Like Stupid To Stupid

Well, well, well. It appears that my piece comparing ObamaCare to the draft struck a nerve. Specifically, in Media Matters Mouthpiece Oliver Willis.

Here’s his scintillating, insightful commentary in toto:

That’s the idiotic conclusion drawn by former regular commenter Jay Tea back at his old digs, Wizbang. He concludes that somehow people paying in to support universal care is just like a draft. That’s right. A few cents on your pay stub is just like slogging through the swap in the ‘Nam. Jeez.

In five brief sentences (we’ll give him credit for “That’s right” and “Jeez” as sentences), he makes two huge blunders. I think that’s a personal record for him for accuracy. (That’s probably why he writes in such short form — it minimizes the things he can get wrong.)

First up, “a few cents on your pay stub.” Let’s run with that one.

Just for giggles, let’s say that it’s 99 cents on each pay stub, and you get paid weekly. That works out to $51.48 a year. Does anyone in their right mind actually think that ObamaCare will ONLY cost you $51.48 a year?

I happen to have one of my own pay stubs handy. My insurance coverage (not great, but adequate) costs me almost that much — $48.99.

But that’s for every two weeks, not for the entire year.

Oh, and look, here’s another germane line item — $14.46 for Federal Medicare. Obama’s talking about expanding MediCare, so I bet that one will go up, too.

Anyone stupid or gullible enough to think that ObamaCare will only cost “a few cents on your pay stub” would be incapable of functioning in modern society, to the only conclusion is that Willis is lying. This should come as no great shock.

As for the second part of Willis’ laughable analogy… “like slogging through the swap (sic) in the ‘Nam.”

Oddly enough, I didn’t mention Viet Nam in the article.The only reference to a foreign country would be my use of “shanghai” as a verb, and even that’s a stretch.

Obama’s plan for “mandatory universal coverage” is a slave’s collar on all of us. That some don’t think the collar chafes too much, or is so soft and loose that they barely notice it, or simply don’t mind being enslaved doesn’t diminish the fact that they have lost their freedom.

We should have listened to Michelle Obama:

“Barack Obama will require you to work. He is going to demand that you shed your cynicism. That you put down your divisions. That you come out of your isolation, that you move out of your comfort zones. That you push yourselves to be better. And that you engage. Barack will never allow you to go back to your lives as usual, uninvolved, uninformed.”

All for the common good, of course. “The common good” meaning, naturally, “for the benefit of everyone else, whether you want to or not.”

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