[This post is a direct copy of a post I made on my personal Facebook regarding this article.]
This is incredibly telling on how people ACTUALLY feel about the Affordable Care Act.
If you’re against the ACA, why?
Is it because your premiums have gone up?
That’s not the ACA, that’s the insurance companies. Obama and the Dems HAD to take out provisions they had in the Act that would PREVENT insurance companies from raising premiums in order to even get the ACA viewed by Congress.
Why is that?
Because the Republicans refused to even bring it to the floor without that. Because the Republicans care about money above all else. They don’t care about you or me; they care about their donors.
Now, are the Democrats perfect in this regard?
Absolutely NOT, but they’re BETTER.
The same problem regarding corporate corruption is present in the Dems as in the Republicans, but it’s nowhere NEAR as rampant or common. Not to mention, the Democrats actually want to make things BETTER for people, as a majority.
(Side note: if you come at me with “the lesser of two evils is still evil”…WTF are you even saying? So, because we can’t get PERFECT, we shouldn’t try for BEST WE CAN? Yeah…no. You’re a shitty human being if you can’t understand that.)
Are you against the ACA because you own a small business and can’t expand while also providing your employees health insurance?
Well…you have a point; I’m sorry, but that’s too bad. Wait for a while and THEN expand. Treat people like humans.
You don’t WANT to wait to expand?
Well…you’re kind of a greedy asshole and a shitty human being.
That’s kind of YOUR problem, not your employees’. You should work on that and try being a better person.
NOW! There’s a really simple solution to this: ‘free’ healthcare for everyone.
“But who’s going to pay for it?!”
Uh…everyone. We’re all going to pay for it. Just like Social Security. It would be an added tax.
BUT BEFORE YOU GET ALL UP IN ARMS ABOUT IT BEING A ‘TAX’:
It would TECHNICALLY be a tax, but, if you look at it another way: it’s one less bill you have to keep track of each month that you would have been paying anyway.
“But what if something happens and I can’t afford [insert]?!”
That’s the point: you WILL be able to afford it. Because you HAVE insurance that FUNCTIONS in practice, not just in theory.
“But some people are sicker/get hurt/etc. and I don’t! I don’t want to pay for them!”
Well…again, you’re kind of a shitty human being and you should get that checked out, but let me explain how it could work.
So, yes, obviously there are some people who have more medical necessities than you may or may not have; and, yes, technically, you WOULD be contributing to their healthcare; BUT, they’re also contributing to YOUR healthcare. It’s all coming from the same place. NO ONE will be without health insurance or be unable to go to the doctor when they need to. INCLUDING YOU!
That’s how this WORKS!! We ALL help each other because WE’RE ALL HUMAN.
Back to the money issue, in order to keep health premiums down, the tax/bill, it would come with a provision that would get rid of tax cuts for the richest people in the country; the people who make millions.
“But that’s taking their money away!!”
No; it’s not. It’s taking the money they SHOULD HAVE been paying in TAXES to begin with, that they WEREN’T, and making them PAY THOSE TAXES.
Now, listen here: these people, the richest of the rich, DO NOT have to pay taxes past a certain point, simply because they make X amount of money.
EVERYONE ELSE, you, me, that person that you don’t like, ALL pay a percentage of taxes.
We get some of it BACK; some each year, such as income tax, and some when we retire, which is Social Security (which, by the way, is THE most popular program that the US has SINCE ITS INCEPTION).
These people, again, the richest of the rich, DON’T HAVE to pay that same percentage. They get CUTS to their taxes, the rate they pay, simply because they. make. more. money.
How is that fair? That’s why our deficit (spending) and debt is so high! We’re, essentially, PAYING for them to MAKE MORE MONEY without getting anything back.
Republicans try to disguise this under the issue of “job creation”, stating that these people, with these tax cuts, will hire more people to work. Only…that’s not true. At all.
These people take this money that they SHOULD HAVE paid in taxes and KEEP it, NOT hire more workers. Then, they turn around and FUND those same Republicans (and Corporate Democrats) to keep them in office so that they can KEEP those tax cuts and even GET MORE TAX CUTS.
Our entire system is corrupt.
[EDIT: I forgot to include this comment that I’d put in the FB post after sharing it.]
DT, the 45th, is the EPITOME, the very ESSENCE, of that corruption. And so many people fell for it because “he says what’s on his mind”.
NO! He said WHAT YOU WANT TO HEAR.
He exhibited overt racism (“They [Mexican immigrants] are, in many cases, criminals, drug dealers, rapists, etc.”), sexism (<NOTE: THIS IS SEXUAL ASSAULT “I better use some Tic Tacs just in case I start kissing her. You know I’m automatically attracted to beautiful… I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star they let you do it. You can do anything. […] Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything.”> Another: “You have to treat ’em [women] like shit.”), torture (“If it doesn’t work, they [military captives] deserve it anyway.”), and so, SO much more, I can’t even list it all; I’d be here forever.