Eric Chesley, Esq.

Attorney and executive for a Fortune 500 company, Mr. Chesley resides in the Cincinnati area with his wife and four children. He is actively involved in his community working with Legal Aid of the Bluegrass and the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

Cap and Trade Bill Gives Obama Dictatorial Powers

November 15th, 2009 2 comments

WASHINGTON: Late last year, the President’s chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, was quoted as saying “you never want a serious crisis to go to waste, and what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things that you didn’t think you could do before.” The stimulus bill, a fine piece of prevarication, was passed under an imminent sense of crisis, and it is this sense of crisis that acts as a powerful conduit to ram controversial bills through the legislative process. It is a strategy that the Obama administration wields often and effectively.

But why wait for a crisis to come to you? What if a crisis could be created to serve a particular purpose? This appears to be what Democrats had in mind when the House passed H.R. 2454 The American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009. Best known as the Cap and Trade Bill, it purports to tackle the challenge of Global Warming, or if you prefer– Climate Change. Guaranteed to have a dire economic impact upon our nation, the Cap and Trade Bill has another potential dark side, a legislatively fabricated crisis. Read more…

Pelosi Creates New Class of Criminals

November 9th, 2009 5 comments

Pelosi's New CriminalsSING SING, NY: With the House’s passage of the health care bill late Saturday night, Nancy Pelosi and her cohorts on Capitol Hill have discovered a new breed of criminal, the uninsured. Although unrecognizable based on race or gender, there are other ways to spot these reprobates. They are often young and healthy, and if you should happen to spot one at a doctor’s office, you will notice that they pay for their visit with cash.

Do not be fooled by their docile appearance, the uninsured are a threat to the American society, and a threat that Rep. Pelosi takes seriously. So much so that on page 297 of H.R. 3962 Section 59B. “TAX ON INDIVIDUALS WITHOUT ACCEPTABLE HEALTH CARE COVERAGE”, the bill mandates that those without acceptable health care coverage will incur heavy fines and jail time. Read more…

Who’s Writing These Bills Anyway?

October 19th, 2009 1 comment

Who's Writing These Bills Anyway?WASHINGTON: When you were a kid, do you remember watching the animated School House Rock video, “I’m Just a Bill” and having that reassuring feeling that the legislative process was transparent and straightforward?

Me? Well perhaps it was the catchy tune and the vocally gifted piece of parchment paper begging for my sympathy (after all the bill just wanted to be signed), I felt at ease that those writing the bills were honorable citizens and disinterested legislators.

Now, a few years later amidst the cloudy and uncertain debate of health care, my mind is catapulted back to the elementary depiction of our government at work, and one question stands forefront in my mind. Who are the people that are writing the health care bill? Ordinary citizens? Unbiased legislators? As it turns out, the beloved cartoon of American educators everywhere failed to depict the true scribes of many of our laws. Read more…