You can rant here any time you like, Shane.
No government program ever comes in under or on budget. Social Security is under water now, as are Medicare and Medicaid, Fannie and Freddie needs bailing out, and even the Postal Service, which is actually supposed to be self-funded, bleeds red ink.
In just 421 days, President Obama increased our nation's debt by $2 trillion, and that doesn't count the health care bill that just passed. Think that will come in under or on budget?
While we're looking at history, let's look for one country where nationalized health care was implemented and the tax rates remained low and the budget remained in control... could be a long search.
Math: if I laid $100 bills end-to-end, after a mile, I would have $1 million. Now some people have a problem differentiating between a million and a billion and a trillion. To provide a visual aid, consider that you'd have to circle the earth 40 times with $100 bills to get to $1 trillion.
78 million baby boomers are just starting to hit Social Security and Bush's prescription drug benefit and Medicare. None of those programs have sufficient funding. The only way to resolve that is to either cut the benefits or raise taxes. Which is politically more likely? And this doesn't even consider adding 30 million people to "free" health care.
Here's the bewildering thing for me: I know how much you love your family - does any man love his family more than you? No. And I know you're a smart guy who, in the past, has championed business.
So why are breaking out the pom poms for the deficit-loving narcissist in the White House? He's bankrupting your kids, Shane. If you did the math, you'd know that. And then you'd be pissed, which is appropriate when someone comes after your kids.
If you really agreed with me on freedom - that people should be free to choose the direction of their own lives so long as they are not stepping on the liberties of others - and you seemed to agree with me in another post here - then your devotion to what the Democrats are doing in Washington today would wither quickly.
The founding fathers of this country were smarter than both of us and understood that government is best when government is limited. I'm a fan of neither party, Shane. They both suck. And they both need to be reined in, or our children will be a very heavy price.