Wednesday, April 28, 2010

What Does Reform Mean To You?

As more and more details surface on what is really buried in the Health Reform Bill (squashed through Congress using every trick in the book), the word CON in CONfidence is leaping out for those who previously had complete CONfidence in Government.

Meanwhile, whispers of "I told you so" are just beginning for those who had absolutely no CONfidence from the beginning of this whole dog and pony show.

CONsidering the distress that Health Care Reform has already begun to stir (with far worse to come), it's not surprising that many voters have a bitter taste in their mouth when the word REFORM drips from the lips of Democrats and/or the White House elite.

What gets under my skin, and under the skin of others who think like me, is how the White House and all those in the Senate and House are hiding behind the "Reform" debate rather than stepping up to the plate on accountability enforcing laws already present. So sad.

Rumored to be some 1408 pages long (some say more than 1500 pages long?), the Financial Reform Bill will cast a giant Government shadow over all businesses -- yet, according to some, it will do little to reign in the sources and root causes (notice the plural?) that shoved world economies into Cat. 5 Economic Hurricane status.... IMHO. In fact, I dare say we now sit in the eye of that Cat-5 financial storm, and the eye will soon pass to bring on the backside of this hurricane.

Trend watchers of historical economic data tend to agree that the next "recession" is due in another 2 to 3 years. We're far from over this one thanks to positively terrible handling (read mishandling) by this Admin. Just my humble opinion.

The thought of them "reforming" anything further sends a shudder down my spine.

Let's take a break from this gloom and doom path.

Here is an experiment Christian readers of my blog can try...

Take the "Reform" bills passed by this Administration to date and find out how many times one of our Ten Commandments was broken. While you're at it, take a look at some of the few details we've seen regarding the current so-called "financial reform bill" winding it's way through Washington and refer to this particular commandment:
"Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's." Exodus 20:17
Envy, even today, is a dirty word by many standards and/or interpretations... but it seems, at least to me, that this Administration is hell bent on redefining the word, raising it to some kind of "social justice" platform. It's like they're saying it's okay to hate (read envy) the rich. Notice... in the above quoted Commandment... being the rich neighbour isn't bad... being the jealous neighbour is bad.


I'm certainly no religious zealot here... nor am I a pastor or preacher of the Word. Those far more experienced than I in interpreting God's laws would in all likelihood be better equipped to define the word "covet" as it exists within this commandment.

Those who kneel before the President's speeches and let him lead them into a "bash the rich" marathon can look inside their own hearts and decide whether it is actually their own envy that spurs them on this path... or not. They'll meet their maker some day. We all do. Some of us will have more 'splainin' to do than others.

Personally, I just want to see those who actually broke the law, face legal justice.

And I most CERTAINLY don't want to see a permanent slush fund set up to bail a single one of them out, ever again!

Toodle-loo... I'm off to see if I can buy some "reform" insurance. Maybe AIG is selling it. Heheheh.