Guest Post: An Open Letter to Millennials from Bob the Retiree

Submitted by Bob, the retiree: To the Millennials of America,

All you sniveling, whining, crybaby Millennials need to quit your complaining and get signed up with Obamacare as soon as possible.

We really don’t care what it costs you. I am retired now and drawing my Social Security and will sign up for Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps and any other Social program available, as soon as I can qualify. I'm entitled, you know!

We need you bunch of sniveling crybabies to get on board so you can pay for these programs. How else am I going to be able to siphon off your wealth? You do believe in wealth redistribution don’t you? You don’t deserve all that wealth you have now or will earn in the future. It’s your obligation to share it with us. We're entitled to some of it.

Quit griping, quit sniveling, quit complaining and get signed up now, you hear! That’s an order.

Bob, The Retiree

Shutdown Week Could Turn Into Big Win for Republicans

"I shouldn't have to offer anything."  Barack Obama on why he's shutting down the government. Obama keeps forgetting he's not a dictator. Or maybe I keep forgetting he is.

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Did you see that list of government shutdowns?

1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1990, 1995.

Those first four shutdowns came with Democrat majorities in both houses of Congress.

And none of them affected the next election. None.

John Boehner just gave the speech of his life on the floor of the House. He demonstrated what a belligerent, spoiled child Obama is. He explained what fair means. He described the numerous concessions and attempts to negotiate initiated by the Republicans.

And every single outreached Republican hand came back slapped by Obama and Harry Reid.

Why?

Because Obama and Reid want a shutdown.

Let them have it.

Just don't stop reminding people that the House has passed three bills to fund the government. All three bills reflected the will of the people. All three bills were less than conservatives wanted.

And all three bills were rejected by Harry Reid and Barack Obama.

Tell @BarackObama to stop acting like a tin-horn dictator and start acting like a man.

BUT . . .

If the House caves and passes a "clean" CR, 2014 could look like 1974.

How Ann Wagner Should Commit to Defunding Obamacare

The House GOP leadership has a problem. The conservative base wants Boehner to use the continuing resolution to force a showdown over Obamacare. Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin, Sean Hannity, and millions of grassroots activists want the GOP to block passage of a continuing resolution because it funds the unpopular healthcare law.

Boehner doesn't want to. He's afraid that shutting down the government will hurt Republicans in the 2014 election.

Boehner could be right. If the House blocked the continuing resolution and later caved, voters would likely punish the GOP. But by committing now to defunding Obamacare, and following through on their commitment, the House would force Obama and the Democrats to negotiate.

Obama knows that politicians are fickle. They want the easy way out. We all do. Obama believes that the Republicans would cave before he'd be forced to negotiate. But Republicans like Representative Ann Wagner (R-MO) could change Obama's mind simply by signing the Mark Meadows letter vowing to vote against any bill that funds Obamacare.

By committing now, in writing, to blocking funding for Obamacare, the Democrats would know that reneging on an oath would be career suicide for Republicans. Sure, Wagner could sign the letter and later vote for funding bill. But she'd destroy her credibility. Voters would know even her sworn oath is meaningless. I know Ann. I like her. And I'm confident she wouldn't do that. She wouldn't renege on a signed commitment. I don't believe she'd renege on a verbal commitment, but words are flexible. Signatures aren't.

If a majority of House Republicans swear to stop Obamacare now, once they act on their promise, Obama will have to negotiate. Republicans can list 5 demands before funding the government. They can negotiate away two or three of them, so long as Obamacare isn't one.

Yes, it's brinkmanship. It's hardball. It's tough. Forcing a rival to negotiate always is.

It's also noble and courageous.

In 2014, voters will punish the loser. If the GOP caves in the face of danger, it will be the loser by default. If conservative voters believe the GOP House majority squandered its mandate, 2014 primaries could be difficult on incumbents.

Visit Rep. Wagner's Ballwin, MO office and politely ask her to sign the Meadows letter. Ask her to commit to forcing a negotiation and defunding Obamacare now. By taking your time to actually visit her office, you'll demonstrate your commitment.

Her office:

301 Sovereign Ct.
Suite 201
Ballwin, MO 63011

hours: M-F 9-5:00pm

Don’t Let Missouri’s Businesspeople Become Prostitutes in Business Suits

Why would the Missouri Chamber of Commerce want to expand Obamacare in Missouri? Short-sighted pursuit of money. hookers

The Missouri Chambermaids of Cronyism

Here’s the simple truth: the Missouri Chamber of Commerce is not conservative. It does not exist to advance limited government and fiscal responsibility and free enterprise capitalism. The Missouri Chamber of Commerce has become convinced that it must lie down before government and beg for scraps from the federal table. Like good men and women who go astray once elected to Congress, many business leaders need our help in reminding them that government is not the solution to their problems; government is their problem.

