Think about it. The crux of Obamacare, the most basic thing essential to its success, is that millions of people have to do something that is not in their economic interest. They have to act against themselves, or the program doesn’t work.
This is part of why you hear people say Obamacare is designed not to work.
Many young people make a rational decision not to purchase health insurance yet. They’re not likely to get sick, they’re trying to get started in life, and they figure the risk is worth it rather than devoting thousands of dollars a year to a product they don’t really need.
But look at what’s going on. As Obamacare gets set to launch, the young are being TOLD to buy health insurance and drop their money into the system, basically to subsidize insurance for their elders and the sick. Not to mention subsidizing all the freebies that Very Smart People have have determined everyone must be given by their insurers.
It’s really a wealth transfer, but this time from a group – the young – who don’t have a lot of wealth. But it’s even more a perversion of our capitalist system than the usual method – taxation – which at least doesn’t try to contort our behavior. If telling people to make economic decisions they don’t want to make isn’t Socialism, I don’t know what is.
Reminds me of when Mao Tse-tung ordered city dwellers into the countryside to recast themselves as farmers. It didn’t make any economic sense, but they had to do it, because their rulers decreed it.
Liberals believe they can alter human behavior so people are acting in accordance with the principles they learned during barefoot seminars on the lawn with their Socialist professors in college. Well, okay, making people act right is not easy, they’ll admit, which is why they’ve hired Katy Perry to help convince the sweet young things to do what’s good for society.
It won’t work, of course. And when the ungrateful youth decide that not everything their overlords in the White House learned in college makes sense, our frustrated philosopher-kings will stick us with single-payer, you watch.
Here’s a clip from the Mopsy and Shmopsy Show Tuesday, with Bill Clinton and President Obama kibitzing about how young people have “got to show up” or the Obamacare House of Cards collapses into a pile of Jokers.