The Idiocy of the American Government

Posted: November 3, 2013 in Uncategorized

ImageThey say, “history always repeats itself”, and now 17 years later, once again, the US government has decided it cannot reach a meaningful resolution to the budget deficit for the upcoming fiscal year, with the primary focus on Obamacare, and therefore the gridlock has led to a complete shutdown of the government. This is a world power country, which spends nearly $700 billion on its military annually (China at 2nd place with a budget of $170 billion), which is more than the rest of the worlds military expenditures combined, and yet the gridlock stems from the Obamacare (Affordable Care) act, which is meant to give affordable health coverage to the millions of Americans who cannot afford to get insured and proper health coverage. According to US statistics, nearly 44 million Americans are living without adequate healthcare. However, most Americans don’t know what the ACA has to offer. Some love it and some hate it, but most do find it favorable in regards to the benefits that come with the act i.e.: tax credit for small businesses to buy insurance, eliminating the loopholes instilled by Medicare and giving rebates to customers, however they don’t like the mandate that comes with it (for everyone to join Obamacare). Therefore, in my opinion, it seems that Obamacare has more benefits than cons. However, according to my research, I feel Americans are confused. This is a medical care act intended to help the millions affected by poverty. Millions of Americans lost their jobs, homes foreclosed and businesses shutdown due to the economic meltdown of 2008. The people that would be negatively affected by this act are people who make more that $200k per year or multi-million dollar businesses. Therefore, the average American would benefit greatly by the Obamacare act and the ones who would feel the burden of the act are the ones who can also afford the burden. 

 

All in all, I feel like the Obamacare has a lot to offer to the average person. The government shutdown is a result of multi-million dollar company lobbyists who took advantage of the capitalist structure of the government to create hurdles in the political atmosphere, which ultimately resulted in the lockout. With 85000 government officials and over a million government employees locked out, most federal officers are working voluntarily to ensure the safety of society. This makes me wonder why are the Americans spending so much on military to protect their people when they can’t protect them in their own country, this makes me wonder what the government values more; and average individuals burden or filling the pockets of the already rich and prosperous?

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