The Sad State of Things

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It’s sad that so many people in this country and the world believe that the government should be the primary determinant in their lives.  It is very telling that Obama was endorsed by Hugo Chavez, Vladimir Putin, the Castro brothers, the Communist Party USA, and leadership of the Muslim Brotherhood.  After all, it is only natural that tyrants would want support from one another in their efforts to roll back the democratizations the world has seen in the past two decades.

I hope that more Americans question their reliance on government in moments such as when they are filling out their health information forms that must be submitted under ObamaCare to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in 2014.  Do Obama voters honestly believe that it is a good idea that the IRS is the primary enforcer for America’s health insurance regulations?  Do Obama voters have even the remotest clue that many, many employers across the country will be forced to postpone hiring plans, cut back many of their employees to part-time status, or actually fire workers all to avoid cost burdens of ObamaCare?  Sadly, I do not think that most Obama voters realize any of this because they seem to buy into misleading political slogans without having a clue of how the world actually works.

Nothing is free.  Benefits paid for or mandated by the government are ultimately paid for by somebody, and many times, by everyone.  We pay for them in higher taxes, higher insurance premiums, and lost employment opportunities.  And, contrary to what many who cannot do math believe, higher taxes on the rich would not be sufficient to cover the bills.

As the paraphrased saying goes, “A government large enough to provide all your needs is big enough to take them away.”  It is not just bad luck that has caused Europe to be in constant debt turmoil, it is a direct result of governments that are way too large, suck way too much money out of the economy, and are way too involved in their people’s lives.  We will only have limited chances in the coming few years to avoid this ditch.

The really said thing is that all of this is just the tip of a very large iceberg of bloated, corrupt government that has no respect for individual rights, only collective ones.  I hope that this ship can be turned around before it’s too late.

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