Now that we are in mid-November, the retailers and etailers are putting their Christmas shopping gift selections out. But, most do not mention Christmas. Now, because of political correctness, it is instead “holiday gifts.” It is as if Christmas disappeared and was replaced by some generic, meaningless holiday.
About 20% of Americans have no stated religious affiliation and only a few percent are die-in-the-wool Atheists. Some very small percentages are Hindus, Muslims and Buddhists. The majority of Americans are the same faith as our Founders and the majority celebrate a holiday in late December called Christmas. It’s always been Christmas and it has always been celebrated for one reason. The first six letters in the name of the holiday give it away.
Let’s cut the PC insanity. The holiday we have always celebrated in America on December 25th is about the birth of Christ. It is not about anything else. Most Jews are not even offended by Christmas or the celebration of it. It is a tiny minority of Christian-hating Atheists who are acting like the tail wagging the dog. Along with the PC police, they have threatened retailers across this great nation so that those retailers have eliminated the word Christmas from just about everything………….showing disrespect and utter contempt for the majority who believe in Christ and celebrate His birth.
So, in the weeks ahead, smile and say Merry Christmas to every person you pass. Say it to every retail employee and say it to the 40% of liberals who never attend church services. It’s Christmas, this is America and changing either is not progress, it’s stupidity and it serves no useful purpose.
Commenting under a recent article about the Obamacare website, I was immediately met by a number of angry liberals making personal attacks on me. What were they so mad about? I commented on the millions of dollars the website cost taxpayers, considering it doesn’t even function properly. The liberals claim that the figures for the site’s cost are just “right wing myths.”
Okay, let’s assume that is a fact. The original contact with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) was for $93.7 million. That is nearly $94 million taxpayer dollars. Doesn’t it bother anyone that liberals are so spend-happy that they blow off a waste of that much money as nothing to complain about?
The real problem is that the Obamacare website is a precursor for the entire failure of a liberal panacea. A government controlled healthcare system, with bureaucrats making decisions about life-threatening illnesses, is an exercise in disaster. Anyone who has tried to call into any government program knows that the frustration level is stress-inducing. Consider that the experience of millions of Americans with government ineptness may be related to things that are an inconvenience. With Obamacare, that inconvenience becomes a threat to somebody’s health and even their life.
Employer mandates, individual mandates, coverage mandates……….penalties, government scrutiny, thousands of pages of new regulations; it’s all a disastrous answer to a simple problem. America’s healthcare system is broke because of the expense of medical care. Obamacare does not address this, as we have learned ironically, that most people will realize an increase in healthcare costs. The only problem it does address is the concern with preexisting conditions. Should our whole healthcare system be based on that one change?
The new system requires that young, healthy people sign up for the new program in large numbers. In the process, they will pay much more than previously, under the “Affordable Care Act.” Failure to enroll means penalties/fines levied by the IRS.
In Washington state, 87% of the new enrollees are signing up for government-paid Medicaid. The program is not designed to function in this scenario. In Florida, Blue Cross, Blue Shield has canceled 300,000 policies that don’t meet the requirements of Obamacare. Coverage levels under Obamacare are inferior. Many, or most, will only get 70% coverage when they had 80% or greater coverage under their old plan.
So, under Obamacare, we get a healthcare system that needed improvement with costs, but which instead becomes an even more complicated, broken boondoggle. Liberals will complain that conservatives are exaggerating the cost of the website, but they will ignore the many faults with the new program and won’t give a thought to the millions who will die because of the red tape that will be added to any treatment decisions made by doctors and patients. And, even if $94 million is the cost before the many problems were revealed with the website, it is still taxpayer money and an insane waste.
To defend this Teflon president, liberals will take any convenient position, even when real facts and figures about his signature program prove them wrong. Ideology over the welfare of the country. It’s all about political power for these people, and if they have to sacrifice a number of lives in the process, so be it. Just wait until it’s one of their family members; but then, it will be too late.