Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Are you kidding me? The Kali-fornia Legislature is considering a Bill AB450


AB 450 would require business owners to notify works of any pending raid by ICE!  Wow, forcing businesses to be complicit with the State in violating Federal Laws.  I hope the Federal Government forces the issue right here in Kali-fornia and hold state officials to answer for violating federal laws!




Saturday, March 25, 2017

President Trump and the Republican House will not be blamed for the coming ACA (aka Obama Care) failure

The liberal democrats will not be able to blame Republicans for the ACA failure which will happen this year as insurance companies pull out and government subsidies disappeared.  Many ACA card holders will go in for medical services and find no one will accept their card as payment!  The idea of the liberals to "resist" has doomed many of the poorest of Americans to find they have no medical coverages!

Too bad the liberals/democRats could have been part of real solution for all Americans!

Al Beattie Sr.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obama Care) has never really worked!



I remember when the ACA first went into effect, there was a sign in my doctors office that said they do not accept "Blue Cross Insurance".  I was in total panic because I had Blue Cross Insurance as secondary to my Medicare.  I asked the receptionist for an explanation.  She said the sign pertained ACA Blue Cross Plans.  So even back in 2010-12 people had a health care ACA plan but could not get CARE. 


The Medicare fund was "robbed" to provide funding for the ACA to the point that now it is next to impossible for those on Medicare to get reasonably priced secondary coverage.  In fact in my area there are no HMO Plans available to us on Medicare.  Clearly the ACA has failed many Americans and should be repealed.  It should be replaced with a system that is self supporting and not an unfunded mandate.


Tuesday, March 7, 2017

What we should all want to know about the Affordable Care Act


As you read this blog our Congress is reading the Republican Plan to "Repeal and Replace" Obama Care.  There are some facts we need before we let our voices be heard on the subject.  I understand that in the beginning funding was stripped from Medicare and that is causing great concern for those of us who depend on Medicare.  We are hearing that in many places ACA coverage is down to one plan option.


So my question is simple:  If Obama Care (ACA) is not repealed how will it be funded going forward?  The ACA created an "unfunded" entitlement based on the great idea of providing health care for all. When you get down to who is going to pay maybe we can peal some of the politics away and have a real debate on the issue.  I know that health care coverage for large groups like teaches can run $10K per year per family.  You can do the math 20,000 people without coverage times $10K per year.


Three years ago I was able to get an HMO Plan at no cost above my Part B cost.  It even included a drug coverage plan. Cost went to $20.00 per moth the next year and this year there are no HMO Plans available to me.  I was forced to purchase a Secondary Play F that is several hundred dollars a month or a "HIGH" deductible plan.  I can only concluded this has occurred because of the ACA drain on Medicare funds.  So again I ask who is going to be paying!  


The left and make all the claims they want about keeping the ACA, but they will not tell you who is going to pay!



Sunday, March 5, 2017

Not sure what to make of March 4 Trump rallies




The news and FB are full of stories showing Pro-Trump supporters being attacked as the peacefully exercised their First Amendment rights.  WOW!  After watching numerous rallies and marches against Trump that were no attacked by Trump followers we see the true colors of the left.  Violence, Disruption, Shout downs seem to be the mantra of the liberal left.  Angry disruptive behavior at Republican Town hall meetings, organized and vocal as prepared questions that have to be read then shout down the response.

You have to ask: "What is going on?" The March 4 Trump agenda was not violent but peaceful exercise of First Amendment Rights and to express support for President Donald Trump. It appears the goal was to show that support and to encourage the Trump administration that the people have their back.  The Liberal Left could not leave them alone.  The most terrifying visual this morning was the video of a gray haired man (possibly my age) lying on the ground his face covered with blood.   Are we witnessing the destruction of our Republic? The anger of the Liberal Left is occupying all forms of our media.  It is causing the wheels of our government to grind to a stop.  Maybe that is the purpose here!  Conservatives always allow for public discussion and debate on issues, but at the end of the day a vote is taken and we move on.

Our Republic has a very simple way of making the voices of each state equally heard when we elect a president!  That has occurred and while Trump did not get the majority vote of the people he did win the all important electoral college vote.  Even Trump said: "if the popular vote was what was needed he would have run a different campaign".

I have always been in awe of our countries "bloodless" revolution that occurs every four years.  It is what makes our country great, but somehow the liberal left will not accept that view, they don't what to be "the loyal opposition".  Their mantra now is "RESIST".

After the 2008 election conservatives not happy with the results began a movement called the TEA PARTY".  They took their cause to the ballet box and won the right to participate in the congress and in many state governments as well.  That is the correct way to react to a ballet box defeat.  The Resist movement calls for disruption, disruption and disruption. 

