President Reagan once warned, "When you get in bed with the government, you'll get more than a good night's sleep." Having hopped blissfully into the Obamacare bed, the insurance industry, Democrats and their media procurers are now hoping to hop away from that bed untainted despite having already been caught with their pants down. Meanwhile, millions of good but gullible Americans have been seduced by the promise of "a good night's sleep." Now this multitude is being heard muttering "What were we thinking?" while scurrying for the showers in hopes that a good scrubbing will restore their sullied self-respect.
Do people take better care of what they rent or what they own? This is a question that Vancouver's sewer ratepayers need to ask as the city plans to "rent out" the wastewater facilities to a private company again.
Liam Clancy's song, "Luke" includes this line: "Rail against the tyranny of class and privilege." We used to look askance at our cousins in Great Britain. We saw the poor devils locked into a rigid caste system, typified by the Paliament's House of Lords and House of Commons. Increasingly, we find ourselves mired in our own levels of "class and privilege." Starting in the 1970s (earlier for those born into grinding rural and urban poverty), the average workers' pay hit a plateau, and wealth began shifting faster from the working poor and the middle class to the rich and very rich.
Concerning the extensions of Obamacare, I find it interesting that the extensions are after the 2014 elections. Why does this president not know what the heck is going on with Obamacare? Or does he really care? The so-called apology about the people who have lost their insurance due to Obamacare was shallower than a dry creek bed in Arizona.
Recent attempts by the U.S. to improve relations with Iran should be encouraged. Iran is a natural ally, with how its culture has much in common with traditional American values (no abortion, no gay lifestyle, no porn). It stands for principles in its foreign policy, is opposed to Marxism, al-Qaida, Saddam Hussein and the excesses of Israel.