In our culture today, especially with Washington partisans trying to spin facts into opinions and opinions into falsehoods, I believe more than ever that we need to strongly remind everyone when we’re right about something.
Admittedly, we’re usually right about stuff here, but sometimes we’re even more right than normal.
Case in point: Obamacare. We’ve been doing our best Howard Beale impression when discussing it, forever. Yet even with the entire Tea Party and more than a few GOP members on our side, we were ignored.
Which is why I’m attaching a post I wrote waaaay back at the start of this year. You can decide for yourself if, in light of recent events, it was accurate or not.
Posted in big government, Economy, media, Obama, Obamacare, politics
Tagged Affordable Care Act, Democrat, government, health insurance, insurance, Obama, Obamacare, politics, private health insurance, spending, unintended consequences
A couple of the post-Shutdown wrap-ups on the web today are crying about the horrible fall-out of the 16-day furlough for roughly 17% of our Federal Government. In each article, the consensus is the same: the Shutdown had a “crushing” effect on everything from the economy itself, to cancer research, to farm subsidies, and so on, and so forth…
Yet missing in all of the teeth-gnashing and rending of garments is (to me, at least) a fairly obvious question: “why”? WHY would a brief delay in operation of a relatively small percentage of our federal bureaucracy bring about The New Apocalypse?
The question is missing, because they don’t want to even hint at the answer: our Government is doing far, far too much, …THAT’s why.
The examples are everywhere:
Posted in Bill Whittle, government, Obama, politics
Tagged barack obama, Bill Whittle, government, Obama, politics, Shutdown, spending, theater
From the group Bankrupting America comes one of the better satire videos in recent memory. A tremendous send-up of NBC’s ‘The Office‘, they’ve re-imagined it as a “normal” Federal Government agency: the “Department of Every Bureaucratic Transaction”, or D.E.B.T..
After you watch the clip below, make sure you stop over at their website. It covers the everyday waste going on in all areas of our government, and how irresponsible behavior is consistently rewarded. It’s chockablock with other videos, graphics and articles, so take your time looking around.
***NOTE: This video currently has about 10,000 views on YouTube right now. From what I’ve seen, your average cat video can get 30,000. A subject THIS important needs to generate waaay more than that.
Posted in big government, debt crisis, Economy, government, money, politics, taxes
Tagged bankruptingamerica.org, debt, government, politics, spending, taxes
The White House miscalculated mightily on the whole Sequester Fear-athon, and they’ve been taking it on the chin in the polls ever since. The pathetically insignificant cuts in the rate of spending happened, the world didn’t end, and we’re still borrowing approximately $.35 of every dollar spent.
So why would Obama-&-Company continue this deplorable tactic?
C’mon, you know why:
Obama did his best to save us from the dire consequences of the Sequester, and still those baby-eating Republicans wouldn’t listen to reason. Yes, the sky has fallen, the end of the world is nigh, and the doo-doo has hit the fan.
But don’t blame President Jedi; goodness knows none of this is HIS fault.
For some other opinions on this subject (other than just my overt sarcasm), we have two of the best brains in the business.
Mark Steyn weighs in first, on the imminent Government Spend-acolypse:
A perfect illustration of our current dilemma.
What else do I need to say?
“We DON’T have a Spending problem…”???
How many trillions will our nation need to owe until we DO have a “spending problem”, may I ask?
THIS is what passes for wisdom on the Left…and it nauseates me: