Daily Archives: November 17, 2009

NY Governor Blast White House Over 9/11 Trials

New York Governor Patterson is angry with the Obama Administration on bring the 9/11 terrorists to stand for trial.

The governor said it was a bad idea to bring Kalid Sheik Mohamed to trial in New York City.

“This is not a decision that I would have made. I think terrorism isn’t just attack, it’s anxiety and I think you feel the anxiety and frustration of New Yorkers who took the bullet for the rest of the country,” he said.

Patterson criticism goes counter Democrats and Liberals  who believe  terrorists stand trial in the US.

“Our country was attacked on its own soil on September 11, 2001 and New York was very much the epicenter of that attack. Over 2,700 lives were lost,” he said. “It’s very painful. We’re still having trouble getting over it. We still have been unable to rebuild that site and having those terrorists so close to the attack is gonna be an encumbrance on all New Yorkers.”

Patterson says he will do everything his power to  protect the public.

Patterson isn’t alone. Republicans including former Mayor and Federal Prosecutor Rudy Giuliani said The 9/11 terrorists must  be  tried in a military tribunal because attack on the  World Trade Center was act of  war.

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AP Poll Finds Americans Concerns on Health Care

A new poll the Associated Press has found that Americans are very concerned by the unforeseen cost of health care reform legislation.  This comes at a time that President Obama attempts seal the deal and nervous  Democratic senators worry about getting the votes.

While the American people want a change; they are leery about  the Democratic legislation.

43% of   those surveyed opposed to the legislation, but 41% support the measures  in Congress. 15% undecided.

“Well, for one, I know nobody wants to pay taxes for anybody else to go to the doctor—I don’t,” said Kate Kuhn, 20, of Acworth, Ga. “I don’t want to pay for somebody to use my money that I could be using for myself.”

The poll says the numbers basically the same as last month, the AP poll found it was 40%-40% dead even. The results found Opponents have a visceral reaction. While supporter are not adamant in their support. Also  the poll found seniors skeptical than young people.

The latest survey conducted by Stanford University with the nonprofit Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Another finding people in the survey by 82% want to dropped the ban on pre-existing claims. However, if dropping the pre-existing ban means that your health insurance premiums go up it drops to 43% in favor, 31%against.

Because people in poor health would be insured others who are in good health their rates will go up.

“I’m thinking we’d probably pay more because we would probably be paying for those that are not paying. So they got to get the money from somewhere. Basically I see our taxes going up,” said Antoinette Gates, 57, of Atlanta.

Health care reform is a series of trade-off the young will pay more for the care of the  elderly.

“These trade-offs really matter,” says Robert Blendon, a professor at the Harvard School of Public Health who follows opinion trends. “The legislation contains a number of features that polls have shown to be popular, but support for the overall legislation is less than might be expected because people are worried there are details about these bills that could raise their families’ costs.”

AP via Breitbart.com