Friday, May 07, 2010

MSNBC "News" Anchor Contessa Brewer demostrates why most people have good reason to no longer trust the media.

Fox News is dominate for a reason. Viewers trust their content. Liberals haven't figured that out and probably never will. The news content that is aired by Fox News is just straight up news. There is no political or ideological bent in their reporting. The Fox News haters assume that the network is conservative based on their "New Commentators" like Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, and Bill OReily. Compare Fox News to MSNBC and CNN. MSNBC has a severe credibility problem as do CNN. That is why Fox News is the most trusted name in cable news. I've commented many times on the sheer left wing bias of MSNBC in their news reporting. MSNBC's anchor Contessa Brewer was on the Stephanie Miller show Tuesday and was upset to the point of being disappointed when she discovered that the Time Square bomber was a Muslim Extremist and not a Timothy McVeigh wannabe.



How can anyone trust what Contessa Brewers reports as an anchor after listening to her own words? Obviously Contessa wants to remain living in Politically Correct fantasy land when it comes to how real a threat radical Islam truly is. I've notice that every time a Muslim not job acts out, liberals are right there to make excuses for them. Contessa showed her naive ignorance when she claimed "I mean the thing is is that and I get frustrated and there was part of me that was hoping this was not going to be anybody with ties to any kind of Islamic country because there are a lot of people who want to use this terrorist intent to justify writing off people who believe in a certain way or come from certain countries or whose skin color is a certain way. I mean they use it as justification for really outdated bigotry".

Of course it never dawned on Ms. Brewers mind for a second to reflect on bigotry that Muslim Extremists show towards Americans and Westerns in general. Contessa would never challenge the "outdated bigotry" of Muslim nut cases who are still hell bent on destroying this country by any means possible. The acts committed by Muslims over the past 1000 years are not isolated incidents. I wouldn't expect an idiotic dim bulb such as Contessa Brewer to understand that. I bring up this clip of Ann Coulter when she spoke at John Hopkins University for a reason. Some people clearly understand the danger that is in our country and others believe the "real threat" are from little old ladies who attend Tea Parties. Start the video at the 1:55 mark and by pass the liberal kookiness.


Tell me between the two, who has better grip on reality? My money is clearly on Ann Coulter. I found it interesting that Contessa wanted to try and make the case for the attempted terrorist act by Faisal Shahzad an issue about race. Well to my knowledge, I can't recall one single terrorist attempt by the Hindu American population or the global Hindu population in general. Even though Hindu is a religion and not a skin color, Hinduism is a religion that is mostly practiced by Indian people who tend to be "dark skinned", nice try Contessa,

20 Comments:

Blogger p. anthony allen said...

CB;"Fox News is dominate for a reason. Viewers trust their content".

BULL!!! The views and opinions expressed on all popular prime time cable news networks are bias. For the most part, "over the air" broadcast news is more reliable than anything you'll see on cable. Not excusing the paid-subscription element for cable TV, over the air broadcast news ratings are still 5-10 times higher than any cable news network.

FOX NEWS caters (just as all the other cable news networks) to their audience. Their audience is by far "Republican, Right-Wing, Conservative." Just as FOX does, you only make the claim to forward your agenda.

You clearly point out that the "other cable networks" , in your opinion, has "credibility problems." So it's obvious that you believe a particular bias is in play, a bias that is counter to your views.

Look at the actual numbers>Tyrone. You can plainly see that the "TOTAL" number of viewer for the dreaded Left-wing bias MSNBC, CNN, HNN and CNBC, are almost identical to the dreaded right-wing bias FOX NEWS.

Here's a simple example. On the west side of Detroit there is a elementary school for special needs and handicapped children. The school has about 350 students. Down the street from that school is a main stream elementary school. It has about 200 children. About 8 blocks away from both schools is another elementary school with 225 children. 12 blocks in another direction is a school with 200 children.

So, for this 15-20 block radius, would it be correct to say that "most children" in the area are handicapped and special needs, simply because there are more children attending that particular school???

So your resolve is that you watch a network that is more in tune with your views. You have a preference for a particular "brand" and opinion of the daily events. However, that does not make "most people" accepting of yours, or their views. It simply makes you bias!!

1:19 PM  
Blogger p. anthony allen said...

CB;"How can anyone trust what Contessa Brewers reports as an anchor after listening to her own words? Obviously Contessa wants to remain living in Politically Correct fantasy land when it comes to how real a threat radical Islam truly is".

