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GeoLaureate8
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2/10/2013 2:35:31 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
This is simply a brilliant speech and should resonate with everyone no matter what ideology. In fact, if Obama is an honest man, I think the speech even made him pause and reevaluate.

This is a well-delivered, respectful but critical speech, that causes no divisiveness. He said that the majority of the response to his speech was 99% positive.

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Dr. Benjamin Carson, Neurosurgeon, of John Hopkins University (highlights from transcript):

"Why is it so important that we educate our people? Because we don"t want to go down the pathway as so many pinnacle nations that have preceded us. I think particularly about ancient Rome. Very powerful. Nobody could even challenge them militarily, but what happened to them? They destroyed themselves from within. Moral decay, fiscal irresponsibility. They destroyed themselves. If you don"t think that can happen to America, you get out your books and you start reading, but you know, we can fix it.

Why can we fix it because we"re smart. We have some of the most intellectually gifted people leading our Nation. All we need to do is remember what our real responsibilities are so that we can solve the problems. I think about these problems all the time, and my role, you know, model was Jesus. He used parables to help people understand things. And one of our big problems right now, and like I said, I"m not politically correct, so I"m sorry, but you know " our deficit is a big problem. Think about it. And our National Debt " $16.5 Trillion dollars " you think that"s not a lot of money? I"ll tell you what! Count one number per second, which you can"t even do because once you get to a thousand it will take you longer than a second, but"one number per second. You know how long it would take you to count to 16 Trillion? 507,000 years " more than a half a million years to get there. We have to deal with this.

Here"s a parable: A family falls on hard times. Dad loses his job or is demoted to part time work. He has 5 children. He comes to the 5 children, he says we"re going to have to reduce your allowance. Well, they"re not happy about it but " he says, except for John and Susan. They"re, they"re special. They get to keep their allowance. In fact, we"ll give them more. How do you think that"s going to go down? Not too well. Same thing happens. Enough said.

What about our taxation system? So complex there is no one who can possibly comply with every jot and tittle of our tax system. If I wanted to get you, I could get you on a tax issue. That doesn"t make any sense. What we need to do is come up with something that is simple.

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 tithe. Now we don"t necessarily have to do it 10% but it"s principle. He didn"t say, if your crops fail, don"t give me any tithes. He didn"t say, if you have a bumper crop, give me triple tithes. So there must be something inherently fair about proportionality. You make $10 Billion dollars you put in a Billion. You make $10 you put in $1 " of course, you gotta get rid of the loopholes, but now now some people say, that"s not fair because it doesn"t hurt the guy who made $10 Billion dollars as much as the guy who made $10. Where does it say you have to hurt the guy. He"s just put in a billion in the pot. We don"t need to hurt him.

It"s that kind of thinking " 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 " and we"re smart enough " we"re smart enough to figure out how to do that.

We"ve already started down the path to solving one of the other big problems, health care. We need to have good health care for everybody. It"s the most important thing that a person can have. Money means nothing, titles mean nothing when you don"t have your health, but we"ve got to figure out efficient ways to do it. We spend a lot of money on health care, twice as much per capita as anybody in else in the world, and yet not very efficient. What can we do?

Here"s my solution. When a person is born, give him a birth certificate, an electronic medical record and a health savings account [HSA], to which money can be contributed, pre-tax from the time you are born, to 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"ve got 6 diseases, you"re not trying to spend up everything. You"re happy to pass it on and nobody is talking about death panels. That"s number one. Also "

For the people who are 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 bureaucracy " let"s put it into HSAs. Now they have some control over their own health care and what do you think they"re going to do? They"re going to learn very quickly how to be responsible."

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2/10/2013 9:17:19 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 2/10/2013 2:35:31 AM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
This is simply a brilliant speech and should resonate with everyone no matter what ideology. In fact, if Obama is an honest man, I think the speech even made him pause and reevaluate.

This is a well-delivered, respectful but critical speech, that causes no divisiveness. He said that the majority of the response to his speech was 99% positive.

=================================

Dr. Benjamin Carson, Neurosurgeon, of John Hopkins University (highlights from transcript):

"Why is it so important that we educate our people? Because we don"t want to go down the pathway as so many pinnacle nations that have preceded us. I think particularly about ancient Rome. Very powerful. Nobody could even challenge them militarily, but what happened to them? They destroyed themselves from within. Moral decay, fiscal irresponsibility. They destroyed themselves. If you don"t think that can happen to America, you get out your books and you start reading, but you know, we can fix it.

Why can we fix it because we"re smart. We have some of the most intellectually gifted people leading our Nation. All we need to do is remember what our real responsibilities are so that we can solve the problems. I think about these problems all the time, and my role, you know, model was Jesus. He used parables to help people understand things. And one of our big problems right now, and like I said, I"m not politically correct, so I"m sorry, but you know " our deficit is a big problem. Think about it. And our National Debt " $16.5 Trillion dollars " you think that"s not a lot of money? I"ll tell you what! Count one number per second, which you can"t even do because once you get to a thousand it will take you longer than a second, but"one number per second. You know how long it would take you to count to 16 Trillion? 507,000 years " more than a half a million years to get there. We have to deal with this.

Here"s a parable: A family falls on hard times. Dad loses his job or is demoted to part time work. He has 5 children. He comes to the 5 children, he says we"re going to have to reduce your allowance. Well, they"re not happy about it but " he says, except for John and Susan. They"re, they"re special. They get to keep their allowance. In fact, we"ll give them more. How do you think that"s going to go down? Not too well. Same thing happens. Enough said.

What about our taxation system? So complex there is no one who can possibly comply with every jot and tittle of our tax system. If I wanted to get you, I could get you on a tax issue. That doesn"t make any sense. What we need to do is come up with something that is simple.

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 tithe. Now we don"t necessarily have to do it 10% but it"s principle. He didn"t say, if your crops fail, don"t give me any tithes. He didn"t say, if you have a bumper crop, give me triple tithes. So there must be something inherently fair about proportionality. You make $10 Billion dollars you put in a Billion. You make $10 you put in $1 " of course, you gotta get rid of the loopholes, but now now some people say, that"s not fair because it doesn"t hurt the guy who made $10 Billion dollars as much as the guy who made $10. Where does it say you have to hurt the guy. He"s just put in a billion in the pot. We don"t need to hurt him.

It"s that kind of thinking " 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 " and we"re smart enough " we"re smart enough to figure out how to do that.

We"ve already started down the path to solving one of the other big problems, health care. We need to have good health care for everybody. It"s the most important thing that a person can have. Money means nothing, titles mean nothing when you don"t have your health, but we"ve got to figure out efficient ways to do it. We spend a lot of money on health care, twice as much per capita as anybody in else in the world, and yet not very efficient. What can we do?

Here"s my solution. When a person is born, give him a birth certificate, an electronic medical record and a health savings account [HSA], to which money can be contributed, pre-tax from the time you are born, to 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"ve got 6 diseases, you"re not trying to spend up everything. You"re happy to pass it on and nobody is talking about death panels. That"s number one. Also "

For the people who are 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 bureaucracy " let"s put it into HSAs. Now they have some control over their own health care and what do you think they"re going to do? They"re going to learn very quickly how to be responsible."

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That was actually pretty enlightened.
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2/10/2013 10:14:10 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
I heard this on Rush Limbaugh a few days ago, I didn't realize he was saying it within arms length of Obama though. Not often do you see the president lectured to so directly. Good stuff.
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