The biggest challenge that the US faces in the coming years is in its sub-culture.
Too many Americans feel that government needs to step in at every turn, that government should be our moral compass, instead of our faith based organizations. That government should dictate who may succeed financially and where they may do so, instead of our community needs or wants. That government should be the provider for our families of food and shelter, instead of our families rallying to support themselves.
I am not talking about those circumstances where someone needs temporary assistance, or in the wake of a disaster. Indeed government should play a role in aid in those situations, however those should be the exceptions and not what has now become the norm.
By looking to government to solve all problems the burdens, both financial and psychological, fall squarely on the middle class and those that can least afford them in the lower class. These are the largest percentage of our population and the backbone of our society and yet the weight of government intervention is slowly breaking it down.
Over the past five years poverty has increased, household income has decreased and the definitions that where once used to track those positions of a successful economy have been changed repeatedly in an effort to make the governing body look healthy. But the cancer in the White House continues to grow.
EVERY position that obama has taken, domestically as well as with foreign policy, has been in order to raze America. From before his support of the CRA back in '08 to the present and his push for ILLEGAL ALIENS to get amnesty obama has had no other agenda than to break down the American society and turn it into a government run institution.
You on the left are so fond of analogies and metaphors, I have one for you. I hesitate to use it though. obama has taken the once most powerful seat of a once most powerful nation and turned it into nothing more than the seat in a dunk tank at a traveling carnival. obama's administration is nothing more than a band of corrupt carnies out to swindle as much money from the poor saps who attend as possible. But this is no ordinary carnival, it is mandatory to attend.
I hesitate to use that comparison because it isn't fair to the carnies. They are morally and ethically superior to anyone in obama's administration.
What would you call it when every time someone succeeded their spouse would belittle them? That when that spouse said he would do something and laid out the plans changed those plans numerous times for his own benefit? That when that spouse had the opportunity to do something nice for his "other half" he instead sided with those who would ridicule them?
You would call that domestic abuse. obama is guilty of this, and more.
And the media still supports this by ignoring the outrageous claims, lies and corruption spewed by the obama administration.
Isn't it time to consider: why did obama and the democratic led Senate close down the government in order to not postpone the implementation of the 'obamacare' mandate and then a week later they themselves start to clamor for that very same delay? Why obama was so quick to change the law in order to save his biggest donors from having to be subjected to it?
Isn't it time to consider: Why would we even believe that this administration could handle ANY type of reform when EVERYTHING obama has touched has turned to shit? obama's economic policy has created a time bomb that will crash down on middle and lower America. obama's domestic policy has created a government dependent culture that will sink America financially. obama's foreign policy, oops, lack of foreign policy has gotten more Americans killed during his watch than the previous President and has turned America into a laughing stock of a nation.
What the hell makes anyone think that this administration can handle the influx of millions of new citizens through the amnesty of millions of criminals?
The fact is that obama is only pushing this agenda for one reason and one reason alone. To add to the sub culture of government dependence that will create a vacuum that holds his socialist agenda in place. obama is only thinking of political power, not the fate of our once great Nation. If he was so concerned he wouldn't have sued Arizona in an effort to stop them from enforcing the immigration laws that he himself decided to not enforce.
Just another of the many unilateral changes obama has made that the media refuses to focus on. These changes are not only unconstitutional but arguably impeachable offenses. But who would want biden to gain control? To go from jester to idiot? From fool to ass?
We need to take back control of OUR government in order to save this Country. We need to vote those people into office that will first and foremost uphold the Constitution and not try to rewrite it. It cannot be about what we as individuals get from the government, it has to be about what the governments role in our society should be.
For every responsibility that we turn over to our government, for every expectation that the government should take control of some aspect of our lives, we forfeit more of our freedom.
Lastly, I am sure by now everyone has heard of the high school football player's father down in Texas that brought bullying charges against an opposing coach because they ran up the score. That is the obama code in action. Rather then taking the opportunity to improve, or learn, or self evaluate, he decided to take to opportunity to blame someone else. Welcome to obamaville, take no responsibility for your own ineptness, reward corruption and criminality, and blame someone else for the results.
Please, all of you on the left, follow your thoughts through to the end before trying to implement changes. The country is falling due to all of the knee jerk reactions simply designed to remove responsibility and adhere blame, especially when the blame is misplaced on the law abiding public in an effort to take away more of our rights and freedoms.
Before I get into the debt ceiling and partial government shut down I would like to go over a few items that came up in a discussion I was having with family last week regarding 'obamacare'.
There were two key points that were brought up that I was not sure about, so, like I tell you all to do, I researched them further.
The first was that 70% of bankruptcies were do to medical bills. It doesn't appear to be an outrageous claim, but when looking into it there are factors that aren't initially brought to bare.
Some of those: Depending on what study you decide use the data points to additional factors, not simply medical bills. The vast majority of those are linked lack of income due to illness, and the fact that those individuals closest to the poverty line are the most susceptible.
Medical bills alone are only cited in approximately 17% of bankruptcies, then when factoring in additional circumstances that arise from an illness that number increases incrementally.
Unfortunately, 'obamacare' DOES NOTHING TO CHANGE THIS SITUATION. Indeed, the HCRA actually will make matters worse by increasing the out of pocket expenses for those individuals that were the target recipients and forcing others out of their PPO's to plans that also have higher out of pocket costs.
Another issue that was bandied about was the high cost of hospital treatment, specifically used was the example of the outrageous cost of a single Tylenol. I too find it unsettling that the markup is as high as it is, however I better understand why now, after a little research.
