Sunday, September 29, 2013


GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN
AND THE HENNY PENNY SYNDROME

When President Bill Clinton allowed the government to shut down to force the Republicans into passing his budget, the Republicans lost big in the next elections. This endless nonsense by the Republicans could give President Obama complete control over the House and Senate, thereby making his last two years anything but that of a lame duck president.

Yesterday I heard endless rambling about the end of humanity because of Obamacare and the government shutdown.  It blows my mind how facts never get in the way of the Fox News audience.

In terms of healthcare for veterans - there will be no impact

See two page press release from the VA

At the last minute the Republicans will cave, or after a few days the Republicans will proclaims themselves the heroes and finally vote to fund the government and Obamacare, while never admitting all they did was self destruct.

In education property taxes, as far back as I can remember, seniors would complain about having to pay school district property taxes even though they have no kids in school.  Well it is not complex - the taxes they did pay when their kids were in school did not cover the cost of their kids education.  Instead of having to pay for your kids education year by year, you pay it out over time.

It is the same for healthcare for the young.  Yes, many young people feel like they are paying for care for the sick and elderly - and yes they are - but when they are old and sick, it will be the young people helping to cover the costs for them.  It is not complex - we are paying over time instead of all at once.

This simple concept is lost on Fox News and all those Fox News fans claiming the sky is falling.

If you live in a major city you pay property taxes for a community hospital.  The $600 a year you may be paying is paying for free healthcare for those without insurance.  The need for those property taxes will go down as the community hospitals will now be able to bill insurance companies instead of property owners.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

"When President Bill Clinton allowed the government to shut down to force the Republicans into passing his budget, the Republicans lost big in the next elections."

A bit revisionist, no? Sure Clinton won re-election, but this was the first re-election of a Republican majority in close to 70 years, as they kept a House majority of 228-207 and gained 2 seats in the Senate.

BobbyWC said...

Okay, use of the word "BIG" was an overstatement =- thanks for the contribution to the discussion - this is when the BV works best - again - thanks

But Clinton still won and the Republicans had to deal with him

Bobby WC