Daily Archives: December 14, 2009

Teach a liberal how to be a conservative about healthcare insurance

Get them to pay for all or part of the health insurance premium of  individual conservatives.  So many liberals complain that many can’t afford health insurance.  There are many conservatives who “can’t afford” health insurance, too.  So on the assumption that some liberals just don’t know any better, or that they have never really thought the concept of ObamaCare through, I hereby offer my services to line up “needy” conservatives with liberals who want to join this program.  Starting with me.

I am self-employed and for a family of 4 pay $12,000 a year for medical insurance.  I can’t afford it.  I’m not asking anybody to pay me $12,000 a year.  But how about if four liberals out there pay me $4,000 per year?  Or if six of ya’ll pay me $2,000?  Heck, I’ll even accept $1,000 a year from twelve of  you’ns.  That way, you can enjoy the warmth and satisfaction of helping a needy family afford health insurance, while at the same time learning that it is not so easy to support new government spending when the money to pay for it is coming directly out of your own bank account.  

When liberals say “We are a rich nation, we can afford to pay for health insurance for everybody”, what they really mean is “make somebody else pay for it.”   It’s easy to be liberal with Other People’s Money.  That’s the essence of being a fiscal liberal.  Many (most?) of the same persons out there who favor universal government health insurance for all would never dream of joining my program.  Because they would have to pay for it. Continue reading