There is some good news out there.
This is a really bad couple of weeks coming up for Obamacare. As you know by now, the SCOTUS is expected to deliver a series of death-blows to it (although the voting will go nauseatingly close). Now, the SCOTUS does not care one whit for public opinionreally, they cannot by definition. They merely review the laws and interpret their legality on constitutional grounds: but it must nevertheless be present in their minds that Americans overwhelmingly reject the legality of Obamacare, and this will influence their interpretation. After all, if a reasonable person can see this law is unconstitutional….
Also, on a similar note, Paul Ryans modest proposal is already causing apoplexy among the liberals, who are terrified…terrified…that Americans could discover they dont need three-quarters of the government they are paying big bucks for. A couple of years ago, they tried to panic people into thinking we were headed into Mad Max territory, but failed to produce the desired effect.
Now, the general public consensus to liberal criticisms of the Ryan proposal seems to be one of outright laughter. All over the place, liberals are throwing out childish reactions to severe government spending, but people arent interested anymore. No, indeed: polls show that an engulfing tidewater is coming in which the public wants massive spending cuts. This is not a question of if, but when.
Of course, the Czar understands, as should you, that the Ryan proposal stands no chance of passage when the Senate refuses to consider any conversation on the subject. And the Czar also sides with conservative critics that it needs to go much further and be more drastic to work in our lifetimes, or else the next two generations will be screwed by the Boomers as well. But a 2013 and 2014 budget can go further, and that Paul Ryan can even draft up this work is nothing short of amazing. Imagine him trying a move like that in 2006.
Buck up. Should be a colorful couple of weeks, and expect to see the Presidents approval ratings drop a bit more as he doubles-down on Obamacare.
Божію Поспѣшествующею Милостію Мы, Дима Грозный Императоръ и Самодержецъ Всероссiйскiй, цѣсарь Московскiй. The Czar was born in the steppes of Russia in 1267, and was cheated out of total control of all Russia upon the death of Boris Mikhailovich, who replaced Alexander Yaroslav Nevsky in 1263. However, in 1283, our Czar was passed over due to a clerical error and the rule of all Russia went to his second cousin Daniil (Даниил Александрович), whom Czar still resents. As a half-hearted apology, the Czar was awarded control over Muscovy, inconveniently located 5,000 miles away just outside Chicago. He now spends his time seething about this and writing about other stuff that bothers him.