Recently my son-in-law who is not a Trump supporter, said he is fearful of our country's future.  Wow, I have never felt until now that we needed to fear our destruction might be self inflicted!  I told him he should just keep the faith.  Now that we are witnessing the constant attacks on our system of government I am also concerned about our future.  The fight between the left and the right has been fought in many countries during the last century, Russia, Germany, Italy, Spain, China just to name a few.  I would suggest we all take a step back and ask if those are places we would want to live.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Never ever mix official business using your personal e-mail account a wise man told me!

Years ago as a Reserve Deputy Sheriff I was given an e-mail account for the Sheriffs Department it was suggested to me that I use only that account for contact purposes with other members of the Sheriff's Department.  The worry was not so much about hacking but about legal issues. If a situation were to occur in which I be came a defendant in a lawsuit, my Department e-mail account would be open for discovery and if my "private" e-mail account showed up in that department account, then it to would be fair game for review. 


All of a sudden  ALL my private business, my private life would be "public"!


I got the same advice when I was elected to public office.


In those days we did not have all the electronic devices we have now.  An iPhone can contain several email accounts and I can see how easy it could be (just look at Hillary) for one to just MIX these in the course of the day.


All should be warned by what is going on in Washington to keep personal business separate from public business on your electronic devices.


By the way has anyone noticed that is you research an item you are interested in purchasing via the web, that all of a sudden the POP UP Ads on your computer contain ads for the item you just looked at.  WOW! Have we all been hacked?



Wednesday, March 1, 2017

President Trump steals the thunder of the Liberals in a One Hour Speech to Congress and the American People!


I hope you all watched and paid attention as our President outlined his Plan to "Make America Great Again"!


Just in case some of you were not paying attention he told us he is working with the Canadian Prime Minister to insure WOMEN OWNED BUSINESSES GET AN EVEN BREAK! WOW…  Then he went on to say he supports  PAID FAMILY LEAVE and WOMEN'S HEALTH CARE!  President Trump just stole the liberal agenda on women's issues and made them AMERICAN ISSUES!!!!


On emigration President Trump asked Congress to work on a Bipartisan Emigration Bill.  No more screwing around, Congress needs to fix it and President Trump made some suggestions on how to focus on those how can support themselves.  He also said he will continue deportations.


Now he did move away from the Liberal Idea of creating a society of generational welfare dependents (I think President Johnson called it the Great Society). He suggested some sort of voucher system for low income minority families to allow parents to have SCHOOL CHOICES, PUBLIC, PRIVATE, CHARTER AND Parochial.  From my point of view if you take away the restrictions on public schools so all can compete on an equal basis, the best schools will rise to the top and bad ones will close.  Even if just the Federal monies were granted to parents as vouchers that would be a healthy move.  I am sure some of my teacher FB pals will be mad about this, but I know education must change to meet the needs of our students to be able to compete.  When we promote PHROCIAL  kids from the eight grade who can't read or write after eight years of public instruction we have failed.   When I served on the High School Board I was asked how I would feel when some parent or former student sued us because we did not do our job?


The President talked about rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure.  Have you taken a road trip lately?  How about the Orville Spillway? All this rain in California and no place to store it!  Lots of jobs there!!!!


Making American companies competitive, How is that a partisan issue?  It is about creating American Jobs!  President Trump appointed a Cabinet that knows how to get the best deals.  I can't wait to hear more about this issue.


President Trump wants the ACA (aka Obama Care) repealed and replaced!  He gave some ideas that need to be part of the new plan.  Parent to be able to insure kids until 26, protection and coverage for those with pre-existing conditions, increased completion by allowing us to purchase across state lines, focusing on the patient/doctor relationship for decision making (instead of some bean counter making them for us).  Also allowing people to decided the kind of coverage they want. 

The main thing wrong with the ACA is it was not a bi-partisan plan and has flaws.  Ok, Nancy you passed it and we all read it and it needs an overhaul.  We heard in the Democratic response from the former governor of Kentucky that over 500,000 folks have gotten health care under the ACA.  But prior to that President Trump told us the current governor of Kentucky told him the system was falling apart and in many counties of the state only one plan was available.  The federal support for low income premiums is about to end and then what.  It the Congressional Democrats don't participate in creating a working replacement for the ACA, the failure will be all on them.


President Trump spoke about "Peace through Strength" when he spoke about rebuilding our military, he spoke about our allies paying their fair share of joint military defense plans like NATO and that many countries are stepping up.


Yes if I was a liberal democrat I would be worried that "Resistance" will not work.  Resistance from my view is self defeating.


Comments always appreciated.   


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