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

March 22, 2010 3 comments

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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When life gives you Lemons…

January 9, 2010 2 comments

You go play football. Naturally, because of your unparalleled competitive drive, the game is tackle football, not flag or touch, or even the rare form of “3 second hold”. Tackle. Nothing compares to the exhilaration of seeing the pass rush close in from a college-age man in his prime while you deliver a perfect pass over the outstretched arms of the defender. The thrill of being chased by your angry brother because your elbow accidentally hit him in the forehead when he tried to tackle you but it was a complete accident is beyond the typical human experience…

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