While campaigning for the Oval Office, President Obama made this promise to all of Main Street USA:
“When there is a bill that ends up on my desk as president, you the public will have five days to look online and find out what’s in it before I sign it, so that you know what your government’s doing.”
Any bets on whether or not the massive pork and earmark-filled healthcare reform bill will even make it to the WH website, let alone be on it for five full days prior to his signature?
Within the first two months of his presidency, of 11 major bills that the president signed, only six of them (55%) made it online for review prior to his signing them and none of them (0%) were posted a full five days.
And it has not gotten any better.
With the number of votes that had to be purchased to push this legislation through the House it is this taxpayer’s opinion that most of us will not see the full bill for quite some time, if ever.
As has been stated, the Congressional Special Interest Group (the buying of Senate and House votes through legislation earmarks especially for them) is much more dangerous than any single SIG in existence.
This bill proves it.
The government will now be responsible for over 50% of our gross domestic product.
Certain civil rights, such as the right to choose if one wants healthcare coverage or not, are gone.
That all members of Main Street USA must pay for walking parks in some town in a state many have never even visited is not what this country should be doing.
At a time when unemployment is over 10% nationwide, when state officials are unable to raise enough funds to cover bare necessities of what government should be doing, when city municipalities are not able to honor bonds issued and where our own federal government has been “borrowing” from the social security trust fund (to the tune of over three trillion dollars), our elected representatives should be focused on making effective financial cuts, not spending yet another trillion dollars we do not have.
Our Founding Fathers may have had it right placing “In God We Trust” everywhere.
Because politicians continue to prove they cannot be trusted.
Over For Now.
Main Street One