Corruption in plain sight. As an opener to the lies and distortion that We The People have been exposed to for the past six years, I forget where I saw this, but thought it was brilliant at the time:
This is a long sentence, so let me get this straight:
We’re going to be gifted with a healthcare plan we are forced to purchase, for which we will be fined if we don’t; which purportedly covers 10 million more people without adding a single new doctor, but provides for sixteen thousand new IRS agents; a plan which has been written by a committee whose chairman says he doesn’t understand it, passed by a Congress that didn’t read it, but who exempted themselves from it; and signed by a president who smokes;
With funding administered by a Treasury chief who didn’t pay his taxes; for which we will be taxed for four years before any of its benefits take effect, by a government that has already bankrupted Social Security and Medicare; and all to be overseen by a Surgeon General who is obese, and financed by a country that’s broke.
What the “bleep” could possibly go wrong? Corruption in plain sight – that’s what!
What a colossal boondoggle. The simple solution (according to my little pea-brain anyway) would have been to give every uninsured individual $1 million; that would have cost about $7 Billion and saved us a fortune. Similarly, with the other boondoggle known as the “Stimulus”; we could have given every taxpayer in the country a quarter million dollars a piece and saved a fortune over what was wasted to accomplish nothing but lining the pockets of cronies. So here we are, saddled with a “law” that really isn’t a “law” because Obama who signed the “law” has made close to 50 changes to the “law” to suit his own whims. Just when is a “law” the “law” of the land, when the “law” gets changed every time the guy whose name is on the “law” decides he doesn’t like certain parts of the “law.” Mmmm?
Sounds lawless to me and worthy of criminal charges; just like what would happen to We The People were we to act in this way; don’t you know?
John Hayward begins the unraveling of the corruption in plain sight …
There are many ways in which the Obama Administration benefits from a sycophantic media. One of the biggest is the way media memory banks are flushed and rebooted every couple of months, preventing Americans (especially the fabled Low Information Voters, who pay only cursory attention to the news) from developing any sense of historical memory about what this Administration has done. With a few exceptions so huge that they just wouldn’t fit in the Memory Hole – most notably Obama’s “if you like your plan, you can keep your plan” lie – everything happens in a vacuum where Obama and his agenda are concerned. Every day is Day One of the Obama presidency.
This was especially evident when the media allowed Obama to take his absurd “victory lap” on April Fool’s Day, touting the alleged success of ObamaCare in reaching its 7 million enrollment target. For one thing, the original enrollment target was double that amount; 7 million was the result of some hasty goalpost-moving after the Affordable Care Act was passed. Also, the media didn’t ask (or invite its audience to ask) the most cursory questions about the number touted by Team Obama, such as how many of those “enrollments” were actually paid and valid insurance policies.
Crucially, the media’s aggressive shredding of inconvenient history kept it from putting ObamaCare’s enrollment “achievement” in any sort of larger context whatsoever. The vast majority of those “enrollments” were people whose previously satisfactory health care plans were destroyed by ObamaCare; as Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) put it, government agents busted their car windows, then other government agents came along to sell them new windows, while the President touted the success of the Department of Window Repair. Also, the “success” of this operation relied heavily upon the little detail that failure to buy the product was against the law. We sold 7 million units of a product people are legally required to purchase! Yay!