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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Health Care, what else?

For the first time in American history the Federal Government will order the American people to buy something no matter if we want it or not, and if we refuse, we pay a fine.

The Federal Government derives it's power from the people. The majority of Americans DO NOT WANT this health care that was just signed into law. The Federal Government is authorized to engage in commerce, to engage in war, to issue patents, to levy and collect taxes, establish post offices and roads. NOT to force us to pay and penalize us for something we do not want.

Thomas Jefferson said, "I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them."

At the moment a lot of Americans are unhappy. The other side is saying that health care is a "right." Though I would contend this, lets suppose it is... that does not mean we should be forced to buy it. I have a right to keep and bear arms, but I am not forced to buy a gun. I have the right to freedom of religion, but the government can't force me to go to church. I have a right to many things, but nowhere is that right imposed on anyone...until now.

I will be forced through taxes and also directly from my back pocket to pay for those that cannot or will not. In the words of Karl Marx -- by taking from citizens "according to their ability" and giving to others "according to their needs." This has NEVER worked. Not in Canada, Germany, England or anywhere else!

Does that now mean we are subsidizing smokers, drug abusers, and dare devils? To quote a journalist, "Should the working young and low-income workers subsidize the health care costs of those who are wealthier and sicker?"

If this is such a good thing as many claim, then why aren't our fearless leaders going to be on this same healthcare plan?

This giant shove into socialism will end badly. But then again, we're due for a civil war.

Monday, March 08, 2010

Welfare

Did you know that in the state of Minnesota, if you know all the ins and outs, you can make nearly $40,000 if you are on full blown welfare? (This is inclusive of housing, food allotment, cash allotment, medical etc. not to be taken as every single person gets this full amount either, just that it IS possible if you know what to do).

Did you further know that the great state of Minnesota has no residency laws? This means you can move into Minnesota from a different state without ever contributing a penny to our tax base, and the next day have full welfare money coming in.

Furthermore, there is no cap on how much welfare you can receive. You could in fact, start welfare at age 18, and continue on it until the day you die. This is (I know for a fact) some children's goal in life. When I asked a girl once what her plans were after high school she said, "Get pregnant and go on welfare like my mom." Now THAT is inspiring.

So what to do about our current budget problem? I say start by cutting welfare in half. Put up a maximum dollar amount you can draw from the system. Implement job training instead of money draining. Have a minimum residency clause of say...a year and a day, MINIMUM. And if you have never worked an actual job you cannot be on welfare.

A little callus? How about a little bit of reality? I'm tired of supporting YOU! I despise socialism and I am sick of someone else spreading my wealth around.