Today, the average citizen lives a fragile existence, in a struggle for survival that can be ended by missing a few paychecks. The carrot at the end of the stick which was formerly known as "the American dream" has been replaced by a whip that can best be described as the American nightmare. You no longer work to achieve a better life for yourselves and your children. You work to keep a roof over your head, and you pray that you don't lose it because of oppressive taxation. Most Americans are oblivious to the excessive taxation, believing it only happens each April 15. They are not told by leaders or most of the media that besides income tax, they are taxed for just about every action they take. Go over a bridge, pay a toll (tax); paying your utility bills, pay surcharges (taxes); buy a product, pay sales tax; buy fuel for a vehicle, pay federal and state taxes.
Americans become de facto slaves when fear replaces incentive such as motivation to work. The leftist media regurgitates liberal-left talking points disguised as news stories about the wealthy living it up while the common man and woman struggles to feed themselves and their children. The idea is as old as Marxism. Even older. Create dissatisfaction to the point that people will seek out populists who promise much but deliver nothing but more power to themselves and their puppet masters.
The latest promise of a heaven on earth is Obama's medical care plan. Dressed up with flowery language and high-sounding platitudes, it is nothing more than a grand power grab of life-and-death decision-making.
A friend asked me rhetorically: Why would Americans turn over their health and welfare -- their very lives -- to a bunch of crooked politicians who spend most of their time covering up, lying, cajoling and cheating, all in the name of power?
Why are Americans so quick to turn life-and-death decisions to a government that continues to have a problem covering up its sex scandals? Could it be they want to be enslaved?