I’ve heard the saying, “April showers bring May flowers”, but what about March showers?
We had a good two days of showers, but it is looking like it is clearing up this morning. We have flowers all over the front lawn (too dark outside to take pictures right now). So, comes May, this place should really look colorful with all the flowers in bloom.
I do not wish to embarrass anyone so I won’t say who, but yesterday’s bill-signing might be closing down a close friend’s business. Truth be known, even with the 50% tax credit to small businesses, this health care bill may force them out of business because they simply cannot afford to buy insurance for their employees. The owner, has already has been refusing to take a salary because of the economy. Now, a dozen or more people might find themselves jobless.
We do not need to wait 10 or 20 years to see the disastrous effects of what happened yesterday. We’ll see it roll around quickly as soon as companies are forced to purchase insurance for their employees.
It stinks. It really stinks.
Someone brought it to my attention that this bill will have its greatest impact on the fast-food industry where people work less than 20 hours a week. They were saying this as though it was a good thing that these fast-food employees will now get heath insurance at the expenses of their employer.
Don’t fool yourself. I bet dollar-menus will rapidly become a thing of the past. WHEN YOU HAVE TO PAY MORE FOR TAXES AND INSURANCE ON AN EMPLOYEE THAN YOU PAY THEM IN SALARY, THE MONEY HAS TO COME FROM SOMEWHERE! It will. It will come from your pocket.
I’m probably preaching to the choir as most of my blog readers will agree with me. But, those who do not, pull your head out of the sand. Samuelson in his book, “Economics,” over, and over, and over says that when the government interferes with free-enterprise, the economy suffers. (Samuelson is considered the father of modern economics, and his book is used as the text-book for most graduate school economics classes.)
I applaud those 14 attorney generals who filed suits yesterday to block this bill as it is unconstitutional. I’m sure this will most likely go to the Supreme Court. Albeit one of the White House advisors keeps saying, “Federal law trumps states laws.” To that end, he is wrong. The Constitution outlines the flow of control of laws:
1) The Constitution
2) State Constitutions & Laws
4) Federal Law
3) Items not specifically mentioned in the Constitution or state laws are rights belonging to the individual
And, Federal Laws and State Laws are subject to the powers granted government in the Constitution. It is my personal belief that there is no clause in the U.S. Constitution that allows government to mandate, or even get involved, with health insurance.
May God save our Constitution.