions of Americans who do work for a living.

Obamacare was the biggest damaging action to happen in America in my lifetime since the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. Obamacare crafted by Obama’s Muslim Czars was far more damaging than the bombing of the twin towers by the Muslims we actually taught how to fly airplanes. When will Americans rise up and stop allowing even one Muslim enter our country. These people can never be a Muslim and swear allegiance to our Constitution and every one of the 535 supposed Congresspersons are fully aware of the impossibility. Maybe you can “Make a Silk Purse out of a Sow’s Ear” but an admitted Muslim can’t be an American citizen even if they were born here.

Our current Congress is broken, the laughing stock of the free world and by any American that does not have their head inserted up their behind opening (I try to be civil at times). These loons have developed rules to make sure they can’t lose elections and can delay anything forever if so chosen. I pray that we have enough freedom loving American people, who are not as dumb as the Democrats, to clean out every possible Democrat and 100% of the Republicans in Name Only (RINO’s) who are hell-bent on opposing Trumps vow to drain the Washington Swamp.

Trump mused at times about letting the people vote on term limits on Congresspersons. If Trump continues to watch Congress stall, kill, ignore, delay, filibuster, ponder, forget to get their act together and vacation six months each year, he will let us vote on term limits. One thing is certain Congress will never allow the people to vote on this issue or the 200 year old rules that were created when its members wore powdered wigs. Americans back then were public servants instead of the regal class they have developed for themselves today. Congress, when created, was not a career path to retire from after they get so old they can’t sign their name.

Folks it is time to change and we not only need real leaders in Congress we need to eliminate the Polisi, Rangle, Boxer, McCain, Feinstein, Waters, Hastings, Graham, Lee, Johnson, Sanders and It would take far too many pages to list them all from Congress. Watching these “Clowns” and has-been’s race to get on the news has stopped my watching even FOX. At least I can be selective on who to watch and listen too on the blogs, so can you. If we all stop watching the biased mainstream media the sponsors will take care of drying up part of the “Swamp”. Look how the liberals got Bill O’Reilly fired without a trial or even a hearing.


If you agree with my assessment of Congress and selected members by name, then help make these changes happen. Do something like send me your comments to be shared with others. Write something yourself and maybe I will publish it? Help Trump drain the swamp, don’t just hope he does. It will take every freedom loving and working American to make Washington and Congress change. Get involved, even locally, to help.  C Brewer    

CONGRESS IS USELESS, WHY?

The people finally woke up and decided that our lawless President and the “Welfare Army” would eventually force changes to our Constitutional Republic form of government to be a Socialists democracy. I have visited several Socialistic forms of government and written a much read article about the Socialist Monarchy that has been successful in Denmark.

The major difference between what has been accomplished in Denmark and what the Progressives have been pushing for America is in Denmark if you are able to work you have to work and everyone pays 8.5% of what the earn into the healthcare system. Denmark has a workable healthcare system without the massive debt the United States has incurred as everyone able works. 

We listen to never-ending debates during our 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days most years political battles between politicians either running for re-election or crying because they lost. Listening to blacks crying about their need to be compensated for slavery makes me sick. They are poor because they don’t want to work. They are kept poor by the politicians they elect keep them poor. What we need in America is jobs, jobs, jobs in that order.

During the recent “Silly Season” to elect the same people to Congress that keep the poor people poor so they can live high off of the hog in the Washington swamp had a new face emerge. We will have a new President who was elected to hopefully drain the Washington swamp and guess what, he wants to put Americans back to work. The people who do work for a living finally banded together to tell Congress to stop the race to bankruptcy and get ready to help Donald Trump get the “Welfare Army” a job and help unite Americans once again.

Why 535 elected Congresspersons cry, moan, make excuses for a crumbling infrastructure and never do anything to fix anything? I watched as a boy  a Progressive-Liberal-Democratic President and Congress put people to work who could not find jobs by creating new or repairing old infrastructure. Putting our current 49,000,000 “Welfare Army”  to work fixing the needed repairs would at least get something accomplished at no additional costs. Even the women members of the “Army” who shuck out kids to increase their benefits could sort mail, lick stamps and help sending out the mountain of mail we get from Medicare alone. These lifetime “Army” members could help at every level of government and earn at least part of their “Freebies” like Obama phones and food stamps.

