Skip to comments.Obama To Latino Families: 'You Are Punishing Yourselves' By Not Signing Up For Obamacare
Posted on 03/07/2014 3:47:02 AM PST by markomalley
Issuing a last call for health care, President Barack Obama assured Latinos on Thursday that signing up for new insurance exchanges won't lead to deportation for any relatives in the U.S. illegally.
Facing fresh skepticism from one of his traditionally most loyal constituencies, Obama pushed back on the notion of some critics that he's become America's "deporter in chief," insisting that Latinos know that "I've got their back." In a virtual town hall meeting with Spanish-language media outlets, Obama disputed that his credibility had been undermined by the chaotic health care rollout and his failure to secure legal status for millions of Latinos in the U.S. illegally.
"The main point that I have for everybody watching right now is, you don't punish me by not signing up for health care," Obama said. "You're punishing yourself or your family if in fact there's affordable health care to be had."
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Obama is in denial that while Hispanics come here for a variety of reasons (work, freebies, indoor plumbing, etc.), paying taxes was not something they’re signing up for. The Supreme Court ruled it was a tax, and the American people are treating it as such; Obama can’t walk that back.
Because Barky always tells the truth /s
how about “White Hispanic’s?, are they punishing themselves too?
Obama is so pathetic. He really does not get it. People don’t want you (GOVERNMENT) telling them they have to buy something they may not want to buy. Period.
It sounds like he is begging people to sign up for his crappy program now...
Maybe he should try groveling next.
Imagine what the mass media would be saying about George W. Bush if he had misspelled a word during a speech.
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hm... pay a lot of extra money per month for healthcare they don’t even need... or just get it for free from the hospital emergency room... tuff choice.
They’re signing up for Medicade, stop your complaining you POS.
How long before Obama threatens those who do not join Obama's centrally planned government controlled health care delivery system with a red line?
Come get the FREE $h-t and be slaves to Democrats!
Also, I don’t think Hispanics trust the US government very much. US sponsored “health” initiatives in most Latin American countries don’t concern themselves with things like clean water, but go directly for “reproductive health,” that is, population control and abortion.
If it was all about Free Sh*t they would be signing up.
His audience is thinking “why should I fork over my cash for premiums and co-pays when the ER will always treat me for free?”
“You are unhappy as free men! Follow me and I will return you to your happy lives as peon farmers! You will till the soil for me, and you will be happy! Give up the ideas of freedom and liberty, for they just make you unhappy!”
And Latinos put up with this shake down artist? where is the machismo?
Latinos to Obama: GTFO
That’s true. Even when some households are getting $18,000+ per year subsidies under ObamaCare, they still won’t sign up, because it might cost them a few hundred bucks. And they call the rich “greedy.”
“Also, I dont think Hispanics trust the US government very much. US sponsored health initiatives in most Latin American countries dont concern themselves with things like clean water, but go directly for reproductive health, that is, population control and abortion.”
Good points; there isn’t much reason for them to trust our government. The whole amnesty scam, which is portrayed as a compassionate move by our libs, can easily be viewed as incompetent and self-serving corruption to Hispanic immigrants who “played by the rules”.