"Repeal Obamacare!": Some DUmmies would agree!
Yesterday, June 28, 2012, a date which will live in. . . . A date which will live in GLORY, you would think, among the DUmmies, at least. You would think. But you would be wrong. No, not all the DUmmies were celebrating and high-fiving and popping champagne corks yesterday after the weird Obamacare SCOTUS ruling was handed down. Today we'll track some of their first reactions in the hours after the Supreme Court decision was announced. Multiple threads to choose from, hundreds of comments. We'll go with this THREAD, "Every American citizen is now required to help make insurance corporations richer. Enjoy!" The other threads will have to stand in line and schedule an appointment, and then the DUFU Death Panel will decide if they are worthy to qualify.
But before we get to the DUmmies, I bring you this ode to Obamacare. Click the music link and sing along!
Tune: "Marion" ("Rejoice, O Pilgrim Throng")
Repeal, reject, undo!
Declare it dead and pull the plug,
Before the bill comes due.
The bill Obama signed
Would take a year to read,
But Nancy rammed it down our throats,
And so did Harry Reid.
The Court says "mandate," no,
A "tax" is now its name;
But call this crap a fragrant rose,
It still will smell the same.
Now watch our health care costs
Rise high and higher still;
Obama spreads the wealth around
And makes us pay the bill.
Repeal, and do not fear
Obama's veto pen;
And when he sends back what we pass,
We'll pass it once again.
Repeal, reject, undo!
And come November of this year,
Repeal Obama too!
So let us venture now into the reactions to Roberts' Rules of Odor, in Bolshevik Red, while the commentary of your humble guest correspondent, the wag tailoring the doggerel, Charles Henrickson, is in the [brackets]:
Every American citizen is now required to help make insurance corporations richer. Enjoy!
[You don't sound happy. Am I right? You're thinking those fat-cat insurance execs in Connecticut are just gonna pass along any new costs in the form of higher premiums? Why, I thought this Obamacare stuff was gonna benefit the little guy???]
Oh and that whole single payer system we wanted? You'll be moving to another country if you want to see that.
[Listen, DUmmies, what you REALLY want is right across the border to the north. I head Canada is even offering some immigration specials if you move there before November 6. Act quickly!]
You will eat your words as we continue to improve healthcare to all.
[Eat your words! Eat your peas! Eat your broccoli! Or pay a "tax."]
I most certainly will die of old age before it happens.
[No, you won't. "Old age" is a thing of the past. The Obamacare Death Panel will see that you not become a burden on the system. Solyndra's green jobs are being morphed into Soylent Green™.]
No single payer will ever happen in America in my lifetime.
[Here's a news flash: OBAMACARE may not even happen in America, come January!]
I think the essence of the Affordable Care Act is that it is a redistribution of some wealth. . . .
[It is a redistribution of a LOT of wealth to pay for this boondoggle! It's really the UNaffordable Care Act!]
Actually, this will eat into their profits.
[Thus causing them to pass along the costs, tighten what gets covered, and raise premiums, which will then cause businesses to cut salaries, cut jobs, lay off workers, drop insurance plans, close up shop, etc., etc. Thanx, King Obama!]
Most Americans will see positive changes and universal health care will swell with support.
[Gee, it sounds SWELL! What a happy world I live in! Come, skip with me! La de da de da!]
Obama mentioned several times that if you liked your insurance, you'd get to keep it.
[Of course, if King Obama would like to control what your insurance company does, he'll get to do it. You win some, you lose some, eh?]
Those with pre-existing conditions cannot be charged extra.
[But the rest of us can be charged TONS extra to pay for them. What FUn!]
I need to read up and learn more about this topic.
[Good luck! You may die of old age before you get through reading the whole bill!]
you're not allowed to back out of the market without paying a fine to the government for not purchasing a commodity in the MARKETPLACE.
[Yes, isn't that some creative reasoning? It's not a "mandate" to buy insurance; it's just a "tax" if you don't! No compulsion there! No sirree!]
