Monday, February 10, 2014

The Progressive Political Class Now Proclaim In One Voice: Work---What Is It Good For?

"Work is the Curse of the Drinking Class"---1980's joke bumper sticker becomes official government policy...Tweet this morning by David Burge

  • "Opportunity created by affordable, quality health insurance allows families in America to make a decision about how they will work, or if they will work." WH spokesperson
  • "This was one of the goals (of Obamacare) to give people life, a healthy life, liberty to pursue their happiness." Nancy Pelosi.
  • Pelosi added, "What we're seeing is that people are leaving their jobs because they are no longer job locked."
  • The above are just a few of the reactions of the progressive democrats to the bombshell report by the Congressional Budget Office last week  that Obamacare will reduce the number of hours Americans work by the equivalent of 2.5 million jobs. 
  • In other words, progressives now want us to believe that fewer people working and more people dependent on the government is actually a good thing. In fact, these nitwits want the millions who have lost their jobs in the last five years to feel liberated. After all, many now have Obamacare (and millions still don't have any health insurance---but that's a minor issue they don't want Americans to know).
  • And why not? I'd love to spend my life visiting the best beaches on the planet---as long as someone else pays for it.
  • But don't be fooled. As Michael Goodwin of the NY Post pointed out correctly, "The anti-job, pro-dependency tilt is the crux of the nation's polarization...It pits those who believe in the sanctity of work against those who believe in penalizing wealth and redistributing its fruits."
  • All of this comes down to trying to impress upon the low information voters and the useful idiots that having lost your job, your house, your car, your investments and even your family is okay because at least you have health care.
  • Unfortunately, many Americans will fall for this distorted ideology, a keystone of progressivism. How do I know that? Many of these same people voted for this administration TWICE! They voted for this administration even though its policies drove their families into poverty. They voted for this administration even though its policies have wiped out millions of jobs. They even voted for this administration as they stood on the unemployment line.
  • Or to put it more bluntly, Goodwin also wrote: "America now has a government that views work as a trap and celebrates those who escape it." 
  • Imagine for a moment if those in the greatest generation and the generation before them embraced this warped ideology. We'd still be driving stage coaches instead of awesome vehicles. We'd still be taking 3 months to cross the country from NY to California. We'd still be using out-houses. We'd still be using leeches to treat all kinds of medical and health problems. We'd still be dying at 40 years of age. 
  • And now many are asking: Work---what is it good for? Work led to the liberation of millions. Don't believe me? Just ask anyone who lived under the jack boots of Communism for 6 decades then perhaps you'd understand.