Debt, Denial, and Disgust
By Brittany Yurkovitch on 10/20/2013
Many of us living in the two political party paradigm smiled as they read last week’s debt ceiling headlines: A bipartisan deal had been reached and furloughed federal workers may return to work. Federal parks are open and White House tours will resume. Victory came in the 11th hour inspiring a standing ovation to House Speaker Boehner’s leadership qualities.
All is back to normal, nothing to see here.
These politicians are worse than high school students at grade time. Many students procrastinate until the grade window deadline approaches where they are forced out of denial. Realizing the impending deadline ahead, they propagate doom and gloom if you, the teacher, do not cave in to their demands. They will claim, “if you don’t take my late work, I will fail this class and won’t graduate.”
When the teacher says, “I’m sorry, you should have planned ahead months ago,” students bring their powerful interest groups to the table, the parents, to repeat similarly dire messages about how the sky will fall if you, the teacher, do not cave in to their demands. Parents will claim, “my whole family bought graduation tickets and is coming from out of state to attend, you have to let my kid submit 30 incomplete assignments for full credit or else my world will crumble apart.”
While this is a frustrating part of being a teacher, a good teacher will hold a firm line and tell the kid no or accept the work with penalties. It’s a sad reality but at least the education system is adequately preparing our students for a healthy career in politics.
And just like the students, apparently Congress can be bribed with a pizza party to perform their duties.
Unlike the happy sheeple in denial, the rest of us who believe elite power theory most accurately describes America’s current political reality are left a bit deflated and disgusted. A standing ovation for Beohner, really? For what, doing their jobs poorly while compromising their morality? For continuing to enslave future generations with unsustainable debt? I don’t understand what we are cheering for.
I also don’t understand why Republicans would focus their energies as they did given the complete disaster that is Obamacare. From NaturalNews.c0m:
“…the GOP made a huge tactical error in the timing of the government shutdown debacle vs. the Healthcare.gov launch. Instead of the mainstream media focusing on all the failures of Healthcare.gov and the “rate shock” now greeting Americans who try to enroll, they spent the last two weeks bashing Republicans and Tea Party members, thereby distracting the nation from the absolutely disastrous failure of the Obama administration’s milestone launch of Obamacare.
The GOP has utterly failed to communicate the real story on this disastrous launch to the American people. Instead of news stories talking about all the people who have wasted hundreds of hours trying to sign up via a broken IT system, the media has spent most of that time denigrating Ted Cruz and other members of the GOP, all while John Boehner displayed what might go down in history as the worst example of House leadership in history.
Thanks to the disastrously disorganized Republicans, the public is hearing only one story right now: Everything is the GOP’s fault! And the catastrophic launch of Healthcare.gov is getting a free pass. Somehow, this monumental failure of an incompetent administration is being sidelined in favor of a GOP bash-fest.”
Instead of harnessing the nation’s disgust at the healthcare roll-out, the Republicans dropped the ball. They certainly could have won some Democrats over as many liberals are very frustrated with the high cost and poor delivery of this new program. Check out the opinions from an angry liberal business owner:
“If you asked Link Christensen to describe his political beliefs a couple years ago, he’d say he was a liberal, a social activist and an Obamacare supporter.
But today, things are less black and white for the small business owner, who operates Tennessee Awning Co….
“I’m a left-leaning social activist,” he said Wednesday at a Chattanooga chapter meeting of the National Federation of Independent Businesses, which counted U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tenn., and State Sen. Bo Watson, R-Chattanooga, in attendance. “It sounded like a good idea to offer insurance to all the people in the country.”
Christensen was originally concerned with patients who go to the emergency room for minor ailments instead of seeking a primary care physician and felt that Obamacare would allow people to stay healthier and remove perverse incentives that clog up hospitals across the U.S.
The only problem? He didn’t realize how much it would cost him, and he’s horrified by how much it’s going to cost his employees.
“Some of those regulations about what the costs of my employees are going to be are horrendous, and I can’t understand the math,” he said. “Listening to the insurance providors and people providing webinars on how to figure out what our costs are going to be in this program, it’s gigantically troublesome to me.”
Not only does the math make his accountant shudder, Christensen is fairly certain that his employees are going to totally lose all coverage, he said. That’s because the economical CoverTN program that he’s currently using doesn’t qualify under Obamacare’s rules, and will disappear at the end of the year. CoverTN costs employees and Christensen about $60 each per month, but Obamacare would double that, placing it out of reach for those at the low end of the pay scale.
“It’s not going to be any type of bargain for people who work for me,” he said. “I’m concerned that my employees and others in that socioeconomic background are going to be left without any coverage because of the requirements of that program.”…
This example highlights a major problem with the political thinking of Americans. Democrats, suffering the same mental illness as their Republican counterparts, blindly follow their dear leaders into one trap after trap.
How many false flags like the Gulf of Tonkin incident will it take for the people to wake up? How many promises must be broken before the sheeple start living independently of this abusive system? How many lies must the people hear before they seek out the truth?
The two party system is a joke and a lie; there is only one party. You either support the authoritarian status quo or you support liberty and the rights of the individual. Continuing to participate in the two-party drama only furthers the goals of the state.
Start rejecting the toxic thoughts, people, and ideas around you to regain your independence. Take your thoughts and your life back!
Posted: October 20th, 2013 under Economic Commentary, Education, Political commentary.
Tags: 1984, audit the fed, brave new world, constitution, debt, economic collapse, empire, end the fed, fascism, freedom, libertarian