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Wednesday, March 6, 2013


You know who is to blame for the whole "Nanny State" thing that people complain about even though its not really true?  Government is easy to blame... but who is behind the government doing those things?

Insurance Companies.

Think about it.  Insurance Company executives got the idea in their head that they paid out less on accidents where the people in the car were wearing seat belts - on average.  Really it is about 50-50 (not exactly) whether a seat belt will help you or hurt you or pin you in a burning or sinking car so you can't get out.  So, the executives decided that they wanted more people to wear seat belts so they could save money.  They hired the lobbyists.

The lobbyists did their dirty job and BOOM! Seat Belt Laws were born.  More laws mean more money has to be spent on enforcement.

Safety laws, workers comp, labeling - most all can be traced back to Insurance Companies.

Conservative Fact Allergy

History has shown - well, at least my personal history - that when confronted with Facts, Conservatives will go into a severe allergic shock, develop sudden-onset turrets syndrome and if not removed from the Factual environment, eventually break down in tears.

Then I stumble upon This article.  "Conservative Facts of Life" and the extreme departure from reality is palpable.  Its like the author held up a mirror and blamed other people for what he saw.

"I remember when George W. was inaugurated how relieved I was that the grown-ups had returned to take charge of our affairs."
ROFLOL! Seriously? Mr. Vacation - the real Mr. Vacation - who pranced on the deck of a battleship declaring victory that wouldn't come for another six years or so?? Really...  delusional.

Bush was a failure - foreign, domestic and reality.  He had the lowest approval rating EVER. The economy crashed on HIS watch - but conservatives blame Obama - for something that happened before he was even elected!  Seriously!  You can't make this delusional stuff up!  I'm not saying Bush is to blame, but his government didn't help anything and didn't prevent anything and probably made things worse.  Remember, Republicans were in total control for almost six years before the collapse.  There was one session in one house where Democrats held a majority.  And Democrats did not play the block-everything brinksmanship games the GOP are playing now.