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Bob McLain 10-29 hr 2

Oct 29, 2013|

Driving tax; Black boxes; Obama care

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And we get good. It was always you're invited do I join -- have a conversation here on the program this afternoon here on the Ingles advantage hotline numbers. Spartanburg. And vicinity 57 Ford WORD. 5749673. Greeneville 232. WORD. Text -- number is 71307. My email address Bob on word at Yahoo.com. FaceBook dot com and twitter.com. Slash news radio WORD we are talking Iraq for the top of the hour. About this vote last night by the county council. To. Proceed with forming a commission -- eventually they they wanna be able to increase the sales tax by 1%. Ostensibly for road repairs in the upstate. It is usually every time we turn around there's a new tax that is being threatened to be implemented and I saw this story today and it -- and maybe think about. Now where we're going down the road pun intended. From the newest -- dot com momentum bills -- driving tax to fund highway system. Dan we'll writing -- news Max one day soon. You may have to pay a tax on every mile you drive. To finance the -- weaker system for maintaining and building highways. -- a little black box could be placed next to the dashboard of your car. It would keep count of how far you drive and send that information to the government. The LA times reports. Congress is in discord. Over how to approach the issue but some states are looking at how they can implement such programs. In the next ten years -- so. The problem behind this is that the highway trust fund is out of money. According to the times the fund receives its money from taxes paid by drivers filling up the gas stations but. Americans aren't buying as much gas is in the past largely because cars now get better gas mileage. Well and also you got to factor into that equation people are not driving just on a -- anymore because the price of gas. The eighteen point four cents per gallon tax hasn't been raised in twenty years. And politicians aren't exactly eager to break that streak the LA times reports as for the driving tax quote. This really is a must for our nation it's not a matter of something we might choose to do said Hassan. -- -- Executive director of the southern cal association of governments. But not everyone is a fan of the black boxes no kidding. Mark Perry economics professor at the University of Michigan and Flint writes in a column for McClatchy newspapers. It would force us to surrender our privacy. Each day more and more of us are required detailed government agencies more and more about ourselves. Do we really want the government collecting data about driving habits. Some critics say there's an easy fix is raising gas -- and implement a one time or annual Levy for drivers of hybrids and other cars. The don't use much gas strike so you -- one of those things nothing I mean electric cars and and the hybrids are there about one half of 1% of the market. And so you know you treaty be Smart knew that I government's gonna come back to -- again. Because you're not using as much. And there is no need for radical surgery when all you need to do -- take an aspirin said Randy ring -- Director of legislation and public affairs. At the metropolitan transportation commission in the east San Francisco Bay Area. He tells the times if we do it if we do this that is implement the black boxes. Hundreds of millions of drivers will be concerned about their privacy and a host of other things. You think. -- And then of course they can have a drone circling. Teams. -- today is the one year anniversary of hurricane sandy. Slamming ashore doing devastating -- while Obama. I mentioned this CG federal or CGI. The the company that was responsible for putting together. The healthcare dot gov website. 600 some million dollars a -- Now one year after congress put together a sixty billion dollar emergency aid package to help the victims of sandy. New figures show that very -- has been spent to help the victims so far. At the time the money was appropriated on the belief that people's lives depended on getting the aid as soon as possible because winner was right around the corner. In the aftermath of a storm that left more than a hundred people dead and caused billions of dollars in damage along the northeast coast. But according to The Washington Times the most recent financial report from the federal sandy task force shows that only around. Thirteen point five billion. Of the sixty that was allocated right. Has actually been paid out. Hide that is responsible for distributing a huge portion of the sending money. A Ripley a roughly fifteen point two billion. As of August 31 just two point one billion had been obligated and just a 135 million had been spent. One per cent of the designated funds. One year later it's clear these communities continue to be challenged by the sheer scale. Of this devastating storm requiring further investment to make certain these needs are met. Said. Sean Donovan secretary of -- White house Press Secretary Jay Carney barker. Also