Question: Which of the two quotes is fiction?
- “The sky is falling,” Chicken Little.
- “We are at one of the most dangerous points in our history right now — every bit as dangerous as the break-up of the Union before the Civil War,” Tom Harkin, Democratic Senator from Iowa.
The answer is C with a nod to silly hysteria to Senator Harkin. The children are at it again. We hear these dire predictions from Senator Alarmists. The fight is about de-funding Obamacare in the current round of Budget Roulette. The Republican led Congress wants to defund it and the Democratic led Senate put it back into the budget bill. According to news reports, the playful Democratic Senators even unveiled a Doomsday Clock titled “Republican government shutdown.”
Being a wise guy from New Jersey, I would suggest the Congressional Republicans becoming equally jovial and unveil their own countdown clock called “Republican Representing the People.”
OK, a few things. The world will not end if the government shut down for a few days because millionaire politicians are seeing who can hold their breath the longest. Can we say the same for the US Economy if Obamacare goes into effect? There are an equal number of economists with Ph. D’s that say yes and no. You know what they say about liars and figures.
If economists can’t agree and politicians can’t agree, I’m pretty sure I have no clue which is better from an empirical standpoint. I suggest we do want the politicians won’t and don’t do and that is listen to people. From that perspective, I see and hear friends, co-workers, and strangers lament of the pending loss of coverage, hours at work, and the increase in premiums. I don’t hear them same “Oh darn, Susie/Johnny Government worker won’t be at her/his desk to ignore the public.”
Rather than have the histrionics and hysterical blather the politicians think incite the public, how about they sit in a room and do what is best for the country? How about, they do what we elected them to do?