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Sunday, June 1, 2014

How the Grinch stole your money

So how do the rich stay rich anyway?

 Suppose you were a filthy rich insurance company owner and you wanted to make more money. Why? Because you would be really greedy if you were a filthy rich insurance company owner.
How would this greedy guy make more money? Lets call him the Grinch just for fun. 
Now lets say that the Grinch was the owner of a big rich insurance company and he wanted to make even more big money. How would he do it?
Well, he would hire someone to pay politicians to pass a law and force everyone to pay for health insurance. Lets call this guy a lobbyist.
The lobbyist would go to Washington and pay politicians the Grinch’s money if they pass this law for him.
Who would profit from a law like that? The Grinch, that’s who.
Now of course, the general public doesn’t like the Grinch very much so he would have to make them want this law passed by calling it health care reform. Then, he would have to get the general public all excited for it and make them vote for the politicians that he pays to pass his law.
The general public, guys like average Joe, would be really upset with anyone who wasn’t backing the Grinch’s law, and Joe would not even realize that the Grinch’s politicians were trying to force him to pay for health insurance that would not improve his health; only take money from his family and give it to the Grinch.
You see, just because Joe has to pay for insurance now, doesn’t mean that Joe will be any better off. Joe will have to pay the usual for health care in addition to the insurance premiums that he did not have to pay before.
Why? Doctors still charge Joe the same amount for co-pay that he was paying without insurance, and Joe has to meet a deductible for each member of his family before the insurance will supposedly pay anything. So Joe is actually paying more now than before the Grinch’s law, and he doesn’t have a choice.
Joe didn’t realize that this law wouldn’t help him at all and that it was unconstitutional in that it forced him to pay for insurance. It only made his life and everyone else’s life worse; everyone except the Grinch, but the Grinch didn’t care. He was richer than ever.

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