This Perfect Life

2012 July 6
by justrand

The first TAX permitted by Benedict Roberts (aka: Chief Justice of SCOTUS) is the one stated in the ObamaCare 2,700 page monstrosity: have insurance or pay a tax for NOT having it. There will be a chart that your income and age will be plotted on, and the degree to which you fall outside the “optimum” will determine what you will be required to pay for not having it. Very scientific.

But that is NOT the only chart being drawn up or at least envisioned.

The charts being drawn up are those that will identify the “optimum” of EVERYTHING to achieve a Perfect Life…and allow your characteristics to be plotted against that “optimum”.  No one will say you HAVE to do all those things…the government will simply TAX you if you DON’T!

You’ve all seen charts like the BMI (Body Mass Index) chart shown. This one is a no-brainer, and fits perfectly into the ObamaCare “taxing inactivity” scheme. Stay in the “Green” zone and no additional tax. STRAY, in either direction, and pay a “tax”. Since ObamaCare mandates (that word again) that all medical records be centralized and made available to the government real-time, your “doctor” will be required to provide everything necessary to ensure you are plotted.  Stray from the “Green” zone…pay a TAX!

Now imagine every other “optimum” that some Progressive either already has, or soon will identify.

Consumption of:

  • Coffee
  • Soft drinks
  • Fast food
  • Alcohol
  • Meat
  • Vegetables
  • Eggs
  • Etc

Your personal data will be on the X and Y axis, and where they meet will determine your allotment of that “consumable”.  The degree to which you stray from the optimal range (too much or too little) will determine your TAX!

Same for activities (exercise, reading, going to the movies, church attendence, etc), possessions (vehicles…including type, guns, applicances, electrical devices, etc), miscellaneous (pets, friends, children, etc).  Someone will helpfully identify the OPTIMUM for everything, plot you against the optimum…and TAX the degree to which you do not conform.  And it’s all to help Y-O-U lead the PERFECT LIFE!

See how easy this is? Soon, Congress (with the help of Progressive Think-Tanks) will take all the guess-work out of living!  Don’t want to (or can’t) conform? No problem…just pay the TAX!

Ira Levin wrote a chilling book titled: ‘This Perfect Day’, in the vein of ‘Brave New World’ and ‘1984’. Not satisfied with just ensuring you have a “Perfect Day”, our new masters are going to ensure we have a Perfect Life…whether we like it or not! What about Freedom, you say? Nah…Freedom is messy and Imperfect!


59 Responses leave one →
  1. 2012 July 6 12:03 pm
    judyt2012 permalink

    We ARE BORG!!!!

  2. 2012 July 6 12:15 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    This just in from our `friends` at OFA —

    Friend —

    Romney and the Republicans announced yesterday that they brought in more than $100 million in June.

    For context, that’s about what we raised in April and May combined.

    Its hell to suck canal water ain’t it Mr. Messina?? I would also suggest to the OFA crowd that if they only get $3 donations they need a bunch of them! Or have they not thought of that??

  3. 2012 July 6 12:24 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Maybe some legal eagle can explain to me how the ObamaCare is legal as a tax?

    “Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States…” — Art1Sec2

    ObamaCare is not a income tax but is a direct tax. But as a direct tax it is being applied to the individual and not apportioned. Yeah I know, I am just one of those that Big Sis classifies as a terrorist.

  4. 2012 July 6 12:44 pm
    judyt2012 permalink

    Either (1) OFA is having a very difficult time implementing their unidentified donor, pre-paid credit card program, or (2) they send out these little missives just before they do an additional round of faking donations.

    Why do I think this? Who are Obama supporters? There are the liberal elites who have already maxed out and bundled as much as they can (see George Clooney going to Switzerland for a fundraiser) and that ever increasing group of people who look for their gimmies. These folks are takers… not donors and their life long attitude is that those they believe have power or money owe them.

  5. 2012 July 6 1:29 pm
    justrand permalink

    O/T…but unintentionally hillarious!

    Yahoo”News” (a wholly owned subsidiary of the DNC) has this BREATHLESS headline up now:
    Big names among Republicans planning to skip GOP convention

    And then you go to the link and find out WHO the “Big names” are:
    Jon Huntsman, Linda McMahon among Republicans planning to skip GOP convention

    WHOA!!!!!!! Really???

