Now they want to Ban women wearing burkas

December 2, 2016

I disagree. Yes, I hate them. The Burkas. But I hate government bans and government control even more. Politiicans will ultimately get involved and m0ney will change hands and it is downhill from there with a corrupt congress. I much prefer the free market. Run by businessmen. Let them and the “market” decide.

Yea, I hate the idea of a burka-clad woman entering a bank. How do we know if she is EVEN a woman, and does not instead have a shotgun hidden under her shall? And, especially if it was a woman that is my wife, how is she assured safety that she won’t be shot?

I know…. More LAWS!!!

Instead I’d rather see a free-market solution, giving bosses and managers the athority to decide whether they want the business… Or prefer putting up a sign saying “For your safety, no Burkas or other potential disguise materials allowed.” The woman is clearly free to take off the Burka before safely entering, or to refuse doing business.

Of course I am inviting wacko responses, but give me a break.


Okay, I’m back, whether you like it or not…

October 12, 2016

I was out for a while. Had a stroke in 2014 but am getting better. At least I think so but my wife argues differently. But after 60 years what would you expect?

But now I have to speak up.  As you know I’m a right-wing wacko. Plan to vote for Mr. Trump (that is, unless he really screws up.) Unfortunately, he is on his way to screwing up, but it won’t be a vote for Hillary nonetheless.

But what the hell. Nobody’s perfect. Especially politicians.

I am not in the mood for she-said vs he-said claims, and with Hilliary’s experience defending rapists of schoolgirls I don’t trust them anyway. But that’s what Hillary did.

But if Trump is smart he’ll ignore the charges (he is NOT stupid, or so we’d hope).

He is very right about one thing: political corruption. It will kill our country if not fixed, though he does not speak of campaign finance reform. But I/m guessing he will support it. As a former CEOs I cannot imagine myself ever allowing employees to take bribes from manufacturers, but in politics we do.

Key is that I am not going to vote for myself. It is for my kids and grandkids.

Nonetheless, good luck at the polls.


Even some of us Republicans do not support the right-wing wackos.

March 31, 2015

Mike Pence, the governor of Indiana, is overstepping common sense. But that’s what politicians do.


Now the R’s have the wheel. Will they blow it?

January 7, 2015

Moneyed Politicians

Probably. They talk big now, but the cash bribes will soon flow to our esteemed lawmakers.

By Jack E. Lohman

Yes, ObamaCare must be repealed. NOW!!! It never should have been passed in the first place, but cash talks. Ask Sen. Max Baucus. Or your esteemed president Obama.

ObamaCare should be repealed and in it’s place inserted single-payer. All US citizens and taxpayers should receive the SAME health coverage, unless you are in the 1% and choose additional services. And taxpayer funded, like police and fire services.

It should have been, but wasn’t, put in place that way the first time around. But the money from the insurance industry was heavy, and we had Senator Max Baucus in the loop. Insurance money flowed to both parties, and stupid voters keep drinking the Kool-Aid. So what could go wrong?

We now have a chance to fix it, but will we?

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Now the R’s have the wheel. Will they blow it?

November 12, 2014

Probably. They talk big now, but the cash bribes will soon flow to our esteemed lawmakers.

By Jack E. Lohman

Yes, ObamaCare must be repealed. NOW!!! It never should have been passed in the first place, but cash talks. Ask Sen. Max Baucus. Or your esteemed president Obama.

ObamaCare should be repealed and in it’s place inserted single-payer. All US citizens and taxpayers should receive the SAME health coverage, unless you are in the 1% and choose additional services. And taxpayer funded, like police and fire services.

It should have been, but wasn’t, put in place that way the first time around. But the money from the insurance industry was heavy, and we had Senator Max Baucus in the loop. Insurance money flowed to both parties, and stupid voters keep drinking the Kool-Aid. So what could go wrong?

We now have a chance to fix it, but will we?

The smartest thing we could do is eliminate health care costs from employers and employees and the unemployed, but someone has to pay for it.

How about the same people who are paying for it now, the citizens of the United States???  ALL of them!!! Now paying in one form or another!!!

Yea, they call that socialism. Terrible, isn’t it? Country after country — SOCIALIST COUNTRIES!!! — have taxpayer-funded-healthcare. And it WORKS!!! AT HALF THE COST!!! For-profit ripoffs have been eliminated!

 

Guaranteed, had we passed public funding of campaigns years ago, where politicians got their money from taxpayer coffers instead of special interest bribes, today we’d have single-payer or Medicare-for-all health care.

YES there are problems with “government control!”

AND private-control!!! Life’s a bitch, and I hate government bureaucrats. But CEO personal greed is no better, and there are ways to prevent it:

The VA system, properly modified, could play a role. It ALREADY HAS salaried physicians. We need “PRIVATE OVERSIGHT”, “clear” fraud prosecution, and of course, more hospitals. The government should buy up all of the private hospitals and meld them into it’s VA system. And HIRE all of the private personnel.

