Well, the administration got its first true legislation passed today, by a vote of 290-135-8. What this bill does is expand the health coverage to some 4 million children who might not otherwise have it.
Not a bad thing, yes?
Unless one considers the fact that the bill opens up the eligible to a higher income bracket, meaning that those targeted are NOT the poor as claimed, but to those who might otherwise afford their own care. Check out this summary to see where someone making 300% of the poverty level can now qualify for free care. (in context, poverty for my family is about 29K. So, I would be eligible up to 87K- yes, I am eligible and yes, I can easily afford my own). And, it isn’t just children who are eligible under this version, but adults as well.
Of course, the key to all of this is that there will now be a 61 cent tax on all tobacco products in order to fund this; a fact that as stated here previously means the poor will now have to pay the larger portion because the poor have the highest percentage of smokers.
This is how it is going to be, folks., We The People will be forced to pay it all. Of course, many are happy with that. Especially your congressmen and senators because they get full coverage even after leaving office- all on the taxpayer dime.
Keep the Vaseline close; it is going to be a long, hard, deep road.
The revolution is at hand. Will you be a leader or a follower?