Skip to comments.Selling Obamacare Repeal to Millennials
Posted on 07/17/2017 4:17:29 PM PDT by Kaslin
RUSH: Now, you Millennials out there, you know who you are, and I have read that many of you are unhappy with the Republican health care reform plan that has been put forward by Senator Cruz of Texas, because you think — there was a survey of college students. Our old buddies at Campus Reform did this. Campus Reform published a video. This was yesterday, I think, showing college students in Washington, D.C., responding to two questions.
The first question was, “Do you think socialism is good or bad?” The second question was, “What is socialism?” Now, theres a video attached here. I found this at our old buddies at Hot Air. I didnt click on the video. I do not watch videos very much. If the captioning doesnt come on automatically, I just dont watch it. I read what other people say is in the video. At any rate — and, you know, I need to start watching the videos cause thats how Millennials get their news, is videos on the Web.
Students Love Socialism... But Can't Define What It Is
I have an obstruction in my mind about em, but, anyway, its reported here that there was enthusiastic agreement from the students that socialism was a good idea because its all about helping people and spread the wealth. Some of the students seem defensive, noting that socialism has a bad reputation. They like it, but theyre afraid to say so because it has a bad reputation, but they dont think its bad. Its really good. When they were then asked what it is, all the students who were confident socialism was a good idea didnt seem able to be able to explain what it is or how it produces all of these wonderful outcomes.
One student refers to socialism gets rid of the wealth gap. One student who seems like she might have more to say on the topic, vast majority of respondents dont seem to have a clue, their thinking about socialism is that its kind of a magical thing. Its an emotional attachment, which we knew, that promotes equality and respect and outcomes and its wonderful. But they dont know what it is. They dont know the classic definition. And they simply think that its the fairest way of doing things.
And if you give them the classic definition of socialism, which is nothing more than a command-and-control authority owning the means of production. There is no private sector in socialism. They dont know that. You mean the government would own Netflix? Yep. You mean the government would own Apple? Yep. You mean the government would own Tesla? Well, they already do. They do? Well, yeah. They still like it. Fair, distribution of income, equality, sustainability.
So Im hearing that these Millennials dont like Cruzs health care business, his proposal, because the words being used to sell it are cheaper, stripped down, bare bones. So were selling it under the auspices of were getting rid of Big Government. What if most people think of Big Government as efficiency at the state or federal office building where you go to cash your check? What if when you tell people you want to reduce the size of government, that what youre really doing is closing half of the aisles at the DMV?
What if people who dont know what you mean, Big Government versus small government, efficient versus large, who already think socialisms a good thing, and you start talking about smaller government, what if in their minds that means, Gee, theres only gonna be six windows open at the DMV instead of 18. At the Social Security office theres only gonna be two windows instead of 20, is that what you mean? No. Thats not what we mean.
So when they hear the words associated with Cruz: cheap, stripped down, and bare bones, whereas we think good, this is what gets rid of the bloat. They think, Oh, my God, its being cut out. So you Millennials, let me run an analogy by you. You all hate cable TV. I know this. You hate cable TV. What if you could choose the channels you want from cable companies and those choices dramatically cut your monthly bill, you get the networks you watch, only what you watch, would you call that cheap, stripped down, and bare bones?
You would, and you would love it. You would love it if you could get rid of the bloat in your cable bill and all these other things. Millennials, try thinking of health care the same way. Why do you have to buy insurance for things youre never gonna watch? Why do you have to buy insurance for things you never want to tune into or that youre never gonna have? Were gonna get em on this, folks. I have figured out how were gonna do it. First step right here.
RUSH: Let me finish this analogy here with the Millennials. The Millennials Not all of them, of course, but many young people like many young people throughout the history of time fall for the ruse of socialism. Its fair. It treats people nicely. Its equal. It redistributes wealth. It gets rid of the income gap and everybodys the same, and all that happy horse malarkey that never really happens. And of course they dont know what the definition is. But they know that it requires Big Government, and so, Big Government is good because Big Government is equal and Big Governments equality. Big Governments fair!
Big Governments all these things that Big Government isnt.
So we want to fix Obamacare. Obamacares an albatross. Its destroying health care. Its destroying health insurance by design so that the only solution after trying so many things will be government-run health care, single payer. So here come the Republicans; they cant get their act in gear on repealing Obamacare, which theyve been promising to do for seven years. I dont think they really want to do it. Thats all there is to this. They dont really want to. Now, some people say, Why do you think they dont want to?
