Political Parrots

Who do we have representing us in Washington:  Unsullied Parrots or Brave Generals? Who will stand up for the conservatives who want limited government, who want a competitive democracy where working hard gets you somewhere, who want the government out of their private lives.

 We are so close to socialism it is really becoming scary. The government watches our emails, listens to our phone calls, looks into our homes, and now has taken control of our healthcare. Healthcare is not the government’s decision nor should it be.

 Obamacare will cause us big trouble because it is not self sustainable. The Insurance companies will raise their premiums because not enough is being paid into the system to cover treatments.

 Gone are the days when a group of retailers, a school system, or a manufacturing segment can pool their resources to provide group insurance at a moderate costs. Good insurance too!

 Instead of supporting the unemployed and low income folks with government entitlements we should get them work. Help these folks make a better life for themselves. Provide Mental Health Care for those on the streets who need it. Give control to the communities and the state.

 The Federal government should be spending its energy and investments on National Security.  It has no right to be in the education of our children, the selection of our doctors, listening to our conversations with friends and families, denying us of the freedoms given to us in the second and third amendments. The third is important too. Check that one out and note that no one talks about it!

Socialism at its Best

Our President has smartly driven Americans apart, made promises on the backs of entitlements, and created an embattled budget that will drive America into bankruptcy. His socialistic tools are Obama care, The National Debt, extreme Government control over our earnings, our health, and our security, and lastly disavowing the Constitution of the United States.  

He has driven Americans apart with his pledges to attack income inequality. His version of this is to entitle those who are have-nots. But true Americans understand it is not the Haves versus the Have-nots. It is a division between those who work and those who don’t. It is a division between those who make the correct choices and those who do not. For example, those who go to college, get a degree, and graduate, will earn more than those who do not.   Women who have children within the arms of marriage will have more than those who have children out-of-wedlock. Those who work hard and make the right choices earn more than those who do not.

Now our President is driving many Americans into the have not category without their having any choice which is a right!.  According to the OBM, 2.5 million jobs will be lost due to Obama care. More will be dependent on the government, unable to drive themselves forward and out of the lower level of the financial basement. He is taking away our freedoms.

Socrates said keep them hungry but don’t let them starve. Is this Obama’s Plan?

In Illuisons A Republic Lost A young girl experiences a bankrupted country, wearies from the emptiness of freedoms lost, and realizes that America is a lost republic.

Illusions: A Republic Lost

Down in the Ditch

Obamacare Protest at Supreme Court

Obamacare Protest at Supreme Court (Photo credit: southerntabitha)

There has been much happening enough to keep me away but I cannot stay away any longer.

       President Obama has lost his appeal and the Affordable Care Act may have been his undoing. Strange that it wasn’t his lack of support for our true ally, Israel, or his knowledge of the IRS scandal, or the dragging dull economy, or the lack of respect the US has now because of the President’s decisions, or even the current NSA situation. A Federal Judge has presented the NSA with the charge of potential illegitimacy of metadata and its infringement on the 4th amendment.

       No, the rising cost of healthcare through the Affordable Care Act and the dangerous outcomes from its regulations will keep this administration in the ditch. These include greater US debt, burdening the healthy to pay for the poor and sick, loss of doctors, and a greater divide between the rich and the poor by the type of healthcare they can afford.  The biggest fact is how it hits the pocketbooks of individuals in a big way during a soft unpredictable economy.

     The good thing is that the judicial arm of our government is doing the right thing. If the government’s power is not balanced as planned by our forefathers we are in for a dictatorship.

 

The Grueling Gargantuan Government

'America'

‘America’ (Photo credit: stevecadman)

Yes, our founding fathers knew that an imperial government would never listen to the needs of those whose lives and businesses oiled the wheels of the economy. Only the people could insure the continued growth and security within our national borders. They knew that a democratic society with representation from the people was the way to go. Colonial people had a voice in their new government. The happiness of the people drove the government in the direction it needed. There was greed, but most of it lay with the rich and the British Imperialists. Eventually, the colonists refused to let the latter have any voice. 

Now we have the kind of government our forefathers sought to avoid. We have a social democracy where nearly half of our population receives entitlements. They are not encouraged to seek education, start a business, or take a job. They believe the government will take care of them. So why work? Will our government help the poor survive the current economic maelstrom?

