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Are American's Really Anti-big Government?

Updated on August 6, 2014

Michelle Bachmann wants a "voucher" system

Texans to Repeal

What happened to the hightened emergency of border security? The elections must be over!
What happened to the hightened emergency of border security? The elections must be over!

You wouldn't think it if you picked up a newspaper, read the latest polls or even read a blog. This is not so much a party issue, but a human issue. One can argue that the more conservative you are, the more you want less taxes, less government involvement, etc. In reality, no one wants to pay more taxes and no one wants the government to tell them what they can and can't do.

A good example of this:

Today, Obama Care will offer Americans this:

  1. You will be able to go to the doctor to get preventive care like mamograms, gynocolgical exams, etc and not have to pay a co-payment.
  2. You will be able to switch insurance even if you have "pre-existing" conditions, because there will no longer be a "pre-existing" clause for your children under 19 years of age. And for those with sick children, party lines don't matter, it's providing the medica care that they need that matters.
  3. Your children will be allowed to remain on your insurance plan until they turn 26.
  4. If you have an illness that requires constant medical care and you reach a limit, then you lose coverage, under this plan, there are no more limits, you cannot be cut off.

So, what is wrong with this plan? Ask your Representative why this isn't good for you? Most of our policy makers already have what we call "Obama Care" and it works for them.


Lt. Gov. Dewhurst in April, while campaigning to repeal Obama Care; was introduced as a major reason behind creating jobs in Texas in 2008 and having 4 balanced budgets in his record, however, they forgot to mention that it was before the recession and that thanks to him and Governor Perry we now have a $20 Billion deficit, instead of the "surplus" that we had before the Republicans took hold of our state.

Lt. Gov. Dewhurst also claims that Obama Care doesn't improve health care , it hurts small business . And it's small business that drives the economy. Small business in Texas have been closing at an alarming rate and Obama Care, important portions of it, actually had not kicked in yet. So, how can he blame something that hasn't even taken place ? It's that lone bullet theory all over again.

He puts fear in the American people talking about senior citizens and cutting their medicare with the Obama Care plan. While it was John Boehner and the Republican party who agreed with a plan they are thinking of implementing, "we are going to do away with Medicare all together and use "vouchers", he said.

He also went on to say, "we've had government taxing us way too much and then they give us Obama." Apparently, this comment was made to lure the Tea Party in, because Obama has not raised taxes since he took office. Under the Bush administration, the middle-class was taxed more than anyone else to cover the costs of the country, which makes sense that we'd be in financial trouble. Take from those who have the least and they can't afford to stimulate the economy. Economics 101.

A good example of this:

When President Obama ran, he ran on health care, making sure that everyone would have it and working to keeping prices low, because they had been going up at alarming rates. The opposing party ran a negative campaign against it; years down the road, it's been passed and portions of it are working today; the opposing party tagged it "ObamaCare" in hopes to have people think of it negatively. After the election they tried to repeal it and made so much media noise about it. The problems came when most American's began saying, well not so quick. It's actually pretty good so far, let's just tweak it a bit.

It's no longer, the government needs to quit meddling in our health care, now it's the government just needs to work on it.


South Carolina may have been the first to pass laws prohibiting slave education, however, Texas has been the latest to step in and change the truth of history in our books. States also began turning down funding from the federal government to help with education costs as a form of anti-Obama sentiment. Now, our education system is suffering more than ever before, losing millions in funding per school district and trying to come up with ways to keep the schools funded. Some are even using their school buses as billboards. So what are Americans doing? Sixty-three percent of them feel that the federal government should be involved in education. They want the government involved in helping with funding.

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Americans were screaming from the rooftops about immigration reform, instilling fear in immigrants and even non immigrants. Then the election was over and no one is talking about it anymore.

Ted Cruz- R.,TX; made a false comment about the proposed immigration bill, calling it "immediate legalization" and not any better than the amnesty granted by the Reagan administration in 1986 and border security like then will never come. Cruz also went on to say that the fence would not be built.

Session- R, AL; uses scare tactics and false information to try to garner support by saying that Secretary Napolitano does not have to build a fence if she doesn't want to.


2013 Immigration bill has the Hoeven-Coker Amendment, bi-partisan; that would appropriate $46 Billion dollars "immediately" to use for border security. $30 billion for additional border patrol forces and $8 billion for fencing.

Immigrants would have to undergo background checks, pay fines and could be granted provisional status: 6 months work permit that no one could apply for until border security plan is in place.

The Secretary, Napolitano, will have the discretion to put the 700 mile fence where she feels it needs to go. Unlike Sessions of Alabama said, the fence has to be built, she can just pick where in the 2000 mile span she feels it best serves its purpose.

Kicker: The money will be available immediately, but the project would not be finished until 2015 and as soon as the project is funded and plan is set, immigrants can start applying for work provisions.

The project would take and add an additional 700 miles of fencing in the southern region where 350 miles already exist, leaving 950 miles still unsecured.

Who can we blame for this shortfall? The governor of Texas, Rick Perry, who took funds appropriated for border security and built a beautiful gateway center between the borders.

As much as Americans cry the anti-government rally cry. We can't live without the government involvement, because when things get tough, it gives us someone to blame and some to ask for a helping hand. Like a good friend, our government is there.

In whole, Americans are pro-government when it's convenient and anti-government when it's not.


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  • Abecedarian profile image

    Abecedarian 6 years ago from These United States, Texas

    That's sad. I lived in a country with universal health care and they loved it. We have friends from Canada and they love it. We were in Canada a while back and actually talked to several people there to get an idea about how it worked for them and on the average of the dozens of people that we interacted with only a couple were fairly negative about universal health care.

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    Leslie Jo Barra 6 years ago

    I have lived in countries (currently do) which have universal health care. Although it hasn't affected me of my family, the people we know who get that treatment find nobody wants to pay for tests to be done, so treatment is stalled.

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    Abecedarian 6 years ago from These United States, Texas

    Yes it does suck. And at the risk of sounding like a Tea Party Nut Job---It's really taxation without representation. Politicians quit representing the average American long ago. If you don't have money or a project they want to get off the ground, your needs fall on deaf ears. I think Obama will prevail in the end because like the health care bill---people are liking it now and if you take it away, they will livid.

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    Jillian Barclay 6 years ago from California, USA

    Amazing how we think alike sometimes. Tonight I was just saying that people want the government to take care of what is convenient and when the mood changes, the government gets blamed. I was talking about health care, too. Obama was fought every step of the way, so what he wanted and what we got are entirely different. His fault? I don't think so. So many lies were told, how could it have been any different.

    The same thing is happening with everything and I, for one, am so frustrated. I don't know the solution to any of it. I just think it all sucks! Sorry for the wording, but at this point, what do we do? Everyone is just interested in getting elected, re-elected, getting campaign donations, etc. Our lives are being treated like they don't even matter any more. It is all just a big game and you and I seem to be losing...