People can spin the Obamacare issue any way they like, but the Obamacare debacle is non-partisan. And that should bother everyone. Let's face it, it isn't just a botched roll-out that should concern people it should be the fact that Barack Obama, the President of the United States, stood in front of the American People and flat out lied!
You know I have always said that I was not opposed, per se, to the idea of a National Health Care Plan but I also did not think it was something that should be turned into a one size fits all or an all or nothing type of thing either.
I mean what is the point of mandating pregnancy and prenatal coverage to women beyond their child-bearing years or an aged man getting vasectomy coverage? Yet President Barack Obama would have you believe that the tailored health plans many enjoy today are somehow substandard while trying to justify the higher rates or higher deductible plans people are now seeing under Obamacare. Yeah right.
And what about this illusion that the majority of people will be reimbursed or even qualify for tax credits? Hell most folks already have a difficult time reaching the 7.5% Internal Revenue Service threshold for itemization on medical deductions and if memory serves me correctly - that threshold will be going up to 10%. And if tax credits are to be strictly based on income, well we all know how that works - at least those of you who have had to deal with filling out FAFSA applications for their children going to college. In short, unless you are way below the poverty line you won't qualify for any substantial credits because government formula tend to ignore the most basic of realistic family living conditions.
Hell, by the government's standard my wife and I make way too much money despite our "real life" circumstances. And as such our son had to think long and hard before committing to taking out the student loans he needed to get a higher education. Yeah I know, woe is me and my wife and I should have done this and done that - blah blah blah - I have heard it all. But guess what? The majority of us are one calamity away from financial ruin despite doing all the so-called right things.
And just so you know we did everything right as millions of others have!
It still bothers the hell out of me how Wall Street speculators and derivative bundlers and re-bundlers remain unjailed after millions of us have lost substantial values in our homes and/or whatever investments we were able to tuck away for those rainy days. Hey we didn't do anything wrong you sons of b*&#$es - you did! And yet the markets move ever on protected by powerful lawmakers on both sides of the aisle firmly entrenched in the envelope swapping carousel known as Capitol Hill.
So did we really think, or expect, government to get Health Care right?
But you know I really have to wonder what the Average Joe's who were heaping praise on a president were thinking as they ignored all the obvious signs that the politically connected were singing a much different tune? Namely one that included the lyrics of "there is fricking gold written into those unread pages" of what will become known as the Affordable Health Care for America Act. Look it was no accident that the health care industry was quietly going through a metamorphosis with mergers and consolidations prior to full implementation of the law.
It seems everyone connected with the healthcare industry as well as the White House already knew that the cost of insurance would go up for most people and that those Obama campaign-speak comments of "if you like your health plan, you will be able to keep your health plan” or "if you already have health insurance, you will keep your health insurance” were outright lies!
So guess what? It doesn't really matter what side you stand on when it comes to Obamacare. Because lying to your face is non-partisan!
Wake Up America!
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