You’ve made your bed…

I agree with Thomas Sowell’s latest column, High Risk, Low Yield, regarding recent Republican tactics. Especially this part:

The world is full of things that ought to be done but cannot in fact be done.

The time, effort and credibility that Republicans are investing in trying to defund ObamaCare is a high risk, low yield investment.

If I were Republican politician, I might say:

America, I hope Obamacare works out for you. But, if it doesn’t, remember, this is your own doing.

Soon, you may discover that Obamacare increases your health care costs and reduces quality and availability.

You may realize that you have less choice about health care than you did before.

You may find government bureaucrats have taken a keen interest in your personal health habits, to the extent you may feel violated and they may deem you not fit to receive priority care.

If you are bothered by any of that, you should consider who you voted for and why. If you want different results, perhaps you should think about voting differently and holding some frank discussions at the dinner table to help convince others you know to do the same.

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3 thoughts on “You’ve made your bed…

  1. If I were a Republican politician I might say:

    America, I hope the cult of convenience works out for you. But, if it doesn’t, remember, this is your own doing.

    Soon, you may discover that trying to remove all challenge and conflict from your life actually increases your health care costs and reduces the quality of your life.

    You may realize that you are less interesting than the generation before you.

    You may find bureaucrats and middlemen of all stripes have taken a keen interest in your spending habits and are trying to sell you more things on your path to avoid all challenge.

    If you are bothered by any of that, you should consider that politics alone is neither the source of nor the solution to all your problems but merely one facet of American culture. You are that culture. You make that culture. Perhaps you should consider that all evidence points to the fact that you only live once and wouldn’t it be a bummer if you didn’t speak honestly about your opinions at the dinner table but instead decided to hold your tongue just to avoid conflict?

  2. I vividly recall the argument put forth by proponents of ObamaCare that American taxpayers were footing the high cost of the uninsured showing up in emergency rooms for care and that ObamaCare would remove this financial burden. What we are seeing however is that the American taxpayer, instead of paying X dollars for treatment of the uninsured in emergency rooms, etc., is now paying 3X dollars in higher insurance premiums.

    What’s happening here? Are the tax paying workers now paying for comprehensive, cadillac plans for the non-working, entitlement people instead of just providing a safety net? If incentives matter, what are we incentivizing?

  3. It sounds like the Big 0 (that’s a numeral, not a letter) is as out of touch (or out of truth) about this as he was about Benghazi, the IRS targeting the Tea Party, the DOJ spying on reporters, etc.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/09/26/obama-claims-no-widespread-evidence-health-law-hurts-jobs-amid-cutbacks/

    Maybe the Big 0 needs to pick up the newspaper as the reports of jobs and hours cut as a direct result of HIS signature legislation haven’t been kept a secret.

    http://news.investors.com/politics-obamacare/091913-671677-obamacare-mandate-behind-301-employers-cutting-hours-jobs.htm?p=full

    This will be an all out death spiral as we have fewer full time employees actually producing goods and services and more people demanding their “free” government health care. We – as a country – cannot consume more “stuff”, whether that is health care or whatever, if we don’t first produce other “stuff” to trade for the health care. But we can’t produce the additional “stuff” to exchange for the additional health care if jobs and hours are cut. As working hours get cut so does government revenue which leads to government demanding that those remaining suckers – I mean workers – pay their “fair share”. This is the same type of Ponzi scheme that sent Bernie Madoff to prison – only on a much larger scale.

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