What would happen if Jesus were to suddenly appear at the base of the Statue of Liberty, wave his arms and proclaim “I’m here to heal the sick in America” and suddenly every sick person in America was healed? What … Continue reading →
In 2011 Senator Mitch McConnell sponsored legislation to provide Barack Obama Trade Promotion Authority for the top secret, big business friendly Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement and other trade agreements, but the legislation failed to pass in the senate 45 yeas/ 55 … Continue reading →
I'm not writing this to anger my fellow Christians. I writing this so that we might ask ourselves the following questions.
How would Jesus would fit in modern day America?
Would he be welcomed or would he meet the same demise he met when he first appeared?
How would he be welcomed in your church?
How would his criticism of your church be received, by your church leaders?
Would he tell America it needs to spend more on bombs, weapons of mass destruction, etc. and less on the poor and disenfranchised?
What would he think upon seeing Christian leaders living opulent lifestyles while the masses suffer?
How would the established Christian community act when folks stopped listening to them and started listening to him, at his mass rallies?
How would the established Christian community respond when folks started giving their money to Jesus rather than them?
If Jesus were with us today where would he be living? Would he be living with the masses or living in opulence with rich religious leaders?
Would Jesus have a concealed carry permit?
Would he pass a background check?
If he drew a crowd on a busy street would he be cited for not having permit for a rally?
How would the fast food industry react if Jesus bought two big Mac's and five orders of french fries and fed thousands with some left over? Would they lobby their Christian conservative friends in Congress to stop that?
How would the Wine industry react if Jesus started turning water into wine? Would they lobby their Christian conservative friends in Congress to stop that?
How would the healthcare insurance companies react if Jesus started healing the sick for free? Would they lobby their Christian conservative friends in Congress to stop that?
Just asking. Feel free to ask your questions in the comment section.
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The only reason I'm taking the time to write this, is because I'm pissed. Really pissed! I'm not under the illusion that anyone really cares that Medicare Part D is screwing mom, dad, grandpa and grandma or that senior citizens lacking internet skills will have the opportunity to read this article, but I'll feel better after I write it and my conscience will be at ease.
Let me be clear this isn't about Republicans or Democrats. It's about, what I believe, a corrupt system (Thugs In Suits) engineered by Republicans and Democrats to line the pockets of “Big PHARMA” and the insurance companies. Yes anything for a buck. Including taking advantage of the least among us, the elderly.Continue reading →
Every year my wife reaches the end of her Medicare Part D coverage (the infamous Doughnut hole) due to the over inflated prices of Medicare Part D prescription drugs. So she had to make a choice today. Pay her Medicare Part D Provider Prescription Solutions $315.13 for a 90 day supply of Crestor, or order Crestor Generic (there is no generic Crestor in the USA) from Canada Drugs for $145.71 for a 90 day supply of Crestor (See graphic). She went with Canada Drugs. It's a real shame when citizens of the good old USA have to rely on Canada to do the right thing when it comes to the price of prescription drugs, but my dear sweet wife of over fifty years understands it cost the insurance companies a lot of money to lobby our representatives, about $1.4 million a day, and she wouldn't want the Health Care CEO's to do without. As for me I think they're a bunch of greedy unpatriotic assholes!
David B Snow Jr CEO Medco Health, $21.76 million, 5-Year Compensation Total $36.29 million.
Dale B Wolf CEO Coventry Health Care, $20.86 million, 5-Year Compensation Total $61.91 million.
Michael B McCallister CEO Humana, $20.06 million, 5-Year Compensation Total $60.64 million.
Ronald A Williams CEO Aetna $8.88 million.
Trevor Fetter CEO Tenet Healthcare $5.80 million, 5-Year Compensation Total $19.08 million.
Stephen J Hemsley CEO UnitedHealth $4.00 million.
John H Hammergren CEO McKesson $44.91 million, 5-Year Compensation Total $94.59 million.
Miles D White CEO Abbott Laboratories $44.76 million, 5-Year Compensation Total $76.47 million.
William C Weldon CEO Johnson & Johnson $15.41 million, 5-Year Compensation Total $49.15 million.
Jeffrey B Kindler CEO Pfizer $5.76 million.
John C Lechleiter CEO Eli Lilly & Co $5.13 million.
James M Cornelius CEO Bristol-Myers Squibb $5.06 million.