With the $600 billion health care “plan” passed by Congress – though no details exist to the plan or its implementation, the first order of importance is getting the money. And when you add in the spending spree Congress and the Obama Administration have been on, well the numbers just get stupid.
I’ve already addressed the ridiculous amount of money wasted so far on the $787 billion Obama stimulus (that doesn’t work), the $410 billion for the funding of the Government with 9,000 earmarks, and the $3.5 trillion dollar budget that guarantees to nearly triple the national debt in about 10 years. The question is where is all this money, plus whatever else the Democrats can slip in (like a second stimulus package), going to come from. And I think the first indication has slipped out.
In New Hampshire a man paid for a pack of cigarettes with his Bank of America Visa card. That’s the bank that the Government owns a piece of, regulated with never before seen power by the Treasury Secretary who does not pay his taxes, and the evil habit of smoking that Democrats would prefer you not be able to do in even your own home (at least in some towns in California). Thus he was slapped down with a charge for his purchase of $23,148,855,308,184,500 (twenty-three quadrillion, one hundred forty-eight trillion, eight hundred fifty-five billion, three hundred eight million, one hundred eighty-four thousand, five hundred dollars).
It’s an ingenious plan. Attacking all the evils perceived by Democrats – smoking, gas, cars, banking, having enough money to have a credit card, and using money to frivolously pay for something that neither goes to the poor nor is under the control of the Government – they will force the evildoers of this nation to pay for everything.
Now some might say this was a bank error. Some might say it was a credit card screw up. Bank of America and Visa are blaming each other. But I think it was a subtle attempt to see if the public will pay stupid amounts of money for anything.
Under the seeming logic of Democrats today, the rich have hordes of money that they greedily won’t use outside of a swimming pool even Scrooge McDuck would envy. There has to be some way to get that money. And since they own the banks, auto industry, and soon newspapers – not to mention thinking about becoming landlords over private homes – well why not try it.
$23 quadrillion may be a bit over zealous, but wait til you see your bill for heating and electric after Cap & Trade passes. They are going to get the money. One way or another.