Scott versus Scott

Welcome to our blog. Here we will debate the days most serious topics and allow users the chance to discuss the topics as well. The range of topics will vary, but one thing will remain certain, the debate will rage on. Scott Lesinski is a proud conservative and Scott Jones is a proud liberal. However, the roles will switch on some topics. Stay tuned.

Scott Lesinski is currently an actuarial associate for a large human resources and insurance consulting firm in Saint Louis. He is also an avid student of US history and enjoys following current events, with an eye to their contextual relationship to the past. He is also, in fact, a former student of Mr. Scott Jones. Scott is working toward his FSA credentials, which is akin to earning a PHD in Actuarial Science.

Scott Jones is currently a high school social studies teacher at a high school in suburban St. Louis, MO. He teaches World History, AP American Government and Senior American Foreign Policy. He has a BS. Ed. (Secondary Social Studies) from the University of Missouri - Columbia and a M.A. (History) from Southeast Missouri State University. He is currently working on a dissertation in character education to earn a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

It's Not Going To Fail

Health reform is now almost completely law. Many Democrats finally realized that their electoral prospects will be better if they can point to a real accomplishment. Polling on reform -- which was never as negative as portrayed -- shows signs of improving. And I've been really impressed by the passion and energy of this guy Barack Obama. Where was he last year?

But reform still has to run a gantlet of misinformation and outright lies. So let me address three big myths about the proposed reform, myths that are believed by many people who consider themselves well-informed, but who have actually fallen for deceptive spin.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Repeal! A Conservative Call to Arms

On March 21, 2010, the House of Representatives passed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The bill is with the President, who will most likely sign the bill into law on March 23, 2010. The vote was 219-212. Not one Republican voted in favor of it.

So now that it’s done, what does it mean? What can we do? What comes next? Will America ever be the same again?

I need to apologize to the readers of my blog for losing hope yesterday in my pre-vote blog posting. I admit, I did feel incredibly upset, angry, betrayed, depressed, and all around sick to my stomach because I know what this bill represents. I know what a power grab it is. I know how all of our lives will be changed if it is enacted. I know of the massive new tax increases it will impose, and I know of the insurmountable debt it will add to our already nearly budget busting levels of red ink.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Tonight is the night. Say goodbye to the American Dream.

It appears Pelosi and Reid have twisted enough arms, bribed enough congressmen, and lied enough to their respective caucuses to finally muscle up the 216 votes required to pass the Senate healthcare bill and with that, take the final plunge off the hill on which America has stood for 234 years.

If all goes as the conventional wisdom seems to suggest it might, we will be on the road to Universal, Single Payer, European style, government rationed healthcare by the end of the night.

I actually watched some of the debate on CSPAN today. It was absolutely ridiculous.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Fallujah, White Phosphorous, Birth Defects and...

Ok, I’m back. And let’s start right off right into the lion’s den.

Former President George W. Bush might need to be put on trial for war crimes.

Okay, not that extreme, but I got your attention.

News out of England places a disturbing light on the previous administration. Interestingly enough, despite claims of the liberal bias in the media, this is not being reported in America. You have to go to the BBC and Sky News to find this.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Jim Bunning was right!

On February 13, 2010, President Barack Obama signed into law the "pay as you go" law...along with raising the federal debt ceiling over $14 Trillion.

On March 2, 2010, the Senate voted to waive the law so they could pass emergency funding legislation for unemployment and government workers. Its a measley $10 billion, so what's the harm right?

Jim Bunning has been chastized by nearly every Driveby Media source out there. The Democrats and many Republicans have been attacking the man for several days. Why?