Saturday, March 10, 2012

Responsible government

The Health Care mandate was passed in February 2010. It was passed so that “YOU can find out what is in it”. This concept is not very representative of our people’s wishes by passing a major law without a full discussion of what is being made mandatory. The resistance to the passing of this ‘law’ had been building for something like 8 or 9 months. A previous attempt made during the early 1990’s had triggered a similar political response and had been soundly defeated. This time, it was passed anyway, so that WE can find out what it does. What is just as bad is the fact that by far, most of the law does not even come into effect until 2013. Talk about avoidance of responsibility. Just so that we understand this, the law will not really take effect until well after the following 2 elections after it was passed, so that ‘YOU can find out what is in it”. So the political fallout will land on many that were not around when it became law. In particular, President Obama will have either been re-elected or removed from office before we find out ‘What is in it’. I have to admit, if I was going to attempt to remove responsibility from anything that I have done, this method is about as good as any. It does not matter if we find out the law is a good one or a bad one, President Obama’s career will have already been determined before we really find out. And this was a signature accomplishment during his first term. This is NOT responsible government. This is avoidance of the potential negative consequences of the greatest policy initiative since Social Security. And we all know how Social Security is working out. This guy should be fired. If he had been a Chief Executive Officer of a corporation, I find it almost impossible to believe that he would NOT have been fired. And he would have been gone a long time ago. Another reason why I believe that our representative government is in jeopardy like we have never seen before.

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