Thursday, September 20, 2018
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It’s Govt. vs. We the People

Why are we paying Barack Obama to travel the country, trying to sell a product (that we have already paid for), to people who really don’t want it or shouldn’t need it?

We elected him to serve as president of this country, but he does not like the job and is now moonlighting as an insurance salesman/amateur golfer. Welcome to wealth redistribution through health redistribution.

A Marxist/communist revolutionary named Vladimir Lenin reportedly said “socialized medicine is the keystone to the arch of the socialist state.” As a leader of Russia he “established free universal health care, free education systems, and promulgated the politico-civil rights of women.”

Did that turn out well? Does any of that seem vaguely similar to concepts in Obama’s speeches over the last seven years?

Socialists believe government should be the funding mechanism for health care as single payer. In 2003, state senator Obama told labor groups that he was a proponent of single payer. As a presidential candidate he said the exact opposite, explaining that we have an employer based system with private insurers and that transitioning to single payer would be too disruptive.

In reality, Obama depends on disruption as a distraction from his efforts to “fundamentally transform the United States of America.” My Obama observation rules #2 & #3 easily explain why Obamacare quickly became what puppets in the media refer to as his “signature” piece of legislation.

The federal government wasn’t meant to work quickly, but it is forced to by the “Obama crisis mode.” Witness to this has been five years of bad legislation, massive spending, oppressive regulation, increased taxation, corruption and loss of freedom.

As we move from one crisis to another, nothing ever gets resolved. As long as Obama is president, the basic problems that are killing the country never will be resolved.

How many times has Obama focused like a laser on the economy and job creation? I think the lyrics to a Robert Palmer song describe government under Obama pretty well. “She’s so fine, there’s no telling where the money went.” Shouldn’t we expect to see some results from the spending of trillions of dollars? Instead of buying government a new party dress, she should have gotten an apron.

As a man with a family, it is my job to do everything I can to provide for the people that I love. Government shouldn’t try to do that. Even worse, this government is working against that.

It may sound corny, but maybe we should be singing the lyrics to a song by Sister Sledge, “We are family.”

The federal government is out of control and politicians won’t fix it. It’s government vs. We the People.

There is an old expression, “If you want something done right, do it yourself.” In the past We the People have come together (as family if you will) to cure our ills. Returning to that line of thinking/action is way past due. Talk to your neighbor about it.