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Remember the “Don’t Trust the Government” liberals of the 1960′s?

What the hell happened?

The “Don’t Trust the Government” liberals of the 1960′s have devolved into the “Cradle-to-Grave” liberals of the Twenty-First Century.

These liberals now want the central government in control of our healthcare, our retirement, and our schools. They want the government to tell us what guns we can buy, what cars we can buy, what gasoline we can buy, what light bulbs we can buy, and even what toilets we can buy. Today’s elite so-called “liberals” even move into gated communities and elect Home-Owners’ Associations to tell them what colors of paint they are allowed to use.

What happened?

The Age of Obama is over. Praise God.

Now, it is time to undo some of the damage. But it is easier to destroy than to create, so it will take time to undo the destruction Obama’s socialism has wrought.

Obamacare

Obamacare destroyed a lot of the health insurance market that was available to those who wanted to buy it. It will take some time to get that back. So, those who have policies now should be allowed to keep those policies, exactly as they are now, for three years. Full subsidy this year (changing that would amount to an ex post facto law, which would be unconstitutional), half subsidy next year, and no subsidy the year after that.

What to do with pre-existing conditions? Pre-existing conditions should be paid for by the policy in force when the condition was diagnosed. If I am changing auto insurance policies Monday, and have an accident Sunday, the policy in effect Sunday pays for it, not the one in effect Monday when I get the repairs done. Health insurance should work the same way.

Should those under twenty-five years of age be allowed on their parents’ insurance? That’s between you and your insurance company. As long as there is no fraud, the government should not interfere in private contracts.

Minimum Wage

The Minimum Wage had a horrible impact on Black employment.  After taking control of the House and Senate in 2007, the demonrats jacked up the Minimum Wage.  The new rate went into effect July 25th, 2007.  Black employment dropped in August. Coincidence?  I don’t think so.

Again, the government should not interfere in private contracts, including employment contracts.

One interesting argument for a higher Minimum Wage is that it results in increases productivity.  There is some merit to this argument, but it is so because it tilts the trade-off between labor and automation in favor of automation.  This is actually a Good Thing — if you are not one of those who become unemployed because your labor is no longer worth the new rate.  And it does take some time for that automation to come online.

The Supreme Court

As we have seen with Chief Supreme Roberts (“It’s not a tax, so we can rule on it; but it is a tax, so it’s constitutional.”), the Supremes can be a real crap-shoot.  Congress needs to start impeaching Supremes who make such absolutely outlandish rulings.  When a law explicitly says one thing, even specifying the section of code it refers to, and the Supremes rule that it means something else in an entirely different section of the code than the one specified, those Supremes need to be impeached.

No, we cannot blame Obama for Roberts, but we can blame him for a couple of the Supremes that signed onto those rulings.

Foreign Policy

Obama was the joke of the world, and he dragged this nation down with him.  We need to reaffirm our commitment to Israel, and move our embassy to Israel’s capital, Jerusalem.  We need to commit our nation’s military to destroying radical Islam, including Iran and Libya, not appeasing it.

The Obama Administration completely screwed the pooch in Ukraine and Crimea.  By supporting a pro-European coup, we gave Putin the excuse to take the Crimea and the heavily Russian eastern part of the country.  I do not think there is any way to fix the damage they caused there.  Crimea’s being part of Ukraine never made sense anyway, and removing the ethnically Russian eastern parts of Ukraine will leave us with a more Euro-friendly Ukraine anyway, so maybe it’s better to just leave that as it is.

Illegal Immigration

First, they put Blacks out of work by jacking up the Minimum Wage, then they put more out of work by importing illegal workers who are hired for less.  Anyone hiring illegal immigrants should go to jail.  Require E-Verify.  If you hire an illegal immigrant without using E-Verify, you go to jail for the length of time of that person’s employment.  Hire two illegally for two years, you go to jail for four.  “Remittances” to people in foreign countries will be subject to the top Gift Tax rate — 40%. Use the proceeds to build a wall.  That is how Mexico will pay for it.

Illegal immigrants will be deported, and their assets seized.  “Dreamers” can stay and become citizens, but their parents must be deported.  Those who choose to leave with their deported parents will retain the right to return and become citizens.

Merry Christmas

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And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.”

“THAT SOCIAL SECURITY SYSTEM IS NOT ONLY FOR WHEN YOU ARE OLD, IF YOU HAVE KIDS IN COLLEGE, HOW DO THEY LIVE? THE SOCIAL SECURITY SYSTEM WILL PROVIDE THEM A DEATH BENEFIT.”

(No, he’s not shouting. That’s a direct copy of the live closed captioning.)

No, Social Security does NOT provide a “death benefit” to college student’s whose parents die: “Your unmarried children who are under 18 (up to age 19 if attending elementary or secondary school full time) can be eligible to receive Social Security benefits when you die.” https://www.ssa.gov/planners/survivors/onyourown4.html

As Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton

  • Tacitly supported the illegal coup in Ukraine which ousted the pro-Russian president, giving Russia the excuse it needed to reclaim the Crimea and parts of ethnically-Russian eastern Ukraine.  (I guess that’s the “Reset with Russia” she talked about.  Well done.)
  • Sat on her hands while our people were murdered in Benghazi.
  • Watched and cheered the Arab Spring, which tore apart the Middle East.
  • Failed to negotiate the Status of Forces Agreement with Iraq, resulting in a power vacuum which was then filled by ISIS.
  • Funneled arms to ISIS, with the intent that they would be used against Assad.  ISIS is using those arms against us, and Assad is still in power.  (Thanks in large part to our “Reset with Russia,” of course.

Clinton was given executive power, and failed every time it mattered.

Debate Round II

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I’ll bet they leaked the questions to the Clinton campaign.

And already, both don’t answer the question.

Of course, Obama said Hillary is not fit to be president.

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