Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Where's the press on Obama's lies?

If you haven't already figured it out yet the American people were lied to by their president. If you like your healthcare and doctor you can keep them. We've been had. A lie made by the leader of the free world who knew that his Affordable Health Care (Obamacare) would cause millions to lose their healthcare. The deception is more cunning than people realize. Create a healthcare law that strips people of their current healthcare, based on a set of minimum standards, which forces them to sign up for Obamacare at a much higher premium. Those premiums subsidize the premiums of those who cannot afford to pay for their own healthcare. How is that for wealth distribution? Cancel old policies, force new policies at higher cost to cover everyone else. The wealthy don't care because they belong to groups that pay a yearly fee to doctors who don't accept healthcare. If something major happens they have the money. The poor don't care because it's free. So who pays the cost? The middle class. The same middle class that Obama talks about in all his speeches and lectures. The same middle class that is being eaten away by higher taxes, gas bills, and groceries. We've been had. It's a tax disguised as healthcare. Wealth distribution at its very finest. Socialists unite.

The new system can't even get a website operational. Can you imagine what filing a claim will be like? How long will you sit in hospital waiting room before they can approve a procedure or even find you in the computer system. Sorry Mrs. Jones your husband passed away because we couldn't treat him because our computer system froze. This is the same government that is tracking every phone call, email, web search, driving habits, and God knows what else, but can't seem to find a way to have people apply for healthcare. The same government that flies drones around the world and can pinpoint a terrorist sitting in a grass hut soon to meet Allah. The same government that spies on our allies. The same government that has spent us into $17 trillion dollars in debt. Pelosi rages that they have actually dropped the deficit. I guess she was never present in math class. Maybe she's subtracting $17 trillion from $10 trillion? Someone help her understand basic mathematics. This makes Big Brother look like a choir boy.

What I want to know is where is the press? Where are they? If Bush were to lie so vagrantly to the American people the media would be barking like dogs in kennel full of cats. The noise would be so loud it would shake the globe. Clinton lied about having sex with an intern and the media frothed at the mouth. I don't think most of us cared what he did with a cigar over a glass of port. At least I didn't. The cost was zero other than congress wasting their time with impeachment. The press now seems afraid of Obama. Why? They are supposed to be our eyes and ears on the government. Where are they?

And that's my rant for the week.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Why are you okay with higher taxes, more debt, and more government?

It's been a few years since I played in the blogosphere and thought this would be good time to jump back in given the current craziness that permeates our society. It was interesting the watch the train wreck that has become Washington DC. Facebook is alive with reposts of countless articles and videos, from both sides of the circus, with no real regard or thought process to the original poster. It seems to me that the hardcore fanatics on both sides of the fence get to play at our expense with endless noise. I think the most of the country is middle of the road and wishes for term limits on every congressman and senator. Of course that will never happen since they would be voting themselves out of job. People like, Nancy Pelosi don't even have to campaign or give speech and get re-elected with 90% of the vote.

Washington has always been divided. People forget that Aaron Burr was the vice president of the United States when he killed Alexander Hamilton, a former treasury secretary and founding father, in a duel (my guess is that people didn't forget they just didn't know this happened). Imagine Joe Biden shooting Tim Geithner in duel? How more divisive can you get?

One of the more perplexing things to me is why people want more government, more debt, and more taxes. There will always be those in society that the government must take care of. The elderly and affirmed deserve our help. Those having a tough time finding a job to put groceries on the table need our help. We need the military, police and firemen. We need regulations on businesses so that the crooks don't take advantage (even though this is never plain vanilla). I'm missing a lot, but you get the concept. Here is what I don't get. In this last bitch session that congress had over the raising the debt ceiling those on the left were outraged that republicans didn't want to raise the debt limit. They wanted to cut expenses and stop Obamacare from happening (which was a dumb idea and one left for another post). What's wrong with NOT increasing the debt limit? Even Obama refused to raise the debt limit when he was a senator stating it was morally wrong to place this burden on our children and grandchildren. Now we are six or seven trillion dollars more in debt than when he first took the oath office. Clinton was able to balance the budget with a republican controlled congress and leave with a surplus. Bush had 9/11 and no expense was too much to stop that from happening again. The country seems to have forgotten how we felt after that day. He became the rallying cry for every democrat in the nation. Every problem the United States had was because of George Bush. There were even people blaming Bush for this last crisis even though he hasn't been in office for more than five years. I read tweet from a girl stating that she was leaving the United States and moving to California. I guess she would fit in the category that still blames Bush.

So to liberal friends in the audience. Why are you okay with higher taxes, more debt, and more government? Don't post a regurgitation from Rachel Maddow. Tell me why you are okay with it. I really need to know.