Politicians will never openly admit that personal responsibility is . . . well . . . a responsibility.
The amendment to ObamaCare that was presented by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and is being vigorously backed by President Trump is nothing more than a fresh coat of paint on the (un)Affordable Care Act.
It’s also endemic of the overarching problem in Washington that it appears that not even Trump is immune from.
If they dare say that voters, regardless of their economic status, must provide for their own phones, food, shelter and doctors, they would dread a massive loss of votes.
You may be thinking, “So what if they lose a few votes?”
That’s the problem . . . it’s not “a few” votes. It’s half of them.
According to a report by Forbes Magazine, 49% of households receive some form of government assistance.
Even the U.S. Census Bureau admits that at least 21% of Americans participate in a “major” government assistance program.
Basically, Democrats and Republicans have been paying off voters with free stuff for decades and now that we’re past the tipping point and have to scale back these programs, they literally cannot do it and keep their jobs.
So as an eye opener to politicians and those receiving government assistance, here’s a tip . . . if it’s not free, people will pay for it if they actually need it.
Before Obamaphones, countless women had to choose between getting their “hair did” and paying their cell phone bills. What did they choose? They most likely grabbed a brush and paid a bill.
Before ObamaCare, if a poor, uninsured family had a medical emergency and needed care, what did they do? They humbled themselves and asked for help through the countless free clinics and grant programs that exist thanks to charitable Americans.
If a faithful family is struggling to pay their electric bill this month, what can they do? They can ask the church and their needs will most assuredly be met.
So when the media and politicians from both sides of the isle go apoplectic at the CBO’s report that 24 million Americans will lose coverage with the new (and fatally flawed) RyanCare bill, it’s clear that these people can’t see the forest for the trees.
A health insurance policy is not a basic human right. Air is. Freedom is. Aetna is not.
If you don’t pay for someone’s insurance policy, are you really blocking them from accessing health care?
If I don’t quickly dole out four dollars for a Happy Meal, am I preventing you from eating?
No, I’m telling you to find a way.
Human beings are incredibly resourceful. When forced to choose between death or discomfort and picking themselves up, they’ll pick themselves up.
Human beings are also caring. When they see someone physically or mentally unable to care for themselves, they will grab them by the shoulders and lift them up.
But here’s the catch, most people will always place their personal interests first. If a politician gives them something for free, will they return the favor with a vote to keep their free stuff?
Of course they will.
Washington’s solution to health care in America is like giving each taxpayer a Cousin Eddie. He’s always present, always eating our resources, and he’s never going to leave.
Whether we call it RyanCare or ObamaCare, it will be burden on productive Americans until the system collapses . . . or we do.