ObamaCare in an Image – Updated
posted at 10:06 pm on March 24, 2010 by Slublog
Last Sunday, as I watched the House of Representatives pass the health care reform bill, my first thought was of my daughters, one of whom is pictured above.
On the day the ObamaCare bill passed, my older daughter was three years old and my younger daughter was one. As I watched Nancy Pelosi gavel the vote to a close, I realized that if this law was not repealed, my daughters would someday be faced with tax levels never before paid by American citizens. In their quest for power, Obama, Pelosi and Reid have ensured that an entire generation of citizens will be enslaved by the debt these fiscal libertines have accumulated.
Their blatant disregard for the economic well-being of America’s future citizens is both unconscionable and infuriating. Taking on the personal, sociological, and economic challenges of parenthood is hard enough. Watching an out-of-control president and congress put their ideological goals above the future economic prosperity of my family and making parenthood even harder makes me wonder just what the hell 52% of my fellow citizens were thinking when they cast their votes in 2008.
As corny as it may sound to admit, I am no longer capable of keeping my emotions separate from my political views. Fatherhood has made me more aware of how decisions of politicians today will affect the lives of my two girls in the future. The bad decisions of our current Congress has made me realize, for the first time in my adult life, I am not proud of my
Edit – As an emailer and commenters have reminded me, this is still a country of which I can be proud. And I still am proud of this country. I was trying to copy some rather well-known criticism of the country, but realize now that I should have been more specific. Our government has failed us, not our country. Time to do what we can to ensure that the statists currently running that government lose their power in November.