Everybody’s talking about Julia. Not Julia Roberts, who hasn’t made a good film in ten years or more or even Julia Louis-Dreyfus of Seinfeld fame who will be starring in a new HBO comedy called Veep, in which she plays Vice President Selina Meyer.
Julia is Obama’s fictional every-woman in the Obama-Biden 2012 campaign. The series of panels takes the viewer through stages in Julia’s life. It shows what it’s like for Julia to age from “womb to nearly tomb” under the policies of Obama and Romney. “The Life of Julia” is really the “Life of Julia” as a government subject. The Bible tells us that “with God all things are possible” (Matt. 19:26). President Obama wants us to know that “without government nothing is possible.”
The only options Julia is given is either the Obama government plan or the Romney government plan. “It’s the whole government, nothing but the government, so help me government.” If the government can’t do it, nobody can, especially Julia.
The first reaction in watching the slide presentation is “Who is Julia and why am I being forced to pay for what she wants to do in life?” Isn’t she responsible for her decision-making and paying for what she decides to do, in either success or failure? Why should I be forced to contribute to any part of her college education? Julia needs to get a job. If it takes six years to graduate, then it takes six years. Live at home with your parents, get a part-time job, take a reduced college load, and graduate debt free. If you want to go to a college that charges $40,000, don’t expect me to pay for it.
If we got to keep more of our money, the cost for everything Julia wants to do in life would drop and she would have greater ability to pay for it. The Julias of the world want instant gratification. If she can’t have it now, it’s someone else’s responsibility to help her get it now.
This slide caught my attention:
Julia works as a full-time web designer, and thanks to Obamacare, her health insurance is required to cover birth control and preventive care, “letting Julia focus on her work rather than worry about her health…”
“Her health”? I guess having children is similar to having cancer. By the way, where is the father in Julia’s life? There is one child, Zachary, but dad’s nowhere to be found. Many women will decide not to have children. When they can no longer take care of themselves, there won’t be any children around to help. Like babies born out of wedlock that become wards of the State, the childless elderly will find themselves in the same condition.
Julia is the poster child for all of what’s wrong with government. Costs for everything go up the more the State intervenes. The more government gets involved, services decline as marketplace competition eliminated. There will be government-mandated healthcare if Obamacare is found constitutional, but there might not be many doctors to care for Julia when she decides to retire. In fact, if she has a disease the State determines it will not treat, Julia is out luck.