Proud to bleed us dry
posted at 6:11 pm on April 12, 2010 by Pundette
Support for the repeal of Obamacare is now at 58%, with 50% strongly favoring repeal. That’s formidable opposition, and you might think it would dampen the (current) majority’s statist ambitions, at least a little. But the Obami go blithely about their business, pretending they’ve given us a great gift and looking around for new ways to expand government and diminish individual liberties and opportunities. Among them:
- Moonbattery: First ObamaCare, next ObamaFood
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand proposed $1 billion in loans and grants Monday to help build 2,100 grocery stores in areas around the nation that lack access to fresh food.
Under her proposal, the Government would borrow and spend a billion dollars to build supermarkets in places liberal social policies have driven them out of (like Detroit) and in places liberal policies won’t let Wal-Mart build stores to provide choice, affordable food
So the money — money we don’t have — will be wasted. Congress couldn’t care less about that. Our “representatives” aren’t burdened by a sense of stewardship of our hard-earned dollars, or the hard-earned dollars of the next couple of generations (if indeed those generations will be able to find jobs, and retain the will to work). It might as well be Monopoly money to Congress.
- More destructive statism, via Neo-neocon: Next on Obama’s hit list: small contractors
To be in compliance by April 22 would mean that every contractor contemplating a job that would disturb more than six square feet of a home’s area (and this includes not just carpentry but plumbing, window installation, and heating and AC installation) would need to have completed a one-day course in the matter, necessitating taking a day off and spending about two hundred dollars. But since there are nowhere near enough certified teachers, therefore the vast majority of America’s contractors could not possibly comply by April 22 even if they wanted to.
That’s just part of the harm that will be done to businesses and consumers by the impending regs. Read on.
The prospect of bleeding America dry doesn’t faze them in the least. Sen. Charles Schumer professed pride when confronted by a constituent distraught over the generational theft committed by him and “his team.” She told her story to Rush:
CALLER: . . . And I asked him how it felt to be on a team that caused my husband, my children and my grandchildren to be indebted to such an extent that we’ll never see our way out of it.
RUSH: And what did Chuck-U Schumer retort?
CALLER: He said he didn’t know what I meant, and if I was thinking a little quicker on my feet I would have also said, “Therein lies the problem, senator,” but I looked at him like he had three heads and I said, “What do you mean you don’t know what I mean? I said that your team has incurred such debt on the backs of my grandchildren. I have four grandchildren.” And he said to me, “Well, I have children, too.” And then he looked at me and you know what he said to me, you ready?
CALLER: “We’re going to bring down the debt.”
Let us pause to celebrate Senator Schumer’s audacious sense of humor.
In related news, no one who’s been paying attention could possibly be surprised by this headline — Healthcare law to sock middle class with a $3.9 billion tax increase in 2019 — but Obama will never own up to it.
And all the while, the benighted fools who put this ill-equipped, ill-intentioned prima donna into office drive around with Obama-Biden stickers on their bumpers, apparently unfazed, too.
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