tried to reinforce the message that the administration was still committed to helping standing in the river how this was right on the verge. Right on the costs but the presidential election last year. And Obama of course -- -- -- New Jersey wraps is arms around the poor downtrodden cleaves who were there don't worry. I've got got a laser like focus -- Lawmakers in new York and New Jersey are criticizing time it's taking to get aid to those affected the reason I bring this up this they CG guys are are responsible for about twenty billion dollars. Of of these monies that are going to send -- -- their their two for two. She wasn't bad enough they fouled up the healthcare dot gov site these votes in the northeast can't get any money. I also mentioned yesterday on the show. Tony McCall towns quickly. Got the the hyphenated. Last names there in the former Princeton classmate of First Lady Michelle Obama. She is the VP of the company. That I was just referencing the CGI federal won the no bid contract to build the healthcare dot gov website. Turns out Tony McCall towns Whitley was a student radical. Whose efforts included bringing a famous black Communist. To the Princeton campus. According to the archives of the student newspaper. Tony McCall towns -- Princeton 85. West chairwoman of the organization of black unity. And was the black representative for the Third World center. Along side to. The future First Lady. -- -- -- -- Was a well known black activist at Princeton at the time she authored a college thesis titled the question of diversity. Calling for more racial quotas she wrote for a local newspaper. Spanish language -- -- continue. The struggle continues and organized the forum entitled on being black. It's important to have black role models in the colleges because of curl that was a plan to integrate students racially and housing. They'll VAD increase in the amount of upper class members who were minorities. McCall said to -- daily print Stoney and in 1983 arguing that a planned to sought to -- black and white freshman with regard to race. With unsatisfactory. McCall also brought Manning -- -- -- Who according to Cornell west. Was the most famous black Communist in America to campus in November of 84 and favorably compared his activism. With that of civil rights leaders. At the event. Marble also cited. With the Marxist Nicaraguan dictator ship encouraging black Americans to express solidarity. With the right just movements of the Sandinistas in Nicaragua. The new jewel movement in Grenada. The guerrillas and El Salvador and especially our Brothers and sisters in South Africa whiny he left out Fidel Castro. -- -- -- -- The Third World center was our way of life send Angela -- Obama's best friend. At Preston told the Boston Globe and in 2008 we hung out there we partied there we studied there in a liberation at all. Not a day went by the -- did not seem Michelle Obama at the center. Thomas what police connection to Michelle Obama came to light. After the failure of the health care dot gov website when the daily caller noted their joint activities as Princeton student while it's not clear. How close Michelle Obama and Tony tells -- were or are. The first couple received tells -- and her husband. During a 2010 Christmas event taking the time to pose -- White House photo the -- -- posted on her FaceBook page. The HHS contract for the non functioning obamacare site isn't. CGI's only deal with the federal agents say from the look of it the company's federal contracts and only gotten larger since town -- joined the company. As a vice president in 2010. In that year the new US Nuclear Regulatory Commission awarded a twenty million contract to CGI. In 2011 Department of Labor selected CGI to move it to the cloud. In 2012 and thirteen the administrative office of US courts. The US retired Railroad Retirement Board 21 million dollars. USA ID -- receive part of a 900 million dollar contract and the EPA. Awarded eight. Up fifteen million dollar contract to CGI the Washington Post. Notes that the company has doubled its federal business over a year to more than get this. Eight billion dollars in future orders. Offering as an explanation of the company is quote learned quickly in the federal contracting game I'll say. They've certainly learned quickly about the benefits of of crony corruption. In -- a college classmate. C a close friend of the First Lady had no way to get the jacket and a steer this contract and -- pressure and no problem what is it eight billion there. -- sign -- on that. I'm telling you the level of corruption is just out of control. Meantime back to obamacare itself story today from the New York Post New York doctors. Discussions of obamacare. New York doctors are treating obamacare like the plague. A new survey reveals a poll conducted by the New York State medical society. Finds that 44% of Indies said they are not participating. In the nation's new health care plan. Another 33%. Said they're still not sure whether to become Obama care providers. 