Betrayed Trust (edited)

“Love all, trust a few, and do wrong to none.”                                                                         William Shakespeare

I, and you, have been betrayed again.  Jonathan Gruber, an architect of the horrific Affordable Care Act, has called out the American electorate.  It is our stupidity, he says, that is to blame for passage of that bill.  What we suspected all along has been validated now that the truth is known.  The entire process was shrouded in deceit, dishonesty and extortion.

No Mr. Gruber, Mr. Obama, Ms. Pelosi, Mr. Reid, we are not stupid. We trusted you.  We trusted you to do what was best for America and you betrayed us.  We are not stupid.  While we are out supporting our families, you were cutting back room deals, shrouded in secrecy.  While we were on field trips building character in Americas youth, you were loading them up with unmanageable debt. We trusted you!  While we were teaching our youth the power of the human spirit you were robbing the national treasury, promising them free stuff. We trusted you!  While we were busy building America, you were making it weak by removing the power of self determination through economically destructive social policies. We trusted you!

Had we the time to read and study this massive health care law we would be running for office and doing what you have proven so inept at.  We are not politicians.  We are ordinary, hard working citizens who want to trust the men and women we elect to high office, men and women whom we expect to govern with integrity while we go about living our lives.  We have been betrayed.  We trusted you.

Every person has the right to hold to an ideology that drives his or her life but does an ideology that uses deception as a tool to gain its adherents have any power to benefit the human race?  Such an ideology will flounder and die as will the Affordable Health Act. Although Noble in principle it severely lacks the “character” to fulfill its mission.

Mr. Gruber, you, as a paid assassin,  are just as guilty as the politicians who paid you $400K to do the job because your intent was to deceive.  For you the end justified the means.

If Harry Reid had an ounce of integrity he would relinquish his membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  It is likely that 90% of the active, tithe paying members of the church are scratching their heads wondering how Harry Reid can remain in “good standing” in the church.  Negotiating the Cornhusker Kickback, holding up legislation for political purposes without regard for what is best for America and a myriad of other sleazy deals reveal Harry Reid to be a man without a soul.  It doesn’t compute.  We trusted you!


Corporate Patriotism???

The day I heard Jack Lew use the phrase “Economic Patriotism” to describe the obligation American Corporations have to submit to excessive taxation was the day I realized how  deeply Socialism is entrenched in the current Washington administration.  Barak Obama called it “Corporate Patriotism.”

Here’s what it means.  An American corporation that is economically patriotic will, in its budgetary process, allocate a high percent of its profits to be paid directly to Washington.  This check would be above and beyond the 35 percent or so already required by law.  Although not specifically defined by either Obama or Lew, it is easy to calculate, based on their beliefs that corporations are greedy monsters which rob the populace, that as much as 80% of remaining profits should be given to the government.

Lew and Obama have redefined stupidity.  To hand a larger helping of America’s wealth over to the hyper-dysfunctional Washington administration is to take our national treasure and dump it down a rat hole.  I shake when I think of such a stupidly inane idea.

Want to know the REAL definition of Corporate patriotism?

1.  A corporation that successfully grows then invests its profits back into research and development and the local community.

2.  A corporation that creates jobs and incentivizes employee advancement through education, monetary rewards and recognition.

3.  A corporation that builds loyalty through profit sharing,

I am a simple minded person who struggles to understand why liberal idealogy cannot grasp the concept that a rising sea lifts all ships.  Government never has been, is not now, nor will it ever be capable of doing for the American citizenry what corporate American can.