Excuse the following rant:
I don’t understand why poor people want to repeal Obamacare. Honestly, the entire concept is completely idiotic to me. Obamacare is trying to provide patient centered OPTIONAL government sponsored health care that ensure that everyone who needs health care has it. We are the only modern, industrialized country that has waited so long to develop a program of this kind. The percentage of our GDP that we spend on health care and welfare programs as compared to the other modern nations is miniscule.
What irks me even more is that many of the people who oppose Obamacare, such as the tea party, are people that are benefiting from government sponsored welfare programs, are people that utilize medicaid or medicare, and are people that are in certain situations on food stamps. Do you really want all of those things gone? Because that is what the more fortunate members of society are trying to do.
I was born into a relatively privileged family, but guess what, I want health care for ALL people not just the people that can afford it due to their circumstances. But hey, if you don’t want government sponsored health care (which I cannot stress enough is NOT a radical idea), then be my guest, just give me back your food stamps, welfare checks, medicare benefit checks, and the portion of your social security you derived from having it safely stored and added to by the federal government. Oh, that doesn’t sound good to you? Then maybe you shouldn’t be supporting a candidate like Rick Santorum who wants to just take that away, or one like Mitt Romney who says he wants to, but can we really believe him on anything he says anyway?
People need to wake up and realize that this isn’t something you can just remain in the dark about. Whether you are part of the 99% or the 1% government sponsored health care programs are not going to go away, everyone deserves to have coverage no matter what, it is part of our basic american right to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”, well hey, I guess government sponsored health care is important to me life right? Don’t be uneducated. Know the facts. Don’t support a candidate who is trying to take away your most basic human freedoms.
And get it right:
It is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Don’t give it some nickname to use as a buzzword in a derogatory manner. If you want to insult someone, insult Mitt Romney for his lack of a decisive position on health care, and not only that, for changing his sane views to insane ones just to pander to the crazies that are destroying the republican party.