"Hallelujah, hallelujah, Obamacare is officially the law of the land," proclaim liberals across the country. President Obama has waved his magic wand, and suddenly everybody will have the best health care in the world and at almost no cost.
Liberal pundits and politicians are gushing as if the president were truly their messiah and Obamacare were written on stone tablets -- albeit 2,700 stone tablets. Some have even blathered about their new love for Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts.
The softness of the liberals' hearts can only be topped by the softness of their brains. Liberals, bless their hearts, have blindly bought into the president's fantasy. In fact, when challenged, they simply call you a racist and recite the president's talking points that everyone is covered, if you like your doctor you can keep him, people with pre-existing conditions can't be turned down, kids can stay on their parents insurance until they are 26, blah, blah, blah.
For some strange reason, when Nancy Pelosi said in 2010, "We have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it," liberals never took the initiative during the past two years to actually see what was in the bill. To this day, most Americans don't know how Obamacare will be implemented or how it will directly affect them. Mainstream media outlets have never examined any real-world scenarios, the real-world costs and who will actually foot the bill for this monstrous law.
Let's take a look at a couple of typical examples. Tom and Katie are 25-year-old newlyweds who currently only carry a catastrophic policy because they are in good health and can afford to pay as they go for routine doctor visits. Under Obamacare, this young couple will now be forced to purchase a health insurance policy that the government mandates as suitable, which means a significant increase in their premiums.
They may have been saving for a new house, a vacation or a new car, or they may have been saving for a baby -- but now their extra money will be taken by the IRS in order to pay for a policy they didn't want or need. If this couple fails to comply, they will face a financial penalty. Uh, wait, the Supreme Court said it was a tax; but wait, President Obama says it's not a tax ... no matter what it's called, it's still money out of their pockets.
On a hypocritical side note: Liberals hate government intrusion into their lives, especially when it comes from a conservative -- i.e., abortion or the Pledge of Allegiance. Yet Obamacare will force millions of Americans to alter their lifestyles in order to buy government-mandated health insurance.
Now take a business owner who has 50 employees. The economy is tough, and currently that owner may not be able to afford health insurance for his employees. Because of Obamacare, he will be forced to either buy a government dictated plan or pay a $2,000 fine, uh, tax, no, I mean penalty (which is it again?) per employee.
For you libs out there who can't do math, that comes to $100,000 per year that business owner will fork over to the government because of Obamacare. Guess what? The owner will have to raise prices, and the employees still won't have health insurance. What a great system.
Next week, I will help liberals by dispelling other fantasies such as the tooth fairy, gnomes and Santa Claus, who they believe lives in Washington.
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