I remember seeing a post on Facebook about the present administration saying that Obamacare costs would be less than expected... I added my comment about that statement and about the journalistic ability of the site that entered it. How easily fooled we are, or how easy it is to be an information source and pretend you don't know anything, to believe a statement like that ! I am still angry just thinking about it.
One of the expected battles of the next two years is Obamacare. Does it bring up any questions when the administration suddenly offers the view that costs won't be a large as expected? When another news item is that the forced payment levels for government recipients (Medicare, Medicaid, etc.) will be made lowered, doesn't it seem like the two may go together? That the estimates of the administration might be manipulated just a little? AND that the future of government mandated healthcare might have some problems?
We forget the deficit in the middle of all these financial equations. We are told the deficit figures for the current year in glowing terms, but not reminded that they are added to the TOTAL deficit for the whole country -- which is a seriously dangerous amount ! ( I spend a lot of my personal time trying to figure out ways to reduce the deficit to make America a bit more financially flexible, but without a change in the way it is spent, all the efforts to save America are pointless.... so I try to find a way to save America outside of the government. )
One party likes to blame all our financial problems on people who cannot fight back :: the poor, the immigrant, or the increasing regulation of businesses that are very large and may endanger our future. The other party like to spend more than we have to create additional tax burdens that are unnecessary... do we really need universal healthcare or do we need healthcare options for those who can't find them elsewhere? Can we change the way we operated the tax systems to provide more access? If Social Security is dying because the failing "young and healthy will help to support the old and dying" foundation isn't working anymore, how will the same view provide for the healthcare mandate?
Add to that cry the election battles and fury over Super PACs when the "wrong" party has more money in them.
So many problems are gathering there won't be a way to overcome them pretty soon... and then we will have global meltdown instead of national meltdown. The cry for peace that will allow the Antichrist to take power will find it's source in the battles that men will wage just to survive.
I really got going...and would continue, but I don't want to keep talking about the financial and governmental problems America is facing.
One citizen has no power.
Where does one citizen register their complaints about systemic issues, make suggestions about solutions, or try to protect the ones they love in a country that is heading for disaster???
If you figure it out, please let me know.