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You have to hand it to the Democrats. No matter what objective reality this country finds itself in, the Democrats have the capability to utterly deny it. If we are $12 trillion in debt, the Democrats think the answer is more debt. If we have $56 trillion in unfunded entitlement liabilities, the Democrats think we need more entitlements. If we have 10% unemployment, the Democrats enact business-punishing policies (health care reform, cap-and-trade). If people are struggling to get by, the Democrats think we need to be taxed more. If George W. Bush grows the deficit and debt, which the Democrats hated, the Democrats think the answer is to grow the deficits and debt twice as fast. If we are at war, the Democrats think the answer is to lose the war (see Iraq). If we are in a recession, the Democrats think the answer is to punish business and enact anti-free market policies. When the federal government is already growing at unprecedented rates, the Democrats think the answer is to grow government much, much more.
If I didn't know better, I'd think the Democrats were TRYING to destroy this country on purpose.
But of course, I must be crazy, because the Democrats keep telling us they are the good guys, that they are helping people. Look at health care reform. The Democrats are helping us by giving up to 31 million more people health insurance. How can that not be good ? Sure it raises taxes by over $500 billion and does nothing to pay down the debt, but hey, that's because the Democrats are HELPING. The Democrats are SAVING LIVES (by cutting payments to hospitals, providers, Medicare, etc). How dare I question such good intentions as those ? Then again, when Republicans tried to cut any of those payments over the past 30 years, Democrats condemned those Republicans as mean grinches who wanted to kill people, so I'm a little confused. I guess the only thing that matters is WHO is cutting payments to hospitals, doctors, and Medicare. When Republicans do it, they are killing grandma. When Democrats do it, they are saving lives. It must be true, because Harry Reid said so. He knows what's in the Senate health care reform bill, even if hardly anybody else does.
There are probably a few liberals out there right now who are thinking 'the CBO said Senate health care reform will LOWER the debt.' To those naive Olbermaniacs, I say only this....in order for that to happen, Congress would have to ignore the doctor fix and cut Medicare payments EVERY SINGLE YEAR. Congress has NEVER done that before. NEVER. Not even once. Plus, what's the last government program that came in under budget ? The last one was Bush's Medicare Part D, which the Democrats hate and want to kill. Any questions ? I guess Part D is too efficient, too free-markety. Democrats know we can't have that. Democrats know we need the heavy-handed, bureaucratic nightmare of centralized government to inefficiently administer things in order for them to work. It's just common sense. After all, look at how well the government is running everything else. Social Security - broke. Medicare - broke. The post office - broke. Amtrak - broke. The states - broke. The federal government as a whole - no entity has ever been so broke. So naturally, the Democrats think we need MORE OF THAT.
Because the Democrats are the good guys. That's all you need to know. For God's sake, don't THINK ABOUT THINGS. Just let Big Brother do all the thinking. That has worked out SO well up to now.
I'd like to take this time to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I'm not going to have much time between now and the beginning of next year for blogging. Even I have to take a break from political nonsense once in a while, and now is the time. I've had it up to my ears with politics, and I have other obligations. I've enjoyed talking to each and every one of you, and I wish all your families the best. Remember, only the American people can stop the government from taking over our entire lives. We used to understand that in this country, even if almost half the country is now doing little more than expecting someone else to give them a handout, the mythical free lunch. Obama thinks the free lunch is a great idea, but it will destroy us as sure as it has destroyed every other country who tried it. Why we want to emulate that failure here in the land of the free, the world's lone superpower, eludes me, but it makes sense to some. lord help them. One day they'll realize how wrong they were, but by then it will be too late. It's up to the rest of us to insure that day never comes.