Apparently, this “Obamacare” got upheld. Am I correct in stating that this was the same health-care “plan” that a former first lady tried to (unsuccessfully) pass? Am I also correct in stating that this plan is an attack on the middle class and the smaller-scale companies that helped shape America as the “land of opportunity?” And, again I ask, am I also correct in stating that, from what has been reported, this plan will benefit those on Welfare and the extremely wealthy, but will enforce a tax on the middle class should the IRS become privy that they do not personally have health insurance?
I will be honest, I can see both pros and cons to this plan, but a question I want to know is: Why now? Yes I am aware that this is an election year, but why now, and why Obama? Health care has been in issue since I was a fetus, so what did he do to get this passed? Mind you, it only passed by a 5-4 vote, and even the Supreme Court officials stated that they weren’t “supporting or condemning” this plan, but health care is to be decided by the people, as the Constitution declares. I’m sorry, but I think that some people take way too much liberty in their interpretation of what the Constitution is.
What will this do to the smaller business owners who are being told to provide mandatory health care if they have more than 50 employees? How will they be able to expand? Reduce salaries to make up for the cost of coverage? I understand that years ago, full benefits were not only a given, they were expected; a job wasn’t worth taking if there wasn’t a full benefits package. But now, a person is lucky just to get a job…period. I know that there are millions of Americans who do not have coverage due to the insanely high premiums, but I feel that he’s trying to reinvent the wheel.
I’m sure revisions will be made time and again in the upcoming years, but taxing the actual working class is beyond a slap in the face to those who believe in the core of the American beliefs. If those even exist anymore.
I loathe politics.