I have a bumper sticker on my truck that says “American Pride”. Actually, it’s not on my truck’s bumper, but on the toolbox. This is the toolbox in which I carry my tools from one job site to another. For the most part, I enjoy what I do, but, there are some days that are tougher than others. Regardless of whether or not it was a good job or a tough job, ultimately, I have pride in the job I’ve done.

This feeling may soon become a thing of the past. Last week, the Congressional Budget Office issued a report on the effects of Obamacare over the next ten years. The CBO reports that the healthcare law will result in the loss of what amounts to 2.3 million jobs. The net result of this reduction in employment will be lowered economic growth and a lower gross domestic product. This is not very good news for an economy that is teetering on the fulcrum of recovery.

Enter the talking heads from the liberal side. Keith Ellison (D-MN) boldly says that Americans work too much. He claims that Americans work more than workers in other nations in the civilized world and that the reduction in the workforce will allow Americans to cook dinner at home. He doesn’t mention that Americans out of work won’t have the money to go out to eat.

Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) says that the Affordable Care Act (a misnomer, because it’s not affordable and there is NO care involved in the act) will enable more that 2 million Americans to rid themselves of job-lock, needing to hold on to a job in order to get healthcare. Of course, this is the same person that claims welfare in the form of food stamps is great for the economy. I hesitate to take her advice on financial matters.

This debate over the CBO report doesn’t go quite far enough however.Obamacare was never about healthcare. It was about control. The government has or soon will have control of 1/6 of the economy of the United States. It immediately started doing what the government does best, gumming up the works. It has created turmoil in the insurance industry, with the ultimate goal  of state-run medicine. Medicare has taken a hit, as has Tricare. Medical research and medical device companies have been damaged.

More importantly, the American people continue to be assaulted. In July, 2012, the President issued an executive order that removed the requirement for looking for work or job training in order to receive welfare benefits. Long before, the food stamp program quit issuing cards that might “embarrass” a recipient at the cash register of a store. The stigma of receiving welfare is gone. In fact, Michele Obama is in front of high school students declaring that there is federal money available to them and for the students to not leave any of it on the table. Currently, there are over 91 million people out of the workforce, either unemployed, under employed or no longer looking for work. This administration has done nothing, except give lip service, toward the creation of jobs. In fact they’ve done everything possible to stifle creation of jobs! The liberal goal is to get as many as possible on the government dole. This is tantamount to placing people into slavery.They want the message to ring out that nothing happens without the government and all else is subservient.

The problem with this transformation is two-fold. First, this move to socialism is flawed. The more people are moved out of the workforce, the less people there are to pay the taxes required to float those programs for the “needy”. As Margaret Thatcher said, “The problem with socialist is that eventually you run out of other people’s money.” This administration,through its policies, has diminished the middle class. The pool of taxpayers has also diminished.

Secondly, Americans still have that pride in being American. For instance, some of the poorest Americans, those in the Appalachia in West Virginia have exasperated the government in their refusal to accept welfare benefits. Their pride  prohibits them from accepting welfare.  Perhaps the Zombies who have so little self-respect as to willingly prefer the slavery of welfare could learn something from those Americans.