But we thought someone ELSE would pay!

The schadenfreudisaster that is the “Affordable” Care Act continues to screw Americans across the land, and those who were “cheerleaders” for the plan, such as these lying douchenuggets about whom I blogged a few weeks ago, are beginning to realize that rich people won’t be paying for their “free” health care. They ARE the rich people!

But… but… but… we thought others would pay for us! We didn’t think it would affect us! We’re not rich!

“I really don’t like the Republican tactics, but at least now I can understand why they are so pissed about this. When you take $10,000 out of my family’s pocket each year, that’s otherwise disposable income or retirement savings that will not be going into our local economy.”

Well, I have news for you, Cupcake – you are rich. You’re rich compared to those who spend generations on welfare. You’re rich compared to those who work only part time, but are required to buy health insurance anyway and will be subsidized with your money. You’re rich compared to all those who screech for free crap as a way to avoid working hard, advancing, going to school, learning a trade, and instead demand you, the taxpayer, foot the bill for their expenses.

Oh, you can’t afford it? That’s too bad. You’ve made your bed. Now lie in it!

“I’ve been a cheerleader for the Affordable Care Act since I heard about it and I assumed that it was designed for people in my situation,” Holly, a freelance yoga instructor, told KOIN. “I was planning on using the Affordable Care Act and I had done the online calculator in advance to make sure I was going to be able to afford it.”

Holly’s husband works for a non-profit organization that pays for his health care, but the couple is unable to afford to have her and their son covered under his plan. And she’s been told their combined income is too much to qualify for a subsidized health care plan under Cover Oregon.

“It wasn’t until I started the process and got an agent that I started hearing from them I wasn’t going to qualify for subsidies because I qualify on my husband’s insurance,” she told KOIN.

Now, before anyone starts screeching about how heartless I am, and about how I’m cackling with glee at people losing health care, I’m not. I hate the fact that our health care system – a system that wasn’t perfect, but that at least afforded the vast majority of Americans a decent chance at health care, is now booting millions out of their insurance companies, turning patients away from hospitals and leaving cancer patients with little to no hope.

All because the politicians in Washington wanted to appease those who would continue to vote for them as long as the freebies kept coming. All the Sandra Flukes out there, who demanded free access to contraception at others’ expense. All the leeches and moochers out there who demanded that others provide for them. And instead of fixing the problems, they created a multi-thousand page monstrosity, we had to pass to figure out.

And those who cheered and rejoiced at this ruinous legislation being signed into law are now reaping the consequences of their actions.

What they don’t understand is that when the vultures have picked dry the carcasses of the so-called “rich,” because they have nothing left to give, they become the next “rich” source of sustenance.

What they don’t understand is that there’s no such thing as being entitled to other people’s achievements, labor and earnings. That’s the clarion call of a thief.

What they don’t understand is that there ain’t no such thing as a free lunch.

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  1. They also don’t understand that this wasn’t about free healthcare. It was about government power.

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    1. It was about votes. Free shit = votes. They don’t get it. At all.

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  2. If your government controls your health care, how long do you think it’ll be before that same government decides it also has the authority to tell you what and how much (or how little) you must eat and drink, what (or whether) you can smoke…and that you MUST exercise daily and swallow this or that “pill” in order to “improve your health” so you won’t “become a financial burden” on the health-care system? Then, how soon after THAT do you think it’ll be before some government bureaucrat is making your health-care decisions FOR you…like when to pull the plug on your life-support?

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    1. Exactly. If someone pays for you, you are accountable to them. So if the taxpayers pay for your health care, it would make sense they would have the right to demand that you eat healthy, not drink or smoke, take specific medications… or not, and decide when it’s time for you to move on over.

      Oh, we wanted free shit without accountability? Yeah… not.

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  3. Mind you, if **I** were in charge, I’d make a few, simple changes.

    1. For as long as you are on benefits, you forfeit the right to vote.

    2. All Government direct subsidies must be reported on tax forms. If your subsidies received exceed your tax paid. . . you forfeit the right to vote.

    3. You may NOT receive any tax refunds in excess of tax paid in for a given year. Basically, say goodbye to the “Earned Income Tax Credit”.

    Of course, this would devastate one of the two major parties, and cause some serious hits to the other. I consider that a feature, not a bug. . .

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    1. But… but… but… think of the children!

      *ducks and runs*

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    2. Can’t say I disagree–with the proviso that Social Security CANNOT be classified as a government “subsidy.” It is, after all, YOUR money, which, if you’d been allowed to invest it yourself…even in just a passbook savings account…would FAR exceed what most people wind up drawing OUT of the system.

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      1. I think it should be slowly phased out. Allow new folks entering the workforce to invest it themselves. Personally, I don’t think I’ll see a penny of my social security. As much as I’ve paid into it over the years… I’m not seeing it pay that.

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  4. I certainly hope you yall remember who and what brought you to this point..especially when friends and loved ones begin to dies because of this healthcare fiasco . However,if yall are happy with what Ears has given us,toke another one and vote democrat for even more.

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  5. Universal healthcare is the major necessity needed to convert America over to a European-style social democracy, which is what the Democrats dream about (nevermind tmany said countries hat are out of money and even the ones that do okay have their national defense essentially subsidized by the U.S. military).

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