It is time to stop all free government services and welfare payments to illegal aliens. They have better healthcare than our veterans which is criminal. Even prisoners receive better healthcare than our veterans. Why, because Congress is broken. Folks these Congresspersons work for us and we need to demand better service from each and every one of them or throw them off of the “Gravy Train”.

We need to urge Donald Trump to lead a movement to force a national vote to limit all Congress members to a maximum of two terms in office just like we have for the President. Congress will never put this to a vote themselves as the only people who work less annually than they do are those in the “Welfare Army”. Congress keeps increasing the members of this “Army” so they  can be re-elected.  Why is Congress broken, because they enjoy they best benefits most Americans will never have. They are not on Obamacare that the Demoncrats are screaming to save, Why?

Wake up American citizens and derail the Congressional “Gravy Train”.  Trump just announced that NATO is obsolete like the United Nations, hopefully he will soon announce, so is the US Congress.  C Brewer 

AMERICAN LEADERSHIP AND THE WORLD!

During my lifetime, my travels took me to thirty-two nations with many different systems of government worldwide. This enabled my observing and concluding that there is no perfect system. Kingdoms with ample funds to make everyone happy like Saudi Arabia appear ideal yet they produce dissidents too. I was amazed to discover that Indonesia which has no socialistic rescue programs but makes sure that jobs are available for all to work. Denmark was an interesting place where Socialism appears to work with a tax structure that everyone able to work pays for the social programs that the government appears to manage fairly. Even with a 50% tax rate for most all the people I observed seemed pleasantly happy.

Leadership was the mechanism and the reason in every culture my travels took me to explain why the people were from happy to miserable with several steps within this range. In America, we have systemically over my 86 years, reduced the educational knowledge of the people gradually by different politically driven leaders both by accident and design. The Progressive movement is likely the reason as you must have control of the people’s minds to tax them heavily and still make them happy like those in Denmark.

America’s young people are no longer being trained as leaders by the academic world as the faculties of most universities have no leadership knowledge themselves. They can motivate the youth to rebel and demonstrate but by distortion and deceit. The number of natural born leaders has diminished as to both the father and mother work while the children are reared by mercenaries. It has been sad to read about the mass of young American children who live in the northern states with rigid union teachers who graduate and can’t adequately read or write. The more severe proof that our education systems have failed is the millions of college graduates that can’t find decent jobs. The recent demonstrations and damage inflicted by University students because Hillary Clinton lost the election is proof we have successfully educated an army of dissidents. Professors have succeeded in making them tools to use like idiots to create havoc and damage over an election.

Electing Trump was the only thing in my lifetime to possible stop this Progressive Socialistic drive to scrap our Constitution and slowly reduce our freedoms. The progressives biggest mistake was accelerating their desire to make these changes happen faster by taking jobs away so overtly obvious. Obama was in too big a hurry to use the race reasons to incite the minorities to rebel. Jamming the plan to socialize medical care down the people’s throats was one reason why enough Americans decided enough was enough. Shipping the good jobs offshore was the motivation necessary for the working Americans to ignore their misguided union leader’s plea to elect Hillary. The Progressives just accelerated their Socialistic desires much too fast and hopefully sunk their movement for the next several years.

We have now elected a proven leader for the first time since Eisenhower during my 86 years. Now we have a chance to preserve the Republic and hope it may have survived. If Trump can quickly get people back to work, stop the racial and idiot demonstrations, stop the influx of Muslims who will never be happy in a Christian nation he can and will unite the people. No politician alive could have ever done this as they know if they make waves the people will vote them out.

The second wave of change will be to improve the educational system, force term limits on all politicians and make America a Christian nation again. Can he do this, yes if he is the leader he promised to be. Should he start conceding on any of his promises he will have just joined the lousy bunch of bureaucrats who are too dumb to listen to the people who have had enough.

I am excited that I may live long enough to see the America and Americans who united to stop the Germans and Japanese from ruling the world. A country where Christians will again be allowed to pray in our Schools like the Muslim invaders. Muslims will always be our enemy that our current President has forced the States to accept. A free America will never be acceptable to any Muslim. Trump has promised to strengthen our military make others pay for our protection services we have provided for over 70 years to Japan and Germany. Obama has tried to destroy our military power by forcing 

Trump has also promised to strengthen our military make others pay for our protection services we have provided for over 70 years to Japan and Germany. Obama has tried to destroy our military power by forcing the best-trained leaders in the world to retire

Should Donald Trump fail, he will have at least united enough Americans to demand action to preserve the Republic, I Hope? Please give him a chance to try.

