OPINION – A disgruntled reader recently emailed me saying that I was a lame-brained ignoramus for not supporting Obamacare. The email went on to say that my time would be better spent informing the public about the discrepancy in pay between men and women for “like” work rather than lambasting our president.
I am not sure where I stand on equal pay for like work, but this much I do know: Worrying about equal pay more than Obamacare is tantamount to wanting to rearrange the patio furniture on the Titanic right after she hit the iceberg. Do we really want our health care system run by the same people who brought us Amtrak, the U.S. Post Office, and the current budget fiasco?
It took some old fashioned Chicago style arm twisting to get Obamacare made law in the first place, but it was a ruling by the Supreme Court that sealed the fate of Obamacare through a technicality … by calling it a tax under the “Commerce” Clause.
Here is the question I now have for you: If you call the tail of a horse a leg, then how many legs does a horse have? The answer of course is that a horse has four legs … just because you call the tail a leg doesn’t change the fact that a horse only has four legs. Oh, that the “Supremes” could have been so wise.
Those voting against Obamacare on the day it was passed included 100 percent of the Republicans, plus roughly 34 other members of congress. Hours after Obamacare was passed our president proudly declared: “This is what change looks like.”
Personally, I would prefer to keep our freedoms and let Obama keep the change.
Republicans and numerous other residents of Capitol Hill are still upset about the wrangling that brought us Obamacare. This explains the current budget impasse. Those who have been against Obamacare since Day One are using the same type of tactics to kill it that those in favor of Obamacare used to make it law in the first place … a technicality.
In the course of not passing a budget bill, the powers that be on Capitol Hill have inadvertently shown us how foolish our government can be. Take, for example, the World War II memorial in Washington D.C. that tried to keep out elderly WWII veterans that came to visit. Closing the memorial to the public required a greater mobilization of government workers than was required to keep it open as it is an unguarded, open-air memorial. Who is running our National Park Service anyway? Barney Fife?
This leads me to believe that there must be a top-secret government agency somewhere that is in charge of making moronic plans to get people to think we need federal employees more than we really do. Try to picture the following conversation between two fictional government workers by the name of Nancy and Harry who are trying to make our lives miserable in an effort to save Obamacare during the current budget impasse.
Nancy: I just had a great idea. Let’s shut down all national parks to make the general public miserable during the budget impasse!
Harry: Great idea! We can also turn off all of the websites to the national parks and redirect them to the Department of the Interior.
Nancy: That’s pure genius, but don’t you think the public will wonder why one government site is up and the other down?
Harry: Nah, the general public is a bunch of trusting nitwits.
Nancy: I just had another fun idea. Let’s tell everyone that we have to shut down the internet!
Harry: But we don’t run the internet do we?
Nancy: Sure we do. It was invented by the same Democrat that invented carbon credits. How do you feel about telling people that there will be no Social Security checks this month?
Harry: Great idea! Then to add insult to injury let’s give ourselves a raise!
Nancy: Bravo! I don’t understand why we haven’t been promoted to IRS auditors already. This is FUN!!!
Harry: You think this is fun, just wait until we get to the debt ceiling impasse.
We have a big problem in this country. We keep electing the same people, expecting to see a change. It turns out that everyone believes that the senators and congressmen from other states need to be replaced but never their own. We are lucky to have good representation …. It’s California and Nevada that have elected buffoons.
John Carter is temporarily stepping in for his daughter, Elise Haynes, as she deals with the wonders and glories of moving. Carter is a well known radio personality who co-hosts the morning show with Marty Lane on 97.7 Big Classic Country (our sympathies to Marty Lane). He is also known to throw on a good ole country-western dance party and is far too easily amused by lousy George Takai impersonations.
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