I'm an Ivy League grad navigating the corporate world as I watch this country self-implode.

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I'm an Ivy League grad trying to navigate the corporate world as I watch this country implode.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

The Arrogance of Obamacare

It is fascinating, and I daresay vindicating, to watch the mainstream media finally - finally - reach a point where it can no longer defend the lies that Obama has told. The Affordable Care Act was destined to be Obama's legacy, so he blatantly lied to the masses in order to market and sell his legislation. The only alternative explanation is that he was entirely unaware of what his hallmark mandate would entail for the American public. Honestly, I cannot decide which scenario is worse - deception or incompetence by the leader at the helm.

Every single thing that this administration has told us about Obamacare has been false, indisputably so. Health insurance is now more expensive, not less. (That certainly undermines the "affordable" aspect of the Affordable Care Act, don't you think?) You cannot keep your insurance and you cannot keep your doctor, despite Obama's repeated reassurances to the contrary.

Only the arrogance of an overgrown federal government assumes that it knows what's best for all individuals, rather than these individuals knowing for themselves. Never you mind that each person has meticulously hand-picked his or her own insurance plan. We've carefully compared it to alternatives on the free and competitive marketplace. We've weighed the pros and cons as they relate to our personal situations and our family needs, selecting the plan that is best for us.

But how could we possibly know what is best for ourselves? Why, of course not. A sweeping generalization applied to the entire country - to all people across all fifty states - must be what's best for each and every unique citizen. Thank goodness that we have the all-knowing Obama administration to tell us what's best for us and our families, and then to graciously shove it down our reluctant throats.

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