"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
So a guy makes $50K/year, good on average in "post"-recessionary times, and now must pay roughly $500 to the IRS if he doesn't buy health insurance with that $500.
So how much health insurance can he buy for $41.67 a month if he's 20 .. 30 .. 45 .. 60 years old?
Once again, those who can afford it the least will be getting screwed the most.
Was there anything in Obamacare about lowering obscene insurance rates to the the degree that the obscenity is removed from those rates?
Was there anything in Obamacare about lowering the obscene cost of medical care to the degree that the obscenity is removed from those costs too?
Was there anything in Obamacare about ending out/in -sourcing of our jobs to wage-slaves and increasing pay-rates and getting living-wage full-time jobs for Americans so they can truly afford healthcare or that extra tax?
The wrong half-assed approach at a very bad time.
If you're gonna do socialism do it all and do it right .. and suffer the backlash.
If you're gonna do it piecemeal .. don't do it at all.
Throw American frogs in boiling water and we'll all jump out hopping mad .. but throw us in lukewarm water and too many toads will just think the pond is comfy .. while the heat is turned up a little more .. then a little more .. then a little more ... .
When the election is over and we open our eyes, it will sadly be too late to wonder what the hell just happened.
When someone forces you to pay for something........... That can be construed as individual property interference.
This Insurance BS, Hunting License, Drivers License, the usury the banks engage in, That GRC on the end of a gas bill, etc.
You can opt to not pay any of that but you end up in jail which is paid for by everyone else anyway.
$650 a year in order to have guarunteed coverage for all pre-existing conditions, sounds like a good deal to me.
All of the major labor unions were given exemptions. Congress doesn't fall under this law. Thousands of businesses were given exemptions. Just more crony capitalism at work. Obama paying off his largest contributors with more BS.
I swear, Obama is worse than Nixon. That's no exaggeration either. He has blatantly broke the law 2 times in the last month alone. Once in the Arizona immigration case, even after the Supreme Court ruling, Obama instructed the DOJ to simply not respond to Arizona's requests. Just stop doing your job DOJ, even though the Supreme Court upheld the Arizona law. Who cares right? So the SC upholds a law, and Obama just tells Holder not to respond to them. Second time was over the Fast and Furious case. He granted EXecutive Privaledge where it's not authorized. Exec Priv is for the President, and his very top advisors. But just a couple months ago, Obama said he knew nothing about F&F. He's breaking the law again, and lying about it the whole time.
Yet, to liberals, he's the messiah. Unbelievable. He's trampling even their rights with this Obamacare BS, and they don't even know it.
Just remember, a government that can force an individual to purchase health insurance, can force a woman to carry a baby in her womb too. Once they control your healthcare, they control all kinds of things. Which is why Single Payer, Universal Health Care, is the crown jewel of Socialism. Karl Marx is celebrating today.
2. Obamacare also has a provision that a certain percent of what the insurance companies collect MUST be spent on insurance claims. In other words, the only way prices go up is if that's just the cost of healthcare. They can't raise prices just to inflate their profit.
3. Your insurance has gone up, my company recently switched to a better plan where I get better benifits at a slightly lower cost.
4. We did contemplate the alternatives. This health care bill was better than the status quo. It wasn't exactly what I personally wanted, but I tink it's a step in the right direction.
5. Obamacare does get us closer to "everyone paying for themselves." When Romney passed the exact same thing, and when the heritage foundation and Newt Gingrich supported the individual mandate, they all claimed that it was based on the concept of personal responsibility. I'm not the only one claiming it.
One who makes himself a worm cannot complain when tread upon.
Everything has become so horribly hyper-partisan that none of y'all are thinking anymore. You're just pointing your fingers at the other side and screaming incoherently.
You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville