This kind of attack on people is no different from back in the days when the same sorts of stereotypical impressions and labels were placed on members of minorities.
The fact that this cartoonist disagrees with a member of Congress is no evidence whatsoever of a lack of intelligence.
Yes you are 100% right. Under Obamacare, the money that was already being redistributed through health insurance premiums now has to support an additional level of bureaucracy, skimming another 25% or so off the top before it gets to the health care providers. So, everything gets more expensive for the middle class, nothing changes for the poor, and no improvement in care is had by anyone.
Malpractice insurance and proliferation of clerical functions eat up a huge portion of what we pay. IF, and that's a big "IF," fraud could be held to a minimum, a "single payer" system like Medicare would reduce the overall cost of health care by removing all of the other clerical functions in doctors' offices and health insurance companies.
Every person in a doctor's office who is not providing direct patient care, and every person in a hospital who is not providing direct patient care, all of them, get paid from our medical insurance premiums. I don't think most people understand how much of our money goes to the duplicate levels of billing/payment functions which exist. Go to one doctor for surgery, and you end up paying a half-dozen providers, each with their own duplicate billing and office staff, and all their malpractice insurance premiums.
Health care is more expensive, with no benefit to the patient, just because our systems require so much more clerical support. That's the place to cut costs.
The comments about transfer of wealth are absolutely true.
The "subsidies" for people who are in a low income status (and of course this will be abused, because black-market and cash economy income is NOT reported and so cannot be verified) represent a 100% redistribution of income from those who pay their full premium to those who do not.
Where does the money come from, if not from other taxpayers and premium payers?
The stats are in, and to this point, there are more people signing up for medicaid than for Obamacare. How could anything else be true? People who don't have the money to pay premiums cannot sign up, and they're not going to have money to pay the fines, either.
The outright dole has been in play too long. The people who have become dependent upon it, and have lived on it for generations, don't know any other way to live.
Premium payments, per individual, are going to run around $600 per month, no matter where the money comes from. That's $6,000,000,000 per month to insure an additional 10,000,000 Americans. There are two groups of people who don't care about that; the few thousand who make so much money that they'll never feel it, and the millions who pay no taxes or health care costs at all. The rest of us will be burdened with the loss of purchasing power and decreased standard of living that comes from taking money from us so that it can be given to other people.
So, thanks a butt load, Washington, for failing to regulate business and for taxing business to the point that we have a terrible economy where people cannot get jobs to support themselves; and thanks a butt load, Washington, for creating a culture of dependence.
People are only going to join this thing if it is free, or cheaper than what they already have.
Remember the idea about solar cells, but there was no market for them? Solyndra bankrupt despite fed dollars?
There's no market for health insurance that people already cannot afford. It might be different if the economy was booming, but it's not.
Obama has hung his hat on some limber timber, and it's not going to stay. Legislation cannot change human nature any more than it can change the laws of physics.
When I was a kid, being pregnant out of wedlock was one of the worst stains a family could bear. Homosexuality was shameful and had to be hidden.
Now, it doesn't matter. Gay marriage doesn't matter. Nothing matters.
Black kids are going around shooting people for fun. So much for civil rights. Things have only gotten worse, despite the freedom to get better.
Our society is in the same decline that doomed Rome, and it's because of substance abuse, the breakdown of the family, and a lack of civic responsibility overall.
I think we've finally found the lowest common denominator. Human weakness and irresponsibility are now lauded as "freedom."
The next thing I want to see is the ability shop for groceries on the internet, and have them delivered to me so that I don't have to leave home. It's not safe to go out anymore. The shootings have crossed I-75 and they're moving "this" way.
Signing off from Fort Apache. Please call ahead, so that I won't answer the door with a gun in my hand. Thanks.
I have had a lot of experience with websites operated by or for the U. S. Government. In a word, they SUCK.
Real businesses either hire true professionals to do the job, or have their own in-house developers. They don't go with the low bidder.
Social Security has a pretty good website. OPM retirement services looks like it was done by 8th graders for extra credit.
Why should anyone expect the actual Obamacare system to operate any better than the website? You've got to remember that the people managing the system also managed the website rollout, so good luck with that . . . .
Poor people don't "deserve" a meal any day. Being alive doesn't entitle you to "deserve" anything.
I've been in a situation where, because of the illegal actions of other people, I had no income. I lost a spouse, a business and a home. What was my reaction to all this?
I moved a long way away to take another job. I worked hard and paid my debts and recovered from the setback. I didn't get married or have kids or live on welfare while this was going on, and I paid for my own health care coverage. It's called "being responsible."
Almost anybody can do it. Are the rest of us supposed to be obligated to support everyone else just because it's not easy to take care of yourself?
The people in the middle are not being kept down by those who are more wealthy. They're being kept down by the poor people who don't contribute, and create a drag on everyone else. People with more money already have everything they need. The people who are climbing up are the market that creates jobs for everyone.
When the only money a family gets comes from government handouts, how are they supposed to spend the money that creates jobs? They can't. That's why we're all stuck in a zero-growth economy.
We all know the real truth. It's just that nobody will speak it. It's okay for the liberals to spew what amounts to racist and dehumanizing propaganda against the TEA (Taxed Enough Already) Party because they are white people who work for a living.
We all know that white people who work for a living are selfish and evil. The thing is, they are not stopping anybody else from being selfish and working for a living either.
There was a time when white people prevented other people from getting an education and making a living. That's not true anymore. Isn't it time to use the "opportunity" part of "equal opportunity?"
Obamacare will never survive the mid term elections. The general outcry of the middle class, saddled with premium increases, is going to be heard.
And, once a few of the liberal Democrats who won't be able to pay the premiums, and have their assets attached for failing to pay the income tax fines, find themselves with their tails in a crack, they will stay away from the polls. It's the natural and predictable action of people who are in trouble with the law; they avoid contact with places where they have to show an ID and risk being arrested. Tax evasion is a felony.