Sunday, February 16, 2014

Work or Shirk

Scott Atlas asks, "When Will the Backlash Occur?"  He writes, "Instead of being part of the remarkably productive American workforce, a labor force that has served as the model for the free world, millions of American families will become newly dependent on government subsidies and will exit from the workforce.

Yet, as we should have expected, the Obama administration and its mouthpieces somehow keep spinning this awful news into something positive. White House economist Jason Furman said it gives people new freedom, liberating them from full-time jobs with their long working hours to spend more time with their families. Obama Press Secretary Jay Carney insisted that people won’t be 'trapped' in their jobs. And the New York Times editorial board joined in, claiming that reducing the number of full-time workers by 2.5 million over the next decade 'is mostly a good thing, a liberating result of the law.'

Eerily reminiscent of Orwell’s 1984 where a new word blackwhite meant 'a loyal willingness to say that black is white when Party discipline demands this … the ability to believe that black is white, and more, to know that black is white, and to forget that one has ever believed the contrary,'  supporters of ObamaCare seem to have swallowed the president’s narrative about the ACA, illogical and distorted, indeed destructive to the very foundation of American society, as it is."

Lucianne's comment to Atlas' headline is "Millions liberated from full-time work have no place to sell their poems, sculpture and macrame". Check out the reader comments here.

What continues to outrage me is that people assume that the rest of us who still do work are willing to meekly go along with this scheme and pay more to support these parasites! Well, we're not.  I have an idea: create a tax for ultra-liberals only, or a United Way campaign for shirkers, and let those true believers take care of them.

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