    On the Democrat side, sitting SENATORS, GOVERNORS and CONGRESS-Critters are skipping the Democrat Convention, including some from North Carolina…the state the damn thing is being held in!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. 2012 July 6 1:29 pm
    Wylie E. Coyote permalink

    The economy created just 80,000 jobs in June, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. But that same month, 85,000 workers left the workforce entirely to enroll in the Social Security Disability Insurance program, according to the Social Security Administration.

    “As Investors Business Daily further notes, that isn’t the exception in the Obama recovery, but the rule:

    The disability ranks have outpaced job growth throughout President Obama’s economic recovery. While the economy has created 2.6 million jobs since June 2009, fully 3.1 million workers signed up for disability benefits.

    After three years of stimulus spending, bailouts and green jobs “investments” what Obama has to show for his record is low employment rates and sky-high levels of government dependence.”

  7. 2012 July 6 1:34 pm
    judyt2012 permalink

    No DrDog — it isn’t constitutional as a tax because it is not apportioned.

    The Roberts opinion will probably surpass Roe v. Wade as bad law. In Roe v. Wade Stephens thought he was writing an opinion to protect privacy between doctor and patient and not this constitutional right to murder. What Roberts did would have been the equivalent of writing the opinion knowing that murder was illegal but manipulating the definition of murder to not mean ending life.

  8. 2012 July 6 1:35 pm
    Wylie E. Coyote permalink

    Here is what will happen when your “number” on the Death Panel chart makes your life “cost prohibative” ie you are no longer a productive SLAVE for the State:

    “What’s that agenda? Well, it’s an increasingly transparent one at this point and has to do with the power elite’s campaign to create conditions under which the elderly will be mercifully euthanized once they are no longer useful to society.

    Simpson, of course, won’t come out and explain it this way, though there is almost no doubt he harbors such sentiments. The BBC is an instrument of public policy and such policy in Britain is determined by those elites that have been trying to instigate ritual killing of the elderly for decades.”

  9. 2012 July 6 1:40 pm
    Wylie E. Coyote permalink

    #8 You are exactly correct, and our “bevelolent” government looks to expand that killing on an industrial scale real soon:

    “If there is any reluctance it is probably only because such pols are well aware that support for voluntary killing of the elderly may eventually subject them to the same. In fact, that is the way such programs work. They start small and end up big.

    Once you have justified killing as a social good, there is only a question of qualifications not of morality. And because it is government, you can bet those qualifications will grow.

    Where does it stop after all?

    Once a person’s life is subject to a cost-benefit analysis, the possibility of ghastly crimes grows exponentially.

    What is to stop government from deciding that people with disabilities are a drain on society’s coffers and ought to be done away with?

    What is to stop government from deciding that even young people with certain diseases or syndromes are candidates for extinction?”

    First abortion, now death panels…….pretty soon much more……

  10. 2012 July 6 1:44 pm
    JustMary permalink

    #6 Whatever helps them sleep at night, I guess. 😆

  11. 2012 July 6 1:52 pm
    justrand permalink

    Perfect analogy in #8, Judy: “manipulating the definition of murder to not mean ending life”

    Benedict Roberts did EXACTLY that!

  12. 2012 July 6 1:56 pm
    JustMary permalink

    Now imagine every other “optimum” that some Progressive either already has, or soon will identify.

    Consumption of:

    Soft drinks
    Fast food

    How many people are planning to be honest with their doctors from this point forward, if they have been completely honest up until now? Answering my own question in a way….I had a routine check up with one of my doctors, and she asked me a series of questions. I was honest in my answers. For the last 10 months I have gotten a bill for that visit, which should have been free (after my co-pay anyway), and I have refused to pay it, because someone in their billing department screwed up…or so I thought.

    Every month I get the same call about the bill, every month I tell them to shove it…UNTIL this most recent month. I got the same “when are you going to pay this bill” call, and after explaining AGAIN that my insurance company says the bill was erroneous, they still pushed the issue. Then…the mask slipped. I told this new caller what the visit was for, she told me the visit was for something else. I explained that in no uncertain terms was this visit for something else, and she said the following: “when the doctor asked you xyz, you told her xyz, so she changed the nature of the visit from a routine visit to one that required blood to be drawn (I’m fine) so it billed you as though you had been concerned about xyz. I told her “so let me get this straight…because I answered a question honestly, I am being charged?”. She promptly hung up, and this month….TADA!!!! the bill shows as covered by insurance, under the correct coding. What did I learn from this? Never get involved in a land war in Asia, and never be honest with your doctor.

