Archive for March 22nd, 2010

March 22, 2010

Breakdown of Medicare Expenditures

by lewwaters

Pelosi and Obama say this seizure of the healthcare system will reduce deficits?

Not according to Mercatus Center of George Mason University.

“This chart by Mercatus Center senior research fellow Veronique de Rugy uses data from the Social Security Administration to illustrate long-term projections of Medicare revenues from premiums and payroll taxes (blue) along with projected transfers into Medicare from the federal government (red) and the projected deficits in Medicare’s Hospital Insurance Fund (orange); when summed these components add up to total long-term Medicare expenditures.”

How do you spell R-A-T-I-O-N-I-N-G?

March 22, 2010

Attorney General McKenna To Join States In Anti-Healthcare Lawsuits

by lewwaters

From the Seattle Times

Posted by Jim Brunner

OLYMPIA — Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna says he will join a multi-state lawsuit challenging the health-care law just approved by Congress.

In a statement, McKenna, a Republican, said he believes the measure’s requirement that everyone buy health insurance is unconstitutional.

“I believe this new federal health care measure unconstitutionally imposes new requirements on our state and on its citizens. This unprecedented federal mandate, requiring all Washingtonians to purchase health insurance, violates the Commerce Clause and the 10th amendment of the US Constitution.”

“I’m concerned that the measure unconstitutionally requires all Washingtonians to purchase health insurance and places an extraordinary burden on our state budget by requiring Washington to expand its Medicaid eligibility standards in violation of our state’s rights guaranteed under the 10th amendment.”

Rob McKenna threatened such a lawsuit back in December

Article here

March 22, 2010

Castillo: “Don’t Give Up. We Can Still Take Back America.”

by lewwaters

A message from David Castillo, Republican candidate for Washington’s 3rd Congressional District.

Dear Friends

Many of you know that I decided to run for Congress in Washington’s 3rd Congressional District because I am very concerned about the America that my four year old son is going to inherit. Last night, Democrats in Congress made his road to success extremely difficult.

While most Americans were enjoying a Sunday evening with their families, liberals in Congress voted to allow the Federal government to take over 1/6th of the American economy. Without one shot being fired, the Federal government is now able to exercise a level of control over you and your family that was unheard of just two short years ago.

As I make calls to friends and supporters, I am struck by just how discouraged many of them are. Many people believe that this vote was the beginning of the end of a truly free America. Too be honest, I have been a little discouraged as well and I have the same concerns. But we cannot give up.

While Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and President Obama don’t – I do believe in an America where people succeed or fail based upon their own merits. I believe in an America that provides an opportunity for every citizen regardless of their station in life. I believe in an America that provides an opportunity for a poor, multi-ethnic kid from rural Washington State to work for the President of the United States. We must save OUR America.

This is not the time to get frustrated and do nothing. I ask you today to please take a stand with me and make a secure online contribution to my campaign of $5, $50, $100 or $500.

I am the only person running in the 3rd Congressional District who has been both a small business owner and a senior government official. I have served my country in the United States Navy, at the highest levels of government, and through job creating activities as a business owner and businessman. No one else running can match the depth and breadth of experience I am bringing to this campaign.

We know now – more than ever – that we cannot trust our future to unqualified, untested politicians. We must have servant leaders who are only concerned with restoring the American dream. That is the kind of leader I will be for you, the people of the 3rd Congressional District, and America.

Today, I am asking for your help. I realize times are tight; but I cannot make a difference without the resources to continue this fight.

Please make a secure online contribution to my campaign today of $10, $50, $100, $500, or whatever you can afford. DONATE NOW

Together we can continue this fight to restore the American Dream!

God Bless America.





P.S. Our moment is at hand! They have gone too far and we have an opportunity to take back our country – our freedom. We can do this together and you can help by making a secure contribution to my campaign today at

Brian Baird voted yes to this healthcare takeover. Likely nominee for the Democratic Party, Denny Heck, continues to not take a clear stand on the issue of healthcare. Baird has endorsed Denny Heck, leading to believe they will be one and the same.

David began calling on opponents to make their stand clear to voters in February and just last week, fellow GOP competitor Jaime Herrera, joined with David Castillo in this call.

This race is too important to allow things to continue as they are. Our basic freedoms are at stake.

Please visit David Castillo’s website and see for yourself why I feel he is the best candidate equipped to represent the will of the people in Washington’s 3rd Congressional District.

March 22, 2010

Craig Riley Convention Speech, March 20, 2010

by lewwaters

Craig Riley, Vancouver businessman and Republican for the 49th Legislative District against Democrat Jim ‘Taxman’ Moeller at the Clark GOP Convention held at Prairie High School.

Had enough of the high taxes?

Had Enough of Jim ‘Taxman” Moeller’s snide comments if you disagree with him?

Had enough of not being adequately represented in the 49th, especially during these tough economic times?

Craig Riley is ready to lead us in Taking Back Control of our State Government.

Elect Craig Riley