Sunday, October 13, 2013

Enough is Enough

A poll this past week shows that a majority of Americans believe every single congressman and senator should be voted out of office. I don't believe this will ever happen we tend to think that our senator or congressman is all right that it is all the other representitives that are bad. That is why it is so hard to vote out an incumbent. It's obvious that the shut down of the federal government is driving this animosity towards Washington and elected officials in general.

This may be the best worst thing that President Obama has done, though probably unintentionally. Obama's handling of this shut down truly shows the heavy handedness of our government. He has gone out of his way to make this as painful as possible to those of us that government views as subjects. This can especially be seen in the way that people have been treated at and around our National Parks, roads closed to obscure viewing,people put out of their homes,park rangers acting more like thugs than public servants. The stories are enough to almost make me lose hope in our republic. So why is this the best thing Obama has done because sometimes we need pushed to make meaningful change and his actions show the true nature of our elected officials. We have let the system evolve to a place where staying in power is the only concern of our leaders and the good of the country comes second.

I'm not usually an alarmist but I could see this getting very ugly very fast without some kind of resolution. I don't mean opening the government back up or a fiscal deal. I think we are at a point where we need some kind of constitutional convention to reassert power for the people of the United States and not for our elected officials and their appointees. I believe one of the first steps should be to remove all pensions for elected officials and their appointees. This would aid our economy and put their jobs back to a part time or temporary nature.

Saturday, October 5, 2013


This past week Jimmy Kimmel did a man on the street bit that asked people what they like better the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare. A large number of people liked the ACA and hated Obamacare. Naturally people have been commenting on the intelligence of our country because everyone should know they are the same thing.

It got me to thinking maybe they are not the same thing, oh I know they are just different names for the same law but are they described the same. The ACA is generally described as cost cutting way to care for everyone rich or poor. While Obamacare is described by all it's faults and unintended consequences.

So while it doesn't speak to the intelligence of Kimmel's victims it does speak to what people want. We want health care to be caring and affordable and Obamacare does neither.