File This Under “Life Is Hard For Stupid People.”
If you believed a campaign promise that should have been rejected due to its faulty logic, then you only have yourself to blame.
Ignorance is not an excuse. It’s YOUR fault if you believed Obama’s snake oil.
I refer to the couple who are shocked – SHOCKED – that their healthcare premiums are going up.
Citizens in the Bay Area have noticed, too. In a piece called “Obamacare’s winners and loser in Bay Area,” the San Jose Mercury News took a look at who was suffering under the new rules. Among the losers are Cindy Vinson and Tom Waschura, both of whom back the president:
Vinson, of San Jose, will pay $1,800 more a year for an individual policy, while Waschura, of Portola Valley, will cough up almost $10,000 more for insurance for his family of four.
The pair’s reactions are instructive. “Of course, I want people to have health care,” Vinson told the newspaper. “I just didn’t realize I would be the one who was going to pay for it personally.” Waschura was similarly surprised. “I was laughing at Boehner,” he said, “until the mail came today.”
Yea, well DUH. I have absolutely NO pity. You were fools. We TOLD you so. We asked you to research and learn a little bit; to get beyond Chris Matthews and John Stewert’s snarky commentary.
But no. You refused. You called us haters, racists, and teabaggers.
Life is hard for stupid people. Unfortunately, you’re dragging the rest of us down with you.
Looking back, it is amazing that Obama wasn’t laughed off the stage at the outset. His central claim — that premiums would drop for the typical family by $2,500 — could literally have been taken from the back of an envelope. As the New York Times explained back in 2008, the $2,500 number came from economist David Cutler, who predicted that Obamacare would reduce all health-care spending by $200 billion a year. Candidate Obama, looking for a good sound bite, simply divided this number by the number of families in the United States; then, calculating inexplicably that total health-care spending and family health-insurance premiums were exactly the same thing, he concluded that all money saved would be returned to the people. That Obama considered this a reasonable way of selling a plan that reorganized one-sixth of the economy betrays either a fundamental economic illiteracy or a deeply troubling readiness to mislead.
And Obama is STILL lying and misleading folks.
When folks question and resist the new health care law, then the argument turns to “it’s settled law.” It’s the law of the land.
Life is hard for stupid people. Some days I just have to repeat this to myself over and over.