Viewpoint: Obamacare weighs on the country?s future
Obamacare…the worst piece of legislation forced on the American people to date. Most Americans did not want these drastic changes to their health care plans to begin with, but in usual Obama fashion, he does as he pleases. A website that is still not functioning properly. Obama lying to the people repeatedly about keeping their old health plans and their doctors. Millions forced off their old plans, now will pay much higher premiums for coverage they may not want or need, and will pay much higher deductibles.
And this is just the tip of the iceberg. Not far down the road, the small business owners will also get kicked in the head by Obamacare. Businesses with 100 or fewer employees will begin to get notices that their employee health plans will be cancelled, and that will affect some 40 million people. Again, higher premiums, higher deductibles, to pay for coverage that in many cases is not needed. This whole debacle is just another example of the Obama administration overreach to help pay for his social programs. He uses words like “social justice” and “income equity” straight out of the socialist handbook. All this of course will hurt the employment situation, which has stagnated because business owners still do not know the implications of Obamacare.
If that does not worry the younger generations, it should. As should the national debt, well over $17 trillion now, and spiraling into the stratosphere. That is what they will inherit, that will be the Obama legacy. Any wonder why they are soured about getting out to vote, and on government in general? The future for them does not exactly look “rosy.”
Marjorie DeLap wrote to the Star Journal recently about the young voters getting involved. On that we agree, but for different reasons. The Democrats who are up for re-election in the mid-terms next November are running scared, and for good reason. They will be in their respective states desperately trying to explain why they have supported Obama’s socialist policies, and why they should return to office. They need to be voted out. If we are to have any chance of getting America back on the right track, Republicans need to take more seats in the House, and at least 16 seats in the Senate. If they do not, all we can be promised for the next few years is more of the same from Obama and company.
Robert Orgeman, Rhinelander