    What will be step two, because certainly Obama knows I am right about this? CLUB CARDS. Yep. Those fantastic little money savers will soon bite all of us in the rear. I’ll start taking bets on this now.

  13. 2012 July 6 2:03 pm
    judyt2012 permalink

    I did a little fact checking on diseases that could be considered a permanent disability. Permanent disability means that you have no prospects for cure or improvement beyond 12 months.

    I know we are going to need to pass a law re-evaluating disabilities every 12 months given this swamping of the roles.

    My dear departed sister was on social security disability for the last year of her life and it was because she had no less than 3 qualifying illnesses, one of which left her in constant pain and was incurable. She resisted quiting work and filing for disability until it was impossible for her to hold a job.

    I am not sure how many people are diagnosed with various disease but I did look at the cancer statistics. Approximately 100,000 a people are diagnosed with some type of cancer every month, and 60% of these people are over 65. So if all 40,000 people diagnosed with cancer 12 months ago filed for permanent disability and were granted it, does this mean there are another 45,000 additional people to determine what malady keeps them from being able to work.

    Of course the lawyers have moved into this booming business of filing appeals for those denied SSD.

    I don’t fault those who are truly disabled; however, you known that the massive increase in the number filing disability are just people who exceeded their 99 weeks unemployment. There are people who have been hurt and can no longer do the job they once did. I would hope, in a better economy, those people could receive training for a new type of job.

  14. 2012 July 6 2:12 pm
    judyt2012 permalink

    In 2006 550,000 people were granted disability and approximately the same were denied.

    If 3.1 million have been granted disability since June 2009 — this averages out to 1,550,000 per year of 3x the rate prior to Obama taking office.

    Also, I read that 75% of those who have a hearing before an Administrative Judge are granted disability.

  15. 2012 July 6 2:13 pm
    judyt2012 permalink

    Time to go melt….

  16. 2012 July 6 2:17 pm
    justrand permalink

    JM, your comment #13 opened up areas I hadn’t thought of (except ” Never get involved in a land war in Asia”…I knew that!)

    Deceit will be NECESSARY…since PRIVACY will be non-existent…and your information can and WILL be used against you!

    Grocery stores will find fewer and fewer people willing to use their “Club” discounts…since using them identifies you and what you bought…and that can and WILL be used against you as well.

    Talking to your neighbor and saying: “we bought xxxxxx” or “read such & such” or “own this or that” ultimately may be used against you as well.

    Anything that deviates from “This Perfect Life” will cost you…one way or the other.

  17. 2012 July 6 2:18 pm
    justrand permalink

    Stay cool, Judy…or as cool as you can! 🙂

  18. 2012 July 6 2:26 pm
    JustMary permalink

    Talking to your neighbor and saying: “we bought xxxxxx” or “read such & such” or “own this or that” ultimately may be used against you as well.

    Never underestimate the power of FB for this as well.

  19. 2012 July 6 2:35 pm
    JustMary permalink

    I would hope, in a better economy, those people could receive training for a new type of job.

    And run the risk of getting “hurt” again? Nope.

  20. 2012 July 6 2:36 pm

    I guess it can happen

  21. 2012 July 6 2:51 pm
    mulletover permalink

    Having heard all about Robert’s opinion, both criticizing it and excusing it, I still cannot understand how the CJ could rewrite obamacare’s mandate to become a tax, and further, to ignore the lack of a severability clause when the medicaid law was ruled unconstitutional. It just seems void of common sense and jurisprudence.

    That being said, I wonder about the magnitude of the payoff. A hundred million, a billion? One can only imagine that even a payoff of that size is peanuts compared to the construct of the legislation. Soros pulls a lot of strings.

    Next question….When will Roberts retire?

    I’m thinking before next term.

    No surprises anymore.

  22. 2012 July 6 2:58 pm
    mulletover permalink


    IP, check your email.

