…you chose to live in an area known to breed wildfires.
…you chose to live in an area prone to flooding.
…you chose to live in Tornado Alley.
…you bought a house that lacks a driveway, carport, or garage and don’t have a place to park because tax-paying strangers park on the public street in front of your house.
…you chose to live in area that’s frequently hit by tropical storms and hurricanes.
…you chose not to save money because you assumed that you could live on Social Security.
…you hooked up with a ne’er-do-well and had children out of wedlock.
…you have health problems because you drink, smoke, or eat too much.
Those things become my problem only when government actions make them so. And why do we have the kind of government that turns your problems into my problems?
The answer to that question is a long, sad tale, but mostly recently, it’s because…
…you voted for Barack Obama because you hated George Bush, and Barack Obama turned out to be Bush with better teleprompter skills.
…you voted for Barack Obama because you feel guilty about your high income, and Barack Obama actually wants to raise your taxes.
…you voted for Barack Obama because you believed that he would “fix” health care, and his is “fixing” it — but good.