Finished goal of running the distance of 2,080 miles from Lafayette, LA to Washington D.C and back!!! 339.1 miles

0.0 miles run this week.
Daily running average for the week is 0.00 miles per day.
Total amount run in the past 800 days is 2,419.1 miles.
Daily running average overall is 3.02 miles per day.

Day232 Monday 04/18/11

ran 4.6 miles
Here’s what I don’t get. I would rather be overcharged by health insurance companies from the private sector than be forced to pay the federal premiums for ObamaCare in the potential near future. Am I selfish for that? Am I a bad person for feeling that way?

First of all, under ObamaCare I would be “forced”, and a competitive market has nothing to do with forcing any one man or woman to do anything, regardless of whether it is a good or a bad idea. Our current health care system is not as good as it could be. No one is arguing that it is. But a possible transition of the magnitude ObamaCare possesses in America is the deafening crescendo of a decades-old collective product of politics run-a-muck, corporations thirsting for dollar amounts that will never be enough, and ordinary Americans who lost sight of the principles that make this country so great.

Nearly half of America pays no income tax. Precisely 47% of this nation does little enough to not contribute to society in the form of government programs subsidized by taxpayer money. And the solution under the current administration is to tax the rich more and to enable greater percentages of people to take advantage of the system, a system that actually seems like a decent, humanitarian idea on paper, but, much like Communism, the reality bears no resemblance to the idea.

It is frustrating to see the story of America being written the way it is right now when talk of raising taxes and spending mindlessly work in tandem to deconstruct America, as we know it. Only 53% of this country pays income taxes, yet 47% reap the unearned rewards of the federal government’s imbalanced toils.

So, here’s what I don’t get. Why is the argument I hear most from the left one that involves selfless compassion and a circumstance in which someone like me is only “fortunate” and every single person who has less than me, and I don’t have much, is a victim who deserves federally subsidized alms?

My solution would be to start a program that severely encourages the other half of this entire nation to pay federal income taxes and to give them the opportunity to fully embrace the “risk and reward” concept, which defines America.

Will Someone Else please stand up? Someone Else, 2012.

1,401.2 miles to go.


  1. "Federal premiums for ObamaCare" is a bit misleading. You will be paying a tax if you don't get healthcare from the private market. I don't know if I like this or not, but I surely don't like being over charged.




  3. PolitiFact's Lie of the Year: 'A government takeover of health care'


  4. Apparently there are some extremely differing perceptions of what defines the term "government". PolitiFact's definition obviously requires far more intrusion than mine does by the government.