  23. 2012 July 6 3:21 pm
    mulletover permalink

  24. 2012 July 6 3:27 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    … What did I learn from this? Never get involved in a land war in Asia, and never be honest with your doctor. — JM

    JM, ALWAYS question medical billing. 80% of all billings sent out are incorrect. When I landed in the hospital the institution wanted to bill for 6 cat scans rather than the 4 I had. I remember that clearly, the damn imaging fluid hurts like hell. They kept insisting. I told them to produce the images right now, on screen, all six of them. Odd that, they could only find four…. Funny how the bill changed after that.

  25. 2012 July 6 3:32 pm
    drdog09 permalink


    This is a race that We the People lose. Cruz is a slime lawyer and Dewhurst is a slime RINO of the first order. Like I say, We Lose.

  26. 2012 July 6 3:34 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    You folks do realize that ultimately your bartender will be drafted into the medical profession. How else will they know the truth???

  27. 2012 July 6 3:38 pm
    mulletover permalink

    drdog, I thought you and IP had resigned yourselves to Cruz. Best of the bad? Cruz is the tea party fav, right?

  28. 2012 July 6 3:43 pm
    justrand permalink

    drdog, your comment #27 would be funny…if it wasn’t the TRUTH! 🙁

  29. 2012 July 6 3:45 pm
    justrand permalink

  30. 2012 July 6 4:31 pm
    gnqanq permalink

    mullet – we crossed the rubicon some time ago. The law does not mean what we thought it meant.

    A tax and spending bill (Health Care) initiated by the Senate (when all tax and spending bills are to originate in the House).

    The Supreme Court first decided (1st day) that it was a mandate. Because if it was a tax bill, the court could not decide it until the tax took place and the harm was incurred.

    Then we have a Chief Justice rewrite the bill to in his decision to mean what he wants it to mean.

    We have a Piece of Shit as president make an executive order on illegal immigrants that by passes the congress and refuses to follow the rule of law on carrying out his duties in enforcing those laws.

    The Rule of Law applies only to those willing to follow it. Even our elected officials make no pretense of following the law. We are on the path to chaos and anarchy.

    If this path continues, I am dropping off the grid and I will follow what laws I want to follow.

    They say that there are 2 things certain in this life – death and taxes. I am here to tell you that there is ONLY 1 thing certain – death. And I can pick the time and place for that (Good Lord willing) and WHO gets to go with me.

  31. 2012 July 6 4:34 pm
    justrand permalink

    this fits right in with your last comment, gnqanq

    we have exactly ONE chance to get rid of this pesitlence peacefully…November 2012

  32. 2012 July 6 4:56 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Mullet, 28,

    We’re resigned to it, but we could have done better.

  33. 2012 July 6 5:05 pm
    JustMary permalink

    The Rule of Law applies only to those willing to follow it. Even our elected officials make no pretense of following the law. We are on the path to chaos and anarchy.

    I am realizing that more every day.

  34. 2012 July 6 5:06 pm
    drdog09 permalink

  35. 2012 July 6 5:08 pm
    JustMary permalink

  36. 2012 July 6 5:09 pm
    JustMary permalink

    2 Thessalonians 2:7
    For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way.

  37. 2012 July 6 5:11 pm
    JustMary permalink

    Who is the restrainer? The Holy Spirit.

  38. 2012 July 6 5:11 pm
    JustMary permalink

    Where does He dwell?

  39. 2012 July 6 5:18 pm
    justrand permalink

    Not in D.C. ….not for quite some time

  40. 2012 July 6 5:28 pm
    mulletover permalink

    Soros has to be the manipulator. Obama ain’t that smart.

  41. 2012 July 6 6:10 pm
    judyt2012 permalink

    It is so hot that I cannot tell if I am feverish from the inside or the outside… And the temp in my office kept changing all day from cool to uncomfortable…

  42. 2012 July 6 6:24 pm
    gnqanq permalink

    JM – you know the answer to both those questions.

    The only person or thing that can restrain Satan is God. God the Father sits on the throne, God the Son (Jesus) stands before the throne defending his own and God the Holy Spirit resides in each and every believer (heaven and earth).

  43. 2012 July 6 6:29 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Hang tight Judy!