C Brewer

SUPREME “POLITICAL” COURT!

If you never read another word I write I beg you to share this with every American that may be uncertain about how to vote and who loves our freedoms. There are several issues that are important but if the Supreme Court gets one more Progressive in place hide your guns and weapons and I will lose my right of freedom to express myself. We need jobs not political banter, lies and more people on welfare. 

 I have had the opportunity to actually watch the activity of the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) longer than most Americans. I would venture to guess that less than 10% of all Americans alive today have ever read our Constitution, its amendments, or the Bill of Rights. It should be a mandatory requirement to have read these documents before you are allowed to vote. I doubt that either political Party would agree with me as today politicians prefer political illiterates, mislead by the most biased media in history. 

Observing Scotus decisions for over 65 of my 86 years has been intriguing and obviously questionable. Our Constitution is not volumes of legalese terms invented by lawyers to confuse the folks. If Congress or SCOTUS were given the chance to rewrite the Constitution, it would have 50,000 words in multiple volumes. What baffles me is in recent years SCOTUS votes are usually 5 to 4 or 6 to 3 decisions.

Folks, please take the time to read our Constitution before the next election. It is available and free so if you truly desire to see America great again you must do this in the next few days. For some it will be too late as early voting is underway in some States. Unless you are a lawyer or a politician or both it may take you thirty minutes, an hour at best. If you are practicing law or writing laws it will take you thirty days at least. To avoid skipping the most twisted, biased and downright evil Americans, the media, who would have to have someone read it to them, 22 times at least.

Let me compare the media to SCOTUS as both have become subservient to the politicians and the bankers increasingly in my life time. The media dances to the instructions of the powerful no matter if something is good or bad. SCOTUS is not controlled by the banks, at least they have not been caught yet. SCOTUS dances to the instructions of the politicians in Congress and the White House. If they are compensated the lines of transfer have not been found yet by the hackers. Payback helping family would never be reported by the media.

One specific example was the recent meeting Bill Clinton had with Loretta Lynch on the airport tarmac in an obscure location with no one else being present. It lasted over 30 totally private minutes. Anyone who believes this was just an accidental, unplanned occurrence is obviously a Democrat, member of the media, illegal, dead voter or someone interred in an insane asylum.

Now let me explain how important the upcoming election will be for anyone who understands some basic facts; 

  1. The United States has a Republic democracy form of government. I recently published an article explaining this in detail.
  2. SCOTUS has proven it is aligned to any issue by the political preference or owes political advantages to one of the two major political party’s. I feel that another factor has been added now that we have added more females to the Court. Payback for the year’s women did not have equal rights appears to influence many decisions rendered.

Any voter who desires to keep SCOTUS politically aligned in either direction needs to make this their number one priority. If this court continues to be filled with lawyers who are biased America is doomed to become just another second-rate country. Every vote taken by SCOTUS must be supported by our Constitutional laws that are not difficult for even non-lawyers to understand. When personal feelings are used to vote like John Roberts admitted he made to allow Obamacare to be legal, our future is not clear. Scotus does not make laws, Congress does. That decision has hurt more Americans than any this court has made in my lifetime. 

The sickest political event in my life is watching specific supposedly conservative Republicans not only attack the candidate legally nominated to be President but actually support Hillary Clinton. I don’t care how hurt their feelings might be but if they help Clinton win the election they are making the biggest political mistake in American history.  

Currently, SCOTUS is evenly divided between conservative and liberal politicians and lawyers. Anyone who feels Clinton will propose a conservative to serve on the court has been in a coma for over 25 years. If you feel you must vote for a woman wait until one is nominated. Anyone who denies Hillary is a witch better be ready to see more freedoms disappear as SCOTUS will be able to abolish laws created legally by Congress. There is no mechanism I am aware of to overturn a SOTUS decision. SCOTUS will decide whether you can vote, own a gun, own land, own a car.

