Just Another Political Rant
Yep, that’s all this is. Now you can decide whether or not you’d like to click out and come back….say…..tomorrow when my next Blog Hop starts and you’ll have the chance of winning something from me instead of listening to me opine.
This showed up in my FB feed this morning:
Accompanied by: My house took a vote and in order to amend our budget for the next fiscal year something had to go. In democratic fashion we decided what would be cut – SORRY OBAMACARE – YOU HAD TO GO Please read and forward to everyone you know – If the Pres. can exempt himself and anyone he deems “worthy” – BY GOD WE CAN EXEMPT OURSELVES!!!! Please tag as many people as you can and SHARE SHARE SHARE
OK, dumbass this is sorta like trying to pull the old “taxes are voluntary” bullshit. Nice try but no ice. Speaking of your taxes, as an American you ARE FORCED to PAY THEM…don’t know if you want to call that a ‘purchase’ or not but since money does change hands we’ll just say it’s along the same lines. It’s also along the same lines of having to insure your vehicle (yes, most states if not all of them do require that). Also along the same lines of insuring your house. Yeah, no, you don’t *have to* if the bank doesn’t own it with you BUT if you forego it and your house burns down don’t look to me or anyone else to replace it. You will be homeless at that point and probably indefinitely.
Sorry, Charlie. But hey! Look on the bright side! You’re the one who decided to roll the dice and now you have lots of fresh air and open space all around you. Sweet.
By the same token: if your ass doesn’t have health insurance–when you’re being given a darn good opportunity to get it–and your ass gets majorly sick….don’t look to the State or the Federal Government to pay the bill. That would be Socialism! We all know how some people feel about THAT. So again, you’re sick, you can’t work, your bills are piling up, you can’t make the rent….tough shit. You now have the ‘right’ to be sick in the street and please don’t put your hand out or whine about it. Just freeze to death quietly so as not to bother the rest of us. OK?
Oh, wait, that’s right, the reason we got the Affordable Care Act in the first place was because people were losing their homes, being refused care, and dying in the streets.
Hummmmm…..what a pickle.
By now you probably think I adore the Affordable Care Act or something but the truth is I don’t. Nah. It doesn’t go far enough for me. It isn’t what I wanted or what I think this country actually NEEDS at all. Then again, on the whole, we’re more into taking care of our wantsies than our needsies to begin with. I think we should start with that shitty attitude.
As to the ACA….I don’t like being forced into keeping my kids on my health insurance until they have children of their own. I think that stinks. I miss the days when turning 18 meant your ass was responsible for itself and if your parents wanted to continue helping you out then that was very kind and generous of them.
Then again I don’t like coming in somewhere around 30 on the Hit Parade of Most Prosperous Developed Countries either. I don’t like that at least 29 other countries think we’re a big fat joke. I don’t like that they laugh their asses off at us and consider us unruly spoiled children who can’t take care of themselves–which we are but that should be just between us. We’ve discussed this crap already so let’s not beat a dying horse instead let’s leave it in the street and then someone will come along and collect the carcass later.
In fact, hey look! New Employment Opportunities just opened up! For those who don’t like the Affordable Care Act and would rather take their chances, we’ll have a whole brigade of Corpse Collectors to keep our streets nice and tidy. But don’t go expecting a nice funeral or nuttin’ like that, nah, we’re just gonna toss your dumb ass on the bon fire and…hey…look! MORE opportunities! So many places are already going ‘green’ and/or ‘renewable energy’ instead of going back to burning wood (like many places are doing) we’ll just burn bodies instead. Wow! Hey man, this Affordable Care Act could work out for many of us after all by providing useful jobs and FREE energy.
Ok, it’s a little morbid but who cares?