Well, there are many answers to that. Ill just give you a few. They dont want to because its too much work. They didnt expect to win. That really is a lot of it: They didnt expect to win. They didnt think Trump was gonna win. They never dreamed that they would actually have the chance to do what theyve been promising to do for seven years, and so they werent prepared for it. The second thing is, not all of them are happy (were talking Republicans here) that Trump won, and some of them dont think hes gonna last.
So why do anything in support of a guy that most of the country hates (cause they listen to the media). Most of the country doesnt hate him, but they think so. And then the old saw: Hey, you know, people want it. Its an entitlement. They think their health care is free; we dont want to take that away. Its a losing proposition, they say. Still others say, The media is going to kill us for hating people and starving kids and kicking grandma off the cliff and all this. So they dont want to do it. Im convinced they dont want to do it, cause it isnt this hard if you want to do it.
If you want to do anything, the desire to do it is over 80% of achievement. Do not doubt that. Whatever you want to do in life, 80% of succeeding in it is desire an unquenchable, unstoppable desire. Its the desire that will make you do whatever you have to do to achieve what you want. And if thats not there, then youre just twiddling your thumbs. And I dont think its there. So Cruz has come up with the Cruz amendment, and the objective here is not to totally obliterate it. Its to lower premiums.
The objective, as far as the Republicans are concerned, is, If we can just fix this so that premiums are lower, then we can sing its praises, and we will have done what we said we were gonna do. We were gonna lower the cost of premiums and if everything else stays the same, fine and dandy. Of course, lowering the premiums while leaving everything the same cannot happen. (chuckling) Its not possible, by definition. So Senator Cruz has proposed an amendment that is described as cheap, stripped down, and bare bones.
What he means by this is and my analogy for you Millennials is to cable TV. You despise it. I know you do. I read about how much you hate cable TV. Do you know that of the three supposedly most hated companies in the world, two of them are cable companies? Im not gonna mention them cause I dont hate them. But Millennials do, because to them entertainment should be free. TV should be free. Music, streaming, free! Why should we have to pay to watch Game of Thrones? Why should we have to pay to watch Judge Judy or whatever?
So what Millennials want when it comes to TV, they want cheap, they want stripped down, and they want bare bones! They want to be able to watch what they want to watch. They dont want to have to pay for things that theyre never going to watch. They dont want to have to even be presented with the option to watch something they dont want to watch just so they have to pay for it. So I think you Millennials ought to look at the Cruz amendment and the overall objective health care the same way.
The insurance coverage of specific conditions and situations equals you only paying for what you want to watch. The quality is the same. Its just you dont have to buy the things you dont want. Coverage choices are fewer in number. Men, for example, will not have to buy quality maternity care. They do have to do that now, under the Obama health benefits, the mandates in Title I. All kinds of people have to buy all kinds of health insurance that they will never, ever use and in some cases would be impossible to use.
They have to do it so that their money covers the costs for people who cant pay. But why should you have to watch ? Why should you have to pay for 250 channels when you watch five, in order to subsidize other people who cant afford to buy any? You wouldnt do it when it comes to cable TV. Health care is the exact same way. See how this works? Think of the Cruz You Millennials, think of the Cruz amendment as cord cutting. You wont be forced by the government to buy the full cable package.
You dont have to buy anything or you can buy everything. Whatever you want, you can buy, with nobody telling you that you have to. Thats all Cruz is proposing. What Cruz needs to do is somehow find a way to add the word sustainable in his pitch, and he would cross a bridge and be in Millennial land. Sustainable is one of the big magic words for Millennials. Sustainable, sustainability. Its particularly important climate change, which is another ruse that theyre falling for. So I wanted to finish my thought.
Selling anything to brainwashed millennials who are the byproduct of public education (NEA) is questionable. Here’s an example of one:
They’re RAT Brown Shirts who were brainwashed from kindergarten. The “lost” and “useless” generation except for the occasional one with brain cells functioning and raised by conservative parents.
And more Click-Bait for Rush’s site.
Just tell them that "Socialism" means they get their grade "A" taken AWAY and Given to a student that has a "F" so that they both get a" C" so that everything is "FAIR"!!!
They have been BRAINWASHED and one needs to REALLY give them EXAMPLES of how Socialism "works"....it NEVER works except for the TOP LEADERS of a Socialist country!!
Repeal it anyway no need to sell it to them these are the same morons that gave us eight years of Barack Hussein Obama. I’m 36 and I say for the Millennials f them.
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