All undecided voters, including the RINO’s in Congress and elsewhere, this one issue will establish America and all Americans future. Ignore the polls, pundits, liberals and especially the press and broadcast media when you pull that lever or push that pencil to cast your vote next month. Don’t scoff at my mention of a pencil as here in the woods of East Texas we still have paper ballots.

I can understand why some people will not support Trump but there is no way I can understand how any freedom loving American can support Hillary the Witch. This is one of the most evil women that ever drew a breath of free air. She is mean, vicious, hateful and makes Michelle Obama look like a choir girl. Ms Obama is dumb but Hillary is smart. I challenge anyone to dispel my facts with facts and with written comments, please. Any honest facts you wish to send will be posted. Please vote for Donald Trump. America needs jobs, jobs, jobs and more jobs. What we don’t need is a Supreme Court that wishes to write laws instead of rule on actions that may prove lawlessness, that is their sworn promise to follow the Constitution.

C Brewer

EDUCATIONAL FAILURE, POLITICAL APATHY OR BOTH?

I thought I was a wise American as I spend hours reading and writing article to share with family, friends and anyone who may be sick of Washington DC. I understand American History is still mandatory in Texas and it may well be nationwide but if so I question its effectiveness.

I have been a rather strong conservative all of my life and a Democrat until the Democrats began their departure from conservatism after WWII. Having been born in Texas in 1930 has given me an 86-year window to watch America go through some rather sharp changes.

Recently I watched a likely obscure TV program where the host wandered the streets of either New York or Washington DC asking political questions. I am sure everyone has had laughs about both college students and mature adults exhibit a total lack of knowledge when asked a simple question they all should know. We have had programs like this for many years. The program I watched showed pictures of well know political, judicial and important public figures any voting adult should know and the result was shocking.

I correspond with some 250 friends on Facebook and about 600 on my WordPress blog. I am sure there are several who are duplicates. I seldom get much feedback on either site but I read comments on nearly every article I read on my favorite sites.

What prompted me to write this article involves the proven lack of knowledge or political apathy, understand that America has a Republic form of democracy. Questions about why we can’t resolve issues with a simple majority vote astound me. I can understand this question but I can’t believe so many Americans have no conception of why that would destroy our freedoms.

Visualize having a national vote to;

Confiscate all weapons;

Stop producing oil;

Having only one political Party;

Stop cutting down trees;

Disbanding our military;

Eliminating Congress:

Closing all prisons; or

Creating a Monarchy.    

Under the majority rules the most populated States could actually do all of the above. They could abolish other States. They could seize your land and property just because they had the power of a majority. Should you wish to gain more knowledge you will find many so called Democratic Republics that do not have the freedoms we have in America. Why, they did not have our Constitution and Bill of Rights as law.

Definition. “A democratic republic is, strictly speaking, a country that is both a republic and a democracy. It is one where ultimate authority and power is derived from the citizens, and the government itself is run through elected officials”.

America has been racing all of my life to change itself into a Socialists Democracy. Thank heaven the Progressive Liberals have been unable to achieve this so far. The Progressive movement started with the land grab by Theodore Roosevelt in the early 1900’s. These people are not impatient and with the current Democratic push under Obama they are close to having the power to abolish the Constitution. Look at the definition of a Socialists Democracy which can contain many variations should you desire more knowledge.

Wikipedia states that a Social Democracy is a political, social and economic ideology that supports economic and social interventions to promote social justice within the framework of a capitalist economy, and a policy regime involving collective bargaining arrangements, a commitment to representative democracy, measures for income redistribution, regulation of the economy in the general interest and welfare state provisions. A Social democracy thus aims to create the conditions for capitalism to lead to greater democratic, egalitarian and solidaristic outcomes; and is often associated with the set of socioeconomic policies that became prominent in Northern and Western Europe—particularly the Nordic model in the Nordic countries—during the latter half of the 20th century.

Denmark is a Socialist Democracy and a Monarchy. I wrote an article several months ago that has been one of the best read articles I ever wrote. I spent a lot of time in Denmark where the people are happy and “everyone” able works and pays up to 50% of their income on Taxes. They have a great healthcare system and again “everyone” pays 8 percent of their salary for healthcare.

