Slaughter the aristocracy

I’M JUST SAYIN’

by
SHEILA SMITH

It’s a new day in America. Obamacare has officially bound and gagged us all and the government has “shut down” (though taxes are still being assessed).
We all know, thanks to public huffing and puffing from both parties, that Obamacare is what led the government to turn off some of our lights at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday. Much like a divorcing couple arguing over who gets the dog, the Republicans said, “We’ll pay for this, this and this, but not Obamacare. Nope. Not gonna happen.”
The Democrats responded by saying, “We don’t care what else you pay for, we’re not moving until Obamacare is paid for. Nope. Not gonna happen.”
I think the problem could have been worked out if Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Speaker John Boehner were thrown into a pit and forced to fight to the death. As a voter, I would have totally backed a plan that said, “Whoever survives, their party wins.” I would support that as long as the fight was televised on C-SPAN and I could watch it with friends.
Of course, if the Republicans’ demands made it to Obama’s desk, he would have vetoed the bill. Like the parties, his new red line is Obamacare.
Now, to be fair and open-minded, I visited healthcare.gov to see what Obamacare health plans I would qualify for. (I already have insurance but was interested to see what type of plans and payments I would face otherwise.) Unfortunately, I received this message on the site: “We have a lot of visitors on our site right now and we’re working to make your experience here better. Please wait here until we send you to the login page. Thanks for your patience!”
I waited for 48 minutes but was never sent to the login page; and so socialized healthcare begins.
I can only laugh at the fact that Mr. President and all of Congress – Republicans, Democrats, Independents and whatever else they like to call themselves – are exempt from Obamacare and its rules. However, if everyday people like us do not have insurance (whether because we cannot afford it or are simply exercising our free will that we once had access to in this country), we can be fined – $95 per adult in the first year and around $650 per adult by 2016.
Meanwhile, the aristocrats on Capitol Hill refused to come to an agreement on the federal funding, so workers are being furloughed and certain services shut down. Are those politicians being fined for not doing what they are supposed to? Nope. In fact, they are still getting paid and they don’t have to worry about visiting healthcare.gov to find an Obamacare plan.
Remember studying the French Revolution in school and how the lower class rose up and slaughtered the aristocracy because it lived lavishly off the labor and money of the working man?
I wonder if guillotines are still in production.

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