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Viral Vid: In front of Obama, Dr. Carson Slams Obamacare, US Debt, Political Correctness…

Posted by FactReal on February 9, 2013

In front of the Obamas, renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin Carson gave a great speech at Thursday’s Annual National Prayer Breakfast where he railed against Obamacare, political correctness, poor education, death panels, moral decay, taxes, America’s current fiscal policy, etc. Carson offered solutions as well. As alternative to Obamacare, Carson proposed a program where newborn babies are given health savings account.

Dr. Benjamin Carson’s Amazing Speech at the National Prayer Breakfast (2/7/2013)

Other video source: Here, and here.
HIGHLIGHTS FROM DR. CARSON’S SPEECH

Dr. Carson spoke about the U.S. debt:

One of our big problems right now … our deficit is our a big problem … Our national debt, 16 and a half trillion dollars — you think that’s not a lot of money? Count one number per second, … you know how long it would take to count to one trillion — 507,000 years!

Dr. Carson talked about a simpler taxation system:

What we need to do is come up with something that’s simple. And when I pick up my Bible, you know what I see? I see the fairest individual in the universe — God — and he’s given us a system. It’s called a tithe.

We don’t necessarily have to do 10% but it’s the principle. He didn’t say if your crops fail, don’t give me any tithe. He didn’t say if you have a bumper crop, give me triple tithe. So there must be something inherently fair about proportionality. You make $10 billion, you put in a billion. You make $10 you put in one. Of course, you’ve got to get rid of the loopholes. Some people say, ‘Well that’s not fair because it doesn’t hurt the guy who made $10 billion as much as the guy who made 10.’ Where does it say you’ve got to hurt the guy? He just put a billion dollars in the pot. We don’t need to hurt him. It’s that kind of thinking that has resulted in 602 banks in the Cayman Islands. That money needs to be back here building our infrastructure and creating jobs.

Dr. Carson proposed an alternative to ObamaCare:

Here’s my solution: When a person is born, give him a birth certificate, an electronic medical record, and a health savings account to which money can be contributed — pretax — from the time you’re born ’til the time you die. When you die, you can pass it on to your family members, so that when you’re 85 years old and you got six diseases, you’re not trying to spend up everything. You’re happy to pass it on and there’s nobody talking about death panels. Number one.

And also, for the people who were indigent who don’t have any money we can make contributions to their HSA each month because we already have this huge pot of money. Instead of sending it to some bureaucracy, let’s put it in their HSAs. Now they have some control over their own health care.

Dr. Carson Tells Hannity Why He Spoke Out Against Obama’s Policies To Obama’s Face
(2/8/2013)
Other video source: Here.
MORE
7 Fascinating Facts about Dr. Carson
Dr. Ben Carson’s life was dramatized in the 2009 film ‘Gifted Hands’
Dr. Ben Carson on Impact of ObamaCare on Patients (Video) (Nov 15, 2012)
Dr. Ben Carson’s Speech on America’s current social and political landscape (Video) (Feb 24, 2012)
Dr. Ben Carson’s Interview with Robert H. Schuller at Crystal Cathedral Ministries (Video) (2009?)
White House hang up on Dr. Carson because he is an Independent, not a Democrat (Jul 05, 2012)

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Broward Election Problems…Gov. Rick Scott’s Fault?

Posted by FactReal on November 14, 2012

The Sun Sentinel recounts some of the problems with the Elections Department in Broward which of Florida’s 67 counties “was the last to finish counting ballots, posting final tallies in two commission races at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday — seven days after the polls closed.”

Summary of the election problems in Broward:

  • Nearly 1,000 unaccounted-for ballots were found in a Lauderhill warehouse one week after the election.
  • Erosion of confidence: Elections staff had to search of “every nook and cranny, high and low” for the 963 ballots found Monday…”Something about this seems to erode all the confidence. It’s disgraceful,” Parkland mayor Michael Udine said.
  • Worker fatigue delayed the recount of votes.
  • Ill-trained poll workers appeared to be overwhelmed by the crush of voters at the polls on Nov 6.
  • “Get the vote out” pressure:(?) Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes said, “The difference with this election, there was a close race between two presidential candidates, and pressure put on everyone to get the vote out. We’re erring on the side of caution.”
  • Parkland mayor Michael Udine said what he noticed in his city’s seven precincts was representative of problems reported all around South Florida. “In one precinct, a scanner broke, people waited in lines for four hours, they ran out of ballots and people voted in a room the size of a broom closet,” Udine said. “Residents are outraged over this.”
  • Sandra Yeager, VP of the Broward chapter of the liberal group ‘League of Women Voters’ put some of the blame on worker training. “It seems a little hit and miss. They are not the youngest people in world, and they forget. So they need to adapt a training manual, because they are not mastering it,” she said.
  • Glitches with the elections computer systems that led to “many provisional ballots,” long wait times for voters, and calls to county help desks “that were not very helpful” were some of the problems Yeager and other League members saw.
  • “They lose ballots, then they find them…I don’t think it’s an honest deal down here. I think they should fire everybody, and get new people in there,” said former Michigan resident Arnold Ruskin.

