Tea Party Patriots Bringing the Conscience of America to Washington DC
Some observations and lessons from the Healthcare debate:
The size of the brand new federal bureaucracy to administer the bill is like creating four Atlantic Cities or nearly another Richmond, Va. where every citizen has a desk, computer, chair, office, retirement fund, healthcare insurance, handsome salary etc. and this is in addition to the already burgeoning cost of healthcare!!
If the Congress is convinced that we can find a $500 billion dollar 10 year savings from cleaning up fraud, abuse, misuse and bloated bureaucracy in the Medicare system alone, then stop right there, why are we not focusing on cleaning up the rest of government, before we try to grow it any larger and put more tax dollars at risk by an unwieldy and unqualified federal government!
Conservatives are accused of racism for opposing the healthcare bill. What is racist about challenging the lies the left has been selling as gospel, like it won’t increase taxes, or it is a budget deficit reduction measure, or the biggest lie of all it will reduce or hold in check your insurance premiums?
Conservatives are accused of waging class warfare. Go figure, conservatives are fighting for a level playing field where everyone has the opportunity to succeed and hard work is rewarded. The liberals on the other hand with their entitlement programs in the name of being fair are creating a permanent underclass already at 47% of the population. So we have a producing class subsidizing a welfare class that is growing at an alarming rate and is engineered by the liberals. Who will get the blame when the welfare class outstrips the ability, or willingness of the producer class to keep working hard, and foot the bill? What will the welfare class do when that day comes sooner than they think, stand in soup lines, stand in line for whatever handouts are available, wait for weeks and months for healthcare? What then?
There is a big difference between healthcare availability which all Americans enjoy now to varying degrees and healthcare coverage which all Americans are going to have to pay for in varying degrees, including the costs associated with 150,000 plus new employees in the federal bureaucracy!
All Americans should be paying something into the federal till no matter how small, even if they are on a welfare program. Otherwise, it will not be long before the welfare class that has no vested interest in the system by way of taxes will become the abuser class. Without the threat of an increase in cost what reason is there to not abuse?
Entitlement programs are insidious vehicles that drive the ruin of a nation and the loss of the citizen’s freedoms. How, you ask? At first the recipients of the entitlements (welfare class) eventually become dependent and lose their initiative, in time the workers (producer class) who are providing the endless funding for the entitlements become disenchanted and their initiative wanes. At this point as confidence in the government declines the government increases controls and there is a resulting loss of freedoms. As funding (revenues) decline further taxes are increased and inflation ensues or budget deficits grow to temporarily stave off the increased taxes and resulting inflation. Eventually if unchecked the government devolves into tyranny. Sound familiar?
The question is, what are you going to do about it?!?