Monday, October 07, 2013

Conservatism - Saving liberals from themelves

The one thing that sucks most about being a conservative is that most of what we believe benefits liberals more than ourselves.

For instance, forget about the unintended consequences of Obamacare, how about the in your face law of supply and demand, gravity type truth people were predicting about Obamacare before it even became law......

People like Marilynn Gray-Raine.

The 64-year-old Danville artist, who survived breast cancer, has purchased health insurance for herself for decades. She watched her Anthem Blue Cross monthly premiums rise from $317 in 2005 to $1,298 in 2013. But she found out last week from the Covered California site that her payments will drop to about $795 a month.

But people with no pre-existing conditions like Vinson, a 60-year-old retired teacher, and Waschura, a 52-year-old self-employed engineer, are making up the difference.

"I was laughing at Boehner -- until the mail came today," 

Waschura said, referring to House Speaker John Boehner, who is leading the Republican charge to defund Obamacare.
"I really don't like the Republican tactics, but at least now I can understand why they are so pissed about this. When you take $10,000 out of my family's pocket each year, that's otherwise disposable income or retirement savings that will not be going into our local economy."

Both Vinson and Waschura have adjusted gross incomes greater than four times the federal poverty level -- the cutoff for a tax credit. And while both said they anticipated their rates would go up, they didn't realize they would rise so much.

 "Of course, I want people to have health care," Vinson said. "I just didn't realize I would be the one who was going to pay for it personally."

No shit Sherlock. How do liberals get off thinking they're smarter than conservatives when they can't even make this small step ion logic?


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