But leftists still want to blame GOP Gov. Rick Scott:
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/broward/fl-election-woes-20121113,0,865857.story

Statewide, the League [of Women Voters] is part of a coalition of advocacy groups calling on Gov. Rick Scott and lawmakers to appoint a task force to review the problem-plagued election. The League, along with the NAACP, the AARP, the ACLU and others cited problems including budget cuts to the state’s election supervisors, a reduction in early-voting days, and a ballot that was one of the longest in Florida history.

Is Gov. Rick Scott’s Fault?
These liberal groups and other leftists are aggressively trying to transfer the blame to Gov. Rick Scott for the election problems in Florida. Of course, they don’t mention that the longer ballot resulted because the courts kept rejecting the Florida Legislature’s ballot summaries as misleading. The proposed Florida amendments on the November ballot were the result of two years of work by Florida lawmakers who were sent to Tallahassee by voters in 2010 to reform the state government. Leftists hated the Florida amendments because they “were put there by the Republican-led Florida Legislature and would advance the GOP’s low-tax, small-government agenda,” as reported by the AP in October 2012.

And the budget cuts and the reduction in early-voting days are necessary, because the state is trying to balance the budget while the economy is still in the tank. The Left has opposed every spending cut proposed by Governor Rick Scott, because they are addicted to the government programs and because they want to corner him into raising taxes as the only way to avoid a budget deficit. Whatever Scott does, they will find a way to blame him…and other Republicans. Why? Because they want a Democrat Governor and a Democrat Legislature in Tallahassee.

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Forget Demographic Shift; Millions of Republicans Stayed Home for 2012 Election

Posted by FactReal on November 8, 2012

Millions of Republican voters, who had voted for moderate Bush and RINO McCain, didn’t do the same for moderate Romney or simply stayed home.

Tara Servatius from the American Thinker wrote yesterday:

First, Barack Obama’s re-election showing was actually pretty unimpressive for a guy whose philosophies voters have supposedly adopted. As of this writing on Wednesday, Obama’s vote total stood at an unimpressive 60,119,958. That’s about what John Kerry got in 2004 (59,028,444). President George W. Bush actually did far better than Obama in his 2004 reelection quest, posting a vote total that was about 2 million higher (62,040,610) than what Obama got on Tuesday. That’s hardly a remarkable finish in a country with a population that has increased. In fact, it’s a decline of 9 million votes from Obama’s 2008 total.

Had Romney (57,425,441) done as well as McCain did in 2008 (59,934,814), he and Obama would have run neck and neck, virtually matching each other’s vote totals. That’s hardly the stuff of demographic ruin.

The question Republicans and conservatives need to ask is not why voters showed up for Obama, whose turnout wasn’t exactly extraordinary, but why millions of their own voters, people who had pulled the lever for Bush and McCain, didn’t do the same for Romney or simply stayed home.

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Is it possible that Republicans and conservative-leaning independents just weren’t that wild about the guy?

Romney, you’ll remember, was not exactly popular with the GOP base through two primaries — the first of . . .

More here.

RELATED
2012 ELECTION RESULTS MAP: Presidential Race (Nov. 6, 2012 Election) (Preliminary data)

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2012 FLORIDA ELECTION RESULTS: U.S. Senator (Nov. 6, 2012 Election)

Posted by FactReal on November 7, 2012

Florida’s election results for U.S. Senator as of 5:00PM ET today:
(Via the Florida Division of Elections)

Candidate Party Statewide
Votes
Received
Percentage Compare
by County

Connie Mack REP 3,407,346 42.33%
Bill Nelson DEM 4,436,194 55.12%
Bill Gaylor NPA 124,623 1.55%
Chris Borgia NPA 80,686 1%

MORE RESULTS of General Election on November 6, 2012
After the election:
MAP: 2012 U.S. ELECTION RESULTS for Presidential Race
2012 FLORIDA ELECTION RESULTS: Presidential Race
2012 FLORIDA ELECTION RESULTS: U.S. Representatives
2012 FLORIDA ELECTION RESULTS: Amendments
2012 MIAMI-DADE ELECTION RESULTS: County Questions

2012 FLORIDA VOTER GUIDES for General Election on November 6, 2012
Before the election:
2012 FLORIDA ELECTIONS: Amendments, Voter Guides, Analyses
2012 Fla. Amendments Full of Tax Cuts; Leftists Vote ‘NO’ on ALL Amendments
2012 Miami-Dade County Amendment Questions & Recommendations
2012 Miami-Dade Sample Ballot

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