Birds of a feather flock together. What do Common Core and Obamacare have in common? Lots. Both are huge programs that started out as ideological theories foisted onto the states by way of deception. Governors were placed in the cross hairs to implement both of these monoliths of control over citizens’ lives.
Common Core came into the states with a bribe. “Play our little game of winning grants called Race To The Top and you will win a Federal curriculum to be implemented in every school in your state.” The states who took Race To The Top money had to agree to this Federal curriculum called Common Core. Sound familiar?
Obamacare was to waltz into the states with Federal Healthcare Exchanges (bribes) with the attached Federal spending on those. Take the money for the Exchanges and your state can “win” by having more Federal monies for Medicaid. Same methodology of bribes.
In both situations, governors of the states had to make a decision. Go for the Federal money? Or stand for state sovereignty and remain independent. (North Carolina did not accept Federal Exchanges for Obamacare. Thankfully.)
Meanwhile, back at the ranch, most citizens have been left out of the decision process and in the dark on what exactly Common Core and Obamacare are. As usual, the devil is in the details. And the Federal mob of money pushers don’t want citizens to know exactly what is in these two gems being foisted upon them. Americans are finally finding out “what is in it.” (as Pelosi would say.)
What else to these two giant atrocities have in common? Data collection is at the top of the list. The Federal government wants to know everything about everything about everyone’s life. As Mark Steyn said today on Rush Limbaugh’s show, they want to know how many bisexual drug addicts you’ve been having sex with and if you own guns. Can there be a good reason for this? No. But teachers and doctors are now being tasked with collecting data on you, your children, your...