Obama Kills the Collective...for a Moment

John Ransom
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Posted: Nov 27, 2013 12:01 AM
Obama Kills the Collective...for a Moment

Meanwhile, back at the economy…yes…you remember: the part of life where the rest of us work to enable the government soap opera to continue?

Ring a bell?

You work hard, toil and save and act responsibly, have children, a dog—never a cat-- go to church, coach t-ball and pay your mortgage, none of which you would be able to do we’re it not for the geniuses in Washington, D.C., like Elizabeth Warren and Barack Obama.

So anywho, meanwhile back at the economy, more people are worried about losing their jobs than ever before.

“More than six in 10 workers in a recent Washington Post-Miller Center poll worry that they will lose their jobs to the economy surpassing concerns in more than a dozen surveys dating to the 1970s,” reports the liberal mouthpiece for Hope and Change, the Washington Post. “Nearly one in three, 32 percent, say they worry ‘a lot’ about losing their jobs, also a record high, according to the joint survey.”

Six years into the Barack Obama experience, the president still treats the economy and jobs like Michael Vick treated pit bulls. The difference is Vick got help and repented.

Obama thinks there’s an endless supply of economy and it tastes like dog.

Yummy?

No. Ick.

(For record: Vick’s a much better quarterback than Obama is… an…anything?)

“You’re on your own if you’re out of work, can’t find a job,” said Obama about the practice of previous American presidents who knew they really weren’t economic rock stars, even if they played them on TV. “Tough luck you’re on your own. You don’t have health care: That’s your problem. You’re on your own. If you’re born into poverty, lift yourself up with your own bootstraps, even if you don’t have boots. You’re on your own.They believe that’s how America is advanced.”

Well, not really.

Some, like Vick, work hard and find success, some, like Obama, just get lucky. But it’s the ability to advance that is as important as any other thing.

The ability to advance is determined by having the freedom to try things and fail.

And try again, just like Michael Vick did.

Our history shows that the greatest help government can give us is to get out of the way and let us manage our own lives.

Because even the recent history written, say, twenty minutes ago, shows the economy certainly hasn’t advanced with Big Brother and Big Sister watching our every move under Obama.

“Under a plan announced Friday by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services,” reported Fox News-- literally 22 minutes prior to this writing, “the government would allow people to deal directly with insurance companies instead of through the federally run exchange website. The move comes as the administration's self-imposed Nov. 30 deadline for fixing the site is just days away, and officials acknowledge it may not be fully operational by then.”

Oh, so they are going back to the old, “you’re on your own” model of dealing directly with insurance companies, huh? Until of course they don't have to...then it's back to the collective.

This reminds me of how the Yugoslav government, in the old Eastern Bloc, outperformed their communist peers in agriculture by going back to a market-based economic model “which provided relatively cheap food supply…as well as export surpluses,” while Russians starved via the massive, government-run collective farms.

Yet, like today, Soviet bureaucrats simply changed the numbers, they changed the definition of words they used, or re-wrote history to simply deny that they said what they said.

So, let me assure you, the clown-car that pulled up with healthcare.gov on it isn’t confining its comedic (under) performance to a single month.

It’s here to stay.

And when they’ve broken healthcare badly enough, they’ll have to let the private sector bail them out occasionally.

It’s gotten so bad, that no one knows the effect that the on-again-off-again, kind-of-sorta, partially-this-a-little-of-that rollout of Obamacare will have on jobs, the economy, and, um…wait for it…healthcare costs.

About the only relief that workers are getting today is from oil prices falling, which is a tragic mistake as far as Obama’s concerned. We can acknowledge, free of partisan rancor, that Obama treats the oil industry even worse than Michael Vick treated dogs.

And gosh, and golly gee: It sure does make me wish for the good old days.

I don’t know about anyone else, but can I go on my own again?

That sure feels more secure to me. I wasn't born with boots, but I know how to find them. This is America after all.