Originally Posted by Jetmeck
oBAMACARE is good thing/
More wars and tax breaks for the rich are bad things.
Please do not decide on just ONE ISSUE............
How is taking 2.5% of my pay away (Obamacare tax), and redistributing it to someone else in the form of over-priced healthcare (without them having to do anything for it), a "good thing"?
It's not a good thing. It's bad for me, and bad for everyone else, who now has to pay a higher marginal cost for healthcare created by my dollars that someone else is using. The subsidized person receiving my money never would have purchased the product at that cost, without my redistributed money.
It's precisely why Socialist redistribution policies don't work...they destroy competition, and disable the invisible hand. There is literally no point in the equation, where the price of healthcare goods is competitive.
That can begin to change that by repealing Obamacare, and giving block grant funding to Seniors, in order that they can pay out of pocket for healthcare services, including health insurance, if they wish.