20 Pens, The signing of Laws

I just watched Obama sign the health care bill into law.  That takes longer when one scrawls a portion of one's signature with each of 20 different pens.  20?  REALLY?  I saw Nancy Pelosi signing something the other day with multiple pens too.  Of course, WE, YOU and I, pay for these pens and then they get handed out as gifts.  Frankly, it just typifies the wrong way thinking of governmental officials to buy truckloads of expensive boxed fountain pens, used 20 at a time, and hand them out as gifts.

As I've mentioned before, I'm a card carrying Democrat.  However, I wanted to puke when I got a canned email thanking me for my help in getting the health care bill passed, allegedly signed by Obama.  I did no such thing!  Yes, I think health care needs serious reforms but, if anything, this bill is ASS BACKWARDS to what is needed.  The email ended:

"Thank you,

"President Barack Obama


Yep, buy pens with my money and then ask for some more money!  Then yesterday I got an email that read in part:

"As the President wrote last night, it was you who made this improbable victory possible. It was volunteers knocking on doors, talking to neighbors, and proving once again that Americans, standing together, can change the course of a nation.

"Supporters like us now have a chance to add our names as "Co-signers" of this historic legislation -- adding our names next to President Obama's to show our pride in helping to bring about this great achievement.

"Organizing for America will establish a permanent archive with all the signatures, so that generations to come will have a record of those who stood together in this moment and won this fight for our future. And I will personally present all the names we collect to the President. Will you add your name?

"Thank you,

"David Plouffe"

This one didn't ask for money but you can bet that I'd have been asked for some along the way if I'd clicked on the link!  I didn't, of course.  Kiss my butt David Plouffe!  I'll be voting come November for ANYONE who promises to try to repeal this CRAPPY new law.  There are ever so many problems with this law but, at the top of the list for me, is criminalizing anyone who can't afford the coverage that will be mandated in 4 years and that this law becomes effectively the first mandated ID law.  If you have to have coverage, you have to have an ID card (which will be tied to an electronic health record and who knows what else); otherwise, you earn a SPN number and a criminal record.  Thus ends the last illusion of even minimal privacy in this country.

Barack Obama, 11 letters, 20 pens.  REALLY?

How about 1 pen and put it on eBay with the proceeds going toward the national debt?  Y'all better find some way to raise funds other than asking me because I'm not giving a red cent to politicians who buy pens by the gross when the national debt is running in the TRILLIONS.

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