One in a series that takes a look at some of the zany, wacky and madcap things said by the ex-governor of Alaska.
It's fourth of July weekend and you all know what that means, right? But merely celebrating our nation's independence isn't enough for this year. Governor Palin is thinking big picture and thinking that we should also be celebrating the new federal health care law.
Here she is from this past weekend:
Next week when we celebrate Independence Day we'll also be observing health independence.
This week marks one year since the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act, it captures the spriit of our founders, the spirit they wrote in the Declaration of Independence: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The Affordable Care Act offers just that-a healthier life, liberty to pursue a person's happiness, to be free of constraint, to be job-locked because they're policy-locked-so if you wanted to be a cameraman, a writer, if you want to be self-employed, if you start a business, if you want to change jobs, whatever it is you want to do, you are free, you have the liberty to do so.
So we've had Social Security, Medicare, and now health independence, and that's something our members will take home to celebrate over this Independence Day.
Of course, that wasn't Sarah Palin rather that Sarah sez stalwart and glittering jewel of colossal ignorance, House minority leader, Nancy Pelosi.
We know what you're thinking: Independence Day is precisely the day to celebrate a greater dependence upon the federal government. After all, that is exactly what George and the boys fought for well over 200 hundred years ago, right?
And that claiming mandatory compliance to a law is indicative of greater independence suggests just how warped and Orwellian letting your mind stew in statist/collectivist rot can get.
But so nice of Pelosi to not single out ObamaCare but to also mention Social Security and Medicare, two more completely unsustainable entitlement programs that are breaking this nation, as reasons to fire up the sparklers this coming 4th (if your local ordinances still allow you to do so). Somehow we think her "members" that voted for this coming train wreck will be hearing something different than a celebratory cheer from their constituents during the summer break.
And in other totally related news, Team O has delayed requiring compliance with ObamaCare for businesses over 50 employees by one year. That's right, gang, Team O rolled over for the moneyed interest of #BigBusiness.
The Obama administration will not penalize businesses that do not provide health insurance in 2014, the Treasury Department announced Tuesday.
Instead, it will delay enforcement of a major Affordable Care Act requirement that all employers with more than 50 employees provide coverage to their workers until 2015.
The administration said it would postpone the provision after hearing significant concerns from employers about the challenges of implementing it.
The administration also would like to avoid another mid-term disaster like they experienced back in 2010 owing in large part to voter dissatisfaction with the very same law. ObamaCare: the Democratic Party problem that just doesn't go away.
Now employing the logic we heard back in 2009-2010 as reason to pass ObamaCare now!, this one year delay granted by Team O will cost this country 40,000 lives.
While the Obama administration has granted a one year reprieve to big businesses while they try to figure out this byzantine law, there's one group of people who won't be spared their fate:
That's all, folks. Everybody enjoy a fun and safe Fourth!