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March 20th, 2010

FINALLY, SPRING!


LET’S  C E L E B R A T E !

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The year’s at the spring
And day’s at the morn;
Morning’s at seven;
The hillside’s dew-pearled;
The lark’s on the wing;
The snail’s on the thorn:
God’s in His heaven—
All’s right with the world!

— Browning




March 20th, 2010

WE, THE PEOPLE, SPEAK


From Tony Perkins’ WASHINGTON UPDATE:

But it will take more than “rides on Air Force One” to woo party holdouts, particularly after the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) latest score. New estimates from the CBO put the price tag of this reconciliation plan well over $1,200,000,000,000.00–most of which would be inherited by the lucky winner of the 2016 presidential election. Together with unsavory new taxes ($569.2 billions worth!), the CBO spotlights the bill’s deep gashes in Medicare coverage ($523.5 million in cuts) and confirms that married couples will still be punished with steeper insurance premiums. Believe it or not, nearly half all the individual mandates under this bill will be paid by American families earning less than $66,150 per year. The CBO also points out that a million Americans will have to get their coverage from a bankrupt Medicaid program on the brink of collapsing.

And if you thought dealing with the IRS is a nightmare now, just wait. Republicans on the Ways and Means Committee say the agency’s tentacles will strangle families under ObamaCare. According to their report, the IRS is on the verge of an unprecedented power grab under the President’s bill. It will have the authority to: verify if you have “acceptable” health care coverage, fine you for failure to prove that you have purchased “minimum essential coverage,” and even confiscate your tax refund.

Of course, the agency will need a massive cash influx ($10 billion!) to provide this kind of surveillance. That’s why the GOP is predicting a huge increase in IRS audits and an army of 16,500 new agents and employees to hunt down taxpayers. For all the phony talk of “reducing the deficit,” Democrats are neglecting to mention the very real deficits–of money and freedom–incurred by every American if this plan goes into effect. This legislation spells a loss of U.S. life, savings, doctors, and freedom in exchange for nothing but greater government involvement in our personal decisions.

Meanwhile, President Obama is meeting with Democrats and telling them, “Our fates are tied to the health bill.” The reality is, the people whose fates are truly tied to this bill are the Americans that none of us have met. They’re the unborn, who our dollars will be directed to kill. They’re the next generation, who will survive abortion only to suffer the weight of this crushing debt. Like the great men before them, the 111th Congress will walk the long marble hallways to their seats this weekend, where the great voices still echo, “Independence forever!” Ultimately, every one of them will cast a vote heard throughout history. They will choose to pay for legislation with our country’s future or stand with the millions of us who know that “liberty–once lost–is lost forever.”

The Hill Switchboard May Be Closed, But God’s Line Is Open………. PRAY, PRAY, PRAY, PRAY


We, the people, speak to Obama — Liberty, once lost, is lost forever.


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Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land. — 2 Chronicles 7:14

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