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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Obamacare and The Great Society

IN THE LAST FEW YEARS OF THE LBJ ADMINISTRATION HE WAS ABLE TO GET HIS "GREAT SOCIETY" PROGRAMS THROUGH CONGRESS".  THESE PROGRAMS WERE PRESENTED AS THE "WAR ON POVERTY"!  AS ANY THINKING PERSON MIGHT SUSPECT POVERTY ONLY GOT WORSE AS MANY IN THE POOR BLACK COMMUNITIES SIMPLY QUIT THEIR JOBS AND WAITED FOR THOSE GOVERNMENT HAND OUTS.  I KNOW THIS FROM PERSONAL EXPERIENCE AS I LIVED IN A RURAL AREA IN THE DEEP SOUTH AND SAW THOUSANDS OF BLACKS FLEE THE FARMS AND HEAD TO THE CITIES  WHERE THEY SOUGHT OUT THE ROCKING CHAIRS FOR THEIR FRONT PORCHES.  EVENTUALLY THOSE THAT DID REMAIN ON THEIR FARM JOBS DID FAR BETTER THAN THEIR CITY COUSINS WHO CHOSE TO REMAIN IN THOSE ROCKING CHAIRS WHILE WAITING FOR THE NEXT GOVERNMENT CHECK.  THE "GREAT SOCIETY" PROGRAM OF LBJ WAS A FAILURE, BUT NOT A FAILURE TO THE DEMOCRATS WHO PASSED IT, BECAUSE AFTER ALL IT LOCKED IN THE BLACK VOTE FOR THEM IN ALL THE ELECTIONS.  THE SO-CALLED "FREE STUFF" DID BUY VOTES.
THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT aka OBAMACARE WAS SOLD IN MUCH THE SAME WAY AS LBJ'S "GREAT SOCIETY" BY POLITICIANS MAKING PROMISES THEY KNEW WOULD NOT BE KEPT.  REMEMBER WHEN BARACK OBAMA SAID, "YOU CAN KEEP YOUR POLICY AND DOCTOR AND INSURANCE RATES WILL GO DOWN BY SOME $2,500 PER FAMILY."  LYNDON JOHNSON'S GREAT SOCIETY DID WORK IN ONE WAY BY ASSURING THE DEMOCRATS MOST BLACK VOTES FOR YEARS TO COME.  AND OBAMACARE WILL ASSURE SOME VOTES IN THESE SAME AREAS.  BUT WAIT THEY ALREADY HAVE THOSE.  WHAT OBAMACARE HAS DONE AND WILL CONTINUE TO DO IS TO ASSURE THAT THE AMERICAN MIDDLE CLASS WILL THINK TWICE BEFORE VOTING FOR PROGRESSIVE DEMOCRATS AGAIN.  ONLY A SMALL MINORITY WILL BENEFIT FROM OBAMACARE WHILE THE VAST MAJORITY WILL SUFFER.  AND IN THE LONG RUN THOSE WHO MAY BE BENEFITING NOW WILL FIND IT HARDER AND HARDER TO SEE A DOCTOR DESPITE HAVING HEALTH INSURANCE.  AFTER ALL WHAT GOOD IS A POLICY, IF YOU CAN'T GET A DOCTOR.
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2 comments:

Sandee said...

What great society. The government is the problem, not the solution.

Have a fabulous day. ☺

Fat Bastardo said...

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