I don’t want to hear about the newest House vote to quash Obamacare. I don’t care how many times the health care law has been symbolically repealed. Despite a Pledge to America and lots of speeches and press releases about the GOP’s plans to get rid of the Affordable Care Act, so far the biggest threat has not come from Republicans.
It’s a lucky thing that Obama’s Affordable Care Act finally gave Washington an excuse to stop losing money to health care entitlement fraud. Look for federal officials to go out of their way to prove to the public that they are delivering what the White House promised, even though they will never tell us why we need new bills and more spending to deal with old problems.
Wasted government spending is more than just waste. It is an excuse to keep federal employees on the job tracking down lost tax dollars. It also enriches those doing business with the government, an expensive perk and part of using and abusing programs that are too large, too expensive, and too unwieldy to administer.
Health care entitlements already waste tens of billions every year, but get ready.
Your taxes are going up. If you think being part of the middle class or supporting Barack Obama will save you, you are dead wrong. There is a lot more going on with the federal budget than fiscal cliff tax rates. Obamacare taxes, state budgets in crisis, and all the trappings of a planned economy are ready and waiting to bleed you dry.