Now that our highest court has helped to affirm the Obama Plan and has admitted that America’s new health care system is a tax, many of us are feeling a lot like our forefathers did more than two centuries ago. We like to think we have come far since 1776, but in one big way very little has changed, even though government health care would have been as unheard of to the colonists as space flight.
Who could have predicted that the Supreme Court decision on SB 1070, the Arizona law that kicked off the furor over state immigration enforcement, would coincide so perfectly with the heat being turned up on Eric Holder over Fast and Furious?
Are Democrats waking up to what they have done? Are they on the run from the damage created by their belief that something good will come from their recession-enabled opportunism? The party speaks of teachers unable to earn a decent living, illegals discriminated against in their new country, unemployed Americans with futures stolen by the wealthy, and a war led by Republicans “endangering millions of women.”¹
Eric Holder is right. The time has come to give in. Instead of worrying about voter fraud we should embrace the idea of illegal immigrants voting. Who cares how many illegals vote? Think of the benefits we could reap if we printed a big stack of bilingual ballots, opened the doors of polling places wide to non-citizens, and let American democracy take its course.
We all know that the government lies, but the lies always contain a shred of truth, and that bit of honesty is fodder enough for constructing elaborate stories of success and failure. Here are seven tricks used by politicians, bureaucrats, White House speech writers, and PR types who want to make sure that when the government lies, those lies are believed.
George Washington managed to do his job with a Cabinet of four. Barack Obama has more than twenty Cabinet and Cabinet-rank officials. Our president has demonstrated a knack for assembling Cabinet members that parrot his vision for America. Their talents are varied.
Instead of summoning the guilty from the General Services Administration for a round of Capitol Hill pomp, posturing, and threats, members of Congress should be on their knees thanking the GSA for giving them something inconsequential to be outraged about. Gross abuses of our money like tens of billions in improper payments reflect badly on lawmakers during tax season, especially Democrats in the habit of holding out their hands whenever they get the urge to spend (see: Panhandling Democrats Had Revenue and Taxes for Extensions).