Opting out

Tony Gallardo
There is something encouraging happening in America; opting out. Barack Obama was swept into office on the promise that he would "transform America for the 21st century", usher in a new era of prosperity, be careful stewards of taxpayer money, end earmarks, provide transparency so that Americans would know how every dime was spent, make the world love us, lower the sea levels, and ... well, you've heard the rest. Now that he is half way through his four year term, millions of Americans are opting out of this self proclaimed god's Garden of Eden (We are the ones we have been waiting for...).

Congress set the tone, God bless ‘em, by opting out of Obamacare right from the get go. They let it be known that ... "no, no, we are going to keep our healthcare benefits; Obamacare is for all you little people out there; you dufuses that are too inept and stupid to make your own decisions."

At least fourteen states are suing the federal government over Obamacare; they are opting out.

At last count, HHS has issued 222 waivers to unions and companies who have also opted out. Mandated coverage is so expensive that without waivers they will be forced to go without insurance altogether (If you like your health plan, you will be able to keep it)

About 22 states have joined Arizona in opting out of Obama's weak-kneed approach to border security and immigration enforcement.

Millions of Americans are opting out of Generalissimo Janet Napolitano's TSA groping and fondling ...er...security procedures, and many airports are considering replacing TSA with private security companies.

Even Obama is getting caught up in this movement. Despite making umpteen campaign promises to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility, and signing an executive order on his first day in office announcing that it would be closed by the end of 2009, he has decided to ... well...opt out of his own executive order.

Can we all just resolve for 2011 to opt out of the Obama administration for the next two, or heaven forbid, six years?


There is something encouraging happening in America; opting out. Barack Obama was swept into office on the promise that he would "transform America for the 21st century", usher in a new era of prosperity, be careful stewards of taxpayer money, end earmarks, provide transparency so that Americans would know how every dime was spent, make the world love us, lower the sea levels, and ... well, you've heard the rest.

Now that he is half way through his four year term, millions of Americans are opting out of this self proclaimed god's Garden of Eden (We are the ones we have been waiting for...).

Congress set the tone, God bless ‘em, by opting out of Obamacare right from the get go. They let it be known that ... "no, no, we are going to keep our healthcare benefits; Obamacare is for all you little people out there; you dufuses that are too inept and stupid to make your own decisions."

At least fourteen states are suing the federal government over Obamacare; they are opting out.

At last count, HHS has issued 222 waivers to unions and companies who have also opted out. Mandated coverage is so expensive that without waivers they will be forced to go without insurance altogether (If you like your health plan, you will be able to keep it)

About 22 states have joined Arizona in opting out of Obama's weak-kneed approach to border security and immigration enforcement.

Millions of Americans are opting out of Generalissimo Janet Napolitano's TSA groping and fondling ...er...security procedures, and many airports are considering replacing TSA with private security companies.

Even Obama is getting caught up in this movement. Despite making umpteen campaign promises to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility, and signing an executive order on his first day in office announcing that it would be closed by the end of 2009, he has decided to ... well...opt out of his own executive order.

Can we all just resolve for 2011 to opt out of the Obama administration for the next two, or heaven forbid, six years?