It’s All Downhill From Here
By: Craig Chamberlain
Greetings Comrades! And welcome to day one of the USSA. Our dear leader got what he wanted last night. He ferociously, arrogantly, and idiotically pursued an unpopular bill that will not only bankrupt the country in a couple of years, but is unconstitutional down the line. Yes, the CBO said it would lower the deficit. But the CBO is not some group of all knowing accountants with crystal balls to see how the future is going to play out. They give numbers to congress, based on what congress says it is going to do, and tells them how much it is going to cost, all things being equal.
It’s important to remember that phrase, because things are never equal. Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid, were all passed on the promise that the government could provide those entitlements cheaply. Instead they are the three most expensive items in the federal budget. In fact if we could just reform those three things we wouldn’t have much of a deficit at all. But, things never being equal, the cost went up. Congress kept changing things, thus changing the expenses, and more importantly, they never recognized the economic realities that there was no way to create a massive entitlement program and save money.
If anyone thinks that this is the end of the debate, then they are gripped by wishful thinking. If anyone really thinks that this is going to save the state one penny then they are mentally deficient. If anyone can name me one instance, just one, where a government run program was run efficiently, or cheaply, I’ll eat my hat. Worse than the economic catastrophe that has been unleashed is the unconstitutional, and autocratic, attitude in Washington. Nowhere in the constitution, supposedly the law of the land, does the federal government have this kind of authority. The blatantly corrupt manner in which it was passed only further shows how truly undemocratic the democratic party is.
Make no mistake, this debate will keep dragging on and on. For the Democrats this is only phase one. Phase two involves muscling private insurers out of the market, and phase three means the introduction of a universal, government run, single payer system. And we all know how well those have worked wherever they are tried. The economy simply cannot bear the burden that this monstrosity will impose on it. We already have an unemployment rate of 10%, employers forced with this fascistic law will be forced to put more people on the unemployment line, as they will not be able to provide insurance to all of their employees. The taxes go into effect immediately, putting a further burden on the economy and making it more expensive to do business. Look for the unemployment rate to go up, and the economy to shrink.
Of course this is what President Obama and Speaker Pelosi want. The more people that are unemployed the more people will be in need of state assistance. The weaker the private sector is the stronger the public sector is. The more people dependent on the state, means more power for their party. This bill isn’t just a bad bill it is a fundamental change in the relationship between the people and the state. Yesterday Americans were free people, today we’re serfs. Today the American, once the freest people in the world, spend most of the year working for the state, to pay the massive tax bills, and to keep these crippling entitlement programs afloat.
I would love to say, that we should be optimistic and be of good cheer, but I’m not one to offer false hope. We fought the good fight, but we lost. This will certainly be challenged in the courts, but just because it’s blatantly unconstitutional doesn’t mean the courts are going to see it that way. One never knows what they are going to do. I would also like to believe that the Republican party is going to sweep the midterm elections and put things right. But believing that would be like a grown man believing in the Easter Bunny, it’s ridiculous in the extreme.
Yes, the Republicans will most likely have a good November. They might even retake Congress, but they will not have the 60 votes in the Senate to stop the inevitable Democratic filibuster(when they are in the majority the filibuster is an out of date, undemocratic, unconstitutional practice, once they become the minority they will use it at every turn to stop any chance of repeal) nor will they have the Presidency and there is no way that President Obama will cooperate with a Republican Congress, and no way a Republican congress will be able to override a veto.
Worse yet, moderate members of the GOP, who will be tired of the fight will stab the conservatives in the back, and give up the idea of repeal in exchange for a few useless cosmetic reforms. Think of the GOP and their efforts to end the New Deal in the early 1950′s.
We can honestly say that America is no longer the land of the free, and certainly not the home of the brave( if we were there would have been a mob outside ready to storm the capitol building as soon as the vote was finished) instead we meekly rolled over and are saying that the November vote will fix everything. Americans have become too docile, to complacent about their freedoms. If we truly, and jealously guarded our rights we never would have voted in this group of fascists, and we should be taking to the streets in full riot mode to make the government back down.
The question conservatives and patriots need to ask themselves is: “what are we going to do about this?”