Wednesday, October 31, 2012

I was told there'd be no math

So what do these three (seemingly disparate) groups have in common:
■ People in prison
People living below the poverty line
Illegal immigrants
Give up?

"In just 14 months, Americans will be required to prove that they have federally "qualified" health insurance or face an [ObamaTax] of $695 to $2,085"

Well, most Americans. The folks comprising the three groups listed above are exempt (Sorry, Mags). And when taken as a whole, they represent over 16% of the people who live here.

They have something else in common, as well: they're the folks who, directly or indirectly, gave us the ObamaTax.

How's that, Henry?

It's pretty simple, really: the #1 selling point of the train-wreck was that some 15% or so of us were uninsured for health care. Folks in jail have no need of insurance, since their care's on us. The poor already had a myriad of social safety nets in place (eg Medicaid, SCHIP, etc). And illegals get de facto free health care.

Take out these three groups, and you're left with a handful of Americans who were uninsured (and/or uninsurable), a problem easily fixed without upending 1/5 of our economy and forcing us into nationalized health care.

Gee, thanks bunches.

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