What happens when individuals go to the hospital and cannot afford to pay their bill? What happens when individuals are treated under programs that don't adequately cover the actual realized costs of treatment?
Those costs are passed along to those that do pay their bills in the form of cost redistribution. This is the same concept that every retail establishment uses to cover those costs that the average individual is not aware of, such as breakage and theft.
Unfortunately, 'obamacare' DOES NOTHING TO CHANGE THIS SITUATION. Again, those who can ill afford to pay and those who maintain their responsibilities will be the ones forced to foot the bill. The needed force to drive the HCRA to success is an overwhelming commitment by younger individuals to participate in a plan that takes more income from them in order to cover those who will be using the programs the most and paying the least. This lends itself to almost immediate failure as the 'penalties' for not participating will be far less than the costs for the first few years, which will drive insurance rates through the roof, putting the onus on the government to come up with, are you ready for it, a, here it comes, single payer system. Oh, isn't that what obama was touting all along?
The issue with a single payer system is that it only slows the bleeding. It actually does nothing for the people except making health care harder to get, and treatments dependent on 'panels' whose sole interest is not that individual.
I used the fact that the Canadian system was on its death spiral, though none wanted to listen. The fact is that the Canadian government is shifting the costs of their system to its provinces who cannot afford them. The Canadian people are already suffering with high out of pocket costs, which eerily reflect those of the HCRA, and up to a 3 month wait to see a gp.
Are you as tired as I am hearing obama saying "I just found out about that" or "I was unaware" when referring to items that he is directly involved with?
This past week those families of soldiers killed weren't going to get the death benefits they were due because of obama's petty practices. Forget the fact that obama was spending more money trying to prevent people from using facilities that would normally not even be manned or that were at no cost to the federalies. These were benefits that were already approved for distribution, by law, before the partial shut down. Thank God for Fisher House.
So when the publicity starts to get bad obama gets on his high horse again and acts like he didn't know what was going on and stated that the issue would be fixed. Sad that our "leader" has his head up his ass so far that he is unaware of what is happening around him.
I hope that anyone who has supported a strike or participated in a strike understands why the partial shut down is a necessary evil. If the only way to get the other side to the table is to strike, that's what you do.
There have been no less than 26 measures passed by Congress to end the partial shut down, yet reid has tabled all of them.
If you want to play the blame game you need go no further than obama and his minions. Just like what transpired with the start of the sequester they are trying to make it appear that any damage is the fault of Congress, when the facts are clear that it is the petulant, childish behavior of obama that is creating those issues.
Speaking of the sequester, the only good thing obama does and he tries to get as far away from it as possible. That piece of legislation got the deficit to halve. So even though obama negotiated in bad faith, thinking that Congress would never let the sequester happen, it worked out for the better.
It's time for obama to put his ego in a box, under his bed or in his closet, and sit down at the table and negotiate in good faith.
Even with the facts about the true costs and nature of "obamacare" coming out every day, obama and his minions and harpies can't step away from their pet abortion. obama continues to lie about the fact that the GOP leaders in congress are some how responsible for the continued shut down of government, because they are "unwilling to negotiate". Yet, obama's version of negotiating, as it always has been, is to do what he says. The true villains in this scenario are obama and those that are blindly supporting what ever trash comes out of his mouth. If obama and his minions and harpies were even remotely concerned about the country, they would be passing those budget items that congress has approved and then negotiate those that haven't been approved.
Congress is doing what is Constitutionally legal, unlike obama, who in his egotistical fog has been changing and selectively enforcing laws in an UNCONSTITUTIONAL manner since elected. That is called being a DESPOT.
I love analogies and metaphors, they help us learn when used properly.
That being said, your 'ruler incompetent' obama misused one earlier this week when he compared raising the debt ceiling to 'making a truck payment on a new f150', criticizing Congress for not passing a budget and stating that they are governing from "crisis to crisis". Of course this was after his lie about the fact that raising the debt ceiling would not increase debt.
When has raising the debt ceiling "not" increased debt? Would the GOP need to govern from "crisis to crisis" if obama didn't create each and every "crisis"?
The answer is never and no, respectively, if you were unsure.
Then there is the truck payment metaphor. Probably wrote that one himself, as off base as it is.
Here is a better one, one that actually addresses the root of the issue:
You own a house, and for arguments sake you own it free and clear with no other liabilities.
You earn a monthly income, we'll go with $1,000.
The house is worth $200,000.
A bank is willing to give you a line of credit. The first year it was for $10,000. OK, it only took 10% of your salary to pay the monthly obligation, and you had other uses for more money freed up so you asked for and increase in the loc.
The bank grants you an additional amount, and this continues until you max out the loc at $200,000 and you are using all of your monthly income to payback the debt.
You would think that it should end there, but it doesn't. You ask for more because now you want to be able to do something other than work to pay debt, and the bank says they will go slightly higher, but you need to find another way to get more money to pay the now crushing debt.
Do you see the problem here?
The core issue is that the government has a FINITE source of revenue.
They are currently borrowing money to pay for programs that they CANNOT afford.
They are looking to increase that borrowing to support these programs as well as establishing new ones.
The US is over 100% in the debt to GDP ratio, we are dying a slow death economically, and obama is looking for a cliff to push us over.
The answer, not so simple and not so clean, is to stop the increased spending. Until the government gets a handle on their fiscal responsibilities there should be mandatory austerity across the board on all programs that aren't attached to National defense. They need to start giving programs back to the private sector and stop the 'pork' that pervades at every turn in DC.
With some discomfort now we will be able to avoid the agonizing pain of a completely failed economy later.
A card carrying union member fed up with the lies, back stabbing, greed, racism, and power grabbing of the left.