|Of course like every other greedy, paranoid, right-wing zealot Nugent believes that the government should not be allowed to provide for the betterment of this country as a whole. He believes our government should not protect workers or provide them with a wage that they can live on. He thinks only folks like himself are entitled to things like healthcare and opportunity. Last of all, like all Conservative zealots when he gets his way all is good, but when he does not a great treason has occured upon America.
And now Nugent is up in arms about the John Roberts ruling on the Affordable Care Act. Despite the fact that John Roberts allowed folks like Nugent and the wealthy robber-barons in Corporate America Nugent was not satisified. You see, when a Republican whines about something it is usually something they do themselves. Now, Nugent is mad because Roberts did not engage in legislating from the bench like in Citizen's United.
You see, in the narrow, selfish world of Nugent and unfortunately millions of idiots like him John Roberts has committed treason for actually doing his job, and not bowing to Conservative idiotic zealousy this time:
The bottom line is that Chief Justice Roberts' traitor vote will ensure more monumental spending and wasted taxes and put almost 15 percent of the nation's gross domestic product (GDP) under one of the world's most bureaucratic, ineffective, incompetent and grossly expensive systems ever devised by man: our out-of- control federal government.
Ineffective? Out of control? Incompetent? What is out of control is greed and profit. What is grossly expensive and ineffective is the fact that the American system Nugent so loves and defends sacrifices lives for profit:
The United States gets the smallest bang for the buck in terms of life itself amongst developed countries: it realizes the lowest level of "life returns." The U.S. healthcare system returns the fewest life years for each dollar spent. The United States, for example, has invested an additional 8.3% of GDP in health since 1971. That investment yielded a PYLL reduction of 5157 years. America realized a return of 621 potential years of life gained for each additional percentage point of GDP invested in health.
The same old thing from Republicans. Profits are more important than people. Of course what Nugent's real problem is simple. Despite the fact that he is quite successful he is envious of those Americans who have little and are forced either by the greed of low-wages and outsourcing or by being disabled, elderly, or helpless to depend on their fellow citizens for sustanance:
Our entitlement programs have bankrupted America. We have dug a financial crater so deep that many doubt we can ever climb out. With his vote, Chief Justice Roberts didn't give Fedzilla an even bigger shovel, he gave Fedzilla an earth mover with which to dig bigger financial holes.
What Ted Nugent does not want to admit is that what has really bankrupted America was everything he wanted. Why was he not whining to George W. Bush as he gave up some "Wang Tang Sweet Poontang" in Crawford? Was it not Bush that wasted trillions of dollars in failed wars? Was it not Bush who took a surplus and in just a few years turned it into a huge deficit?? Was it not the Patriot Act and Warrantless wiretapping that really expanded the power of government to steal Constitutional freedoms? Lastly, was it not the Republican policies of greed and idiocy that crashed our economy in the first place?? Nugent's Republican vision for America sucks just as bad as the "Damn Yankees" did.
Which brings me to another idiotic statement and the point I agree with, sort of:
Because our legislative, judicial and executive branches of government hold the 10th Amendment in contempt, I'm beginning to wonder if it would have been best had the South won the Civil War. Our Founding Fathers' concept of limited government is dead.
First, our founding fathers intended America to be the land of the free where all men are created equal. I believe they purposely made the Constitution a living breathing document because they wanted America to last for ages and be able to adapt with the times. Their concept of "freedom" definately was not to allow the ruling elites and wealthy aristocrats once again control everything which is just what Nugent and his ilk have long tried to do. While they grappled with slavery, I believe very few of them wanted America as a whole to resemble the Old South where a very few people owned the wealth and the rest of them were slaves or mired in extreme poverty.
Now to what I agree with sort of. Like the Motor City Idiot I too have begun to wish the South would have won the Civil War. Why? Because remnants of the greedy, racist, bigoted and backwards logic of the Confederacy have long kept us from achieving the America our forefathers really envisioned. It is so frustrating to see the the same un-American factions turning our country into a place that resembles Old World Europe where the wealthy and powerful preyed upon everyone else at will without consequence or recourse. That is why they hate American government. It has least has slowed them down from doing so.
If the South would have won the Civil War maybe we would have what America really is. Two countries. One in which the selfish and the ignorant could congregate to pass laws that restrict freedoms, create slaves and concentrate wealth and power to a few landowners who do not answer to anyone, pay taxes, or pay people who work for them. Undoubtedly their system would collapse and be proven a fraud finally.
That would leave the rest of us free to pursue the America our forefathers really intended. A land where everyone who worked hard would be afforded the fruits of their labor with enough to at least support their families. A country that led the world in production, wealth equality and innovation. A country that believed that average Americans, not rich elitists and corporations should decide elections and rule their land. A country where Americans not only said they were proud to be so, but backed it up with deeds and actions.
So yes Ted Nugent I wish the South would have won too. Then I would not be stuck in the same country with people like you who care nothing for anything but their own greed and hatred. Maybe then I would not have to suffer through "strangle-hold" on the radio again because you would have never had the opportunity to produce it in the land you long for.