We are in the midst of a crazy election season, so some of the nutty things President Obama mutters fall under the radar. But what he said about Obamacare deserves a second look. He compared it to the Samsung phones that are spontaneously catching fire. The mind boggling part is his argument that even though his signature legislation is going up in flames we should keep it, Seriously.
During a speech at Miami Dade College in Florida Thursday, the president used several analogies to describe Obamacare, which has faced widespread scrutiny in recent months as several leading insurance companies have pulled out of the exchanges. He compared the policy to a “starter home” in need of repairs and ultimately the Galaxy Note 7, which was recalled by Samsung earlier this month because they are catching fire.
However, even though the smartphone is facing setbacks, Obama said, “You don’t go back to using a rotary phone.”
“You don’t say, ‘We’re repealing smartphone,’” he added. (Read More)
Ugh, I can’t even stand it. This law needs a complete recall, just like Samsung phones. It wouldn’t be a recall of health care, or health insurance, it would just be a recall of the worst law passed in decades.
We just found out our new health insurance rates for 2017. It’s totally insane. Since 2010 our premiums have more than doubled. Now the cost of insuring our healthy family is more than our mortgage payment. We’ve worked hard our whole lives and made sure our family has always been insured, and we are being punished for it. They should at least change the name of the law from The Affordable Care Act to something more appropriate, like The Punish Hard Working Middle Class Families Act.
I can’t wait until next summer when I get to tell my kids that we can’t go on vacation because our health insurance premiums went up so much. Or in a few years we can explain how those premiums ate up so much of our income that we weren’t able to put anything away for them to go to college. Or a few years after that when I can’t babysit my grandchildren during the day because I’ll be working well into my seventies.
But we all know this was by design. The plan is to push so many people to the financial breaking point that they roll over and accept a government-run, single payer system. And any hope of changing that went out the window the day Donald Trump accepted the nomination of the Republican Party to run for president. The opportunity of a lifetime was wasted. Hillary Clinton is the worst person the Democrats could have found to run, all the Republicans had to do was nominate anyone who is fairly decent and sane. But no, they gave us Trump instead.
Thanks, Fox News. Thanks Rush Limbaugh. Thanks, Ann Coulter. Thanks, Sean Hannity. Thanks, Laura Ingraham. Thanks, Breitbart News. I’ll think of all of you who pushed this perverted orange clown to angry voters every time I write that health insurance premium check. You might not have helped to pass this law, but the guy you promoted funded the people who did, and by helping him get the nomination you guaranteed that it will never be repealed. Way to go.