What sets Americans apart from people in so many other countries is that we actually like working. No, every job isn’t fun, but Americans understand the dignity that comes with work. We achieve a sense of self-reliance by producing something worthwhile, creatively using our unique talents, and providing security and opportunity for ourselves and our families.
When the Congressional Budget Office reported that ObamaCare would push 2.3 million people out of the workforce, all but the most blindly partisan understood this to be bad news.
The ObamaCare spin machine then proceeded to tell us that bad news is good news, up is down, and less is more.
“Think of an economy where people could be an artist or a photographer or a writer without worrying about keeping their day job in order to have health insurance,” lectured Nancy Pelosi, the Democrat leader in Congress.
Well, Ms. Pelosi, why stop at health insurance? Wouldn’t it be wonderful if people didn’t have to work in order to eat, own a home, or drive a car? Then we could all just go fishing.
Except that somebody has to pay for all of this.
Under ObamaCare that “somebody” is increasingly young people. Already burdened by the costs of college loans, home mortgages and car payments, young people now see their health insurance premiums increasing (often by 60 to 250 percent) and their out-of-pocket costs soaring, too. (more…)