Gay Marriage? How About We Talk About Obamacare?

Gay marriage is shiny penny. A squirrel. A distraction from what’s important, and a non-essential issue intended to peel young voters away from the Republican party. And, because people are sheep, it’s working.

Quick review for the LIV- support for gay marriage is NOT overwhelming; the studies that supposedly demonstrate that gay parents are just as good as straight/married couples are sketchy bits of social, non-science (there is another article out there that goes into more detail, but I cannot locate it at the moment- I believe it is in National Review); and we’re having this national discussion, of So Much Importance, that is (honestly) only going to affect a tiny portion of our population.

It’s not the most essential issue of our day. It’s just not.

In a time when fewer and fewer folks are choosing to get married (when they have kids) ANYWAY, why is this so important? Marriage has turned into an elite institution – something wealthy, educated folks do. This is entire thing is just bizarre. Why is it so damn important that gay people get married while we look away at all the social programs that encourage straight, procreating people to do just the opposite.

Regardless, it irritates me to no end that so many people are singularly focused on what is happening regarding gay marriage, and couldn’t give a shit about Obama care- something that is quickly going to lead us into a huge crises – both in regards to healthcare and our national economy.


Sigh. I need to go to my happy place.

Ok, now on to my point. Let Michael Tanner breaks it down for you

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare, turned three years old this week. But unlike fine wine, the ACA is not getting better with age. A torrent of recent studies and reports has provided new evidence ā€” as if we needed more confirmation ā€” that nearly everything we were told about this law was untrue.

[shocked face]

You’re not going to be able to keep your health care plan, because unless it is compliant with the ACA (unlikely) it is going to be phased out and eventually cancelled. It is NOT going to make coverage more affordable for families. It’s going to be a lot (A LOT!) more expensive. It’s not going to be $2,5000 cheaper per year. Another lie. The ACA is not going to save the government any money. It’s going to add $1.4 trillion to the debt over the next ten years. And it’s not going to add jobs to the economy.

Meanwhile, the evidence continues to mount that Obamacare is a job killer. For example, a new study from the National Federation of Independent Business predicts that Obamacare will result in a loss of 146,000 to 262,000 private-sector jobs by 2022, with 59 percent of the losses coming from small businesses. This is roughly 20,000 more lost jobs than NFIB had previously predicted, in 2011.

Another new study, by the International Franchise Association, warns that Obamacare puts as many as 3.2 million jobs at risk, particularly in industries such as chain restaurants. As many as one-third of all franchise-related jobs in every state could eventually be lost, with California, Florida, and Pennsylvania hardest hit.

And finally, the biggest lie of all – that Obamacare would mean coverage for everyone. Remember all those uninsured people we used to hear about? How come we don’t hear about them anymore?

The latest CBO estimates suggest that, by 2023, there will still be more than 30 million uninsured Americans. For all the enormous cost and disruption caused by the Affordable Care Act, it will provide insurance for less than half the Americans currently without coverage. Further, only 25 million of them will actually receive proper insurance (and subsidized plans, at that). The remaining 12 million are merely dumped into Medicaid, hardly known for high-quality care. (Outcomes of Medicaid patients are actually, by some measures, worse than those of the uninsured.) According to the CBO, by the end of the decade almost 11 million fewer Americans will have private unsubsidized health insurance than do today.

But don’t bother Obama about all of this. He’s got parties to attend. Golf balls to hit, while Michelle is busy dancing to Beyonce’s telling the bitches to Bow Down.

And don’t ask a liberal how they feel about it because 1) you’re racist 2) GAY MARRIAGE or 3) I’m just not into politics right now.

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8 Comments on “Gay Marriage? How About We Talk About Obamacare?”

  1. If I see another equal sign, I will barf.

  2. Car in Says:

    *likes Aggie’s comment

  3. Car in Says:

    Somone should make a division sign or something with the pink red boxes.LOL.

  4. Cathy Says:

    Well said, Car in! *waves at Aggie*

  5. Car in Says:

    Thanks cathy! smooch.

  6. Jay in Ames Says:

    There are equal sign avatars out there with AR15s. I thought those were pretty good.

  7. Jay in Ames Says:

    I watched Sean Hannity trip up 2 liberals easily with their ramblings about ACA saving money. Sean Hannity! It’s even easier for others to do it.

    Joe Trippi was pretty mad about it, too. But he had nothing to respond with.

  8. LizzyTish Says:

    This is all Reagan’s fault.

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