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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Demon Pass

Where do we go next?

If you accept as an axiom, what I was taught in schools when I was a kid – that the Pilgrims left England for the new world because they just simply could no longer accept the religious restrictions and persecutions being heaped upon them there, then my question stands: Where do we go next?

The administration holds a weapon of mass destruction they are calling “deem and pass,” but which I spell “demon pass.” Essentially one-sixth of the U.S. economy will be decided without any accountability. Know this – the guy you always see in the disaster movies, standing on the corner with the disheveled appearance, swinging an old bell, holding a sign which reads “the end is near” – he might be right. Once health care passes, the administration will have lit the fuse to an economic bomb of incalculable proportions.

It’s like you’re on a railroad to Hell – next stop, the really warm place.

So we come to the place of Bret Baier’s interview with President Barack Obama. How much is the president claiming this health care package will save all of us? According to Baier’s talk with the man today, the administration “knows…that this is going to reduce the deficit by over a trillion dollars.” And that should be a relief, right? Because the commitments the U.S. government has already made, amount to 12 trillion dollars (they’ve already managed to spend $2.5 trillion). Yet the alleged one trillion is held aloft and waved around like a flag. Subsequently, the president says today, “I don’t spend a lot of time worrying about what the procedural rules are in the House or the Senate.”

In other words, he doesn’t care how the bill gets to his desk, as long as it arrives there – preferably this week.

And he doesn’t want to answer any questions about the situation – despite receiving as many as “40,000 letters or e-mails a day,” according to the president himself in today’s talk. He’s got the exact same e-mails Baier has – he says so… it must be true! In fact, he offered to show them to Baier! But the difference is that Obama’s e-mails are different. His e-mails – all 40,000 of them, apparently – are asking why they can’t get health care. The servers must be overloaded with the sheer mass and moans of the multitudes who are just begging for health care relief.

It’s ridiculous, but here’s the words of the president: “What I’m saying is whatever they end up voting on – and I hope it’s going to be sometime this week – that is going to be a vote for or against my health care proposal. That’s what matters.”

I would humbly suggest that what matters are the numbers as being reported by many different segments in polls and media. People are angry. People are fed-up. They are tired of the posturing and they are tired of the focus being placed on health-care and not on the economy and the fact that terrorists are enemies and not criminals with rights. We the people, want the government to focus on taking care of outstanding business – ie. the war on terrorists. We the people, want the government to deal with getting some of the money back which we so merrily handed corrupt bankers and glad-handers in the past year. We, the people want our representatives to actually represent us.

And we’re tired of the warm, fake smiles, the lies, derision and paternalism we are being saturated with, anytime we hear one of these elected representatives speak.

So where do we go next? Where’s the “new world” for us now?

I’m afraid it isn’t a destination measured in miles

The trip to the new world is simply measured in time. How much time is unclear – we have just days before Demon Pass.

What follows may indeed be Hell.

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