Oh, to live in the Land of Plenty. Where the streets are paved with gold, and everybody is nice all the time, and there is no evil, pain, suffering or want. In this Land of Plenty, there is never a tear drop in any eye, and everybody has a mansion on a sandy beach.
Life is good in this Land of Plenty.
Of course, this Land of Plenty does not exist, has never existed at any time anywhere in the history of history. And this Land of Plenty will never exist. It is but the stuff of political promises.
We are now watching the legislative battles on Capitol Hill today, as the Democrats vow to keep Obamacare intact, the GOP Freedom Caucus vowing to scuttle the current Obamacare-Lite bill (The American Healthcare Act) because it is nothing more than the same thing we have now, only tweaked around the edges. And of course, we have President Trump twisting arms to get his 216 votes needed to pass this latest pack of socialism wrapped in the American flag.
Donald Trump and Speaker Paul Ryan have promised to repeal the massively socialist Obamacare program in favor of a kinder, gentler massive socialist program. Speaker Ryan swears nobody will be left in the lurch, and nobody will have their current health care package go into a lapse of coverage.
Everybody that voted for the GOP these last three out of four elections (2010, 2014 and 2016) wanted Obamacare gone, but wanted to retain the provisions of the act that covered pre-existing conditions and kids to remain on their parent's insurance until age 26. Other than that, Obamacare stinks. Right?
The pre-existing condition clause is nothing more than a naked transfer of trillions of dollars to those who need horrifically expensive treatment to survive. There is just not enough money in the world to grant everybody a heart transplant or a kidney transplant that needs one, and only charge them a few dollars in co-payment. These operations are hundreds of thousands of dollars.
What the American voter and all politicians are saying is that these God awfully expensive medical procedures are a right, and not a priveledge (Ted Kennedy's words, they roll of the tongue, don't they?). If money is no object, which clearly everyone agrees is the case when it comes to health care, why not grant every American the right to fly their own personal Lear jet?
And grant everybody in the U.S. a mansion on a sunny, sandy beach? As a right? We're talking about the same sentiment. We just don't have the money to grant everybody anything their heart desires because some folks can afford it and some folks can't.
That kind of talk is just mean spirited, just ask Chuck Schumer (D-NY) or Bernie Sanders (Communist - USSR).
This is not a mean spirited country, right? Free shit for everybody! As much as the Freedom Caucus is gumming up the latest works regarding passage of this latest free shit bill, they at least understand that there is no such thing as a free lunch.
Or a free mansion on the beach.
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