This morning is a momentous day in America. Today is the day we all wake up, look around, and realize exactly how little impact the government shutdown actually has in our personal lives.
Social security checks are still going to go out. Food stamps, welfare, unemployment…will all still be paid. The military continues its mission. Life goes on. For the vast majority of Americans, nothing changes.
It’s also the day that the media will begin showing us all manner of “furloughed” federal workers. Our heartstrings will be tugged on behalf of these poor, wretches…who will be taking a paid vacation for the next little while. But the question only a few will ask, most will never think about, and no one will answer is….why do we have so many “non-essential” personnel on the federal payroll?
Yes, today is the day you get a glimpse of how much government we have that we do not actually need.
Today is also the day that the ACA kicks in. Well…not the employer mandate. And not for the people who received one of 1100 exemptions issued by Executive fiat (royal decree), and certainly not for Congress, the White House, or their respective staffs. But for you every day schmoes out there…today is your day!
If you woke up in Mississippi this morning, there are no exchanges. Not a single insurance company in the state decided to participate.
If you woke up in California this morning and you had an insurance plan through Humana, surprise!! They left.
If you are one of the hundreds of thousands of people who got their hours cut back or whose employer dropped your health plan… boy have we got a deal for you!! Somewhere between 50 and 75 percent more is what you can expect to pay. Good luck!
Yes folks, today more than any other day in my lifetime, America gets to find out what happens when you elect European Socialists. (Hint: They adopt European Socialism)
You might want to start studying up on France, because that’s where we’re headed. 30% unemployment, taxes through the roof, smelly people running around…
Okay, I’ll give you that we’ve had smelly people running around for a long time. But that’s beside the point.
It’s going to take time. Rome wasn’t destroyed in a day. But we’re on our way.
Welcome to “Liberals Gone Wild”! I guarantee it’s not going to be as pretty as that other “Gone Wild” series.