You can trust her because she simply gave her opinion to the interviewer. You've said yourself Tyrone that, "it's Muslims who go around blowing themselves up to kill others." "It's Muslims who's chopping off peoples heads in the name of their God."

Even in the video you posted, Coulter says;

"Meanwhile, one hundred percent of the terrorist attacks on U.S. airlines for 20 years has been committed by Muslims. When there's a one hundred percent chance, it ceases to be a profile. It's called a description of the suspect".

You also said, CB;"Contessa Brewer was on the Stephanie Miller show Tuesday and was upset to the point of being disappointed when she discovered that the Time Square bomber was a Muslim Extremist and not a Timothy McVeigh wannabe".

I sounded to me more like "concern" rather than her being "upset." Brewer was concerned about the Ann Coulter types who broad brush the entire Muslim community as being "suspect."

Yet there's is something that has not been very much reported by many TV, Radio, or broadcast news outlets. The man who reported the smoke coming from the vehicle is named Aliou Niasse. Name sounds kind of weird huh?? Well, he's a immigrant street vendor who just happens to be....a Muslim.

1:45 PM  
Blogger conservative brother said...

p allen "BULL!!! The views and opinions expressed on all popular prime time cable news networks are bias. For the most part, "over the air" broadcast news is more reliable than anything you'll see on cable. Not excusing the paid-subscription element for cable TV, over the air broadcast news ratings are still 5-10 times higher than any cable news network."


FOx News is number one for a reason
http://www.ajc.com/business/cnns-ratings-continue-to-422791.html

Nice attempt at smearing the topic. The nightly shows on the cable news networks are mostly news
"COMETARY"shows. O'Reily however isn't a conservative, he's an independent and he goes after BOTH sides. Hannity is the only person in primetime who's show is a "conservative" show. Greta's show doesn't have a political bent one way or the other. The same can't be said for Keith Olberman and Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. Further more Contessa Brewer isn't in primetime, and she is suppose to be a "REPORTER" not a "COMMENTATOR". She is suppose to have an objective view of the current events and report them as such. Also, the network news casts would have higher ratings then fox news seeing that THEY ARE FREE!!DUH ALLEN. One thing you left out surprise surprise is that the networks are losing viewers left and right.

p allen "FOX NEWS caters (just as all the other cable news networks) to their audience. Their audience is by far "Republican, Right-Wing, Conservative." Just as FOX does, you only make the claim to forward your agenda"

Once again you have problem telling the difference between what is suppose to be just the news and what is a person's opinion or the news presented with an agenda allen. MSNBC and CNN present what is suppose to be the news through a liberal lens, they also leave out key details to the stories they report on purpose, because those details would damage their attempt to "frame" the news in the light they want their viewers to see. Can you tell me when Fox News ever did a story like the one MSNBC did when they purposely withheld the idenity of the black guy who carried an assult riffle to an Obama health care rally in Arizona allen and then made a segment about whites and guns and Obama? When did Fox News ever put an X over Obama's face like CNN did a few years back when Dick Cheney as speaking?
http://www.gossiprocks.com/forum/u-s-politics-issues/4719-dick-cheney-x-marks-spot.html?styleid=30

Once again allen, I am bringing the facts and you have nothing to counter them.

10:15 AM  
Blogger conservative brother said...

p allen "I sounded to me more like "concern" rather than her being "upset." Brewer was concerned about the Ann Coulter types who broad brush the entire Muslim community as being "suspect.""

Concern my rear end allen lol The reality is that the "Ann Coulter types" are accurate in their claims. The media was trying to down play that Shahzad was just an "an American who lost his American dream" because his house was being foreclosed so he snapped. Now the media is forced to admit the truth. Shazdad was apart of the Pakistan Tailban.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/05/09/pakistani-taliban-times-square-bomb-plot-holder-says/

"Attorney General Eric Holder and White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan said the investigation has led authorities to believe that suspect Faisal Shahzad trained with the Taliban in Pakistan and was funded by them. "

Score another one for the "Ann Coulter" types and put another zero on the side of the "Contessa Brewer" types.

11:11 AM  
Blogger p. anthony allen said...

CB;"Further more Contessa Brewer isn't in primetime, and she is suppose to be a "REPORTER" not a "COMMENTATOR".

