The election cycle is in full swing. It’s time to trash the opponent with inflammatory rhetoric.
No one would suggest Newt Gingrich was trying to be kind calling Obama the “most successful food stamp President in American history.”
But hey, if the shoe fits…
It also sounded harsh when Sarah Palin told us that Democrats want “death panels” for senior citizens as part of Obamacare.
Democrats prefer the more pleasant euphemism “end of life” planning.
Several Republican presidential contenders have made the misleading claim that Obamacare cuts $500 billion from Medicare spending. It’s a repackaged version of the school lunch program lie — it’s reductions to future spending, not necessary cuts to current spending.
Nobody has the guts to do that.
The biggest problem I have with the Democrat argument for Obamacare is that it is based on a fallacious assertion — that people will die unless the government offers health insurance.
You’re going to die with or without health insurance. Medicine might extend your life, but only for a relatively short while (in the big scheme of things).
It’s a foregone conclusion you’re going to die. Not a question of “if” but “when.”
You don’t have to lie about Obamacare. Tell the truth.
It’s an unprecedented, egregious assault on personal freedom. Nudge, nudge, say no more.
Don’t worry; Democrats know how to fight back and they’re more than unfair.
They demagogue Republicans as wanting to starve children (by not buying them school lunch) or kill Grandma by cuts to Medicare (going so far to produce an ad where a Paul Ryan lookalike literally pushes a grandmother in a wheelchair off a cliff.)
The problem with the Democrat “Mediscare” claims is they have no credibility after ramming through Obamacare.
Obamacare does reduce future Medicare expenditures by $500 billion.
Democrats are cutting future Medicare spending just like Republicans plan to do, and lying in denial.
The simple truth is spending cuts must be made somewhere.
Medicare is a good place to start. Social Security needs to be next.
For political gain, Obama is trying to go class warfare “retro”, back to the classic rich-versus-poor mantra that rails against prosperity.
He’s now pitting kids versus corporate jets.
Corporate jets? He’s a genius! Lear and Gulfstream — what perfect whipping boys!
Unless, of course, you happen to work for Lear or Gulfstream. Or, if you’re a pilot by profession.
Think about it — how many people even know someone who owns or flies in a corporate jet?
Though I don’t know him personally, Al Gore popped into my head when I tried to think of someone who owns a private jet.
A friend of mine told me he parked next to Al’s jet at the Memphis airport not long ago.
My friend doesn’t own the jet he flies.
Nevertheless, Al would probably like to stop him flying for a living.
After all, he isn’t Al’s pilot.
Al’s obviously not the least bit worried about his personal carbon footprint. Maybe he should work harder on his awful poetry and get his mind off climate fraud.
My biggest problem with Republicans is that too many of them lie to voters and vote like Democrats.
I do like the Tea Party people because I have indeed been Taxed Enough Already.
My biggest problems with Democrats is that most of them lie and spend taxpayer money like drunken sailors in a whorehouse on shore leave.
It’s not their money. It’s mine and yours.
Here’s a few examples to illustrate my point about the lies of politics.
Regarding cuts to the school lunch program, it wasn’t actually cutting taxpayer money spent to buy free food for kids, but a reduction in the projected rate of future spending for inedible meals that get thrown out as often than eaten.
Has anybody ever liked a school lunch? I seldom ate the crap they served.
Is it cruel of me to suggest it’s not my responsibility to subsidize health insurance for someone I don’t even know?
Nobody gets a pass on death.
The only remaining question is whether medicine and treatment will buy you more quality time on Earth once doctors predict your death is imminent.
We simply cannot afford to give everyone in America all the medicine they think they need.
The person who thinks they need medicine also should have the money to pay for it.
Don’t get me wrong — medicines can buy up to 50 or more additional years of quality life. I’m not suggesting they don’t serve a valuable purpose.
However, personal responsibility must factor into any equation calculating the extension of one’s life.
Yet if we allow the government to “manage” our health care by the redistribution of wealth, we are giving a bureaucracy the power to decide between life and death for individual citizens.
They will be able to decide to take the money from person “A” to extend the life of person “B”, while simultaneously denying “A” treatment because “A”s prognosis is not as good or “A” is older than “B”.
The idea is obscene. If it was slightly hard to follow, try substituting “Adam” for “A” and “Eve” for “B”.
It’s easy to envision the scenario where Adam is eighty and the government could save the life of an eight year old Eve by confiscating his wealth and redistributing it to Eve’s parents.
As long as she’s outside the womb, of course. Otherwise we would just pay for the abortion.
The slope becomes slippery rather quickly. What if there are two children dying, Eve from a Democrat family and a future Republican named Steve?
It’s not very difficult to envision the politically correct choice of the ruling party would receive favoritism.
Government should not and cannot have this much power.
It crosses the threshold where government ceases to serve the people and becomes our master.
The best way to get people away from depending on government is for them to believe things only get better when we become more self-sufficient and control our own destiny.
When public housing has amenities nicer than my neighborhood, I’m convinced the government is sending the wrong signal to the entitlement class.
It may already be too late.
Granite counter tops, spas and stainless steel appliances for “low income” families — really?
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Stop spending O.P.M. — other people’s money!