This just in: Cub reported Jay told me he is against ACA (affordable healthcare act) because everyone should be responsible for themselves.
I actually agree with his position, although doing so seems to mean that I support the ACA, not oppose it.
The ACA (aka ObamaCare) makes people take responsibility for their health care. You MUST buy it. This should put an end to the free-riders that use the emergency rooms as their “Doctor of choice.”
The ACA does noting to reduce you choices. It does not cause companies to “not hire.” How do I know? This is what I do for a living. I know exactly what the thought process is when a company hires a person. I know exactly what the cost of that person is, broken down by component (vacation, holidays, pension, healthcare etc.) This plan actually creates incentives for companies to hire people and provide them with health care.
If this is true, then why would someone that favors all of that, say they are against the ACA?
Because they are told just the opposite. They are told the costs will go up. They are told that people will be laid off. They are told this is a government takeover of health care. They are told this is the first step to becoming a Socialist country.
They are told this by people who understand that they are trying to sell people against an idea that is actually good for them.
I offer up two bits of proof.
(1) If you ask people about the component parts of the ACA, they approve of them by a margin of 2:1. But, if you bundle them together and call them ObamaCare, then it drops down to 1:1. So the misinformation is working.
(2) Here is a quote from Mitt Romney: ”Our experience also demonstrates that getting every citizen insured doesn’t have to break the bank. First, we established incentives for those who were uninsured to buy insurance. Using tax penalties, as we did, or tax credits, as others have proposed, encourages ‘free riders’ to take responsibility for themselves rather than pass their medical costs on to others. This doesn’t cost the government a single dollar”
-Mitt Romney, 2008
Mitt was in favor of the ACA until he needed to take a position against Obama. In fact, ALL of the individual parts of the ACA have been supported by the Republican Party at some time in the last 10 years.
But now they are against it.
This is no secret. They have made defeating Obama a priority over the welfare of the United States of America. They are doing far more harm to our country every day than 19 terrorists did on 9/11. If you don’t have a job…ask a Republican why there are no jobs bills being passed by them. Are your schools going downhill? Are your bridges falling apart? Are there fires burning in your state without enough people to fight them? Ask a Republican why this is.
The answer is simple: They think you will blame Obama.
Time to save the world.
Up, up and away…