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IdaBlue Wants it All

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In response to the following blog post:

In a recent post on the IdaBlue website, the author is whining that Governor Butch Otter went to China to promote trade...mainly for Idaho's mining, farming and logging industry while ignoring the high tech industry. IdaBlue went on to say of "most Republicans" (you know..the evil folks):

"That's right, government is good when it's helping business. But the attitude I get from most Republicans is that when government is trying to get health care for citizens or otherwise do something for people, it's very bad."

That statement got me thinking about how "most Democrats" (you know, those self proclaimed progressive thinkers out to save the world from evil folks) think they want it all. The problem is the definition of the word "all" is troubling to me.

Does IdaBlue want to give or teach

The Way I See Things
Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.

The above statement can be cut in half and you will see the philosophy of "most Democrats" and "most Republicans". I'm sure you see it but I want to expand on this "way true" statement. Stick with me on this one because it gets into some complex business and financial theories.

1. Announce a government program that gives everyone in the US a meals consisting of chicken or fish, a potato and a lettuce, cucumber, tomato salad. "Most Democrats" will applaud this new program as ground breaking and hope to get elected because of it.

2. Announce a program three years later that mandates the above ground breaking program must come to an end. Why? Because it cost too much. Instead this new program will teach the people to raise chickens, catch fish and grow all the fixings for a salad. "Most Democrats" will laugh at this form of self reliant behavior. They will point out there are plenty of ways to fund the "Give a man a meal" programs. They will point out "there are rich business people they can tax even more". "Most Democrat will then point out that chicken farms are cruel, fishing ruins our seas, and farming ruins the environment and they cannot be part of this evil plan.

Connect the dots for IdaBlue so they understand you

So There You Have It
IdaBlue and "most Democrats" want it all. But the "all" they are talking about is your money in the form of taxes. It seems to me "most Democrats" don't understand "most people" don't like idea of giving more of their pay checks to others. But "most Democrats won't be happy until they get it all.

And just to be clear on this health care issue...government provided health care is not and never will be free. Someone has to pay for this program and the helping, loving, progressive thinking folks (most, not all Democrats) would like to decide who gets to pay for this program. Will you be that person? Of course you will but only if you have a job. So when IdaBlue tries to compare Butch Otter's idea of increasing trade with the government health care tax program, that says it "ALL" to me.


You can call me greedy for wanting to keep the money I earn instead of giving it to a government that has proven over the last 5 decades they cannot properly manage the money they already take from us each week. - Spartcus, 68 BC?

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Tim Bondy
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