23%. Of the 409. Physicians who were asked said they're taking patients who signed up through health exchanges. So more than three quarters or not. This is so poorly designed that a lot of doctors are afraid to participate. Said doctor tea doctor Sam. You -- correct president of the 29000 member organization there's a lot of resistance doctors don't know. What they're going to get pay. Well. Join the crowd doc people don't know how much that that's the -- gonna cost them either. Three out of the four doctors who are participating in the program said they quote had to participate. Because of existing contractual obligations -- insurance company or medical provider not because they wanted to only one in four of permanently. Affirmatively rather chose to sign up for the HE AT&T and 77%. Said they had not been given a fee schedule to show how much don't get paid if they sign up. The survey invited doctors to anonymously. Share opinions about the new health care law many took time out of their busy days to event. Emailed one doctor obamacare wants to start right away but this gonna see all these new patients not me. Another said I plan to retire. If this disaster is implemented this is a train wreck. Sent a third respondent I refuse to participate in the exchange plans I'm completely opposed to this new law. One doctor re cycled the mantra used to attack addictions the solution is simple just Selena. One physician with so disgusted he threatened to take only cash from patients going forward. I'm consider seriously considering opting out of all insurance plans including Medicare. Because of obamacare some physician said the pressure on insurance carriers to control costs is a leading to rationed health care. This woman testified today before congressman Downey the committee in congress yet he's a member of generalized system. And she is a hard line supporters of rationed care net and is on the record. -- things. She's a woman actually broke down and said yeah we're sorry this is not working relationship first time anybody in this administration is actually admitted that thing is a disaster unmitigated. Disaster 421 let's bring up to speed on the afternoon commute it's been a mess on 85 this afternoon any robards is keep. And I -- hi any. And and and he assisted me the healthcare dot gov web site theme song when you if you ever could get on at this of this team would come up. -- couldn't get it right. Climax -- there. 28 after 4 o'clock Bobby -- program back to the polls we also bring in Steve who has an easily. Hello Steve and welcomed into the program. -- -- -- -- Not to shift. Thank you. I'm fed up with -- whose taxes. I don't blame. You know I'm I'm disabled. That are that are very -- way to encourage. Regardless. I don't know very -- or so ago. And when -- when you look at the amount of money than his command of the federal treasury. They're they're raking in more money then and any time in history adjusting for inflation and all the rest. And yet it's never enough because the course of the profligate spending and so their answer is just you know well -- just -- -- gets more out of the taxpayers. Right. You know my doctor's surgery about most of and I go to the drugstore and also in my Rosenberg and they're well medicated him more in -- -- partner. You know I'm one of certain fixed budget and and ID you know the plus putting I can't. They won't let him work. Already -- medicated right there right I could work a little bit. You know I just you know. It just makes landry's. Territory could lower. Well -- -- the sad part is that they sell this of course as wanting to help the middle class and wanting to help. Of those who who really desperately need the help and yet. These other very people such as yourself -- -- being penalized the most. You know you know. I just -- you know have they keep checking more more more more worried. You know. I'm probably on Everett had a certain list the. Well I'll see you behind the barbed wire than Steve so sure they got me -- was does well there. I've -- I've I sympathize for your situation for your position there are there are many. This year either of the kind of circumstances do you disrupt or or the other into the equation the people that. That and then downsize to because of obamacare and a number of hours they work each week and so now the work and two in three different part time jobs to be able to try and whole body and soul together. -- It's pathetic it's just pathetic the way they're just abusing the American people. Actually there has got to stop at dusk it was just that we're somehow somebody's got to take the -- And -- photo public. Yell because that would then they can't just continue to spend this money as if they have it because they don't and we don't grow well. I appreciate the call Steve I hope we have good afternoon sir thanks for joining us for 31 is news time right back on the other side here on the body -- show live and local. WL RG 106 there. And it does. We've got to get them waited on -- Eight to ten. 43723. Before 5 o'clock -- unique in the background comparability of magic bus. I got a text message here that. Triggered not sit -- Bob is there any way you can put together. -- list of non