President Barack Obama’s signature legislative achievement, the Affordable Care Act, has proven to be neither affordable nor about health care.
Some liberals have begun to wake up to reality now, as they are seeing with their own eyes just how messed up the law is, and how much it hurts the average American.
This change of heart regarding Obamacare was succinctly summed up by a comparison of two tweets from a young and idealistic liberal, one from 2011, and one from just a few days ago:
A big thanks goes out to the Young Conservatives for pointing out this perfect example of a wake up slap from the real world.
It is unknown what exactly it was that changed this young woman’s mind about Obamacare, but we can venture a couple of educated guesses.
Perhaps it was the fraudulent way in which the law was originally passed, or how it was forced through Congress using parliamentary tricks without a shred of Republican support.
Maybe it is the way that the Obama administration has made dozens of unilateral changes and delays to the law on their own, but has repeatedly threatened Congress to leave the law alone and not change anything.
Then again, it could be the laughably incompetent way in which the Healthcare.gov website was rolled out, or the absurdly small and shrinking enrollment numbers.
Or maybe it is the rexpensive insurance plans that are forced on poor young Americans coupled with the outright lies from Obama about how cheap it would all be.
And then of course it could be that this young lady lost her job, or had her hours cut, so her employer could try to avoid the onerous fines, fees and taxes that now come along with offering health insurance packages to employees.
Of course, conservatives and libertarians — and anybody with common-sense — gave ample warning of all this years ago, before Obamacare even became law.
Unfortunately, millions of uninformed progressives bought into the administration’s sales pitch on health insurance reform, hook, line and sinker.
Whatever the reason, we are glad that this young lady has finally seen the light, and we will try mightily to resist the urge to say, “I told you so.”
—Courtesy of The Conservative Tribune