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Stupid Is As Congress Does

So it's the middle of the night and I'm sitting here wondering what I'm going to do if I lose my job. You see, I work in the healthcare industry and my clients are private insurance companies. Since the house just passed the public healthcare plan, if this bill makes it through the Senate, then it's only a matter of time before all private insurance companies go out of business.

I've been down this road before, worrying about how I was going to make a living when I could not get a job but this time it's different. In the past, when I was laid off twice, I always knew that if only I could get my foot in the door, I could still make a decent living as long as I stayed within my same industry. Don't get me wrong. I'm not crazy about the insurance industry but seeing as I don't have a college education, the only other jobs I could get paid much less for someone like myself since I would be so green.

It's times like this when I really miss having living parents. At least if they were still alive, I would have some place to go if all else fails.

Yes, I know I'm going to the extremes here in my worrying but this is my Blog and I can worry if I want to.

What I don't get is how can so many Americans be so oblivious to how wrong it is for the government to take over private industries? If you ask someone personally if they want to live off the government dough, they will speechify how they've worked for everything they've gotten in life and of course they don't want handouts. But in the very next breath, they will espound on the evils of big business and how they need to be controlled. Never once does it seem to dawn on them that government bureaucracy and red tape is much worse than any evil industrialists.

Then what about Congress? Did they not hear about those two governors in NJ and VA who just won by a landslide defeating opponents from the same party as the house majority? While I can see a couple of folks being so ideologically driven that they are willing to push through government-run healthcare no matter the consequences, how can so many of them not see the writing on the wall?

What is it going to take to wake up the rest of America? Shoot, most of them have no idea that they are going to have to give up their incandescent light bulbs in just a little over 2 years. I want to scream from the hilltops, PEOPLE WAKE UP!!! This is no rantings of a nut-case or someone so Ayn Randish, that they see conspiracy theories around every bend. Yes, I'm a pro-lifer and a fundie but that doesn't mean I'm stupid.

Speaking of stupid, Congress just acted stupidly and I don't need to wait on any more information to come to that conclusion.

Elusively yours,

10 Comments On This Entry

Just like the fascination to "make history" in electing the first (half) black president, this Congress seems obsessed with making history and congratulating themselves for how great they are in this "historic" moment.

It makes me want to puke.
I have been worrying the way you are about cap and trade. I work in the petrochemical industry. I understand your fears and sympathise. If this administration and congress continue on their current path everyone will be in your position, it will only be a matter of time. It becomes more clear each day that this group wants to create a government that the people are completly subordinate to. They will give us our food, water housing and healthcare. They are changing the fundamental nature of our government. We will no longer have the ability to pursue life, liberty and happiness we will have our "share" doled out to us by our benevolent dictators.
I, for one, am not so certain that being all "Ayn Randish" isn't exactly what we need at the moment!
I started a potential blog post several months ago. I do that a lot, start something, get pretty involved in it, then have something else win the battle for my attention, and lose the passion that I need to continue with the project.
But the title has stuck in my mind, "It started with the Doctors". The Doctors were to be the "John Galt's" this time around, and they might yet be.
Certainly some community of people have got to be the focal point of the, let's call it what it HAS to be, Revolution against this mind numbingly massive power grab by the current leaders in Washington.
There is a boat load of not so pent up frustration, anger, angst and fear in this country right now. People are flat out scared that not only the lives of their children and grandchildren are being forever altered, for the worse, by Congress and the President, but that in very short course, their own lives are going to cease to resemble even their worst fears.
Many of us have watched over the last few years as the Government of the People, By the People and For the People became not a Representative Government of, by and for the People, but the Ruling Elite.
Heck, there isn't even a whole lot of effort to hide the intent anymore. One has to dig a little to find
it all, but throughout the last several massive spending bills, people have looked and found the
not so subtle Government Control Creep that is the inevitable result of accepting "Help".
As massive spending bill after massive spending bill works it's way through a 'process' that 99% of Americans have no understanding of, we're told by our very own "Dear Leader" that the obvious and clear result of the new Laws, is NOT what it appears to be. The Government doesn't "want' to run Financial Institutions, or Car Companies, or by your Mortgage Holder, or............and yet they are, and now they seek to be the Doctors as well.
And every time one bothers to watch or listen to the very scripted public events like on C-SPAN, or a Sunday Morning "News" show, we see the Ruling Majority declare that every problem is ONLY solvable by increased Government Regulation, more Control of every detail of day to day life and, always, more Government spending.
More and more taxes, fees, fines, mandates, more of everything that history has PROVED the Government is inept at.
What this country needs is the Anti Obama. Someone who can serve as the "John Galt" of the core principles of the majority of the Nation's Citizens. Someone to stand up and say SHOUT, "I'm mad as hell, and I AM NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!!"
For now the 'best' we seem to have is a first term Governor from Louisiana, or a former Governor from Alaska, or a former Senator from Tennessee, or a former Governor from Massachusetts, or..the list isn't that long of people that, once again, the MSM is touting as the 'front runners' for 2012.
And, while I like Senator Thompson, and was excited by Governor Palin, neither of them are the lightening rod we need. (We as Conservatives, but also "We" as in "We the people".)
As I said, I believe that there is a boat load of anger, resentment, fear and the resulting energy pent up in a majority of Americans.
We surely need to get all "Ayn Randish", if we are going to find and connect with our John Galt, and take this country back from the "Progressives" who look to 'save' us from a fate they constructed in the first place.
Sorry to have stolen so much of your blog space, edit as you see fit.
We won't have to worry, Ilja. Under Pelosicare people like us have a duty to kill ourselves within five years as mandated by the reviewers who've never met us; but in their infinite wisdom know what is best for us and the Motherland/Party/society.

