Sunday, November 08, 2009

What do you do with the drunken sailors? Vote them out, hopefully

The House Democrats, including our own Representative Harry Mitchell (boy, is he going to get an earful from us tomorrow morning), have taken advantage of a quiet Saturday night in order to spend 1.05 trillion more dollars that our government doesn't have in order to forcibly take over one-sixth of our free-market economy, all in the name of some misguided notion of "fairness".

Since our Treasury is currently very much in the red due to all of the other out-of-control spending (including unilateral takeovers of other industries) by our enlightened public servants, this development means, should the proposal also pass the Senate, that the funds for this program are going to come straight out of the peasants' pockets one way or the other, despite fevered vows to the contrary by the bill's supporters. There's just no other way to pay for all of the promised goodies.

Don't forget as well that this bill as currently written will require a person who declines to participate in this officially sanctioned Ponzi scheme government-run insurance program to fork over an "individual mandate tax" of 2.5% of their income or else face penalties such as fines of up to $250,000 or a prison term of up to five years. So much for the concept of "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness".

Finally, in case one's blood pressure isn't already high enough, remember that the good martinets on Capitol Hill have exempted themselves from the very "reform" that they're attempting to saddle everyone else with. If this is such a good thing for American citzens, why aren't they participating?

We saw this (paraphrased) statement the other day, but unfortunately cannot recall its author:

"If the Federal Government can require this of its citizens, then what can't it require them to do?"

That's a very good question.

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