It’s expensive to provide crappy care and skimpy benefits for seniors. All this Ponzi scheming with Social Security and Medicare will ensure that we’ll be in debt far past when today’s newborns are eligible to demand that they get underwhelming treatment at nation-bankrupting rates.
The alleged plans to enact cuts will come as soon as Washington obtains the nerve to cut anything not involving our nation’s defense, so breath-holding is not advised. At present price-ignoring rates, we’re never going to pay off our tab no matter how high taxes are. In that regard, it’s going as planned.
Barack Obama isn’t serious about combating the excruciatingly stratospheric increase in spending on happy goodies. Why would he be? He’s totally into the government being in control of life decisions such as how to spend income. If people are too smart for that, then why did they elect him?
The prospect of losing it all in the process of trying to baby retired people doesn’t deter Obamanauts. They’re certainly not going to surrender their control over old people’s checks and medicine just because the cost and creeping federal power is making us the new Canada of North America.
They’d actually be fine with that. This administration couldn’t be more pleased when it finds new ways to allegedly invest what they call revenue. That’s why they remain unconcerned about how our continually rising credit card bill could cause our fall or that giving sugar water to old people is irreparably harming our finances. To them, it’s just good stewardship of our communal finances.
The increase in price is by design: it’s an opportunity to collect more of what successful people work for to promote equality. They wish for essentially every important decision to be made in Washington. That’s how we ended up getting bossed around by people who resent living in a place comprised of endless blocks of 10-story concrete buildings that look like parking garages from the Soviet Union.
Obama is so much smarter than you that he doesn’t need to prove it by being a good president. He is certain that he’s better with your money than you are, which is why he’s out to raise spending in the same sense that male undergraduates are out to find affordable lager and alluring coeds.
Higher rates on high earners would also be the easiest way for this administration to strive toward the goal of ensuring that everyone has the same number of Mason jars buried in the backyard with the same amount of currency in each. They think that would be fair.
After all, everyone knows the Founding Fathers famously declared that “All men are to end up equal.” They are pretty sure that is the correct wording. It says in the Constitution, Independent Declaration, or one of those other crinkly old documents by a crinkly old white guy that the left only quotes when they’re delusional enough to assert that the president can unilaterally borrow money on our behalf.
Despite Obama’s benevolent willingness to relieve us of the burden of purchasing things, some uncooperative people with money still think they know how to utilize what they’ve earned. But they are ignorant of how much stupider they are than the president. His plans involve centrally-managed schemes to buy what we didn’t even know we needed. How could anything go wrong?
Everything Obama has done or pushed domestically has involved running most money through a federally-regulated filter. In that regard, letting Medicare and Social Security continue to balloon works to their advantage in its own sick way.
Namely, skyrocketing costs serve as an excuse to tap people who have made good livings. Those corporate jet-owning blah blah blah must have climbed to the top on the backs of those who have found less success, as there is clearly no other way.
Humans may have a habit of never learning anything, much less remembering. But we have collectively discovered what happens when you spend other people’s money. The resulting endless encounters with repo men and economic misery are established science at this point, with worlds more evidence backing it up than the case for human-caused temperature swings.
We own countless examples of why spending all dollars real and imagined fails to help the economy here in 2011. Yet this White House still don’t accept the overwhelmingly deleterious effects of allowing the federal government to act as a bag man for what had been our money.
Or maybe they do. Spending on benefits for the earliest-born among us is impoverishing those who arrived later. But it would mean fewer people making what the president classifies as too much.
Thankfully, the public is growing immune to the scared feeling that’s supposed to occur whenever mean Republicans ever suggest cutting such programs. The administration would be devastated if even more people wised up to the machinations.
Judging by the reaction to his speeches where he whines in favor of incurring even greater financial obligations, namely how they have been condemned as seemingly having been written by a room of preschoolers, we’ve become largely invulnerable to the thrill. He certainly will have trouble convincing anyone that we will enjoy eating the sugar-coated Satan sandwich.
Fans of virtually limitless entitlements claim that they’ll solve budget woes by searching for waste, fraud, and abuse. But they’re only abusively perpetrating a wasteful fraud. They may as well search for created or saved stimulus jobs while they’re trying to get government agencies to act efficiently.
Meanwhile, they’re busy drooling at the opportunity to increase taxes in response to us hitting the phony debt ceiling when they’re not pretending their view of life will begin working tomorrow. The concept that it’s a privilege to keep your most of one’s paycheck would have been an abomination during more blessedly awesome times.
But people are happily reverting to reactionary standards of self-reliance despite the president’s ceaseless efforts to convince us that we can’t function without his guidance. His penchant for spending whatever he can is bad enough. Even worse, he’s trying to design it so things stay this way.
Like everything else proposed by this administration, it works except for the evidence. Strangely, that motivates them.
Anthony Bialy is a writer and “Red Eye conservative” in New York City. He tweets at http://twitter.com/AnthonyBialy.