I wasn't home for the live airing of Barry's speech so I had to wait until my wife and children went to sleep so that they wouldn't drown out the speech with loud and long suffering sighs and fingernail tapping. My family is probably the most apolitical group that one could ever hope to find. They nearly break out in hives when I sign on to my blogger account. So I waited until the time was right and was rewarded for my patience with one of the largest vindications for my cynical point of view towards Congress and this Usurper possible.
A point or two about Barry. He never actually comes out and lies directly. For instance, when he starts talking up the points for his socialized health care plan, he states "nothing in our plan requires you to change what you have." And from what I understand of the options currently on the table, he is technically correct. Except for the law of unintended consequences. Or in this case, wholly intended but entirely hidden from view. You see, as he stated later, public companies CAN NOT compete with a Socialist option, because it will have the financial backing of the Federal tax base. Even if you want to give him the benefit of the doubt and say that he has genuinely good intentions to follow through with his promise to not raise the deficit, the plan he has to pay for this thing, is going to cause almost as much trouble.
In addition to taxing businesses to help pay for this, he mentioned the tax breaks for the wealthy from the last administration twice. At one point he says, "Part of the reason I faced a trillion dollar deficit when I walked in the door of the White House is because too many initiatives over the last decade were not paid for – from the Iraq War to tax breaks for the wealthy. I will not make that same mistake with health care. This is an open admission that he intends to jack up the tax rate on those Americans that are the most productive. Keep in mind that most small businesses pay taxes on individual tax rates. He raises taxes and it will slam the job producers.
At another place in the speech he makes a very chilling set of statements. "...under my plan, individuals will be required to carry basic health insurance – just as most states require you to carry auto insurance. Likewise, businesses will be required to either offer their workers health care, or chip in to help cover the cost of their workers."
I found this chilling because it is yet one more way that government has found to insinuate itself into our lives. One more area where freedom and self reliance is eroded. How much of this is America going to take? I've been telling anyone that will sit still long enough to listen that they were going to ram this down our throats. Looks like I was right. Here it comes.
Barry and his Statists have complete bastardised the entire meaning of our Constitution and its limitations. They see the only limits to Federal power as the limits of their own social enginuity. Barry quoted Dead Ted's letter saying that this reform was a matter of "social justice". Leftist speak for wealth redistribution. God help us, when this goes through, we're done. Our economy will not bear up to the government dipping its fingers into 1/5th of the national economy without tanking.
Wake up America! This IS a call to arms. It's time and past time that we Americans made ourselves ready for the fight that is on the horizen. As I have stated time and time again, when a people's voice is suppressed, they must then turn to demonstrations. If those fail, they then have to turn to Civil Disobedience. From there it will get bloody.
We are at the point where civil disobedience is indeed called for. Many friends are going to go to D.C. for a march on the capitol. Damn I wish I could go, but its not to be. The groups that are there should commit to a mass show of civil disobedience. If their are indeed thousands that show up there, then laying a sit in siege to the capitol is something that is very possible and would have good effect.
The best possible outcome is that Congress might (although I doubt it) get the idea and turn from this course. The more likely outcome would be that the Capitol Police would end up shooting someone and thereby escalating this to the last level. It is coming folks. There will be blood. The Leftists have ensured it by their usurpation of the Constitutional powers set aside for the states and the people.