Nuggets of Wisdom

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Screw Yo Granny! I Have Money!


What this image doesn't show is the crowd being chased by federal agents ready to fine (excuse me, "tax") them for not having health insurance. A good cartoon.

Obama can boast about how more than 7 million Americans (or, more accurately, 858 thousand) have signed up for Obamacare, but the fact remains that more Americans have either seen their insurance disappear or rise in costs thanks to his big "accomplishment.” In fact, Obamacare has led to the highest health insurance premium increases in years!

But of course, don’t expect such facts to sway the ever loyal Obama supporters. Any evidence that contradicts how Obamacare is super special chocolately awesome is a right-wing lie. Reality has a liberal bias, after all!

However, it’s one thing to dismiss evidence contradicting the efficiency of Obamacare—especially when that evidence is someone’s personal experience of having lost their insurance, but what’s especially sleazy is when you admit that Obamacare is personally benefiting you at the expense of others, as this reddit comment boasts so grossly:
After asserting multiple times that this was factual. The user has no idea what state I'm in - he's just making it his point to call people with negative Obama exsperiences liars on Reddit (hours a day spent doing this) - and I finally got him to crack by telling him that he can smear me on reddit and I don't care because I'm on top of the world.... look what he said.

I can most certainly call you out on your lies in public, just like numerous lies from far-right wing radicals such as yourself have been called out including in the conservative media. The fact of the matter is that nobody on the far-right wing cares if you lie or not about your grandmother. Most of them aren't informed enough to realize what you say is a lie. That's good so far as pushing your agenda. In terms of you being on top of the world...well...good for you if you think that. I couldn't care less. Little people like you don't matter in this world. It's a hard reality that you're going to have to face one of these days. I'm a biotech venture capitalist/angel investor (and a retired heme/onc/ci). And I don't hide the fact that I have a vested interest in this health law due to the tax breaks for small businesses that my group invests in as well as subsidies available on the exchange for seed funded startups that shift employees to the exchanges. This law saves my group millions of dollars in startup capital yearly. So, I really don't care if you sit there and lie about your grandma. You and little people like you don't matter to me. I am looking out for my own best interests. If what I say additionally benefits other people or if somebody doesn't like what I have to say, so be it. It doesn't matter to me.
What do you call it again when you place your own personal business interests before the interests of others? Oh, yeah! Selfishness! Isn’t that what Democrats and other statists accuse libertarians of being? The irony!