Andrew Mellon: Ironically enough, the medicine applied by our state as the antidote for our ills has proven to be poison. The welfare state is killing our nation. Today entitlement spending makes up nearly half of our budget. Long term, we know that there will be no way to pay off our unfunded obligations — we will go bankrupt. There will be three options ultimately, though ultimately can come quite suddenly: default, hyperinflation or abolition of the welfare state. (BigGovernment.com)
Mike’s America: During the health care summit setup Obama arrogantly put down Sen. John McCain with his remark that “we’re not campaigning anymore, the election is over.” It was an attempt to paint all GOP criticism of Obama Care as nothing more than political talking points. Never mind that one Dem after another was in full campaign mode when they trotted out heart wrenching stories of people denied medical care. If a story about a woman who had to use her dead sister’s dentures [video] isn’t campaign posturing I don’t know what is.
But the GOP did have one card up it’s collective sleeve to which Obama had no answer: The factual integrity and sheer scope of knowledge demonstrated at the summit setup by Rep. Paul Ryan, Republican from Wisconsin. Rep. Ryan just turned 40 but is already serving his 6th term in Congress. Compared to some of the old gray heads in the room for the health setup he’s a bright, fresh face and no pushover for Obama. (FloppingAces.net) VIDEO
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Sunday that Republicans have left their mark on the healthcare bill and should accept that the bill will go forward.”They’ve had plenty of opportunity to make their voices heard,” she said on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday morning. “Bipartisanship is a two-way street. A bill can be bipartisan without bipartisan votes. Republicans have left their imprint.” (FloppingAces)
Rescuers raced against the clock Sunday to save quake victims trapped inside a collapsed apartment block in Concepcion, Chile, as looters stole food and robbed banks after one of the strongest earthquakes ever recorded struck the country.
Chilean President Michelle Bachelet said Sunday that the 8.8-magnitude quake killed at least 708 people. At least 350 people are dead in the coastal Chilean town of Constitution, according to Reuters. Some of the deaths were caused after waves from a tsunami swept through the city, TV Chile said, according to Reuters. (FNC-AP)
Archy Cary: MSM televised news outlets are fond of tagging conservatives as racists. But they only need to look at their news anchors, past and present, to see their own bias. For example, recall the three network news anchors that traveled to Baghdad with candidate Barack Obama? (BigJournalism.com)