Obamacare is a political overkill and only half of the people pay the entire costs while the others get paid for not working. I feel even a Democrat would understand that this is unfair. They just won’t admit it.

I hope this helps freedom loving Americans make sure we never let the Progressive/Liberals change the Constitution.

 

C Brewer 

OBAMACARE IS DESTROYING OUR HEALTHCARE!

My friend, Dr. Peter Forrest, sent me the following aticle that was submitted to the Houston Chronicle and I feel should be shared with everyone in America. I urge you to comment and send this to everyone you know. We need to demand that Congress stop this run away train before the entire healthcare industry is destroyed by our own government. C Brewer

Well, America’s chickens are coming home to roost (to quote Jeremiah Wright). The collapse of the Exchanges and the trembling of the teetering group health insurance market following the liberal plan. The feds and the Democratic Party have come close to completly destabilizing and undermining the private system for health insurance and the most superior health care financing mechanism the world has ever seen. This is a system that has resulted in the citizens of this country enjoying the highest quality of care and the most innovative and modern mechanism for research and scientific advancement the world has ever wittnesed.
But Democrats saw another way.  An avenue to further control not only the people, but also the opportunity to eliminate the private and personal delivery of health services from provider to patient without a government overseer in the room to interfere.  Yes, there were some shortfalls in the system, and you could say insurance companies sometimes intervened and asked for cost accommodations from doctors and patients to try to rein in some spending patterns, but clients were free to change carriers if they felt they were not being served properly.  They could CHOOSE (imagine) other options and different policies if they wished.  Now the straightjacket  tailoring of the federal government has nearly extinguished all those options. 
 
Dictating policy provisions, mandating benefits that were neither requested nor necessary, removing any underwriting capabilities, forcing guarantee issue and community rating, they forced all insurance carriers down a cattle chute of requirements to the slaughterhouse for private coverage by a Judas goat, leading to the ultimate leftist goal….single payer.  We now stand on the precipice of this Marxist tenet …. ‘control their healthcare, and you control the people’.  All these companies (Blue Cross, UHC, Humana, Aetna, Scott & White), have lost hundreds of millions of dollars each attempting to satisfy the ‘central planners’ vision of what healthcare should be.   Knowledgeable and experienced government overlords (like Jonathan Gruber and the brilliant Nancy Pelosi) have now brought us to the doorstep of a nationalized system, never to return.  Yes, it most likely will be ‘VA coverage for all’ soon now.  Remember it when you ‘que-up’ for English style NHS coverage and wait for months or years for life-saving treatments that must wait for next year’s funding budget to consider a specialist appointment or complicated cancer surgery that’s is so readily available and delivered daily in Houston and all around this country.  Too bad if you perish while waiting line, it’s the system ….comrade.
You mention that Aetna’s exit might be related to their request to merge with Humana and not just the hundreds of millions of dollars in losses they were incurring in the Exchanges.  Yes, I’m sure that had an element in the decision, as they were trying to find an avenue to survive by economizing operations with another partner.  But the losses they were sustaining (along with BC, UHC, etc., etc.) were real and growing.   Can you blame them for trying to survive by consolidation?  Isn’t that what newspapers do?  They’re reacting to the strict government regulations, the same way the banks did when the Federal government pushed them into making bad loans to people who couldn’t and wouldn’t be able to pay the loans back (thanks to The Community Reinvestment Act).  It didn’t matter, the feds forced the loans anyway, it was  ..….. ‘make the loan or risk audits, fines, and loss of your charter’……  subtle.  Then the banks were blamed for the mortgage and financial collapse, just exactly where this is all headed for the insurance companies, they’ll be made the scapegoat, not the Democrats who passed this law without a single Republican vote.
 
I’m sure the democrat excuse will be …..’Well, we tried to do this through the private sector, but they just couldn’t handle it.  Nothing left but single payer’…. Despite stacking the deck against the industry for a predetermined outcome.  Are you proud of The Chronicle’s role in cheerleading for the demise of healthcare in America?  Do you and your colleagues believe you will be happy with the medical services in your ‘Brave New World’?  I don’t think so. 
 
Just like Cuba and Venezuela, Socialism always over promises and under delivers. I think you will lament your role in this.
Terry Brown
T. Ross Brown & Associates
26002 Budde Road
The Woodlands, TX  77380

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