My best friend's wife is divorcing him because he doesn't make enough money. That's her story anyway, and I'm sure her new boyfriend has nothing to do with it. These are tough economic times, and people are struggling everywhere. Luckily, most families are pulling together, and "living on love" like the Waltons. Unfortunately for my friend, he married someone who doesn't take the "for richer or poorer" part of her wedding vows seriously. She hasn't held a paying job herself in over 15 years; and although all her children are in school now, and she could easily help out by at least getting a part time job, the work she is qualified for is beneath her dignity. "I'm not getting a job as a waitress or something," she told him, appalled at the very suggestion. (Cue the Offspring song.) Instead, she thought it would be a great time to borrow $10,000 a year and go back to school to get a bachelors degree in political science. Apparently she aspires to be an educated waitress. Meanwhile, my friend continued to wake up at 5:00 every morning and work 10 hours a day at the only job he could find; his wife constantly nagging and humiliating him, calling him a loser, a failure and worse, and finally kicking him out of the house this summer for "refusing" to get a better job. (Did I mention she had a boyfriend this whole time.)
With this recent behavior in mind, I was surprised when I saw her complaining on Facebook about certain Democratic legislation. "Anything to stop Obamacare," she wrote. I couldn't resist pointing out the irony. "'Anything to stop Obamacare'? You are a Barack Obama poster child. You earn no money, spend money you don't have, feel entitled to other people's money, and legally loot it without shame. I'm surprised they haven't made you 'czar' of something by now."
I'm not sure what point I'm trying to make here. Maybe it's that when individuals demand what they don't deserve we lose all respect for them, but when the government does the same thing we call it being "progressive". That, or maybe I just wanted to complain about what a sadistic, selfish, hypocrite my friend's wife is. Either way, I hope Obamacare fails and I hope my buddy's wife gets salmonella and poops her pants.