Oh my gosh.
We are the proud owner of a new penny today. This is kind of funny in the midst of our Government trying to convince us that a national health care system is the way to go. This is taking sort of a mental break from the absurdity of life right now so bear with me.
Have we not learned anything?
I'm sort of speechless so give me a minute if you will.
Okay, so we can't manage Fannie Mae and Mac.
We have inherent issues and generational fraud going on with Social Security.
Obamacare plans to steal from Medicaid to ensure the viability of a national health care program, while we are encouraged that there is no need to worry, because its just about choice when it comes to the elderly (somewhere in here is that 80/20 principle).
We've sold our soul in pork bellies to fill the days in Congress, a task which ranks public service initiatives with what's in it for me or no deal.
We have our own US Postal Service hanging on by its latest sales pitch of "if it fits, it ships."
And even our own Treasury, who lost it's common sense when vacating the gold standard, plays Russian roulette with monetizing our debt right out from under us, where the only way to resolve the "selling" of bonds, and "buying" them back 10 days later calls for either hyper-taxation or hyperinflation...you take your pick.
And now this. This probably isn't going to hit you like it did me. Maybe it's just me being a little oversensitive, there must be a full moon coming or Saturn must be retrograde, I don't know. But just today they announced the new and improved Lincoln penny coming out in November, no big deal right.
Now, don't get me wrong. I LOVE LINCOLN. That was the kind of change I could believe in.
He said remarkable things like, "as I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy."
And, "be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm."
And, "Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."
Okay, I've made my point here and I"m getting back to the real point.
This Health Care Bill is another excuse for creating power, causing division among our fellow Americans, and allows for nothing more than direct unabashed slavery of the tax payer to our federal Government. Make no mistake. It is robbery. It is illegal when the people do not want it and when our elected office ignores the people. And it is worthy of debate and peaceful protest.
The shiny new penny actually costs the Mint 1.4 cents to make. Am I the only one who finds that funny? If we can't so much as produce a little copper penny without it costing us money out of pocket, how in our cotton pickin mind can we add health care to our already baffling, trillion dollar deficit? I would love to know what Obama is smoking if its not Kools.
A penny. Some people see a penny on the ground and don't bother to pick it up. Some people toss a penny from their change into the tray next to a cash register, no use for it. Some people couldn't care less that it is Abraham Lincoln sitting so pretty on it. While not that long ago, possibly two score and seven years ago, there were rumblings about the idea of not making the lowly penny at all anymore.
But no, in this time of spending money like there is no tomorrow, in this environment that there ain't no business like the Government's business, in the land of milk and honey and voodoo economics getting that much more psychedelic, we have one more thing to ask a fifth grader: Does it costs money to make money?
I can't wait for our health care costs to be under control and powered by the fine workings of http://Obamacare.us.gov.org.com.scam/ I Can't wait.
Make it a good day, G
P.S. And remember, "a penny saved is a penny earned." Not Lincoln.
I will save this one for your eyes to research if you don't know it off the top of your head...to capitalize on other words of wisdom this gentleman once said,
"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn."