Point one, I reposted on Facebook a graphic about the hidden ways we'll be paying for abortion costs. And I got challenged on it. Did I respond? Not really. The challenger would have had a cut-and-paste response for even the most well-researched response so I didn't bother.
So why am I against abortion provisions in this bill? The same reason my challenger is against prayer in school and creches on courthouse lawns. Because my belief system is against it, and I believe the Constitution-when interpreted PROPERLY- protects me against it.
Point two- I believe that any law that will cause ANY employer to drop insurance totally in my lap is wrong. I believe That ANY law that penalizes me for NOT buying a product which should be MY CHOICE is wrong.
Point three- I can envision a scenario where this causes a job divide between employers rich enough to opt out and those that have to skyrocket costs and cut pay to comply. I'm 50 years old, just had my plant close, and re-enter the job market after 20 years with the worst job market since the 1930's and a President firmly in denial. Which job do you think I'LL get stuck with? I cannot afford a job that gives me the whole bill on health care, I sure the hell can't afford COBRA, and I have SERIOUS doubts that my situation won't be worse in the extreme with this law.
Point four- Obama spends all this time telling the public the mandate is not a tax. The sources are out there, look 'em up. Then he has his minions argue it AS an indirect tax before SCOTUS, because he knows it will fail otherwise. If he talked out both sides of his mouth any more, he'd need two heads.
Point five- So the SCOTUS says, yep, if we don't view it as a tax, it is in violation of the commerce clause. But as a tax, it's legal. So yes, your Obama-ness, we'll call it a tax. HOW THE HELL CAN IT BE BOTH? If it's unconstitutional in ANY PART, it should be unconstitutional PERIOD.
Point six- the SCOTUS went so far as to say, it's not our job to determine if its a bad law. We just determine if it's constitutional. Well, guess what? YOU BLEW THAT, TOO!
|Gotta start out early, whilst you can yet survive.|
|Yeah, you can tell who gets sprayed every morning...|
|"The war machine springs to life, opens up one eager eye..."|
Add to this Scrappy peeing on a twig that was right against my ankle, and things weren't going well..
|But I can always count on this dark doe to pose for some pics, God bless her!|
|Then we had two baby coons scamper up seperate trees. Thanks to being aligned with the sun, having trouble focusing, and Big Chief-Piss-On-Shoe jerking around, I had little luck at snapping them.|
|"Well, hello good neighbor!"|
|The other deer was holed up in her favorite spot under the old bridge. She reacted faster than me, so this is all I got.|
|The we met the fattest ground hog in the area...|
|This morning, though, I managed to catch a cardinal unawares.|
|Ms. Deer wasn't under the bridge, but you can see she had a bed here...|
|And one golfinch finally decided to pose!|
|Today we added the fattest squirrel in the forest.|
|Showdown- two against one...|
And our contestants...