Bekisue, on Nov 8 2009, 08:14 AM, said:



stick, on Nov 8 2009, 08:24 AM, said:

Just like the fascination to "make history" in electing the first (half) black president, this Congress seems obsessed with making history and congratulating themselves for how great they are in this "historic" moment.

It makes me want to puke.

Ain't that the truth. Congress doesn't care rather they are famous or infamous. http://i147.photobuc...es/disgust1.gif
I'm right there with you, Ilja. :crybaby:

Guest_James_*, on Nov 14 2009, 12:26 PM, said:

I hope you lose your job. You sound like a miserable, sorry excuse for a human being. It's trash like you that's driving our country into the ground.


I've been jobless and it isn't fun. I wouldn't mind a health insurance IF I didn't have to pay in taxes for late term abortions and other eugenics minded issues. Have you read the 3,000 or so pages? Do you know if your tax dollars are going to go to illegals who are funnelling monies back to their home countries? Do you have any idea what's in it? If so, please explain.

I'm in the healthcare industry as well and it is extremely frightening. Anyone with any feelings of loosing a job is absolutely frightened. For you to show such little sympathy on that is disgusting or you haven't been through it. Wake up. This is going to suck the rest of the economy dry as a bone. We don't need reformed healthcare. We need to start with stopping the mistakes in the hospitals jacking up the prices for the lawyers, malpractice insurance, etc. We need to add staff to the hospitals so everyone isn't running on a dangerous (to the patient) skeleton crew. We need to somehow minimize the non-profit hospitals and/or have some sort of a cap on them where people are held responsible to pay. THAT is where the tax money should be going. To BUILD a better health SYSTEM not an insurance. We would have a much healthier Country if we didn't have so many screw ups from a burnt out staff and lawsuits.

Guest_James_*, on Nov 14 2009, 11:26 AM, said:

I hope you lose your job. You sound like a miserable, sorry excuse for a human being. It's trash like you that's driving our country into the ground.

What a nice response. I guess I should follow in your footsteps huh to be a wonderful human being?

ilja, on Nov 28 2009, 07:26 PM, said:

Guest_James_*, on Nov 14 2009, 11:26 AM, said:

I hope you lose your job. You sound like a miserable, sorry excuse for a human being. It's trash like you that's driving our country into the ground.

What a nice response. I guess I should follow in your footsteps huh to be a wonderful human being?

Nah.....we should just pray for him and his health once this healthcare reform goes through. Hopefully, he'll get the ICD if God forbid he need one in his 70s. It's all about eugenics. :crybaby:
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