Promise them medical treatment (free medical treatment – or at least “affordable,” as the Obamanauts style it) and then force them to buy insurance.
So why aren’t you laughing?
Perhaps you are one of the not-dullards who understands that being forced to send an insurance company hundreds of bucks every month - and thousands every year – is not quite the same thing as securing the services of a doctor (or even a nurse). Much less not having to pay for them.
Awareness is beginning to dawn. People who already had insurance they bought on their own (or secured via their employer on a voluntary basis) are discovering they’ll soon be paying a lot more for it now that it’s been made “affordable” by dint of being made mandatory. Ho! Ho! Ho!
Obamacare is going to be repealed. Because it was meant to fail. That’s just what was intended. All part of the plan, folks.
Baby steps. Never all at once. That’s how things get done in the USSA. The average American wasn’t going to buy into outright government control of medical treatment. The Soviet model.
Not at first, that is.
Sell him “market based health care reform” – Obamacare – as a starter. Get those nasty HMOs (who, curiously, ardently supported Obamacare) in line. Then, when this “market” based on coercion and crony capitalism fails spectacularly, raise high the curtain, turn on the klieg lights and take a bow, Single Payer!
The key is to get the middle class to beg for it. That’s the true object of Obamacare. The sole purpose for which it was designed. To kick out the last rickety support for a total, inescapable government lock-down – not merely of “health care” – but of everything. The smartsters in DC are not incompetent at what they do (manipulate, control). Never make the mistake of thinking otherwise. If they were incompetent, they’d fail sometimes.
The underclass is already boxed up. Their primitive mentalities will be – already are – happy with the level of “care” they receive from the good offices of the state. To them, endless waits, accepting whatever they’re given, being talked down to … these things are the norm. Massa in the great house. Shuck ‘dat corn and throw it in the barn. The company town. The ghetto high-rise. One day fades into the next. Pass the Ripple.
And of course, they don’t pay for any of it.
It’s the middle class that must be broken. Financially ruined – and disabused of any notion that they ought to have any say whatsoever about their “care.” How much (or little) they get. Of quaint notions about choosing their doctor, their plan of treatment. They must be acclimated to lines and forms and endless waits. To passivity and resignation. They must, in brief, be reduced to the state of the underclass and subsumed within. For there cannot be a middle class in the New America.
It is all of a piece – and the pieces are coming together.
Break the financial back of the country via inflation, speculation, bubbles and bailouts. Tax the people into penury in order to reduce them to a state of dependence. Discredit freedom by selling fear. Convince people (enough of them) that “the market” has failed – by increasing the pervasiveness and coercion of government. Use words like “customer” to describe people who cannot say no. Then blame “the market” when the whole thing crashes and burns – and present the solution, the inevitable solution… .
TANSTAAFL, folks. Much as some like to daydream otherwise.
But instead of manning up and paying our bills, some of us – all too many of us - still believe it is someone else’s obligation to pay our bills. Who might that be? Who cares! So long as it’s not me. I want “free” (or at least “affordable”) health care. Don’t bother me with the details. Just so I get what’s coming to me.
But the joke’s on them.
And unfortunately, on the rest of us, too.
Throw it in the Woods?
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