Commentary I left at Hot Air on Harry Reid suddenly realizing that the Obamacare system he helped to connive into being isn't solvent, needs way more cash and won't do what it was purported as its actual points of being... but it is a sinkhole of cash that is vast and black in the budget. Just like SSA and the M&Ms and other entitlements. The question is: what to do about it.
The answer is simple and I've repeated it often in many ways, but here it is, again for this question:
Same answer to Obamacare as to the rest of the federal government:
Start in the House… fund by agency… don’t fund some agencies fully or use funding towards other programs and leave Obamacare high and dry.
There are a ton of programs you can kill by not funding them.
Just because a prior Congress wants it doesn’t mean a current Congress is obliged to fund it. There is no law against not funding these things, none at all. This requires a wholesale change of the R party in the House, particularly the sclerotic leadership. Obama can’t stop the House from not funding items, only keep on sending the bills back TO fund parts of agencies. If he wants to kill off some government agencies by killing their funding: LET HIM DO IT VIA THE VETO.
And then THANK HIM to rub salt in the wounds.
Would he really not want to sign off on a downsized IRS? And to put the IRS FIRST to set the tone. Then HHS. Then FDA.
You want this to happen? Then the House Republican ‘we have to fund everything other Congresses started’ contingent MUST GO. There is no law that says they MUST DO THAT. One Congress cannot bind another Congress via legislation and since the House holds the purse strings, it is there that fiscal rectitude must start. Not the Senate. Not the POTUS. Not the SCOTUS. You want to get a smaller government? Start at the US House of Representatives. Want to blame someone for the deficit? Also the US House. And the Debt as well. Surely for $3.2 trillion you can run a minimal government… if the debt service payments don’t EAT IT ALL UP, of course.
That is the Obama goal to collapsing the Nation: create a debt so vast that even current revenue can’t support minimal payments.
Your Nation goes under, your currency becomes worthless, your savings disappear and no amount of POWER from DC can make that better because it CAN’T BE FUNDED ANYMORE. If we are very lucky there are two elections left before that happens. If we are unlucky there is only one. If our luck has run out, you have seen our last election as a free people.
Change doesn’t start in DC: it starts with you, holding DC accountable and telling them to ‘stop the spending’. Yes they aren’t listening there or on the compliant and submissive Left… they want a tyrant, a dictator, a despot… their freedom isn’t in question. Yours is. Act like a free man who expects government to be beholden to the people, live like a free man who expects to be held accountable for his misdeeds, and praise virtue whenever and wherever it appears and support it. You carry through the actions and you just might be able to protect your liberty and join with those who think like you to ensure them.
There is a cost to this, of course.
Your money: gone.
Your savings: gone.
Your property: ravaged and destroyed.
You: free to start over or die trying.
Remember I’m the guy in poor health who won’t survive for long if the system goes south. Yet I’m preparing for those losses as best as I can. Because my freedom is priceless beyond any value, and I am more than prepared to be impoverished to remove this system of petty tyranny of rules above law and those who think they are above any law making the rules for themselves. You can start now by pestering your Congresscritters. It won’t change them, but it will change you.
ajacksonian on May 3, 2013 at 7:11 AM
This isn't about Obamacare.
This isn't about our dysfunctional government of Progressive Elites.
It is all about you and how you live your life.
Want a better government? Make sure you are a prepared to be a better person, first. And help society to recover from the insane beliefs fostered by Marx and the Left for over a century about government being the source of your liberty. It isn't.
Government is instituted amongst men.
Government does not exist first and creates man... sorry that isn't how it works.
And the best government is self-government.
Once you got that figured out, you begin to resent all these other governments trying to tell you how to live your life. Then your choices start to become obvious and your path, simple.