  44. 2012 July 6 6:30 pm
    Deckard permalink

    I should read more of Thomas Sowell’s material:

    He makes some interesting points to why Obama is a fascist rather than a socialist.

  45. 2012 July 6 6:38 pm
    mulletover permalink

    Obama is panting like a gerbil on a wheel. With another month or two where disability claimants number more than new jobs, media spin isn’t going to save his a$$.

    Fundraising is down, and campaign expenses are up.

    And to add more fuel to the fire……

    Sheriff Joe is exposing more dirt on the dirtbag at a July 17 presser. Rumor has it he has the forger of the b/c.

  46. 2012 July 6 7:06 pm
    bc3b permalink

    MPT –

    Hut 1369

  47. 2012 July 6 7:11 pm
    mulletover permalink

    A rather thin gruel was already served at Hut 1369. The kitchen is now closed until this time tomorrow when the remaining gruel will be diluted with canal water to yield a cup for each occupant.

    It is permitted to add a bit of shoe leather to the gruel if you have some.

    Smoke em if you got em.

  48. 2012 July 6 7:37 pm
    JustMary permalink

    #51 Tis why I was saying the other day that Mitt is a pretty lucky guy, because this momentum he has going for him is not based on his own merit. The only reason Evangelicals are more willing to set aside his Mormonism right now is because Obama is the devil. If Obama wasn’t setting fire to the country? Mitt would have a tougher time. Last election and before it was down to him I saw his religion picked on left and right and promises not to vote for him…now folks just want Obama gone.

  49. 2012 July 6 7:39 pm
    JustMary permalink

    The GOP could have given us something better and they’d be getting the same fund avalanche is what I’m essentially saying.

  50. 2012 July 6 7:39 pm
    JustMary permalink

    #43 Course I do 😉

  51. 2012 July 6 7:54 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    MPT, me thinks JM has it well dialed in for an election answer. The pot is starting to boil and us frogs don’t care whether its water or chicken broth, we want out of the pot.

  52. 2012 July 6 8:01 pm
    judyt2012 permalink

    mpt… you are living in the middle of Sodom and Gomorrah where your liberal friend is suffering from isolation and subscribing to stereotypes of what he/she thinks all of those conservative people are like such as intolerant, close-minded, fearful, bitter clingers holding onto their Bibles and guns, isolated, ignorant, unsophisticated. Your friend is relying upon their stereotypes of what they think THOSE people are like in order to validate their wishful thinking. The upside is that your friends are wrong about Catholics, TeaPartiers, and Evangelicals.

    I have been around the most evangelical of people and devout of Catholics and they have no problem with Romney (or less with him than they do Obama). The Tea Party people want Obama gone and Romney’s religion is irrelevant. Not that Obama won’t try to run a whisper campaign. But you know what… there can be other whisper campaigns too… like how Muslims are allowed to lie to non-Muslims if it benefits them.

    The only people I hear bringing up Romney being a Mormon are the PAULBOTS. I suspect those people will be staying home instead of voting for Obama… which I am certain they did last time.

  53. 2012 July 6 8:04 pm
    mulletover permalink

  54. 2012 July 6 8:05 pm
    judyt2012 permalink

    I sometimes wonder if the anti-Mormon television and broadway shows were a planned precursor to setting attitude before Romney’s run.

  55. 2012 July 6 8:14 pm
    gnqanq permalink

    MPT – being a born again evangelical christian (to the right of Ghekis Khan) that believes that the Mormon Church is a cult (nice people) – Mitt Romney is


    I will say this, having studied the bible for over 35 plus years and knowing that Lucifier is the father of all lies. At least Lucifier includes some TRUTH in his lies, more than I can say for Obama.

  56. 2012 July 7 5:50 am
    justrand permalink

    speaking of people rolling their eyes, check this out…

    Yesterday Obama CHEERED the 80,000 new jobs that resulted in Unemployment (officially) staying 8.2%. He called it: “A step in the right direction”. WTF??

    In 2004 CANDIDATE Obama (for Senate) had THIS to say about Bush cheering 310,000 new jobs and an unemployment rate of 5.6%:

  57. 2012 July 7 6:54 am
    drdog09 permalink

    JR, 61,

    This whole comment you ought to send to the romney campaign.

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