Thursday, July 16, 2009

A Conversation With My Mom

I was talking to my mom on the phone and the topic came up of all the industries that Democrats in have started positioning to take over. First there was the banks, then came the Auto Industry, and now there's the Health Care industry.

After a minute, she mentioned how even though Democrats "Think the Public Plan" is so great...they can still keep their private health insurance penalty free.

Under the current draft of the Democrat healthcare legislation, members of Congress are curiously exempt from the government-run health insurance option, keeping their existing health plans and services on Capitol Hill. If Members of Congress believe so strongly that government-run health care is the best solution for hard working American families, I think it only fitting that Americans see them lead the way. Public servants should always be accountable and responsible for what they are advocating, and I challenge the American people to demand this from their representatives.
How interesting.

That got me not only thinking about Health Care, but also all the other crap that Democrats say YOU should do...but conveniently exempt themselves. I found 3 major ones. Health Care, Going Green, and Taxes.

I just mentioned the Health Care issue, and it seems like they also get a sudden case of the NIMBY's when an Eco-Friendly project comes near their property, but also when it comes to Environmental Responsibility.

Most people have heard about the outrageous electric bill that Al Gore racked up in a house that he doesn't even live in, and that he claimed that he offset the energy usage with carbon credits. But what was not reported was the fact that he is the CHAIRMAN of the company that he bought the credits from! Effectively, Al was able to have his cake with high energy usage while still claiming being green with Carbon Credits, and was able to eat it too by paying himself for the carbon credits.

As for taxes, you have to be pretty ignorant to think that those in congress simply fill out the standard 1040 EZ form. Of course not! They pay accountants THOUSANDS to do their taxes, and save them as much as possible from the heavy hand of Uncle Sam. And yet, those senators who, through appearances, books, etc. making MILLIONS per year, demand that those making over $250,000 have a DUTY to pay more to the government. Do you really think that a senator or congressman/woman would vote for a tax increase if they actually would have to pay more in taxes?

I closed the conversation with this one liner;
"Soon we'll be cashing our checks at Uncle Sam Bank, visiting the Social Doctor at St. Sam's Hospital, driving the latest model of the "Uncle Sam." A car whose hood ornament is pointing at you, and not using their index finger."


Katelyn said...

youre my hero. forget shaw and run for president.

damien said...

How dare you imply that the people who make the rules be required to live by them, sir! That's a despicable notion! How dare you! :)

(Aside: I'm very interested to hear people's ideas on how to reform health care. And, of course, how to pay for it)