Brewer wasn't "REPORTING" and wasn't in "prime-time" when she made the comment. She was being "INTERVIEWED." Thus, she was giving "COMMENTARY."

Fox's senior political analyst and former managing editor, Brit Hume, is a reporter/TV journalist and contributor to the "conservative" American Spectator and Weekly Standard magazines. Do you think he's contributing to those magazines because he has a "librul" opinion??

CB;"FOx News is number one for a reason".

Yeah, right...the reason is that they're the only right-wing News on cable. Whereas there are at least 4 left-leaning cable news stations. You do the math....

CB;"Once again allen, I am bringing the facts and you have nothing to counter them".

Once again your "blind bias" can't see that "ALL" such bias cable news networks (FOX and MSNBC in particular) offer up distortions to further their agenda, and satisfy the bias of their audiences. It's called TELEVISION!!

Nothing to COUNTER???

Fox reports Obama attended a madrassa.

Last year Fox News' Martha MacCallum deceptively cropped six-month-old Biden clip as new. The next day she was forced to apologize.

"COMMENTATOR" Bill O'Reilly outright lied when he stated that no one on FOX said there would be jail time under the proposed Health Care bill.

CB;"Score another one for the "Ann Coulter" types and put another zero on the side of the "Contessa Brewer" types".

I guess you and Coulter can ignore the Muslim that reported the smoking vehicle. I guess, your "types" would suspect him also....

1:27 PM  
Blogger p. anthony allen said...

Oh Yeah... I forget this gem...

In 2006 John Gibson reported on a study that showed that half of the children in this country under 5 years old were minority children (mostly Hispanic). So Gibson decided to make a plea to FOX's White viewers to make more babies.

2:05 AM  
Blogger conservative brother said...

p allen "Fox's senior political analyst and former managing editor, Brit Hume, is a reporter/TV journalist and contributor to the "conservative" American Spectator and Weekly Standard magazines. Do you think he's contributing to those magazines because he has a "librul" opinion??"

Brit Hume never announced being sympathic that a terrorist suspect was a Muslim. Also Hume has a solid track record of just reporting the news

p allen "Yeah, right...the reason is that they're the only right-wing News on cable. Whereas there are at least 4 left-leaning cable news stations. You do the math...."

Ah, so you are admitting that there are 4 left wing news station allen between network and cable? Actually its 5 but who's counting right? So you are admitting that when people turn on the network news or"free broadcast news" they are watching a "left leaning" newscasts. Thank you for admitting that allen, I knew I could get the truth out of you eventually. Also, more independent and even liberals watch Fox News then MSNBC and CNN combined.

8:06 AM  
Blogger conservative brother said...

Allen, you just admitted that CNN is a left wing news outfit. CNN Has no credibility. I just pointed out that CNN purposely placed a black X over Dick Cheney's face during a speech. So why would you think I would validate anything from CNN as credible? Once upon a time long long long ago, CNN was actually considered "the most trusted name in cable news". Those days are long long long long long long long GONE!!

P Allen "I guess you and Coulter can ignore the Muslim that reported the smoking vehicle. I guess, your "types" would suspect him also...."

Don't coarse words allen, because I never said that "all Muslims" are terrorists. That would be beyoned nsane to say. However the vast majority of terrorist attacks and attempted attacks have been committed by Muslims Extremists. That is what I know for a historic fact and continuing and what Coulter factually stated.

8:16 AM  
Blogger p. anthony allen said...

CB:"Also, more independent and even liberals watch Fox News then MSNBC and CNN combined".

Crazy is as crazy does....

It's TELEVISION Tyrone! It's entertainment!! Political spin has become "ENTERTAINMENT." When it comes to ratings/viewers, there's no such thing "librul, neo-con, independent, socialist, homosexual...whatever"!!

CB;"Once upon a time long long long ago, CNN was actually considered "the most trusted name in cable news". Those days are long long long long long long long GONE!!".

Actually it was FOX News that changed the cable news game. When they came on the scene the ratings game changed to, left-wing vs. right-wing." So to up the ante BOTH organizations began to "spin the news (in particular, politics and the news) toward their political bent.

Bottom line is that, they all spin the truth. Unfortunately, and yet again, you've accepted your instructions not to question what you're told...even Fox News!!

11:06 AM  
Blogger Sojournerlove said...

I despise MSNBC they seem more interested in propping Obama up than in doing their job which is to be the watchdog for our Government.