This maelstrom is fueled by deficit spending, treating terrorism as workplace violence, and an unbalanced budget followed by the perfect storm to hit us March 1st: Obamacare. Obamacare will bankrupt America.

What are our choices? We need a smaller government. In the past churches helped those in need of clothing, food, or jobs. Now they do some of this but they also spend a great deal of their money on the poor in foreign countries. We need it here. Could we not take care of poverty through our faith and private enterprise?

Greed is the root of our problem. When an organization or business gets greedy they want the money all to themselves. They do not sense the responsibility of helping others because of the greed that chokes them. Greed may be the downfall of America.

 

 

Obamacare Slavery

That is what it is-slavery. We have no freedom to choose our healthcare any longer. Because of Obama care we are forced to take a silver, gold or bronze plan. The old plans that suited us just perfectly are gone; not available, adiós.

We are on a fixed income, early social security and one pension. My husband’s current insurance premium is $335.50 per month, barely affordable. The new Obama care plan which closely mirrors his old plan has a premium of $662.02, a 97 percent increase.

The catastrophic plan they offer has a $ 6500 deductible and its premium is $472 or a 40 percent increase. No, we are not eligible for the subsidy.

The argument in Congress is a valid one. Our president wants to hamstring the middle class and place everyone on equal status with the working class.  We were once working class but moved up with our careers to a secure and comfortable upper middle class status. The economy supported by this administration to provide subsidies and welfare programs has destroyed our well-being. Now we are where Obama wants us: dependant, subsidized, and in need of a powerful government to take care of us.

In 1776 the new American people established a moderate government because they no longer wanted to be ruled by a King and his personal agenda. Revolt! Do not succumb to this servitude!

We told our insurance provider that we could not afford either plan. We said good-bye and will seek quotes from other insurers.

Oh by the way be ready to stay on hold. We could not apply online for his new policy. Our Insurer’s website on October 1, 2013 continued to show the old plans like the advantage plan 2 for $310.00 a month which was perfect for us.  

Government Shutdown

Who wants the government shutdown to happen? The Republicans say the President wants it to make his political competitors look bad. The Democrats say the Republicans want to shut it down making the President look bad.  Which ever one is right, we are still in trouble.

Our growth continues to limp along. Large companies are holding on to their money because they refuse to spend it on new government regulations and Obama care. Certain medical facilities are shutting down because they cannot help their patients and pay their staff under Obama care.The world-renowned Cleveland Clinic said on Wednesday it would cut jobs and slash five to six percent of its $6 billion annual budget to prepare for President Barack Obama’s health reforms.

More people than ever are on food stamps. They can’t find jobs. There are fewer and fewer career type positions available and if one is looking for work he will find that there are only part-time positions without benefits. I know two young women who are living with their parents and working three part-time jobs because they cannot find fulltime work. They are both engineers.  Yet everyone disagrees on the solution.

Is a Detroit economy where we are headed? Government spending is greater than the income coming in. If that doesn’t change, we too are headed for bankruptcy, no jobs, no services, no healthcare and no retirement.

Meanwhile, the large businesses, the politicians and the social hyenas continue to fight while not looking at our real problems.

Financial Responsibility

Bankrupt shop, signes.

Bankrupt shop, signes. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Detroit’s bankruptcy bothers me although I knew it was going to happen. Financial failure is part and participial to the invasion and war within Illusions. A Republic Lost.

When educated and responsible people begin their married and familial lives, they know and understand that you cannot spend more than you make. You must keep your debt within managerial limits or nonexistent, and safe for the future.

We middle class know if you don’t pay the electric bill your electricity will be cut off. If you default on your mortgage you will eventually lose your home.

Now can anyone explain to me why some cities do not understand this?

Detroit has $18.25 billion of debt half which calculates to $26,838 per person living in Detroit. This amount is unsupportable.

When GM declared bankruptcy in 2009 it had been losing money for years in unfunded liabilities, the largest of which being pensions. Half of Detroit’s debt represents the unfunded retirement benefit program for state and local government employees. Note the word unfunded.

There never was enough money to support the pension programs that Detroit retirees may lose.

This is irresponsible financial responsibility. If you have a checkbook you know how it works.