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To 1P & Klaus,
I am not the only loser. Read this and you might understand, but I doubt it:
Choices have consequences.
America is now discovering that fact after re-electing to the White House the most left-wing president since FDR. In the wake of Obama’s return to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, corporate chieftains around the country have begun announcing a rash of layoffs. Some began the process even before Mr. Obama won a second term, confident the welfare-state legislation he enacted in his first four years will disrupt their business.
But voters increasingly prove in America that politics, even at the federal level, really is quite local. People vote for what they think is best for themselves … not what’s best for the country. Because if voters spent any amount of time truly contemplating the consequences of their choice, we’d be preparing for an entirely different inauguration in January.
The Cost of ObamaCareConsider this list: Darden Restaurants, the company that runs Red Lobster, Olive Garden and other chains; pizza purveyor Papa John’s; McDonald’s; burger chain White Castle; Denny’s; Apple-Metro, the New York Applebee’s franchisee; sandwich chain Jimmy John’s; medical-device makers Metronic, Boston Scientific, Welch Allyn, Stryker, Smith & Nephew, Hill Rom and St. Jude Medical; drug giant Abbot Labs; and auto-parts maker Dana Holding. These are some of the American companies that have announced plans to axe workers in response to Obama’s re-election and the fact that ObamaCare will now not be overturned.
The president’s seminal legislation is a pox on America. Sure, the country gets universal health coverage (in theory), but at what cost?
The price tag is steep for me and you, as well as American businesses that keep the nation employed.
Our personal taxes are going up – a new surtax on dividends, interest and home sales; a surtax on income for the wildly misnamed “high earners”; caps on itemized deductions and Flexible Spending Accounts; and a tax on any medical device costing more than $100, among others.
It’s the lunacy of social engineering that is anathema to the American way … yet, it has now been woven in the fabric of our country – kind of like a piece of burlap woven into a cotton quilt.
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