Sunday, February 9, 2014

Let’s be Honest: Republicans Hate really Freedom and Liberty!

The CBO’s latest report on ObamaCare said people will be better off getting health care, all the while allowing over 2 million people the ability to leave the workforce for any number of good reasons.
The horror. That prompted this flip flop from Paul Ryan:
Ryan: “It's adding insult to injury…As the welfare state expands, the incentive to work declines. Meaning, grow the government, you shrink the economy.” – Rep. Paul Ryan
But on May of 2009, Paul Ryan had a different idea (he wanted to end employer based insurance and provide employees with a subsidy instead):
Ryan: “The key question that oughta be addressed in any health care reform legislation, is are we going to continue “job lock,” or are going to allow individuals more choice and portability to fit the 21st century workforce?”
Travis Rowley wrote in GoLocalProv this common right wing refrain:
Democrats continued to characterize socialism as an economic driver … as they celebrated a utopian world of guarantees, and self-indulgence over labor.
Yes, liberals are ridiculously in love with labor. But Rowley wasn't done bashing freedom and liberty:
Rep. Gwen Moore (D) argued that “people are going to have freedom and choice…Liberty! Something we thought Republicans were for…They’ll be able to be entrepreneurs, because they won’t be stuck in job-lock.” Nancy Pelosi (said the) legislation “captures the spirit of our Founders” by enabling people to pursue “a healthier life and the liberty to pursue a person’s happiness, to be free of constraint, be job-locked because they’re policy-locked…So if you wanted to be a cameraman, a writer, you want to be self-employed, if you want to be, start a business, if you want to change jobs, whatever it is you want to do, you are free, you have the liberty to do.”
That’s the entrepreneur spirit…or is it? Despite the GOP plans to provide subsidies (that’s other people’s money too, folks), that same money via the Affordable Care Act is all wrong.
Pelosi forgot to mention “stay in bed” in her list of people’s potential activities. 

Welcome to the modern Democratic Party – where dependence on others is actually “health independence;” and forcing others to pay for your healthcare is referred to as “liberty.”
I thought the following ironic statement from our Republican school yard bully seemed odd:

Welcome to the modern Democratic Party – where everyone gets to act like a college sophomore for the rest of their lives!

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