I enjoy having political opinions. It’s a great way to make new enemies. And it’s great for weeding out people who we’d both probably be better off not having in our lives.
So it’s frustrating to me when there are certain “hot button” issues that a lot of people get all excited about, but that I have a hard time coming up with opinions on. I feel like I’m missing out on the action or something. For instance:
1.) GUN CONTROL: I’m all for keeping guns out of the hands of criminals and the mentally-unstable, but I have no idea how to do that.
2.) ABORTION: If you want an abortion, have one. If you don’t, then don’t. Aside from that, I can’t think of anything else to say.
3.) BALANCE THE BUDGET: When I can wrap my head around a figure like “100 trillion dollars” I’ll get back to you on this one.
4.) IRAN’S NUCLEAR PROGRAM: The nuclear tooth paste is out of the tube. Getting it back into the tube poses certain logistical problems beyond my ken.
5.) OBAMA-CARE: I spent 40 years where I almost never went to a doctor. So I have no idea what our current health care system is all about, aside from the fact that it seems like a mess. So I have no idea whether Obama-care is an improvement or not. Generally speaking, I’m not in favor of the government taking over about 10% of our economy in one fell swoop, considering their general level of incompetency, as well as all the greedhead/whores at every level of the bureaucracy. But who the hell knows.
6.) DRUGS: No matter what anybody says, the prices keep going up.