Are you looking for a new avenue to relieve yourself of the overabundance of money that you would have in your pockets? Are you tired of going to work in bringing home a paycheck that covers your day-to-day spending and may even allow you to have a large screen TV in your home or a new car in your driveway? It's time that we come to terms with our selfishness that has rubbed off on us from those greedy years that the United States experienced back when George Bush was president.
If you're having a hard time trying to figure out what to do with approximately half of your income, the government will solve that problem for you. Tax increases are coming. Tax increases are coming from every level of government. If you've had no tax increase or even just a small tax increase, the government is going to help you make up for that. They're all up going to raise taxes.
For those who have a even a passing fancy with business administration or economics, which leaves out 92% of the Obama administration, you know that businesses go through cycles of ups and downs. That's why it's called the business cycle. The current economic downturn that we are in began in early 2008. Recessions generally last about 12 to 18 months. We are now in the 27th month of our current recession. And after about two years of calling it the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, our current recession has been given the moniker 'the Great Recession.'How great is that?
The last week, President Barack Obama said that all the arguments have been made, everything has been said, and it is time to vote on the healthcare bill. Yet, since he has said that, he has not stopped making speeches and jaunting around the country giving Democrats rides in Air Force One in order to help them make up their mind on how to vote on the healthcare bill currently going through Congress. President Obama said he wanted an upper bound vote. Well, the way that the votes are tallying up, the total equals down.
The Democrats knowing that they do not have the votes in the House of Representatives are now pulling out every trick they can find it in order to pass this by whatever means they can get away with. Because there are not enough votes in the House of Representatives, they are now going to pass it without even voting on it. This is the epitome of moral bankruptcy for Congress.
Well, they did it. Congress has shoved the helathcare reform bill down our throats. And now, after a year of talking points, misdirection, outright lies, etc., it is being followed up by a bunch of statements that have just about the same degree of sincerity. President Obama came out and said that he followed the will of the people. Even the most liberal polls showed opposition greater than 50%. He said Congress pushed back on the interests of the special interest groups. While demonizing the insurance companies, the administration cut deals with the unions, pharmaceuticals and the AMA. He said the process rose above politics. Nothing could be further from the truth. This process was all about politics. Just take a look at all the backroom deals, arm-twisting, bribes and vote buying that was needed just to get to 216 votes. Even the pro-lifers sold out for a sheet of paper signed by the president. But that's still better than the deal Wisconsin gets-all the Wisconsin Democrats in Congress gladly donated their vote for nothing in return. That's the deal we get here in Wisconsin -- nothing.
Now that this legislation is passed, what's next? Will President Obama will be touring the country with the remainder of the stimulus money gladly depositing it in only 219 Congressional districts. That sure sounds like rising above politics to me.
Having rammed down our throats the health care reform bill, the Democrats and progressives are now in a position to recoil and continue to force the progressive agenda on the American people whether they want it or not. Recent polls have shown that they do not. The Democrats who only listen to their own rhetoric believe the American people want higher taxes and want more regulation. More entitlements and more government handouts are in the future of people and all you have to do to get this is the underachiever and sell yourself short.
Once an entitlement is given to the American people, there is seldom any turning back. The progressives know this and are using this to do and "in your face" type of campaign to give themselves credit for doing something historic. Accelerating the bankruptcy of the country is historic, I'll agree with that. Shutting down the opposition has replaced meaningful debate.