Oh yes, the POST OFFICE inspires SOOOO much confidence in me that I want them to have my money.
…what? Is this for real???
This is actually true, nutty as it is. Think about it. GovCo already controls the two biggest financial transactions individuals make: home-buying and college loans. She wants to dig the Federal claws into personal finances even further. Sounds like the government will now be a loan shark as well the collection agent being the IRS. Not too many steps away from a mafia protection racket.
It is difficult to recall and hard to believe that just three months ago some conservatives, mirroring progressives’ lack of respect for the public, considered it imperative to shut down the government in order to stop Obamacare in its tracks. They feared that once Americans got a glimpse of the law’s proffered subsidies, they would embrace it. Actually, once they glimpsed the law’s details, they recoiled.
Counterfactual history can illuminate the present, so: Suppose in 2012, Barack Obama had told the truth about the ability of people to keep their health plans. Would he have been reelected? Unlikely. Suppose in 2012, Chief Justice John Roberts, instead of rewriting the health-care law to save it, had been the fifth vote for overturning it. Would Obama be better off today? Probably."
Maybe you didn’t notice, but the government never did shut down. The news media said it had shut down, but they lied (how odd!). It didn’t shut down. They stopped paying some high-profile but low-level types, but the government kept right on keepin’ on.