Posts Tagged Government
What does it say about our country when we allow someone who is blatantly breaking our laws to acquire a license to practice that same set of laws in our country? Talk about barefaced hypocrisy. Nothing against Sergio Garcia (who was brought here by illegal parents when he was really young), but if he really loved this country and wanted to practice law in the U.S., don’t you think the first thing he should have done was to do everything he could to become a citizen of this country? After all of the schooling he received to attain the skills to pass the bar, he must have learned (or in the very least, have known) how to apply for citizenship—and he had plenty of time to do so in order to become legal before seeking a license to practice law. Doing so would have at least proven that he actually believes in the law he has been licensed to protect.
Way to go, California. Your willingness to protect and support those who continually and knowingly skirt (or break) the laws by giving them anything and everything they want is truly astounding (and not in a good way).
It’s pretty disconcerting to realize that the federal government is more interested in marketing than they are in governing. With the government takeover of GM, the “deals” being offered to get more people on food stamps, and now the constant push to sell the Affordable Care Act (marketed, of course, as Obamacare), politicians (and more importantly, President Obama, who seems to do nothing but run around the country like a corporate shill) are much more interested in promoting, marketing and selling their products than they are in creating laws that help and protect the citizens of this once great country.
I mean, you have to know there’s something wrong when the federal government has “products.” We should not be shopping on any government website; the federal government is not Amazon. If we continue to do so, we can probably look forward to this slogan:
The United States federal government: If we don’t have it, you don’t need it. Anything else is illegal.
To begin my discussion on what I believe is the right (and best) way to “fix” health insurance, I wanted to go a little deeper into some of President Obama’s key points about his own (inevitably) disastrous ideas to do just that. The following are excerpts from President Obama’s campaign speech from October 30, 2013 in regards to the Affordable Care Act and the opposition against it (with my thoughts/translations in parenthesis): Don’t Stop — There’s Plenty More
For as long as there have been “intelligent” humans, there has been corruption, bribery and blackmail in all levels of society. But no more prominent has it been than in the areas of organized crime and politics, which, if I didn’t know any better, seems to have become one and the same. Politicians, much like a mob boss, have made a business out of using such tactics to get things done. The difference is, most mob bosses, to a certain degree, hold a high level of integrity, whereas the majority of politicians have none whatsoever. And yet we continue to support them, even though it completely undermines and sours the meaning of compromise, negotiation and debate, the true cornerstones of any free republic. Don’t Stop — There’s Plenty More
It takes a real man to shut down an establishment that actually produces revenue for the government while not taking a dime, just because said establishment sits on government land. I jest, of course, but this type of thing seems to be the most recent tactic thrown out by the current administration to hurt the American public in a deliberate and blatant attack on anyone who thinks the government should be smaller—less Big Brother and more protective older brother. Don’t Stop — There’s Plenty More