This is how Obamacare works, this is what it is designed to do. It makes young people pay artificially more in the hopes they don’t use the healthcare they “pay for” to subsidize older people who will use it. This is why they have to force people to buy it under penalty of law, it’s a crock!
If Mozilla guy has to resign for his views in 2008 then Obama should as well
Remember, when the media touts someone “saving money” with Obamacare, it is nearly always because it is an older person. The law is specifically set up for young people to pay more to offset the discounts older people will receive.
When you read a line like this ask yourself:
"What would this person ACTUALLY be paying if this plan was not subsidized by younger people?"
"Is it worth forcing younger people to pay more for services they don’t need to support older people?"
The law is a crony capitalist pyramid scheme that requires healthy young people (read: people who won’t need services) to pay more than they otherwise would to make up for subsidizing the plans of older people.
Many MANY working young people will be choosing to pay the Obamacare tax to avoid buying a crony capitalist plan, because these plans are so ludicrously expensive and offer so little coverage that they would be better off without any insurance at all. That is how the pyramid will crumble, and that is why the administration is in panic mode: they can’t sign up enough suckers for their crappy insurance that enriches their corporate friends.
Got to love Obama and his disciples acting totally shocked that young people aren’t rushing to buy health plans that are artificially overpriced (the young subsidize the elderly).
This generation that is saddled with student loan debt and the weakest job market in 100 years isn’t the most ideal candidate to force into buying an overpriced product they don’t need or want.
The NSA is too busy tracking our phones in a post 9/11 world to track a missing jumbo jet in a post 9/11 world.
I’m hearing from various sources that there are strong fascist elements in Ukraine’s new quasi government since the other guy got run out. Can anyone confirm this?
Right now I see a best case scenario for the world as just allowing Russia to do what it pleases in regards to Crimea (annexation, puppet government). We need to accept that this is what will happen, Russia isn’t going to pull out at this point.
A far worse case scenario would be a Ukrainian civil war between the very divided east and west, this is more likely given fascist actions by the central government and oligarch governors being appointed in the pro-Russian Eastern parts of the country. That is the picture I’m seeing based on certain sources I read. Russia would at least be involved clandestinely in this war, possibly overtly. The United States/CIA would be funding/arming the West.
The military industrial complex in the United States wanted a pro-West Ukraine that it could heavily arm and “defend” from Russia to the tune of billions of dollars in contracts in military aid. Now they may just get a second best scenario (in the eyes of the immoral and evil military industrial complex) with a civil war. We must be on alert if a civil war breaks to see what sort of forces are fighting on the western side, there is a high likelihood of there being fascist elements. Given that the United States supported Al Qaeda and affiliates in Libya and Syria, I wouldn’t put it past the Obama administration to get into a covert war there with “Freedom Fighters” aka fascists.
What are your reads on the situation in Ukraine? I’m hoping it all stops in Crimea, but international affairs involve many dominoes…
— The Drone King
— Country that drone bombs Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, Afghanistan, and Iraq
Businesses can’t use conscience to refuse serving a gay wedding.
Businesses can use conscience to refuse serving a Westboro Baptist church wedding.
The media’s solution to homophobia is to force homophobes to take money from gay couples, and for gay couples to patronize homophobic businesses.
An awful lot of progressives really want to patronize homophobic businesses… Weird.