Will, my five-year-old grandson, received an empty,
military-camo wallet from his parents for Christmas.
ecstatic; a reaction Mom and Dad expected knowing he
would instantly be eager to fill his new wallet
earning money by attacking household chores.
When he was offered a dollar for vacuuming
our house he sprang into action.
Observing from the kitchen, I assumed this
could not his first experience with a vacuum
Will was soon down on all fours sucking
Border collie fur from under our bed much to the
chagrin of Cash who hides there when the mini-people
I was impressed with his attention to details; Cash
not so much.
Will sucked through all three bedrooms before
finishing in the living room.
He even moved the coffee table and vacuumed
under it before returning the vacuum to the garage;
all smiles anticipating his one-dollar pay day.
I quietly thought how every member of
Congress deserves an empty wallet next Christmas,
hopefully prompting them to attack America’s chores
with enthusiasm similar to Will’s.
realized it was just a pipe dream because a
Congressman’s wallet comes pre-stuffed with taxpayer
cash and IOUs.
Only the little people are expected to vacuum
under the coffee table and this brings me to my
While you were Christmas shopping, Congress blindly
rubber stamped a 2200 page, 1.1 trillion dollar,
omnibus spending bill. It is not as bad as it
appears, as only 500 billion is real money with the
remaining being fake dollars borrowed from China.
Progressivism has killed the world’s greatest
free-market economy with Obamacare being America’s
Healthcare exchanges are hemorrhaging cash, which
would be ironic were the consequences not so
Remember, the most financially damaging
Obamacare provisions have been delayed by
presidential orders as well as by Congress’s omnibus
spending bill, so the other shoe is yet to drop.
In the hinterlands, states who swallowed
Medicaid expansion as being free federal money are
in for the rudest of awakenings.
Collapsing federal budgets will soon dump
Medicaid costs entirely on the states and
unfortunately, like many foolish others, Montana
took the bait.
Here is the story line:
Treasure State voters rejected Obamacare and
Medicaid expansion in 2012 by a vote of 318,612 to
155,536, prompting Montana GOP legislators seeking
public office to oppose this unfunded mandate.
However, just like legislators in the big
leagues, 12 Big Sky Republican representatives and 7
Republican senators flipped positions once in Helena
and joined with the Democrats to enact Medicaid
Answer me this:
Who is the bigger fool, them for lying or you
for believing them?
Montanans should reward each and every
senator and representative who supported Montana
SB405 with an empty wallet on Election Day.
To do otherwise plunges Montana and America
into the abyss.