Something Political

Yes Boys and Girls, every once in a while I have to get the political monkey off my back and write a few lines.  While I do hate it where I think the economy is headed, I think we still live in one of the best countries in the world.  I don't think people really appreciate the personal freedoms we have and how much we would hate it if some of them went away.  In my humble opinion, it is the erosion of these personal freedoms that has really started my objections.

I'm sure that there were people that hated the idea of Social Security when it was passed.  Ditto for Medicare and now Obama-care.  I do think it is good that the Government has realized that there are some people out there that can't get insurance because of per-existing medical conditions and that will now be fixed.  It is the slippery slope of a totally Government run Medical Insurance program that scares me.  Not to mention that just as I am eligible for Medicare and Tri-Care for life things are changing.  

Why do I care if things change?  Often the change is accompanied by the law of Unintended Consequences.  We don't know what will be the results of the new law and it may be totally different than we desire.  For example, there has to be some kind of a National Identity Card in here somewhere or how will they know who has the insurance and who to fine?  The Liberals have been wetting their pants at even the mention of a card for years.  Guess What boys and Girls you will have to get in line soon for that privilege.  I think the Government is too large and the estimate is that to charge the 1% of the non payers, it will take about 16,000 more IRS agents.  We all know how we love to have more auditors and people collecting taxes.  Just the other day a good friend of ours was on Facebook talking about the fact that she had to fight to get the IRS to allow her charitable contributions on last year's taxes.  

I had better stop before I say something I don't mean.


1 comment:

  1. I agree with you on this subject, and I refuse to discuss it anymore with those who don't because we just don't see eye to eye and probably never will. So, it's just a exhausting waste of time. I really don't think people understand the serious ramifications of a government controled society. Not to mention they have poorly managed the Social Security and Welfare programs, we now want them to take over medical as well?! Let's also focus on the fact that they have found ways to over-ride the constitution to meet their political/finacial agendas...America is screwd. I think the only good thing that came from this is allowing pre-exisitng people coverage and allowing my children to be covered under me until they are 27. The rest of it is just crap.