Thursday, February 6, 2014

Choice to not work is so ridiculous

The Congressional Budget Office has said the so-called subsidies to lower income people to buy health insurance will "allow" them to cut to part time (or two part-time jobs instead of three, as one talking head put it).

They say this is a great thing--people can stay home with their kids, start a business, while others who believe in work and have found a job pay their way.

Coupla points:

The subsidies are not that great--so you may be paying $350 a month plus thousands upfront each year before your deductible is paid. How can you have no job and even pay that,  much less your other bills? Or will these people all be in Medicaid?

How can you start a business with no money or savings? Kickstarter?

Isn't this an admission that they don't know how to create jobs--so just stay home, you will still have health care.

Portability is good--especially since it has been known and in writing since 2010 that millions of employer-provided policies will be cancelled later this year. But this is not the way to go about it.

Seventeen percent of men between 25 and 54 are not working! I don't think they all want to make necklaces and sell them on Etsy.

Let's solve these problems instead of spinning the horrible facts and insulting everyone's intelligence.


Anonymous said...

It's the dream of his father Star.

Star Lawrence said...

I guess--somehow I thought the president's missing dad was more interested in how many wives he could accrue.