Thursday, July 25, 2013

$700 Million To Promote Obamacare?

The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is not yet implemented and we are already planning to give it a bailout.  The bailout is disguised as a promotion program, funded by federal money we do not have.  No problem, we will just charge it to the national debt.  It's only $16 trillion now...what's another $700 million.

This promotional program is not even a national program.  The promotion will focus on states that are key battleground states in the 2014 elections.  The promotion program could actually backfire.  Promoting Obamacare may turn voters away from candidates who support Obamacare.  Many who voted for the bill, were voted out of office in past elections.  Many more who are up for re-election in 2014 are distancing themselves from Obamacare.

The fact that the federal government is spending money to promote Obamacare should infuriate all Americans.  However, celebrities are lining up to participate in the promotional campaign.  I wonder if any of them will be covered by Obamacare.  It is more likely they will keep the healthcare insurance they now have, which will no doubt have better coverage than Obamacare will ever offer.

Polls indicate that 53% of Americans want to see Obamacare repealed.  That 53% have a very loud voice with respect to support for celebrities who join the promotional tour for Obamacare.  We support their standard of living when we spend money to see their movies, buy their CD"s and tune in to watch their television programs.

Speak loudly and boycott these celebrities work.  Boycotting their work is something they will understand.  After all, many of them have called for boycotts in the past.  Most recently, Stevie Wonder called for a boycott of Florida after the Zimmerman verdict did not go his way.  You may agree with him.  I agree with his right to call for the boycott as I agree with everyone's right to call for boycotts.

The politicians who voted for Obamacare told us it would save money.  If it is all it is hyped up to be, there is no reason to add $700 million to the national debt to promote it.  People should clearly see the benefits of Obamacare without spending money to promote it.  Perhaps the benefits are not really there?

Our children's  grandchildren  and generations beyond will inherit the national debt.  We do not need to add more debt for them to pay.  It is likely they will never see any benefit from Obamacare.  It's more likely healthcare in America will take a huge step backward in future generations, under Obamacare.

Let the celebrities and the rest of the 47% who want to keep Obamacare donate their money to promote it.  Better yet, give all American voters the online vote and let a majority decide the fate of Obamacare. Polls indicate 53% of American voters would vote to repeal it.  Now that is an online majority!

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