Thursday, June 28, 2012

First reactions

A few quick observations on the Supreme Court decision requiring people to purchase health care, as we attempt to analyze the entire ruling:

1.  Since according to Chief Justice John Roberts this is apparently a "tax" (even though the administration argued repeatedly and vociferously that it wasn't one), President Obama is now guilty of breaking yet another campaign promise, this one to "not raise one dime" the taxes of people making under $250,000:

"The high court's ruling leaves in place 21 tax increases in the health-care law costing more than $675 billion over the next 10 years, according to the House Ways and Means Committee. Of those, 12 tax hikes would affect families earning less than $250,000 per year, the panel said, including a “Cadillac tax” on high-cost insurance plans, a tax on insurance providers, and an excise tax on medical device manufacturers." 

But who's counting?

2.  Be careful of what you wish for, supporters of the President.  One day someone you may not agree with politically will be in the Oval Office, and then what will you do when he or she unilaterally decides to quit enforcing certain of the nation's laws with which they don't agree, and/or requires you to purchase something you don't wish to own or participate in an activity in which you have no interest?  We're sure you won't be so deliriously happy when the dictatorial shoe is on the other foot. 

3. Speaking of delirium, to DNC Executive Director Patrick Gaspard, as well as the liberal "friend" who texted us at 7:45 a.m. this morning to rub our faces in the decision: way to keep it classy, folks. Your maturity level astounds us.

4.  Donations are apparently absolutely pouring in to the RNC and the Romney campaign today.  Romney is certainly not our ideal or even preferred candidate, but our country's status as the freest nation on earth will simply not survive another Obama term.  This November is it.

5.  Yes, health care for all is a noble goal and we certainly don't wish anyone to suffer needlessly.  This way of going about it, though, goes against everything our country supposedly stands for and further erodes individual and state liberties in favor of an all-powerful central government, something the Founders were adamant should not be allowed to happen.  Again, the upcoming election will decide for good one way or another the direction of this country.

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