Skip to comments.Obamacare’s Attack on the Work Ethic
Posted on 02/06/2014 3:57:07 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
There is a point in almost every debate at which the losing party recognizes its predicament and concludes that its only remaining play is to try to corrupt the language. In Texas, pro-choice hero Wendy Davis has begun, risibly, to describe herself as pro-life; in his second inaugural, President Obama cloaked the most ambitious statist agenda in a half-century in the patois of limited government and rebellion; and, in my own country of birth, authorities that lock people up for speaking do so in the ostensible name of respect. If you cant beat em, confuse em.
Yesterday morning, Obamacares beleaguered partisans got in on the act, too. Responding to a CBO report that suggested the law would encourage more than 2 million people either to seek less work or to leave the labor market completely, progressives picked up their tricornered hats and their muskets, and started to shout incoherently about freedom. In a lovely illustration of the truism that progressives really havent the slightest clue what it is that conservatives believe, the Huffington Posts Senior Congressional Reporter, Michael McAuliff, spoke for the cabal, suggesting ludicrously that,
Theres an irony in the GOP complaining that ACA lets people quit jobs. I mean, whats wrong with freedom?
To answer a remarkably misguided rhetorical question, there is nothing at all wrong with freedom. As Patrick Henry rightly argued, above all other things liberty ought to be the direct end of government, for, after that, everything else is mere indulgence. But there is an awful lot wrong with using the word freedom where it does not apply....
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The "freedom" espoused and being pushed by the Left is a rehash of the Sixties mantra coined by Timothy Leary: "Turn on, tune in and drop out."
It's the antithesis of American exceptionalism and why it's embraced by the Left.
Free love, drugs and communal living.
When you can live off SSDI, SSI, TANF, SNAP, WICs, Section 8 and that big yearly EITC check, why in the heck would anyone want to have a job?
Sure, many of these people are already on Medicaid, but millions now more who aren’t full-up on the above entitlements will either be put on Medicaid or heavily subsidized ‘normal people’ health plan.
When you get near $45K per year in equivalent disposable income, why work? There’s too much “Jerry & Maury” on TV to miss.
Choom Gang “values”
I still can’t understand how anybody would want to work less just for free health care. I feel the same way about welfare. There is no way I would live on welfare even if it is 30K. I don’t just want to live. I want to have a lot more money for vacations, electronic gadgets, etc. I think people are nuts to want to be on welfare. There is no way that welfare people live better than any FREEPER. I just can’t imagine that. Make it 130K a year then maybe .lol. JK.
Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
Ironic, as it seems to perfectly exemplify its POS namesake's work ethic (or lack therof).
Next obama will direct employers not to issue pink slips, they shall be called Obama Freedom Passes.
...and the liberated will take to the streets praising their emancipation...’Free at last, Free at last, Thank God almighty we are free at last.’
Thug America’s entitlement state of mind summarized in one video