Dear America,the new UNaffordable care act is a bad influence...makes me want to show up less, produce less, and do ...less. It is thoroughly supporting the delinquency of a symphony in G minor.
Unabashedly, it now celebrates the wastefulness of doing absolutely nothing with our natural gifts. It taunts us with the high aptitudes of laziness and mediocrity as a means of getting everything we ever dreamed. It revels in a new world lining up in direct contradiction with the old, the one tried and true.
From the NY Post a few days ago, by John Podhoretz:
"Here’s why: Poor people get certain subsidies, which disappear once a worker achieves a certain level of compensation. So it may be better to work less, or not work at all, rather than reach that higher pay level, because the pay increase won’t offset the loss of the subsidy."
Wait! There's more:
"There’s a problem on the other end as well — among those whose tax dollars pay for the whole shebang: “If the subsidies are financed at least in part by higher taxes, those taxes will further discourage work or create other economic distortions, depending on how the taxes are designed.”
While Podhoretz added, the White House supported these findings by saying:
The White House hastened to do damage control yesterday, and the “senior official” who did the background briefing for reporters said a shocking thing: The projected decline in work is good news.
“It reflects the fact that workers have a new set of options and are making the best choices that they can choose to make for themselves given those options,” the official said.
With more from The Post, highlighted in Michael Goodwin's column just yesterday, leading with "Obama Democrats' troubling view on work" -- that included this comment from the president's very own favorite press secretary:
“Opportunity created by affordable, quality health insurance allows families in America to make a decision about how they will work, or if they will work,” Jay Carney said.
Well how can that be, considering the president was just saying how important it is to reward hard work? And if you fell for that link, this girl's got a prescription for snake oil just for you.
But here's the thing, and it's spelled out by Goodwin better than me:
"This anti-job, pro-dependency tilt is the crux of the nation’s polarization. In essence, it pits those who believe in the sanctity of work against those who believe in penalizing wealth and redistributing its fruits."
The Left, the Progressives, the Radicals in office and organizing for America for the last fifty years -- have been cultivating this perverse mentality and reality for decades.
And don't blink now, but even the latest unveiling of something being referred to as "The Hillary Papers" supports this conclusion. See under the section labeled, "Single Payer Necessary." [But the rest of it is pretty fun to read, too.]
The Left -- ever so patient and kind....even if it takes some lying, cheating, stealing, and some fraudulently leading of the American people -- can wait for paradise for as long as it takes. If they don't succeed the first time, try, try again.
Here's the last word -- given to President Barack Obama -- plucked from the interview with Bill O'Reilly, Super Bowl Sunday:
PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA:
Here’s-here’s-here’s what I believe. First of all, biggest honor I’ve ever had and will ever have is serving as Commander in Chief, and when you meet our military families and our men and women in uniform, they-they, uh. They are so outstanding. You just have to want to help. And you have done great work, Bill, uh, on behalf of our veterans. Number two, I think self-reliance is alive and well in America. I think the problem is people don’t see as many opportunities to get ahead. My job as President, as long as I’m in this office, is to give them the tools to get ahead. They gotta work hard, they gotta be responsible, but if they are, let’s make sure that they can make it in America. That’s what it’s all about. That’s how you and I ended up sitting here talking.
Coming from you, Mr. President, five years after "we are five days away from fundamental transformation" -- this is gobbledygook! [And Bill O'Reilly is a pansy]
America is in a really, really bad place right now. Really bad.
But what a great word that is, huh? Gobbledygook.
It's gobbledygook G Monday.
Major, minor, highs and lows, what everrrrr -- it's a blog in the can.
[and wow...what a fine attitude that is]
[and maybe one of these days, I will shake off the depression that has shackled the possibilities of reaching my full potential]
[but then again, maybe I won't]
Make it a Good Day, G