I don't like any News Organization that puts politics before the welfare of our Nation. Anchor Contessa Brewer is a stooge!

I find it Hilarious how liberals take offense to any News media that dares tell two sides of the story rather than promoting one particular ideology. Fox News is the best News even though I mostly read American Thinker.

1:08 PM  
Blogger Frank A. Dupree said...

PAA said: You can plainly see that the "TOTAL" number of viewer for the dreaded Left-wing bias MSNBC, CNN, HNN and CNBC, are almost identical to the dreaded right-wing bias FOX NEWS.

Almost identical? Did I miss something in your link? These numbers are from the link you posted Allen:

Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for May 6, 2010

P2+ Total Day
FNC – 1,181,000 viewers
CNN – 449,000 viewers
MSNBC – 419,000 viewers
CNBC – 258,000 viewers
HLN – 326,000 viewers

P2+ Prime Time
FNC – 2,304,000 viewers
CNN – 629,000 viewers
MSNBC –914,000 viewers
CNBC – 213,000 viewers
HLN –609,000 viewers


The numbers for MSNBC and CNN are less than half the numbers for FOX NEWS.

PAA said: Unfortunately, and yet again, you've accepted your instructions not to question what you're told...even Fox News!!

Nice way to avoid the subject altogether, Allen. Ty's was pointing to Brewer's leftist/statist rant about a would be terrorist - hoping it was someone white. You claim to be an independent thinker but you have never condemned any of the statist, communists or maoists whom have been discussed in this blog. In most cases, you defend them and their views.

If you agree with statists, communists, etc. by thinking for yourself, why is it impossible for you consider independent conservative thinkers? Is it because, in your opinion, conservatives ascribe to the same views as prominent "white" conservatives? If so, how are you any different since your views are in line with the views of prominent "white" statists, leftists and liberals?

7:52 PM  
Blogger p. anthony allen said...

Frank;"Almost identical? Did I miss something in your link? These numbers are from the link you posted Allen".

As usual, yes you did "miss something" in the link I posted. You also "misconstrued" the overall point of what I posted.

Frank;"The numbers for MSNBC and CNN are less than half the numbers for FOX NEWS".

Oh boy... Did I, or did I not post the "ENTIRE" viewership for cable news programming?? How can I say this so that you can understand???

Okay let's try this;

If you add up "ALL" the numbers of viewers "NOT" watching FOX News (the daytime totals, then add the Prime-Time totals as posted separately), you will find that the numbers are almost identical.

Lets do the "Prime Time" totals.

So, what you would need to do is add these figures;

"CNN + MSNBC + CNBC + HLN ="

Those corresponding figures are;

CNN – 629,000 viewers
MSNBC –914,000 viewers
CNBC – 213,000 viewers
HLN –609,000 viewers

TOTAL = 2,365,000 viewers

Also, let's just say for the sake of making "SENSE", that these viewers are watching cable news programming other than,,, aahhh, let's say, aahhh...."FOX"!!!! Thus, the 2,365,000 viewers watching other calbe news programming are not watching FOX News, which has;

FNC = 2,304,000 viewers!!

Give or take the difference of 61,000, which could very well cover a "margin of error", I would say the numbers were "almost identical." Does that make "SENSE" to you???

12:27 PM  
Blogger p. anthony allen said...

Frank;"Nice way to avoid the subject altogether, Allen. Ty's was pointing to Brewer's leftist/statist rant about a would be terrorist - hoping it was someone white".

When did she say she hoped the terrorist was "White?" Post the exact quote, and give the time stamp of the video where it was stated.

Frank;"If you agree with statists, communists, etc. by thinking for yourself, why is it impossible for you consider independent conservative thinkers?.

I don't agree with "statist, communist, ect." I am all for free markets, individual freedoms, private property, etc...

Because I think that this government should provide "equal access" to health care, education and a clean & healthy enviroment doesn't make me a "communist."!!

Do you put your money in a bank? If something happens to the bank what will the FDIC do for you? Ever road Amtrak? Have you ever took off or landed in a airplane? Was the FAA involved in the process?

As a "non-statist" have you ever played a state lottery? Do you have a pension plan? Will you recieve social security at age 62? If all of your resources we depleated in a legal case, and you needed a lawyer, would you allow the courts to give you one?

Have you ever called the police or fire department to assist you? Do you attend state or government parks in the summer? DO you drive on state or governemnt roads?

