Lets just start with this bit of asininity.
At a million-dollar San Francisco fundraiser today, President Obama warned his recession-battered supporters that if he loses the 2012 election it could herald a new, painful era of self-reliance in America.
A new era of self reliance? Oh Nooooo! You mean we can actually think and do for ourselves massuh sir? Fracking AWESOME!
Holy Crap Batman! This is what most of us want! To be left the hell alone! To make our own way, without the goddamn government telling us.."oh no, you can't do that. That's too DANGEROUS" Like the schools in recent years have told our kids. Can't play any of the games we played growing up because the kids might get HURT. Might learn that falling on your ass or flat on your face and then getting back up and trying again til you succeed is a GOOD thing. Or have you..the general public missed entirely whats been going on in our education system and schools for the last couple of DECADES?
To make our own way without the government telling us "Oh no. You can't do that yet. You have to fill out this form in triplicate, that one in triplicate, this one in quadruplicate and have 6 credible witnesses to sign each copy. Oh and then you have to go over to this other department and ask 'may I please' and then you have to check back with us periodically and fill out even MORE pointless paperwork to show that your in compliance with even MORE useless regulations. If you're really lucky you might get through this process with your self respect intact..but we don't want that." You people think I'm exaggerating with that quote? Ask someone who owns and runs their own business how much shit they have to fill out and how many insanely stupid government hoops they have to jump through to keep their business running.
“If you get sick, you’re on your own. If you can’t afford college, you’re on your own. If you don’t like that some corporation is polluting your air or the air that your child breathes, then you’re on your own,” he said. “That’s not the America I believe in. It’s not the America you believe in.”
Really? We're on our own? I don't think so..most of us can figure out whats wrong pretty quick. If we can't our long time General Practitioners [that's family doctor for those who don't grock] can figure it out without too much trouble and unless it's really serious..suggest a cheap generic medicine, or hell even an over the counter medicine, and give us free samples. Hell they MIGHT even suggest some needed lifestyle/ changes which we may or may not act on. If we're having trouble affording to GO to that doctor..it's because the goddamn government and LAWYERS have made it that way! By the way..look at how many elected politicians in the federal[or state even] government are/were lawyers. It'll blow your mind. AS I've said repeatedly..the first thing we do is kill all the lawyers. But I digress, now where was I? Oh yeah. And if we can't afford college well..geez I guess we'll have to put that off while we WORK for what we want. Or join the military because again..as I've said repeatedly..if you're risking your ass defending the country and the rest of us who live here..I honestly don't have a problem with my tax dollars subsidizing or completely paying for, your education. If we have a corporation doing something illegal..OMG then we take them to court and oh..bring all this stupidity up in the local news and to the attention of the BBB. Wow..we REALLY need the federal government for that.
Last week, Obama supporters pounced on comments by Republican presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney that the solution to the nation’s housing crisis is “don’t try and stop the foreclosure process. Let it run its course and hit the bottom.”
Well duhhh that actually makes sense..because if you allow it to bottom itself out, you hit rock bottom, and can THEN get back on an even keel and start making it up that money and dream ladder to owning your own house. If the government hadn't stuck it's nose into it and told the banks to make these kinds of loans and hell..made these kinds of loans itself via fannie mae/freddie mac; we wouldn't be IN this mess in the first place!
“I reject an argument that says we’ve got to roll back protections that ban hidden fees by credit card companies, or rules that keep our kids from being exposed to mercury, or laws that prevent the health insurance industry from exploiting people who are sick,” Obama said. “And I reject the idea that somehow if we strip away collective bargaining rights, that we’ll be somehow better off.
“We should not be in a race to the bottom where we take pride in having the cheapest labor and the most polluted air and the least protected consumers,” he said.
Really Obummer? Really? Dude...how about you stop with the propagandist bullshit and speak some actual reality for a change. Asking too much? YEah probably. Yes we SHOULD be in a race to the bottom..because once the fall is finished, there's no way but back UP. Except maybe this time we'll be a little WISER in who we put our trust in, sure as hell shouldn't be the government but OURSELVES
Here's a newsflash for you 2x4'ers. I'll share a secret. I've been unemployed a couple times. This last run hhas lasted a couple years, but I haven't been sitting completely idle, been helping my parents with stuff..trying to keep the house from falling apart, keeping it up as best as possible with the money available, keeping the cars running...helping watch out for my mentally messed up sister[OCD, Tourettes and Trich:short for Trichotillomania..a disorder that causes the patient to pull at hair and in the worst cases completely rip it out, and to pick at skin..leaving patches of dry cracking peeling skin all over. ] That being said in all the time I've been unemployed..I took nary a dime from the government, in unemployment..not ONE. Having your family and/or close friends as a cushion and backstop while you get your shit together is ONE thing. Expecting the rest of your fellow citizens to do it FOR YOU is another. Don't get your panties in a wad..I REALIZE I'm very lucky in that part of my circumstance, and that not everyone is that lucky. Now the family is falling on hard times so I'm looking for work more diligently than I have been about it in the past. Because it's MY responsibility[has been all along] to take up some of that burden while I'm here, and ALL of it when I'm out on my own again. Don't get me wrong there are people in this world, like my sister, that NEED the government to take up some of the slack. I've got no problem with that. None at all.
In conclusion if you give up your responsibility to the government, even in exchange for "compensation" ie welfare, the dole, etc...then you are no more than SLAVE to that government. What's worse is you've put yourself into that state of enslavement voluntarily. You forged your chains of your own own free will. At which point your at the mercy of the government..and THAT ain't living.
I now return you to your regularly scheduled inanity and insanity.