Dog With Two Bones

This much can be said for the proponents of the Affordable Care Act, aka ObamaCare, they knew which button to push in garnering enough support to force that abominable law through the halls of Congress — Greed.

They pointed to rising costs for health care, and said the ACA would “bend the curve” of skyrocketing insurance premiums. They went so far as to claim the legislation would reduce health related expenditures by an average of $2500 per year for American households.

The architects of ObamaCare told America that insurance companies would have to accept all applications, regardless of medical history, while increasing benefits and removing caps on lifetime payouts.

Playing on budget concerns, they claimed the Federal deficit would be lowered as millions of previously uninsured Americans flocked to sign up. The burden of covering their medical costs would no longer fall on the shoulders of taxpayers.

Their most convincing argument of course, was that promise so often repeated by their lead salesman, “If you have a plan that you like, you can keep it. Period,”

Now, a woeful America looks on, wondering as the disaster that is ObamaCare unfolds in all its horrific glory, “What have we done?”

Illustrator: Milo Winter

Illustrator: Milo Winter

A dog has a bone. It is the most important thing in his world. He carries it wherever he goes. One day he goes down to the water, and sees another dog with a bone reflected on the surface. It is identical, and he wants that bone too. So, he opens his mouth to grab it. His bone falls into the water, and disappears. It’s gone. He is left standing there, looking at himself, and he has nothing.

Dennis P. O’Neil

 

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16 Responses to Dog With Two Bones

  1. CW says:

    Good analogy, Saltwater!

    The reflection of the bone in the water was no more real than the free lunch some folks were betting on under O-care.

  2. Clyde says:

    Good post, Salty. The greed, IMHO, is with the frigging government here.

  3. Buck says:

    Clyde is right. Greed thy name is Control.

  4. Kathy says:

    And the government owns the water.

  5. Garnet92 says:

    Good analogy Salty, but some of us old dogs realize that we lost the bone because we wanted another bone and made a mistake. There are still millions of Obamahounds in this country who haven’t got a clue why they lost their bone and still want both. They’ll do the same thing again, given a chance.

    • Saltwater says:

      It is said that old dogs cannot learn new tricks, Garnet. However, I believe that many can learn. I continue to hold out hope some of those hounds have epiphanies as the savagery of reality kicks them in the chops.
      So enlightened, which bone WOULD they choose?

      • Mrs AL says:

        Well I’m an old dog and I learn all the time. Unfortunately, greedy dogs (politicians) never do. What does that say about this country?

        Great post, Saltwater.

  6. Saltwater says:

    Yes, Clyde, the avarice exhibited by the denizens of DC knows no bounds.

  7. WTXGunRunner says:

    Great one! Enjoyed this a lot. Makes me wonder how many, and what they are, bones at the bottom of that unending pond, doesn’t it you? Greed and Libs, today’s version of peas and carrots!

  8. pepperhawk says:

    Great post and analogy Saltwater. I wonder if those greedy pols will ever learn. Most seem too stupid and have no idea what the people want, only what they want and that is control through this monstrosity, Obamacide.