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  • thom988 thom988 Feb 9, 2014 7:55 PM Flag

    Democrats’ New Rallying Cry: Work Is a Trap and We Celebrate Those Who Can Avoid It

     

    Among its many stamps, the Postal Service has a series called “Made in America, Building a Nation.” The strip of “forever” stamps is a collection of iconic photographs of 20th-century industry featuring men and women toiling on railroads, skyscrapers and factory floors.

    A celebration of work and workers, the series quotes Helen Keller saying, “The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.”

    But how times have changed under the current regime. America now has a government that views work as a trap and celebrates those who escape it.

    On Wednesday Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Director Douglas Elmendorf said straight out that Obamacare creates incentives that discourage work. The CBO also reported Obamacare is slowing economic growth and contributing to job losses.

    White House spokesman Jay Carney cheered, “Opportunity created by affordable, quality health insurance allows families in America to make a decision about how they will work, or if they will work.”

    In response Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid explained Americans won’t be losing their jobs, they’ll just be moving into “free agency.”

    You just can't make this stuff up.

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    • nickspinner@sbcglobal.net nickspinner Feb 10, 2014 3:47 PM Flag

      The following is the ultimate goal of Obamacare as described by Karl Marx:

      "In communist society, where nobody has one exclusive sphere of activity but each can become accomplished in any branch he wishes, society regulates the general production and thus makes it possible for me to do one thing today and another tomorrow, to hunt in the morning, fish in the afternoon, rear cattle in the evening, criticize after dinner, just as I have a mind, without ever becoming hunter, fisherman, herdsman or critic."

      Marx, German Ideology (1845)

    • nickspinner@sbcglobal.net nickspinner Feb 10, 2014 3:29 PM Flag

      Obamacare will achieve Marx's dream as stated below:

      "In communist society, where nobody has one exclusive sphere of activity but each can become accomplished in any branch he wishes, society regulates the general production and thus makes it possible for me to do one thing today and another tomorrow, to hunt in the morning, fish in the afternoon, rear cattle in the evening, criticize after dinner, just as I have a mind, without ever becoming hunter, fisherman, herdsman or critic."

      Marx, German Ideology (1845)

    • nickspinner@sbcglobal.net nickspinner Feb 10, 2014 1:29 PM Flag

      No, you just can't make this stuff up. This is the world Pete Seeger dreamed about, pined for. And now it's here. Cheers to the "Occupy Wall St." so-called movement.

    • yourbestfriendintheworld yourbestfriendintheworld Feb 10, 2014 11:24 AM Flag

      Republcians are funded by people who don't work for a living either. They just make others do it.

    • They did a very poor job of articulating position(s) (could even called dunderhead material__but seriously the history of CBO projections are__well I will be nice and just say 'dismal'!

    • Clyde, you/re confused. Obamacare gives incentives for people to choose a wider variety of jobs. If you want to be taken seriously stop making stuff up.

 
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