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The Law of Unintended Consequences January 13, 2010

Posted by visceralrebellion in Uncategorized.

I work for a health insurance company in a southern state.

Throughout 2008 many of my coworkers–especially those with lots of melanin in the epidermis–were nearly incoherent in their support for Obama and the Democrats. Not only incoherent but loudly incoherent.

Now those same people are faced with the fact that Obama and the Democrats are gunning for their jobs. Their ebullience has collapsed and they suddenly seem far more concerned about the realities of life.

Under what is currently known about the monstrosity called health care reform, my company will have to cut operations areas–claim keyers, customer service reps, etc.–by half within the next two years. The parking lots are full of Obama bumperstickers and those foolks have a 50/50 chance of enjoying the unemployment line. The outlook isn’t quite as grim for those of us in the IT department but it isn’t looking great either.

So when fury at the government is at its peak I remind myself that the people in my midst have to live with the knowledge that they blindly supported the very people who are destroying their jobs and that makes me smile. At least I had the sense to resist the pathos of Obama’s teleprompter. They haven’t even that comfort.

The law of unintended consequences is proof positive that God has a sense of humor.



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