In a speech yesterday in Massachusetts, President Obama acknowledged the growing national outrage that his famous promise, “If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan,” has proven to be so much high-profile bullshit. Sure, millions of Americans are getting cancellation notices because their health plans aren’t grandfathered under the Affordable Care Act’s strict rules and don’t meet the law’s extensive new mandates, but that’s for your own good. You may like your coverage, but you shouldn’t. It’s just not good enough, says the prez. And if you’re getting stuck with a higher tab…well that’s just the cost of helping everybody out, don’t you know.
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Aren’t you glad that Barry was there to save you from your foolish choices?
In the disastrous Obamacare rollout, there has been much reporting on the falseness of the president’s promises (“If you like your plan, you can keep your plan.”), but much less on what that falseness reveals about the underlying game. That game, of course, is to force some large percentage of the population to overpay for healthcare so that others can be subsidized.
But with all the publicity about the false promises, and the accompanying cancellation of millions of policies now deemed non-compliant with Obamacare, it seems that more people are starting to catch on. And now we are starting to learn what is the Official Progressive Answer upon exposure of the lie: We had to do this to you because you are too stupid to do what is good for yourself.
Unfortunately, it seems that the future Aldous Huxley predicted in 1932, in Brave New World, is arriving early. Mockery, truculence, and minimalist living are best, then enjoy the decline. However, we do need a Revolving Door Tax (RDT), learn what Members of Congress pay in taxes, and prosecute politicians and staff and their “family and friends” who profit from insider trading. Oh, and pay “public servants” what they are worth.