posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 03:47 PM
The health care bill is going to kill or country. Sure, it all sounds good in theory, free health care for the rich and poor alike. Well, it isn't
free, not by a long shot.
Congressional Budget Office puts the cost at $1.055 trillion over the ten years after the bill is passed. Now, at the present moment we are $
12,649,527,143,173 in debt. That's Twelve trillion, six hundred-forty nine billion, five hundred-twenty seven million, one hundred-forty three
thousand, one hundred-seventy three dollars. It increases $4.04 Billion dollars daily. We have an estimated 308,067,897 citizens of America. That's
approximately $41,131.05 per citizen. That means, the moment your child, grand child, whatever, is born, he or she has a debt of $41,131.05.
Hey, with a number like $12,649,527,143,173, who's going to notice another $1.055 trillion, right?
Here's something else to factor in, today the Dow, S&P, and Nasdaq are all down a half a percent with under an hour left in trading. The economy is
simply getting worse by the day and it makes no sense to make it worse.
"Oh! But Dephyle! What about the poor who otherwise couldn't afford healthcare!"
Well, I'm currently one of the 12.5% of unemployed Californians who can't afford healthcare. Think about this now, let's say in the time between
now and when the bill goes into effect I find a job and get paid $44,000 a year. Not great wages, but, hey, it's better than than what I'm making
Well, On Nov. 2, the Congressional Budget Office estimated what the plans will likely cost. An individual earning $44,000 before taxes who purchases
his own insurance will have to pay a $5,300 premium and an estimated $2,000 in out-of-pocket expenses, for a total of $7,300 a year, which is 17% of
his pre-tax income, over $100 out of his pay check every week.
I ask you, what person making $44,000 a year has the disposable income to drop his yearly wage to $36,700? Not me, that's for sure.
Well, let's say I bite the bullet, pony up that $7,300 and keep my $44,000 a year job. Under H.R. 3962 your employer is required to pay 72.5% of
your health care cost under penalty of incurring an 8% payroll tax. Now, I don't speak for anyone else, but, making employers in a time of our
terrible economy sounds to me like a quick trip to the unemployment line for millions of Americans. Especially someone in my situation which, even if
I found a job, I'll be the bottom of the totem when job cuts come around.
Our economy will be crippled, the few hiring companies are going to have to hire less people to keep their health care costs under their tight budget,
many people that did find jobs will be laid off, the people that DO manage to keep their jobs are going to have to pay more out of pocket.
This healthcare bill could be the single thread that tears our great country apart.
It really does make me wonder if this isn't some conspiracy to lead us to a one world government, but, that's another topic for another thread.