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February 6, 2014 - 7:21 pm

Philip Klein expresses it perfectly over at the Washington Examiner:

In short, the CBO is portraying a future in which a smaller proportion of workers in a relatively weaker economy will be expected to subsidize an increasing number of government beneficiaries. And Obamacare is making matters even worse.

With one hand, according to the CBO, Obamacare will spend $2 trillion over the next decade on expanding Medicaid and subsidizing individuals to purchase health insurance. With the other hand, its subsidies will discourage the economic equivalent of 2.5 million individuals from working.

The rational response to the CBO report would be to look for policies that encourage workforce participation and decrease government obligations. Instead, Obamacare does the exact opposite.

There was a time in the not-too-distant past when it could reasonably be expected that the emotional spin the Democrats in charge peddled to their constituents was understood to be just that. In other words, they had to give the masses something to soothe and/or deflect to make them feel better, especially if there were things like scary math and economics to deal with. But the elites knew better.

The problem with Team Lightbringer is that they have spent so much time bathing in the warm waters of the sycophant pool that they have begun to believe their own spin. This is a highly functional political machine that is fueled by nothing but emotion. This is scary enough when it’s a ploy;when it becomes the sole basis for policy, it will inevitably be catastrophic.

Because math isn’t swayed by emotion.

Stephen Kruiser is a professional comedian and writer who has also been a conservative political activist for over two decades. A co-founder of the first Los Angeles Tea Party, Kruiser often speaks to grassroots groups around America and has had the great honor of traveling around the world entertaining U.S. troops.

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Now you know why the government is hoarding ammunition, arming police departments with IED resistant vehicles, and on and on we go.
41 weeks ago
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Logically, there is a tipping point where the proportion of productive people becomes so small that they decide it's not worth it and throw in the towel to join the ranks of the government beneficiaries. When this occurs, there will be less and less to hand out to the hands that are out. Perhaps the Kleptocrats are hoping immigrants will fill the void, working for peanuts while the indigenous population of layabouts receives the benefits of their labor for voting correctly. If so, how long will such an "arrangement" last before the suckers figure it out and demand to keep more of what they earn or else turn around and go back home? It's an inherently unstable system destined to collapse, sooner or later. But then, so is ObamaCare. The halfwits in Congress don't think ahead any further than the next election. This kind of self-serving stupidity is going to blow up in everyone's face at some point.
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Barack Obama, the U.S.' first Bizarro president.

'Up' means 'down', 'good' means 'bad'.
41 weeks ago
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"fueled by nothing but emotion."
Maybe comparable to an economic bubble fueled by avarice. At he core of liberalism there is an unwarranted optimism about the way people will behave. Reality is more like criminal behavior.
41 weeks ago
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It's like the frog thrown into a pot of water that does not realize he is getting boiled because it happens so gradually.
41 weeks ago
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The deadliest pot is the melting pot, immigration.
41 weeks ago
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There are larger portions of the economy going underground. Cash is replacing credit. You can get a hint of that when you read how all the FED Q programs are going.
Since the multiplier effect of a cash economy is slower than a credit economy, well... it's obvious, isn't it?
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>>>> This is a highly functional political machine that is fueled by nothing but emotion. This is scary enough when it’s a ploy;when it becomes the sole basis for policy <<<<

This sentence underestimated the bunch of communists (or One Worlder) in charge.

They may use emotions, appeals to SELL their polices to the public, but their cold-blooded calculations have very little to do with emotions.
41 weeks ago
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The latest spin as to how not working so much, no longer being tied to a job you hate through "healthcare" insurance is a good thing is reinvention worthy of lying, dissembling spinmeister extraordinaire David Axelrod.

Since becoming obvious to just about everyone that government interference, machinations and regulations, and now Obamacare, have a depressive (not to mention depressing) effect on economic activity, the Chris Van Hollens and Nancy Pelosis of the planet are dumped into spinning unemployment as a good thing.

Nancy spun unemployment insurance as a good thing, so she probably isn't having much trouble with this most recent BS.

You just shake your head and wonder how these idiots can sleep at night.
41 weeks ago
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Logically, there is a tipping point where the proportion of productive people becomes so small that they decide it's not worth it and throw in the towel to join the ranks of the government beneficiaries. When this occurs, there will be less and less to hand out to the hands that are out. Perhaps the Kleptocrats are hoping immigrants will fill the void, working for peanuts while the indigenous population of layabouts receives the benefits of their labor for voting correctly. If so, how long will such an "arrangement" last before the suckers figure it out and demand to keep more of what they earn or else turn around and go back home? It's an inherently unstable system destined to collapse, sooner or later. But then, so is ObamaCare. The halfwits in Congress don't think ahead any further than the next election. This kind of self-serving stupidity is going to blow up in everyone's face at some point.
41 weeks ago
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I am in my early 60's and I have several friends that found themselves out of work for a few years and they finally decided to go on social security and supplement that with off the record side jobs. If you offered them a real job right now they would probably not take it because they are tired of the rat race, excessive taxation and hassle.
41 weeks ago
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Actually, what happens is what happened in Russia: the economy goes underground/black market.
41 weeks ago
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Pot is a small counter trend. Like communism it is now acceptable because the president embraces it.
41 weeks ago
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That train left. The tipping point is now in the past. Expect nothing from working hard but to be taxed hard. The question now is who is going to win when it comes to fisticuffs.
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I think any period of "fisticuffs" will be very short-lived and will only be used as justification for invoking the emergency powers of the Federal Government. Said powers being vast, detailed in myriad laws and just waiting the day when the emergency is declared which triggers their implementation.

While there are numbers of people who are prepping for trouble, the vast majority are completely unprepared and totally dependent on the wheels of commerce and government turning for their daily bread. The struggle for control will be conducted behind closed doors in Washington, more a matter of barter and bargain than fisticuffs.
41 weeks ago
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Barter for sure, but their will be no need to bargain with Washington;
All it will have to offer is worthless currency and empty threats which
it lacks the power to enforce, __the laws being flat__.

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Now you know why the government is hoarding ammunition, arming police departments with IED resistant vehicles, and on and on we go.
41 weeks ago
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Those tools will be useful when more Muslims arrive.
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