obamacare doctors for the upstate. They would certainly get my business. -- I took a look just kind of it would take a quick look around on the web and found this piece. When when was just published pop up -- room. It was sometime. In the in the oh here it is October 29. -- October 29 and this year I Joshua cook writing at the Greenville post. As obamacare deadline looms upstate doctors are opting for cash only clinics. And now the sources are sources tell us that many physicians from Mary black memorial hospital or attending seminars. That teach doctors how to start their own direct primary care practices. Direct primary care practices take no health insurance. Only catch. In a recent survey conducted by the DP MA foundation. Two out of three doctors say are they are just squeaking by or are in the red. 83% of their thinking about quitting the business. Even with the looming threat of obamacare many doctors are planning to ditch. The traditional business model for a more simple and straightforward -- in a recent article. -- by a recent magazines Jim Epstein replied that the direct primary care model is successful. Because it eliminates the bureaucratic hassle of insurance. And lowers prices for the consumer. One doctors said he charges his patience via a price a list similar to a restaurant menu. He also charges a monthly membership fee of twenty to thirty dollars for medical advice which most doctors cannot do. Not chiropractors have been using the cash only business model for many years. The Heritage Foundation says I think we're gonna see primary care doctors increasingly moving the to a cash only arrangement where they opt out of insurance rules the simple truth is the doctors wanna get off the insurance grid. Not only because really risky regulations and economic factors but because they want better relationships. With their patients. Doctor Tom Kendall tearing green -- a terrific guy practicing physician and the president. Of the association of American surgeons and -- and physicians said. Obamacare is not about health care it's about control. Obamacare puts the relationship but the patient and physician under the jurisdiction of the government. This means more government control and less patient choice under obamacare health care will be rationed. Health care health care cost will increase. And bureaucrats. Will decide medical treatment instead of a physician. And the patient. Upstate doctors who were moving to a direct primary care are creating win win solutions for medical professionals and their patients. In NBA moved from a bureaucracy driven model. Which is a full red tape and create a wedge between the doctor and patient to a patient driven model and then there's a there's a response. On here pop -- bomb. That mentioned a primary care clinic and now over summaries and -- -- not -- to go back and find that is mentioned one specifically. I'll find that and and mention because they had a location. In Spartanburg as well as here in -- for forty now it's twenty minutes before five. Yeah. And Kansas in the background. Stay in the wind quarter before 5 o'clock Bobby Mac program this Tuesday afternoon I did -- then that reference to. At least one. Physicians. Operated at work and whether. In pretty much ignoring obamacare just working on the model of taking cash. There was a response to that story that was a published. And says -- direct primary care exist. In the upstate palmetto proactive health care. Has been seeing patients in Spartanburg since 2002 and recently we opened a clinic in Greenville. We offer affordable care with price transparency. We direct our patients to pharmacies. That offer free or discounted medicines. As well as other medical facilities for discounted services please check out our web site. Palmetto. Pro active. Dot com okay. So if you were wondering there's at least at least one and most Greenville Spartanburg already in net from. From what were able to glean from this many more physicians are certainly considering. That business model. Went that. Implementation of obamacare and the disaster Internet to make thirteen before finals go back to the phones and now welcome in stand in the who is in Greenville high stand welcome to the -- Max yeah. But that's time I'm definitely gonna go to promote. Elect and a -- looks. That is -- I think of and at the very least it's worthwhile to investigated you know. But -- I tell you I'm Obama Milledge land don't smoke -- -- great help I don't have any insurance at all while it well you know -- without error. Because I want hey you know those tax -- that we come up on the picture here after. And I played the cheapest that I could find what obamacare kicks in just 401 dollars a month. I'm thinking you know that's not my idea of affordable health care coming -- and it almost like I'll admit you know it's like. You know anyone in my age group has yet to play that so let's let let me read it well and spend. You know to help the economy and so I got a chaotic insurance you know I might not even use for years. And and with so many people on fixed incomes you can't just create this money out