Our local newspaper today printed and editorial lamenting the so-called "unintended consequences" of ethanol mandates in our gasoline supply. Surely, I thought, they have to be joking. Unintended? You would not have to be a rocket scientist to realize the impact to corn prices and, therefore, food supply chain reactions because of ethanol mandates and subsidies. Unintended my foot! I'm not a rocket scientist and I'm pretty sure that if you deliberately reduce supply of a commodity to support food staples, whether for livestock or humans, the price of food "necessarily sky rockets!"
The crazy thing is that I see the phrase "unintended consequences" all over the media lately. I guess the authors of articles for mass public consumption want us to believe the government is made of really smart smart people, but the results of their policies are unintended? Does the media want you to sympathize with the policy makers? Do they want you to think those brilliant geniuses didn't really mean to screw things up for certain people? This is proof positive that media is convinced the public is too stupid to learn the truth, and / or media is deliberately dumbing down the public on purpose, which becomes a self-fulfilling, circular prophesy.
Here is an article headlined, " 100 Unintended Consequences of Obamacare." Who are they kidding? If you think any of the fallout from Obamacare is unintended, I've got a bridge in Arizona to sell you.
The image above is from an article written in 2009. (ref. below) So you think the Obama administration and the communists who put this thing in place didn't know what damage this was going to do to the United States' economy? It looks to me that the implementation of Obamacare is going to cost more than Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid put together and strap the cost on younger future generations, our grandchildren and their children. That is assuming the nation even has a chance of surviving this at all, which I believe it cannot. So that debt is "unintended?" Just another unintended consequence of horrific policies...just like the Social Security authors never projected or anticipated the shift in population equations? Oh, poor geniuses. They just can't seem to extrapolate the outcomes of their own creations. OR...if they can, this entire current scene we are witnessing is completely deliberate...not "unintended" at all. I pick both...dumb and evil. Theft is always evil. Putting dumb AND evil people in positions of authority in our nation is suicidal.
Poor poor Obama was out there explaining away the online glitches of Obamacare this week, saying the glitches were just some normal occurrence from opening such a large government run marketplace to the public. Obama didn't really mean to triple insurance costs for most people. Nah. That is just an "unintended" consequence. He didn't really mean to force so many out of work and off their current insurance plans. It MUST be unintended. Otherwise the public would realize the O in the White House would be a lying, mean, vindictive S.O.B. we can't have that, now can we? People might get a wee bit angry with the POTUS. (They've got that covered with FEMA and DHS, so not to worry if things get a bit heated. The intention there is to shut down any dissention...with intended and violent force.)
From articles I've seen the past day or so, the shutdown has only shut down 15% of Federal government activities. And those that are shut down are selected by the White House. How's that for "unintended?"
Friends, nothing you see is "unintended" from the Obama administration. NOTHING. All of it is intended. Obama and the people running this government right now are nothing more than an extortionists / thieves, just like the mob.