I think most here do not understand microeconomics or macroeconomics. They're just standing on the sidelines, cheering on their quarterback.
[Wait till your quarterback gets sacked in November.]
And if you don't like the coverage, you opt out, pay your tax . . .
[Wait! Obama says it's NOT a tax! And he promised NOT to raise taxes on those making less than $250,000. But those not purchasing insurance most surely would come out of that group. Are you implying that Obamassiah LIED???]
and you're covered by the government.
[Hello, death panels!]
Once people see it in practice they will change their tune.
[From "What a Wonderful World" to "Help!"]
You forgot to mention "they will just pay the EXTRA TAX" on top of what they pay now. I'm sure that's going to help their already overburdened budgets make ends meet, yessiree.
[DUmmie Zalatix, you were reading my mind. A Kewpie Doll to you, sir!]
Its not a choice, its an immoral, mercantilist fine on the working poor which gov't is calling a tax. Even though they called it a fine when they passed the bill.
[Sorry, DUmmie Leopolds Ghost, only one Kewpie per thread. Although it is heartening to see so many of you waking up and smelling the coffee and starting to have the scales fall from your eyes.]
The lobbyists from the health care corporations will go into operation to milk every single dollar they can out of us ordinary folks who are required to buy their product (or be penalized).
[You forgot to mention the bazillions of dollars on added bureaucracy it will take to enforce this darn thing.]
Now that it is a tax it is a huge victory for the government a.k.a we the people.
[Now that it is a tax, it is a huge victory for the government, a.k.a. the I.R.S.]
I didn't want this law at all.
[Join the club.]
I'm a black American that descends from slaves.
[I'm a white American that's becoming a slave.]
I'm 39 - I want Medicare For All. . . . It's the civil and moral thing to do.
[I'm 59 - I want Medicare--and Obamacare--For None. . . . It's the constitutional and moral thing to do.]
The right just got stuck with a hell of a law. Me likey that.
[I agree that it is a HELL of a law.]
it is a penalty levied on the working poor for not having insurance, and it is the government declaring that private insurance is a requirement of citizenship.
[Isn't freedom wonderful? That giant whirring sound you hear is Jefferson and Madison spinning in their graves.]
F*** THE 1%ERS AND F*** ANYONE WHO SIDES WITH THEM.
[That's the old DUmmie spirit! Irrational profane rage! Yes!]
Obamacare is one step closer to single payer.
[And Obama is one giant leap closer to retirement. Me likey.]
This is just the start and it will be a long road ahead! There is no yellow brick road. . . .
[We're . . . off to see the doctor . . . the government doctor of O's!]
People just need to give this thing a chance.
[All we are saying . . . is give peas a chance. . . .]
you are not exempt if you make more than $9000 a year $19000 for a family (roughly). If you make a little more you are f***ed. . . .
the premiums will (even after any small subsidy) still be too much for people that are falling behind as it is. . . .
[Reality is starting to settle in on many of these DUmmies. Perhaps I should award one giant-sized Kewpie Doll to the group.]
we won't get any health care, just an insurance premium bill we can't afford to add to already unrealistic budgets.
[We'll make a conservative of you yet!]
Sigh. Another "victory" for the President.
[It should help him gain another "victory" on November 6, when he will win a LONG, UNLIMITED vacation.]
Scalia is a different story. He's opposed to the expansion of Federal power, and his argument has some merit. . . .
[LOUSY FREEPER TROLL!!!]
might as well declare bankruptcy now.
[Crazy Barry is having a going-out-of-business sale. Everything must go!]
Yup, this law is going to bite a lot of Americans on the ass.
[benburch sez: "Me likey!"]
We have been duped once again into an "us versus them" battle where in the end working class Americans pay and pay and pay.
[DUmmieland puts the DU into DUped!]
When those loopholes destroy the piddling little imaginary benefits of this travesty of a law there should be a big giant cosmic "I f***ing TOLD YOU SO" voice that shatters the windows of everyone who's cheering this.
[OK, that settles it: One GIANT Kewpie Doll to the whole bunch of ya! Now get outta here!]