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“All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.” TJ

Anybody who knows me can vouch for the fact that I am not one of those people to get all up in your face with my political views.  I have strong personal political opinions, but I don’t often use them as point to argue.  There’s nothing that bugs me more than a useless argument that accomplishes nothing other than two people pissed off at each other, wondering why the other can’t understand their own point of view that seems clear as day to understand.  This comes down to a fundamental problem that is at the core of political differences: different ideologies cannot reconcile political issues if they do not first reconcile the foundation of the ideologies themselves.

However, today is a special day where I actually just don’t care if I come across as combative.  Today I am angry for the following reasons and I use free right to vent to you:

  1. The Federal Government is the largest, inefficient, and wasteful organization in the United States of America.  There is no other organization in our country that we invest more into and get fewer results.  If they were a stock nobody would buy it because ever quarter they would announce disappointing results.  I’m glad they defend our borders, but they are no Google when it comes to business sense.  I sold software to them for three years and have seen this first hand from a business perspective.  I also live in Washington DC where I know quite a few government employees that can attest to this fact.
  2. With my first point established, I do not see the Federal Government as a suitable response to ANY broken industry in America.  I have no problem with fixing broken or corrupt industries, but this is not Uncle Sam’s responsibility.   Giving it to the government is like being in school and handing all the work over to the stupidest/laziest person for a group project, and then wondering why you got a D on the project.  If you want affordable health care, then pass laws to end the monopolies.  Healthcare is like the cable industry.  They setup territories and don’t compete with one another and the prices stay high.  Get rid of the territories (state lines) and the prices go down.  What happens when two gas stations operate across the street from one another?  They have cheaper prices!   Why do we continue to look for the government to fix things when they have the WORST track record ever for fixing anything?
  3. Small Businesses everywhere lose money from this package.  When small businesses lose money the economy loses too.
  4. This hits my family personally.  I work for an incredible small business that pays 100% health insurance coverage for all full time families.  Under the new law my company will be forced to also pay insurance for non-full time employees and pay higher taxes as well.  This means that my absolutely awesome plan is going to disappear because it will no longer be a feasible financial benefit that they can offer my family.  Do you expect me to feel happy that un-insured Joe is now covered with health insurance and not be annoyed that I have to pay for it?  That’s kind of like knocking on my door and saying that it’s not fair I have two bedrooms in my apartment when I only sleep in one, and therefore I need to open up my 2nd room to a homeless person to solve the homeless problem.  Call me an indecent person if you want, but I’m not opening my already over-priced apartment to a homeless person.
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  1. Albert Bloomfield
    March 22, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    I like this quote from Thomas Jefferson: “I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.”

  2. Dan B
    March 22, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    My favorite quote surrounding this whole thing is “There will be no Republican cooperation for the rest of the year” – John Mccain. I understand that he’s not happy, but that quote is so funny to me in the context of how legislation works in the US. So he’s suggesting that the entire GOP doesn’t do their job for the rest of the year?! Ha ha ha. I understand his point. It just seemed like a funny soundbite to me.

  3. Mother Hen
    March 22, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    Amen, Steve.;

    The fight is not over.

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