Saturday, May 31, 2014

ObamaCare Nursery Rhyme

Solomon Grundy,

Born on a Monday,

Christened on Tuesday,

Married on Wednesday,

Took ill on Thursday,

Worse on Friday, 

Died on Saturday, 

Buried on Sunday,

This is the end

Of Solomon Grundy

Solomon Grundy Nursery Rhyme

It is Saturday morning,  the day after General Shinseki, head of the VA and Jay Carney, the President’s press secretary,  resigned.    

Their resignations may be why I am thinking of the Solomon Grundy nursery rhyme.   When the President’s men resign in pairs,  it may signal we are nearing the end of a Presidency and two programs the President proclaimed as his signature “achievements,” reforming the VA and national health systems.

General Shinseki’s and President Obama’s fates  are inextricably interlinked.  The VA and ObamaCare are massive federal bureaucracies.  Both are well-intended.  Both were  started to protect their constituents and may end by harming those they were designed  to serve.   Both are inefficient administratively .  Union demands  tie each  in knots,  and in each bureaucrats cover their tracks, their rears, and their bonuses through technocratic trickery and media obfuscation.     

ObamaCare was born on a Monday (November 2008 election),

Christened on a Tuesday ( January 2009 Inauguration Day),

Married on Wednesday ( March 2010 ObamaCare passage), 

Took ill on Thursday ( March 2010 to June 2014 national  polls opposing its various provisions),

Worse on Friday ( May 30,  2014, political pressures demanding ObamaCare and  VA revisions and culminating in Shiseki resignation),

Died on Saturday ( May 31,  2014,  vulnerable Democrats everywhere demanding  Shinseki resignation and are backing off ObamaCare support),

Buried on Sunday ( November 4, 2014,  midterm elections, which will decide if ObamaCare is to be buried, modified, replaced or repealed).

There. That is the end of my Saturday morning nursery rhyme.  If there is a moral to this tale, it may be that children are not the only ones fed fairy tales and nursery rhymes.

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