In general, I don't like any politics. I disdain government and what it stands for. However, certain issues in politics make me more irate then usual. It started with what became known as "Obama Care" or health care. Since my family already had health care this did not really change much for us except for making more money issues. What "Obama Care" is, is a law that was enacted in the 2010 US health care reform bill that states every American must be covered by health care. One reason why this health care reform is bad is because of how it affects businesses. The owner will have to pay once he gets a certain amount of employees, and then he will have to pay for a family plan which gets expensive. Even if you don't own a business, even if you're just a healthy individual, then you will still have to pay for all your expensive health benefits. It's not easy. You'd have to have a job to cover the cost, and that job might have the benefits that you're looking for. In that case, your employer would be paying for your health insurance and that's still an expense. Either way someone is still paying. You might think the insurance companies get this money, but no. If you are an insurer, what you will pay depends on your share of net premiums plus 200% of your administrative costs. The government will extract an annual of about 6.7 billion dollars from insurance companies. This all goes back to the government. The government gets everything; everyone else gets the tiniest slice possible so that the government can keep them quiet. Plus, another reason why this health care reform was, and still is, a terrible idea is that for every dollar you make over $250, 000 your taxes go up by .05%. To someone who has a smaller salary this might not be a big deal, but to someone like my parents this is a very big deal. They make a lot more then the previous amount mentioned but most of their money is taken away in tax by the government. "The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge natural to party dissension, which in different ages & countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism. But this leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism. The disorders & miseries, which result, gradually incline the minds of men to seek security & repose in the absolute power of an Individual: and sooner or later the chief of some prevailing faction more able or more fortunate than his competitors, turns this disposition to the purposes of his own elevation, on the ruins of Public Liberty." — George Washington, September 19, 1796. George Washington's quote relates to political parties and began to resonate with Americans in 2008. With the election of Obama many Americans did not realize the laws that he was about to pass, or that he would not make merry on promises shared. Maybe if Obama had not been elected our country would have turned out for the better, or maybe we would have gotten another egg head in his place. It's safe to say that no one knows for sure what might have happened, yet that we can only say what we hope to happen.
December 25, 2011