It is nothing but a minute of falsehoods and red herrings specifically aimed at middle class suburbanites who have likely never had to worry a day in their life about many of the things Obamacare has taken on. The ad is put out by a group called: Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee. "Who in the hell is that?" I thought to myself. Well, I had the absolute luck of finding their website and unfortunate feeling of almost proceeding to vomit myself.
This is the epitome of what the mis-information campaign that the right wing in this country has been waging against the President and his healthcare reform bill looks like. Our healthcare system is so jacked up right now I can't even begin to describe it. I have a girlfriend who has to pay another $500 in COBRA this month because her new job's healthcare doesn't go into effect as soon as they promised. I have a father who is 60 and pays $500 a month for insurance because he is technically "self-employed" being an "independent owner" of a potato chip sales route. I have a mother who has been employed in the healthcare system her whole life and done nothing but point out how it is messed up it is and what Obamacare is doing right and where it didn't go far enough.
WHY DO WE NOT HAVE A PUBLIC OPTION?!?!?!?!?!?! WHY?! Please raise my taxes if that means I can walk into a clinic and see if I have an ear infection! Please make it so my girlfriend doesn't have to drain her entire bank account for the 2nd month in a row! Please don't yank my chain about how people in their 20's shouldn't be on their parents coverage!
Wait, what was that last one? You've only heard stories about people saying that's one of the provisions they would keep? Well, let me direct you to the website of "Concerned Women for America LAC" Under the Article Title: "Boys to Men: Moms, Start Cutting the Apron Stings This Fathers Day": By Penny Nance, here is an expert:
Yes, we are enablers. But parents are not the only ones at fault here. Our government is guilty of encouraging our kids to extend their childhoods and dependency. Consider how comfortable the government has made our youth. For example, in 2010, the Obama Administration's Affordable Care Act ruled that men up to age of 26 could remain on their parents' health insurance plan, regardless of marital status, residency, or employment. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that 2.37 million young adults between the ages of 19-26 will take advantage of this privilege.
BAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! This is the type of stuff that makes me go bonkers! Where are we in this country? Do people with decent healthcare really not know what it's like to not have it? Better yet, do people who have had their coverage stripped away and made more expensive over the last 20 years really think THAT is okay, but people who haven't had it increase as much are moochers? How the hell does Mr. "Unemployed" Mitt Romney even have a CLUE what people are talking about or what their circumstances are?And I'm sure it sounds great to those youngsters, but is it good for them in the long run? In effect, our young men are being robbed. There is no rush to find a job for insurance benefits, no rush to move out of mom and dad's house, and no rush or incentive to provide for themselves and begin building a family of their own. This delay in family formation has social consequences as well.
I'm 25 and still on my mother's coverage through January. I have two part time jobs right now, one of which could likely become full time, but it would make my teaching degree null and void not being able to substitute. What will I do come January? Well, I'm saving my money as much as I can to pay for it, and yes, there may even be other options on the table at that point. The simple fact that so much worry has to be spent on this issue is ridiculous. Let's get smart people. Your rights aren't being subverted. You're not losing The Constitution. This isn't Stalin-Hitler-Mussolini-Comminazifascism you've been brainwashed into. It's common sense and something that makes people MORE able to be happy, fulfilled, contributing members of society.
It's also something The United States of America is sorely missing. We were the world superpower of the 20th Century. Hey conservatives! Stop living in the past, and start thinking about where we are going in THIS century!
UPDATE: Sorry for the egregious grammar errors in the first version.... Blind rage really doesn't lend itself to well maintained grammar skills.