Decades of government coercion have driven many business people away from the idea of freedom toward a sick dependence on government. That behavior is called “crony capitalism,” and it’s as destructive to free enterprise as is socialism. Read what Whole Foods co-founder John Mackey writes about crony capitalism in his fabulous new book, Conscious Capitalism:

Crony capitalists and governments have become locked in an unholy embrace, elevating the narrow, self-serving interests of the few over the well-being of the many. They use the coercive power of government to secure advantages not enjoyed by others: regulations that favor them but hinder competitors, laws that prevent market entry, and government-sanctioned cartels.

While free-enterprise capitalism is inherently virtuous and vitally necessary for democracy and prosperity, crony capitalism is intrinsically unethical and poses a grave threat to our freedom and well-being. Unfortunately, our current system has the effect of corrupting many honorable businesspeople, pushing them into becoming reluctant crony capitalists as a matter of survival. [emphasis added]

Mackey, John; Sisodia, Rajendra (2012-12-25). Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business (Kindle Locations 519-521). Harvard Business Review Press. Kindle Edition.

I urge you to read Conscious Capitalism, which I will review on this blog latter this week.

Unholy Alliance To Take Your Money

Right now, of course, the Obama administration dangles cash before the eyes of states. The name given this bait is “Medicare Expansion.”  Here’s the offer: the federal government will cover the cost of billions of dollars in increased Medicaid coverage for 3 years. After that, states must pick up the tab themselves.

  1. If Missouri goes along with funding Obamacare through Medicaid Expansion, state taxes will increase by about $2 billion  half a billion dollars per year in just 4 years.@  And Missouri tax payers, alone, will have to foot that bill.

The Missouri Chamber of Commerce, though, sees federal dollars they can stuff in their pockets right now. They refuse to look at the future, refuse to plan, refuse to weigh their freedoms. They simply want money now.

Organized labor and organized management—Prostitutes in Business Suits—are spending millions to pressure Missouri’s legislators to trade your economic future for their immediate gratification. Their legs are spread wide before any Tom, Dick, or Obama with a $1.98 in his pocket. And there is no organized opposition to their carnal quest for cash.

Act Now

  1. Write your state rep and state senator.  Make your message short and succinct:  “Do not support Medicaid Expansion in Missouri.”
  2. Next, pick one corporate member of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and write to its CEO. Again, be polite and direct. “I will not support your company if you support Medicaid Expansion in Missouri.”
  3. Finally, let the world know who you contacted about Medicaid Expansion on twitter, facebook, and blogs.  Include the legislator’s @twitter handle and the hash tag #NoMoMedicaid.

The one man fighting this unholy alliance is Senator John Lamping, but he can’t defeat this Jezebel alone. Fight the prostitutes in business suits. They will thank you someday.

@ Update:  My original figures were wrong--I looked at the wrong state.  Please this Heritage Foundation study for more details.

This Is Why You Are Underemployed

If you can’t find full-time work, blame Obamacare.

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One reason the Middle Class has shriveled and wages shrunk over the the past four years is underemployment. People want full time work, but settle for anything. And anything is usually part time.

Most of the fantastic new jobs created since the 2009 have been part-time jobs.

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 14.6% of Americans want a full-time job but settle for part-time. The problem is far worse in states like Illinois, at 16.3%. Meanwhile, Gallup shows underemployment at 16% nationally.

Obamacare Discourages Full-Time Jobs

The Wall Street Journal knows why people can’t find full-time work, and it’s Obamacare:

Some low-wage employers are moving toward hiring part-time workers instead of full-time ones to mitigate the health-care overhaul’s requirements that large companies provide health insurance for full-time workers or pay a fee.

This is typical of government intervention. Government central planning usually hurts the people it tries to help.

(Stick “Central Planning” into your vocabulary. It’s the reason the economy sucks.)

When a government program fails, the government has only one recourse: demand even more power and more control.

Here’s How To Fix Healthcare

If you want to promote health and discourage sickness, turn “the insured” into the “the market.”  Turn patients into healthcare consumers.  Let people make market decisions about their healthcare.

By exposing consumers to the real costs of healthcare, two things will happen:

  1. Healthcare decisions, including lifestyle, will improve.
  2. Healthcare costs will fall under market pressure.
  3. Quality of outcomes will increase, because poor performers and low-percentage treatments will exit the market.