The CBO released a report that stated that The Affordable Care Act “creates a disincentive for people to work.” The report predicted the law would lead to fewer hours worked, costing the equivalent of nearly 2.5 million jobs.
How? Well, basically, the Government has rules set up as to how much money you can make, and how much time you can work before it STOPS paying you in the form of subsidies, tax credits, food stamps, medicare, etc.
We have all heard the story about the old plumber who only works a set amount of hours for a set amount of money because any more and he would lose his Social Security payment. It's that but on a massive, nationwide scale.
The Democrats come out and actually say this is a wonderful thing. Over the weekend Peter King said that "Americans work too much already." Jay Carney said that "Opportunity created by affordable, quality health insurance allows families in America to make a decision about how they will work, or if they will work." He seriously said that.
Harry Reid said that it is a great thing, because Americans are no longer "locked" in to a job they don't want because of the health insurance.
I read these quotes, and I stared at the pages in disbelief. I thought that perhaps I was reading satire, but no, they were actual quotes.
I don't know what is going on any longer. Who the fuck is going to pay for all of this health care and food stamps and what not if we are shrinking the economy by people not working? The money has to come from somewhere. There is no such thing as a free lunch. You can't keep taxing the rich to make this up. You have to print money, or borrow it or both.
I don't get it. The only explanations that make any sense at all are that this is a power grab designed to incentivise a majority of Americans to vote in perpetuity for Democrats. But even then that doesn't tell the complete story. A simple power grab doesn't justify destroying the nation that you are intending to grab the power of.
Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi are NOT stupid. Quite the contrary, they are very very very smart. They must see the danger of overextending the debt out causes. The only thing that tells the whole story is that they WANT the United States of America to collapse economically. The WANT a constitutional convention that will recreate the nation.
I don't want to think like a conspiracy nut, but... Just what the hell is going on here????