of thin air like the government can so what do you do obviously. Push comes to -- of other things are going to to go by the way decided you know and I think it as in -- instance many people are gonna say to heck with it. Downey dining out you know and that -- that you have to a couple of -- your wallet I can't qualify for the giveaway program that I'm not -- I'm just you know. Working class -- prop up -- up -- -- got to fork out you know 400 dollars a month commitment ridiculous yeah politicians do that it's like. You know about -- sudden that you multiply this insurance if you don't we're gonna find you a bit accurate and. Well and what the -- the Supreme Court was thinking in in actually agreeing. That -- with conceptually with the idea. But the federal government can force you and me and every other American citizen to buy any product whether it's health care or whatever. To me is totally on American and unconstitutional despite what the Roberts court set. In just opened up the door next saying nobody out. A fire extinguisher and you're out if we don't -- protection but that's. -- -- four or put the black box in your car and -- -- for every mile that you drive forensic. I -- that's not the American that I grew up in the just fascism. Yup it's certainly yes and but boy I'll tell you and there are so many people that are frustrated by this and if that if the Republican Party doesn't take advantage of this by really. Digging in their heels and do -- -- that's one of the things that contribute to the frustration we don't we don't see or hear. You know the the John Boehner and Mitch McConnell of the world stand and up and just throw an absolute hissy fit. Well I mean they try to defund obamacare which we know they did some kind of effort. But then when push comes they don't wanna be politicians you know I think I won't do what they call Obama well like an Obama knew darn well. They read the last seconds later in the -- -- I think you know what -- -- that being -- make Obama the bad guy. You know it would be a fascinating to see how would play out. I mean -- what we I've made the argument that the media is gonna continually be on board for Obama and yet. What do white -- previously in the first hour of the show mentioned. MSNBC is all over him like white on rice. Because they healthcare dot gov website is a disaster and even -- even they are incapable of ignoring the magnitude. Of love them the bomb that Obama's drop on muscle. That is so typical of our government can't do anything right they hire a Canadian company. -- its web site and used technology that's ten years old I'm not an agenda and not try to log -- -- that and I have not been able to take account I've never been able to walk -- I had to -- these quotes. Just through another company like -- -- something like. Right. And sent it on -- on the -- and and the company they hired the CGI federal. Had a history of failures whether -- with setting up exactly the same kind of things as the healthcare dot gov website and used them anyway but now when we find out. That Michelle Obama went to Princeton with one of their rise president's well there you go well. And our government just take off in our congress at that we needed just get a -- out we needed just loaded and a fresh new group of people and a few people -- -- -- a -- -- -- -- -- -- that we -- -- just start all -- Democrats -- Republicans. The end the only problem is would we be replacing the current idiots. With a new set of -- that's their problem all. Thanks to the gulf then I appreciated and and I share your frustration. 451 it's nine minutes now before five let's check real time traffic again this afternoon at any robards keep on and I on an 85 -- -- earlier but that. Better now Lanny is right. So -- there are options around obamacare like this. Proactive health -- thought. Just just over a minute away from news time on top of the hour let me share a -- we -- This one I just came in on the text line 71307. Bomb I made palmetto proactive patient and love them. The doctors spent two hours -- to me and my first visit. That's usually on how while kind of wait to get -- -- -- -- fifteen minutes early click away to. The doctors spent two hours with me at my first visit he addressed. All of my concerns and the visit was only sixty dollars. They also have very reasonable in house lab. And X ray and this came in in the email Bob. Palmetto proactive has an office in Spartanburg and I was told -- are opening an office in Greeneville. -- telephone number is 6417229. They'll give you all the prices up front and are very reasonable. They are cash only hope this helps from Laura thank you -- that does help I appreciate the information. Another we have a very bright well informed audience out there that that can pass along. And fill in the blanks for me where I got them the blank spot. And take a break for the -- here at the top of the hour Rondo and ray and bill cigarette warrior I won't get to you immediately after. The new us when we kick off our number three crush our portion of the body match. 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