If you answered "YES" to any of those questions, by your own terms, economic and social, you are a "COMMUNIST and/or a STATIST"!

1:23 PM  
Blogger p. anthony allen said...

Frank;"Is it because, in your opinion, conservatives ascribe to the same views as prominent "white" conservatives?".

No! What it is, is that "white" conservatives tend to ascribe to the views solely of other than "white" conservatives! Whereas Black conservatives tend to follow suit.

Every white conservative I've posed my idea's for a "Black agenda" has condemned the idea as "racist." When asked why, I'm told that such an agenda is "separatist and exclusive."

However, my idea's are not to "separate or exclude" anyone. My idea is to correct an existing problem that permeates within our communities

Example;

Here in Detroit I promote an idea of Blacks establishing and controlling an economic base. That economy being based on Blacks owning and starting businesses, hiring and training other Blacks, buying and selling within the community and encouraging all Americans to financially and socially support the cause.

I promote the idea that every neighborhood school should be directly involved in educating the entire community and the neighborhood it serves. Not just the children, but the parents and all siblings.

Making a long story short, the same idea's should apply for a political, social and spiritual agenda.

The vast majority of the problems we now have in Black communities are self in-flicked. In these communities Blacks have depended to much on "out-side forces" (such as the federal and state governments) to address them.

So why is it that a "black agenda" created by blacks, for blacks in order to quell the drop out rates, incarceration rates, drug abuse, S.T.D.'s and other problems, why and how is that racist?

Tell me Frank, who made the following quote, and do you agree with it?

"It be far better to unite on our issues and only support those individual candidates that have a proven record of solving our problems, regardless of which party they may come from. Think about it black America, isn’t it time we effected our own change?".

3:30 PM  
Blogger Frank A. Dupree said...

We were both correct, Allen. I was looking at FOX NEWS compared individually to all of the other stations. You were looking at the total of the other four stations versus FOX. Collectively speaking, it takes four left leaning outlets to equal one conservative outlet - more or less.

Brewer's quote: I mean the thing is is that and I get frustrated and there was part of me that was hoping this was not going to be anybody with ties to any kind of Islamic country because there are a lot of people who want to use this terrorist intent to justify writing off people who believe in a certain way or come from certain countries or whose skin color is a certain way. I mean they use it as justification for really outdated bigotry.

Which group of Americans is constantly decried, derided and bemoaned to be racist? It's not black Americans, asian Americans or latino Americans - it's white Americans. Brewer also hoped it was someone with no ties to any kind of Islamic country - again alluding to white Americans. She may not have said it directly but she more than alluded to it.

Statism: is an ideology advocating the use of states to achieve goals, both economic and social. Economic statism, for instance, promotes the view that the state has a major and legitimate role in directing the economy, either directly through state-owned enterprises and other types of machinery of government, or indirectly through economic planning. It may also refer to a political philosophy that holds that...sovereignty is vested not in the people but in the national state, and that all individuals and associations exist only to enhance the power, the prestige, and the well-being of the state.


Communism: a social structure in which classes are abolished and property is commonly controlled, as well as a political philosophy and social movement that advocates and aims to create such a society.

Using a service provided by local, state or federal gov't doesn't make one a statist or communist. Your analogies are in effect saying if you shop in a store owned, maintained and operated by a capitalist, you are a capitalist for patronizing that store.

Your point of views on the black community as a whole lacks one key piece in my opinion - personal responsibility. There's nothing wrong with black Americans owning businesses or hiring and training other black Americans. The issue arises when those owners hire and train other blacks exclusively instead of hiring and training the best and most qualified.

My views on education is the same in that respect - personal responsibility is the key. Don't make things easier for blacks students who are falling behind. Encourage them to step up and work harder to stay level with their fellow students. When I attended high school, the majority of the school was predominantly white. I was in the top 5% of the graduating class because my mother refused to let me slack or make excuses. I was more focused on my education and mot the "popular" rap artists or "ball players."

The quoted material is from conservative blogger Clifton Bazar. I agree with his quote but not in the context in which you take it. After reading his entire article, Bazar is talking about conservative issues. His last question begs other blacks to stop voting the way they've voted for decades and think about the candidate for whom they cast their vote. In my opinion, he is saying, "Stop voting for democrats who have kept you where you are for the last forty plus years." I'm sure you took something different away from just that one quote. I, however; read the entire blog and my interpretation is no doubt different than yours.

