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Why is America Closed?

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Alright Ladies and Gents!

The country is a flipping mess right now, it has been for quite a while, and it seems to get worse and crazier as time goes on.

I want to tackle politics in this post or at least try.

I’m either really brave or completely off my rocker! We will see….

Let’s all take a deep breath, OK are you calm? If you don’t want to set your computer on fire then we’re good to go….  Lets see if we can talk this out with cooler heads prevailing.

I want to talk this out like the adults we are, I don’t want any political bashing, that will not change our fate, it will just cause anger and chaos among us. There is too much of that nonsense going on!!!! In fact lets talk about that for a minute, why do we feel the need to do that?? What in the blue hell has that ever accomplished? It accomplishes nothing, nothing I say! Negativity  is like quick sand eventually you just sink to the bottom.

We are all different and have different views in life, no matter what you think ,we are all wrong at one time or another, yes I just said that. You probably want to throw a pie at my face right now, you’re like “Oh Hell No, she just pointed out that I’m not always right! What???? I’m always right!” Well throw your pies ladies and gentleman because no, no you’re not. We can’t be right all the time it’s just not possible, we are not all-knowing no matter how much we think we are, that’s what makes us humans. We are built to learn and adapt. However, we are also stubborn as hell and sometimes we do not want to change our thinking  and become immovable objects. Yes I’m very stubborn, it takes a bit for me to look at the other point of view, after I calm down, think about it and analyze it in my head for a minute, I usually come around. I love when that happens because then I learn something new and grow a bit wiser. We cannot always stay in the past, we have to move forward and change with the times, otherwise life will speed on by and leave us behind. Instead of tearing each other apart lets participate in respectful discussions, hear each other out, learn from each other and grow wiser together. This world has become so hateful let’s break that cycle and strive to be better human beings.

Alright so now we get to the grit and the grime….

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act also known as ObamaCare. Some of you are seeing red right now, calm down don’t torch your computers just yet.

Just curious how many of you have actually read up on this issue? I usually like to know what I’m arguing about before I start the fire.

OK, so this bill is large, 906 pages! Feel free to read it all here -> http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-111hr3590enr/pdf/BILLS-111hr3590enr.pdf . That is a lot of  information to sift through and a whole lot of reading. Who has time to read that?? So we usually rely on the media to tell us the important stuff. The problem there is a lot of things get left out, or due to political manipulation, it gets twisted and we get a water down version of one sides truth. If any of you work in the media and happen to be reading this, please don’t throw a tantrum, you know it happens.

So the last couple of days I have started doing research on this, I wanted to see what is causing this firestorm of craziness. For the most part this is a noble idea to provide affordable healthcare for the poor. I see nothing wrong with that, I applaud it actually. The government telling me I must have health insurance doesn’t make me that mad either, everyone should have health insurance it’s the responsible thing to do.  Although I can see the other side of that argument you don’t want the government all up in your business, I can’t fault you for that. What irritates me is the government passed a bill without making sure there was sufficient funding for it. Congress! Why in god’s name would you pass something when you have no idea how to pay for it? It’s irresponsible! It’s like preparing to climb the Himalayas with nothing but your undies! (FYI I don’t recommend this, as you will die) It’s a vision with no substance. If you stopped your political bickering for a minute you could have put your heads together and figured this out. Why can’t you just work together? Put your differences aside for the good of the people and work it out. Your political journey  started out with you wanting to change the world for the better. I think along the way power has a way of consuming a person and you forget the nobility you started with, and it just becomes a competition for more power and you lose sight of the good you wanted to accomplish.

This bill passed and has been singed into to law, one side crafted a bill and didn’t have the funds to pay for it, the other side is now throwing a tantrum because, I’m just going to put this out there, they lost the card game and well losing sucks! Sometimes that’s just the way the cookie crumbles. They obviously don’t have enough votes to repeal it, so now the last-ditch effort to get rid of it is to hold the budget hostage and shutdown America, this is insanity and immature not to mention irresponsible!!!! You are causing hardship for the very people you started out wanting to make a better life for. The only thing all this nonsense is proving is, the great American People got a lemon for a congress, you’re defective and not working. Look at the bigger picture. As with everything, the  government shutdown will have a trickle down effect, and not the good kind, the longer it goes on the more havoc it will cause.

My hope is for the congress to come to their senses, put an end to this government shutdown, put your differences aside, stop fighting with each other, and do the job the American People sent you to do!

“Divide and rule, the politician cries! Unite and lead, is watchword of the wise” –Goethe

What are your thoughts? Please comment and let me know!

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