Tuesday, September 18, 2012

3. Freeloaders

So the Obama administration is justifying their new “tax” of the individual mandate by
claiming that they are terribly concerned about “freeloaders” who get sick without health
insurance and then pass costs onto “responsible Americans” for their care. That’s rich!

Let’s see—the number of people on food stamps has more than doubled during the Obama
administration. They are actually running ads encouraging people to go on food stamps. They
are advertising for freeloaders!

--Obama just eliminated the rule that people on welfare have to work in order to collect a
welfare check. They are enabling freeloading.

--Did you know that almost HALF of all Americans don’t pay federal income taxes?? 47% of
our fellow citizens don’t pay any income taxes to the federal government, yet they benefit
from government programs and protections. Sound like freeloading to you?

--47% of the newly insured under Obamacare will be enrolled, not into private insurance plans,
but rather into government sponsored insurance programs like Medicaid, paid for by…you
guessed it, we the American taxpayers. They are mandating freeloading.

--people earning up to 400% of the federal poverty level (about $89,000 per year) will be
able to get money from the state healthcare exchanges to help them pay their insurance
premiums—money from…you got it…we the American taxpayers. Why will these folks need a
subsidy? Because the insurance premiums will be up to $20,000 for a family of four! They are
forcing Americans to be freeloaders.

--In Obamacare there is an individual waiver for “low income individuals who cannot afford
insurance”! Hold on…isn’t that why the Democrats say they had to have this law in the first
place??? There are also waivers for individuals who object to health insurance on religious
grounds. American taxpayers will continue to pay for their healthcare. They are doing
nothing to deter freeloaders.

So when Nancy Pelosi or Debbie Wasserman Schultz try to use the “freeloader” argument to
justify their massive tax increase on the middle class…THEY ARE LYING TO YOU!! They and
their Democrat party have created an entire society of freeloaders. All paid for by you, the
American taxpayer. And why? That’s easy…to buy votes…to stay in power. Thomas Jefferson
wisely said: “I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government
from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.” It’s time to
stop the gravy train!

(Note: This commentary is by Dr. Jill Vecchio.)

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