Friday, February 15, 2013
Same Old Story, Same Old Song And Dance
The fluttering of Leftist hearts across America were a cacophony the night of the State of the Union speech. The stirring performance, the command of the stage, the inability to give the correct envelope to the correct person. There wasn't a dry eye in the room. That is, until POTUS laid down over twenty nine new programs. The tears quickly turned to aneurysms.
And he has at least three more of these events ahead of him.
My ambivalence towards the President is overshadowed by my utter disdain for the Republican who occupy both chambers of Congress. After all, I expect this boiler plate rhetoric from the Anointed One. It is the fecklessness of the Republicans that makes me want to jump into a wood chipper.
These turncoats will huff and they will puff but they will never blow the house down. Instead they will just jump down the chimney and fry. We will hear time and time again how close we are to another 'cliff' or another 'shutdown' only to find out that the sheep in wolves's clothing has backed away and 'compromised". After all, isn't that what bipartisanship is all about? The majority in power making the minority not in power look impotent. All we need now is for Speaker Boehner to cry at his next pres conference. That always goes over well Johnny.
"Already the Affordable Healthcare Act is helping to slow the growth of health-care costs." His Almighty has proclaimed. However, Investor's Business Daily's Jed Graham (2/14/13) opens up his article with this little dose of reality.
"A new Obamacare rule sends a strong signal to modest income families that they can no longer afford to work for firms that offer affordable health coverage."...... YAY!
Cornell University's Richard Birkhauser calls it "... a no man's land." Employer based insurance is skyrocketing yet the median income of modest income workers puts them over the threshold to qualify for the AHA.... NICE.
In addition, if these modest income earners do not fork over the cash for their employer's coverage then the happy-go-lucky folks at the IRS will fine them every April 15th.... Isn't Socialism grand?
Between the fiscal cliff deal supposedly aimed at the 1% (it isn't) and the AHA which was supposed to bring down health care costs and help the poor (it doesn't) Americans of all income levels are getting royally screwed with out even the courtesy of a reach around either.
Aetna predicts their premiums to jump 20-50%. The Kaiser Foundation has discovered that employees will be facing astronomical deductibles with increases as high as 34%. Jed Graham of IBD calls the President's claims "..out of touch with trends in the private workforce."... What a shocka!! The guy is a total Communist who has never held a job a day in his life. What the hell did we expect?
And do not expect the Republicans to do anything about this either. It would be like that scene from the movie Planet of the Apes where Charlton Heston tries to argue with the Ministers of Science. The camera changes angles to show the three ministers in that classic 'hear no evil, speak no evil, see no evil' pose. That's ok, Heston gets them all back in the second movie.. He blows the freakin' planet up. Maybe we can get Achmed-Al-Wacka-Job in Tehran and his sidekick Minnie-Me from North Korea to do that for us.
It is all the same crap from this idiot at the helm. Spend and tax more with all his mal-informed minions on board the Magical Misery Tour.
There is this guy who comes into the place I work at and he was all excited about $9 and hour. He wanted to know when all this was going down. He was so grateful for the crumbs bestowed upon him by the corpulent benefactors in Washington DC I simply didn't have the heart to burst his delusional balloon.
He wasn't alone either. All day long EBT wielding citizens had nothing but praise for the Condemner In Chief I decided to remain silent for fear of my own safety lest I speak ill of He whose name shall not be spoken.
It is simply mind boggling how we can put a finger on evidence of government screw up after government screw up and the American people still expect government to solve the problems and get their act together. Isn't that the definition of insanity?
After decade so f regulations and tax loopholes that send jobs overseas the President wants to create fifteen ( that is a 1 and a 5) business zones across America. There is only one problem with that. It is the decades of regulations and tax loopholes that send jobs overseas.
It will take years of regulatory hurdles just to acquire the property. It will take more years of regulatory hurdles just to tear the buildings down (as well as lawsuits). Still more years to obtain the zoning and permits to erect the new buildings which will all be performed by the donors from construction unions instead of the unemployed slobs who live right next door to these eye sores.
It was about halfway through the speech that my dog was scratching at the door to be let out. I took her outside to her run to hook her up. This took a few minutes of searching for the lead in the dark. I must have been out there a good 5-8 minutes. Upon returning to my television I was struck with the most profound epiphany. The President was still droning on and I hadn't missed a single thing he said.
He must certainly be an Aerosmith fan because his speech was the same old story, same old song and dance.
....And That Is The Diatribe....