Looking at Obama’s “Change”

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If socialized medicine, Obamacare, is so great for the nation, why permit anyone to be exempted from it? It turns out that as of the end of November, Obama’s Health and Human Services secretary has issued over 200 waivers to major labor unions such as the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union and Transport Workers Union of America and major companies such as McDonald’s and Darden Restaurants, which operates Red Lobster and Olive Garden. Keep in mind that the power to grant waivers is also the power not to grant waivers. Such power can be used to reward administration friends and punish administration critics by saddling them with millions of dollars of health care costs.

Obama’s heath care legislation contains deviousness that has become all too common in Washington. What was sold to the American people as health care reform legislation includes a provision that would more heavily regulate and tax gold coin and bullion transactions. Whether gold and bullion transactions should or should not be more heavily regulated and taxed is not the issue. The administration’s devious inclusion of it as a part of health care reform is.

Fighting government intrusion into our lives is becoming increasingly difficult for at least two reasons. The first reason is that educators at the primary, secondary and university levels have been successful in teaching our youngsters to despise the values of our Constitution and the founders of our nation — “those dead, old, racist white men.” Their success in that arena might explain why educators have been unable to get our youngsters to read, write and compute on a level comparable with other developed nations; they are too busy proselytizing students.

The second reason is we’ve become a nation of thieves, accustomed to living at the expense of one another and to accommodate that we’re obliged to support tyrannical and overreaching government.

Adolf Hitler had it right when he said, “How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don’t think.”

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  • Jim

    Obama was supposed to nudge not kick laws down the countries throughts. One of his friends wrote a book about it.
    He should have taken care of first things first, The first thing was jobs. When Bush and Obama's advisors froze the financial system by bailing out wall street exclusivly .no money went to Main Street from the bail out. Thus business staggered along and people were thrown out on the street and are still there.
    Money is not wealth .It is lubrication that enables to be conducted. Business is running on a red oil light. All plans will not work. The customers have no money to buy so merchants can't sell. So there is no reason to hire.

    • davarino

      I think you mean "throats" instead of "throughts".

      Also there is plenty of money out there but people are not going back to work because they can get unemployment from now till dooms day. Make people go back to work and this will get business going again then more and better jobs will be created which people can move into which will further stimulate the economy.

  • davarino

    Thanks Walter. Again you offer cogent aruments to deal with the Leftist idiocy. Hopefully this will all be undone and hopefully the republicans will offer something much more intelligent. I would also offer, that if socialized medicine is so great why do many people from other countries come here for excellent care.

  • Toa

    The last 3 paragraphs- especially the next-to-last, of this great piece hit it squarely on the head. The powers-that-be bear a big amount of the blame for what's happening to us, but we, as spoiled, greedy, morally ill Americans, have been more than willing to let them take us down this dead-end road.