But the politicians get campaign bribes from the insurers, and the media ultimately gets the campaign bribes. The current system is broken and the politicians and media want to keep it broken. And the bribes to continue flowing. And the fat cats love it.

So… what’s for dinner?

 


So, a change in power. If one crook fails, we try another?

November 8, 2014

As a life-long Republican, most of my friends are pretty decent but still with their heads in the sand. They “think” their politician is honest, but totally ignore who funds (and owns) them. Our nation is broken, and our politicians want to keep it that way. And they set the rules, until we vote!

By Jack E. Lohman

But our people — the dumb-ass voters — don’t yet understand. They drink the Kool-Aid and “think” they have the ear of the politicians. Whichever side. But they don’t, and until we get these political bastards working for the people, rather than the other way around, it is the way it is.

Let’s change it!!!

At 77 I’ll likely be gone when the shit hits the fan, but if we don’t fix it soon we’ll experience a bloody and deadly rebellion. With guns and bullets! Remember the constitution and the NRA? Remember the Civil War?

Yes, Walker made it…

But without my help. I voted Third Party, throwing my vote away with the rest of the 1%. Mary Burke was not an option for me, and Walker is part of the problem. I do not favor moving the crooks to the top.

We must, absolutely MUST (!!!), get the crooks out of the political system.

Here’s how:

  • Public funding of campaigns (mandated, not an option!) Prohibit politicians from “taking” bribes.
  • Instant Runoff or proportional voting, to give 3rd parties an equal chance.
  • Double their salaries, but only IF the country is prosperous.
  • Create a non-partisan “private” oversight committee (we probably already have one, let’s make it effective!).
  • Redistricting by computer and panel of nonpartisan judges.
  • A None-of-the-above ballot choice. And if it wins, a new election ensues.
  • Blackout of lobbying employment for 5 years after leaving government (members and staff and other government employees).
  • Prohibit government’s hiring of lobbyists for staff positions.
  • Term limits (no more that 6 years in elected office) or banned forever if convicted of a felony.
  • Congress members must put all finances in a (REAL!) blind trust.
  • Members cannot buy stock or invest, other than through their legitimate blind trust, or share congressional intentions with outsiders.
  • No staff bonuses. Salary is enough.
  • Ban voice votes. Restore accountability to the people.
  • Members and staff on same retirement and medical plan as public.
  • Members salaries adjusted downward when economy falls.

Reality check on Obama, Reid and Pelosi: Hey, you lost!


Problems with the VA…

June 7, 2014

The VA needs money and so do the corporations that fund the campaigns? What would a smart politician do?

By Jack E. Lohman

I’m critical of the VA leaders who kiss the boots of the politicians, and the politicians who’d rather spend taxpayer cash on tax breaks and subsidies for the rich Fat Cats that fund their elections. And instead call for the “privatization” that has failed three times in the past.

Though “vouchers” for private care are a potential solution, short term, they will also lead to new innovations in fraud. Heavy penalties are recommended.

Indeed we have problems with “bureaucrats” in every public sector, both state and federal, thanks much to the cash their unions give to politicians. But the “easy cash” mode is best corrected by OVERSIGHT (!), and I’d prefer that by private hooligans rather than more public bureaucrats. But as well, I’d open transparency to the public and press, and install heavy consequences for fraud.

Our problem are the corrupt politicians…

They rule on the basis of what’s best for their campaign wallet as opposed to public need. Health care deficiencies (and virtually every other issue, including the economy) would simply not exist if our politicians were not pocketing a share of the profits.

Se here we are. Nothing works. Except paying off the healthcare industry. And we have politicians to prove it.

Importantly, doctors treat patients regardless of where the money comes from. Medicaid, Medicare, the VA, Tricare, BadgerCare, private insurers, you name it. All of these people are money-handlers, some better than others but in ALL cases we don’t need politicians.

Which is best? Hey, let’s do a trial!

In Wisconsin! Single-payer, covering 100% using one of the above payers. But eliminate the bureaucracies. If patients need care, give them care!

Now clearly we have problems of fraud… in all sectors. We MUST find out more about PTSD, and how to detect fraud and false claims. I don’t know anything about it, but it seems very volatile. But when done, a properly funded and properly run VA system (or whatever) is what this country needs as a single-payer healthcare system. Physicians should be salaried (and should not be paid a bonus).

But we need private oversight and ZERO politician involvement.

For others not in the trial optional vouchers seem smart when a particular hospital is overcrowded. Let’s not throw the baby out with the bath water… and remember, privates can give campaign bribes and publics cannot! (Duh, wonder why the politicians want to keep the system broken? And free of single-payer?)