Every once in a while, a politician will say something to let you in on what they are really thinking. Those moments are precious and few. Like in 1999, when then-President Clinton, bragging about a projected budget surplus said, “We could give it all back to you and hope you spend it right… But … if you don’t spend it right. . .Do you really want to run the risk of squandering this surplus?” Yes, here you have a classic example of a liberal saying that he can spend your money better than you can.< Sigh> Such fond memories. . .I think I found my happy place. . .
It only took a few months in office but President Obama has given us a beautiful reminder of how they know the truth and yet insist what we all know to be true really isn’t. Of course, I am talking about the very heated health care debate. Today, President Obama held a town hall to go on the offensive in support of his health care plan. . .which he didn’t write. . .and doesn’t know what’s in it. . .but which he totally supports. During his town hall, he restates his belief that the new health care legislation simply adds another competitor to the health care choices to keep the insurance companies honest. (like the hundreds of insurance companies having one more competitor will solve some perceived “honesty” problem) He reassures us that the public option is simply that, an option you have if you want it (which if you read my last blog, you know isn’t true). He tries to allay our fears that the public option will wipe out private insurance companies pointing to. . .well listen for yourself
(man I love posting videos!)
Ok, so did you hear it? He compares the US Postal Service to FedEx and UPS! Ok, this isn’t in the league with Clinton’s comment, but it is priceless. What’s wrong with that? In case you didn’t know this (I didn’t till I looked it up), the USPS is a MONOPOLY! They are NOT in competition with FedEx or UPS. In fact, the USPS is an agency of the EXECUTIVE BRANCH which he is the head of!!! Does he not know that?!? FedEx and UPS only provide services that the USPS can’t. It is a Constitutional mandate that the USPS have exclusive rights to serve the public with their mail.
Ok, but I’m burying the lead. (I’m just so giddy, WEEEE!) President Obama, in trying to point out how private companies have been able to survive in the face of government competition, actually pointed out that a government agency, WITH A TOTAL MONOPOLY ON SERVICE, (that is to say, we allll have to use it!!) is “always having problems.” (Be still my beating heart!!!)
Man I may just have to throw a party! I may be up all night listening to “happy days are here again!” He didn’t just say that did he?!? He did!!! WOW!
I’ve always believed that when you have won the argument, you should just shut up.
Thank you! Good night everybody!!!