12:07 AM  
Blogger p. anthony allen said...

Frank;"Using a service provided by local, state or federal gov't doesn't make one a statist or communist".

Exactly! So why would you call "Government" provided health care socialist, communist, statist or anything other than what it is....GOVERNMENT PROVIDED HEALTH CARE!!!

The argument that government provided health care is "socialist" is actually very stupid. There are so many other government provided services and rules that are far more "freedom restrictive" than government health care.

First off, if you're sick, (particular with a non-communicable disease) there's no law that says that you "must" seek medical attention from a hospital... private, government or other wise.

You can suffer a heart attack and choose not to go to a hospital, then die where ever you might be! And guess what...? In many state jurisdictions, Law enforcement doesn't require that they be contacted! No that's called "freedom!!!"

You can purposely drive a nail through your foot and tell a doctor, "hey, I was having a bad day and got bored", then ask that the doctor keep it private, which in turn he "must" do. However, if you used a GUN to shoot yourself in the foot, even by accident, in most states (if not all) by LAW it must be reported to GOVERNMENT AUTHORITIES!
How much freedom is that???

Frank;"Your analogies are in effect saying if you shop in a store owned, maintained and operated by a capitalist, you are a capitalist for patronizing that store".

WRONG!! None of the entities I mentioned (ie; police, fire, highways, FAA, FDIC, state lotteries, public schools, parks, railroads, the U.S. mail, emergency 911, court appointed lawyers, dog catchers, etc....) are, quote- capitalist operations -unquote.

Furthermore, shopping at a capitalist store does not make you a capitalist!! Communist nations have, and do, buy and sell goods to the U.S. So, are you saying because the U.S. and China do business, that makes China a capitalist nation? Or are you saying that makes the U.S. a communist nation?

11:06 AM  
Blogger Frank A. Dupree said...

Government run health insurance where it's citizens are mandated to purchase insurance is socialist. We've had this discussion before and I stand by what I wrote - nothing in our Constitution gives our government the right to force it's citizens to purchase health insurance. You can make all of the arguments you'd like but nothing in the Constitution enables Congress to force citizens to purchase anything for any reason. Supporting such a measure would indeed peg one as a statist/socialist/communist.

PAA said: if you used a GUN to shoot yourself in the foot, even by accident, in most states (if not all) by LAW it must be reported to GOVERNMENT AUTHORITIES!
How much freedom is that???


Considering there are laws governing the use proper use of using deadly force (firing a handgun) and the reporting of such use, firearms owners are well aware that they have rules they have to follow in accord with owning that firearm. There's no loss of freedom with owning a firearm, there is more responsibility; though. Part of that responsibility involves notifying law enforcement when you discharge that firearm for any reason; depending on the state and it's statutes.

My quote:Using a service provided by local, state or federal gov't doesn't make one a statist or communist.

You are under the impression that I am wrong. In your opinion, you believe I am wrong. All of the agencies/services you mentioned are run by some form of government. Using any one of those services doesn't make one a socialist/statist/communist or capitalist. You were the one who mentioned those services and stated if someone used one, they were in effect a statist/socialist or communist.

My counterpoint was accurate to the point you attempted to make. You stated by calling emergency services, using public roads or parks, counting on FDIC to insure your savings or riding a train to flying on a plane makes the person a statist or communist, right? My comparison was appropriate to the ridiculous claim you made.

5:46 PM  
Blogger p. anthony allen said...

Frank;"Government run health insurance where it's citizens are mandated to purchase insurance is socialist".

Government run highways that mandate that you purchase insurance, and purchase a license plate (from the government/state) is also "socialist" then....right?

12:10 AM  
Blogger Frank A. Dupree said...

Allen: Government run highways that mandate that you purchase insurance, and purchase a license plate (from the government/state) is also "socialist" then....right?

No. Driving is a privilege. If you don't want a driver's license, you aren't forced to purchase or obtain one if you don't want one. The same goes for car insurance. If you don't own a car, you don't have to purchase car insurance.

The health insurance debacle is different because the majority of people have health insurance (about 85%). The bill forces that 85% to purchase government approved health insurance to subsidize the 15% without insurance or be fined. The bill also determines how much citizens have to pay based on the amount of money they earn.

12:01 PM  
Blogger p. anthony allen said...

Frank;"No. Driving is a privilege".

So then, Health Care is a "right?"

11:17 AM  

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