Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Paging Mister Ponzi!

Congress and the administration are poised to take over 1/6 of the economy with their public option health care proposal. If history is our guide, this is not a good idea.

The last time such a massive program was set up as an entitlement was 1965 and the program was Medicare. While Medicare is a worthwhile program that assists almost all of our citizens age 65 and over, it is in reality a government sponsored Ponzi scheme. Odd, isn't it, that we prosecute private Ponzi "schemers", but the government gets away scot free?

And why is Medicare, along with its sister program Social Security, about to go under financially? One of the big reasons is that the ranks of the next round of "contributors" have been thinned considerably. When and how did this happen, you ask? Well, the year was 1973 and the means was the Supreme Court decision of Roe vs. Wade. In other words, "abortion."

Funny, how the math doesn't work when you have a program that relies on new members of the work force supporting the older members , and then you give the green light to eliminate about one million of the younger generation every year. Let's see, that's 1 million times 36 years....Whoops! Who'd have thought we'd have a problem?

Obviously, I'm being somewhat sarcastic, but the bottom line is that God made us in His image. We are called to be generous and self-giving. As selfishness has crept across our culture, our humanity has been distorted and it is coming back to bite us. Children are a gift from God, not a commodity to be distributed according to our self-imposed desires. Whenever we start infringing on God's territory, we always wind up in trouble.

Be open to God's gifts and don't be afraid of these guys :

(or you may be playing the health care rationing lottery!)

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