I was watching the news the other day, listening to the anchorman recall accounts of citizens taking their anger out on specific government entities. A guy flew a plane into an IRS building. Another guy went nuts and shot some Pentagon guards. Things happen on the same or smaller scale more and more often. The anchor closes the story with the question, “So, what’s causing all this anger against the U.S. government?” Are you kidding me? How can you report the news nightly and not know the answer to that? Let’s see, a health care bill is being shoved down our throats no matter what we think. “Don’t like the original version? Here, we wrote it in purple ink. How’s that?” When citizens rise up against that version, “Here, we wrote the whole thing backwards and used invisible ink. How’s that?” Nope folks, I think the problem may be that Mr. and Mrs. U.S. Taxpayer don’t want to provide health insurance to people who are here illegally. I think they may also have a slight problem with paying for abortions for women who are too lazy or stupid to use birth control. Some may even have the crazy notion that abortion is murder, and they would rather not finance murder.
I love this country. I do. But I sit back and watch in amazement the cleverly packaged crap that’s being thrown our way. It’s like the folks in Washington have been given an imaginary checkbook, and they’re in a race to see who can write the most bad checks the fastest. This is not an Obama rant. He did not invent this game. He’s just the starting pitcher right now. I believe his heart is in the right place, but we’ve gotten way off track. Who the hell is going to pay for all this free/reduced healthcare if NO ONE’S WORKING?