Our government shutdown last week. And while Barack would like for us to think this is an epic event that can be compared only to an apocalypse, the truth is, only 17% of the government has shutdown. Barack has deemed many services still essential. More than half of his wife’s staff (makeup, hair, etc.) are still employed, Michelle’s website, http://www.letsmove.gov/ is up and running and the White House chefs all still have jobs. As of today, Medicare, the United States Postal Service, tax collection and our military all continue to operate – but Barack did have to cut all sports and entertainment TV to our troops overseas. God forbid they enjoy themselves if and when they have even a minute of free time from risking their lives for us. Good luck trying to visit the National Zoo or any National Park – and don’t even think about trying to view Mount Rushmore, Barack made sure we can’t even slow down on the roads that our tax money pays for to stop and look at that national monument.
“We just can’t trust the American people to make those types of choices…. Government has to make those choices for people.” ~ Hilary Rodham Clinton
I remember enough from my high school government class that each year Congress has to agree on a budget to fund the government. This year we seem to be at a standstill, with Congress unable and unwilling to agree on how best to use federal funds. It is my understanding that they couldn’t even agree to a stopgap measure to temporarily provide funds for our government.
The point of contention in all of this is funding the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). In case you’ve been living in a cave for the past few years, Obamacare is the president’s pride and joy that will increase the number of Americans who receive health insurance by forcing them to buy it or face severe fines. At first, I thought this was a ridiculous tactic by the republicans, a type of temper tantrum, if you will. But in the past few days I have read and heard countless stories from personal friends of the nightmare they are now faced with regarding their health insurance. Sure, they can keep their current health insurance, but the rates have more than tripled and their deductibles are five times higher now. How in the hell is this affordable to average, hard-working American citizens? Barack is a wolf in sheep’s clothing, promising us one thing and delivering something that can only be described as its polar opposite – and the begin of our demise.
I hope like hell all or part of this tyranny of a healthcare plan is either done away with or forced to undergo a major overhaul – actually, I wish that for our current government. Our rights are slowing being stripped from us – this is not the America I knew even fifteen years ago. For those of you that have been drinking the Kool-Aid, you are about to have a very bitter taste in your mouth as the rest of Obamacare and his presidency unfolds.
When I taste something bitter, I spit it right back out. And then I make a little video…
“When enough people realize that they are slaves but don’t have to be, revolutions happen.” ~ J.S.B. Morse
“I am for doing good to the poor, but…I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. I observed…that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
“You know something is wrong when the government declares opening someone else’s mail is a felony but your internet activity is fair game for data collecting.” ~ E.A. Bucchianeri
“The only way to make a difference is to acquire power.” ~ Hilary Rodham Clinton
“Politically, Republicans and Democrats are at opposite ends. One’s a burp and the other’s a fart. ” ~ Jarod Kintz