Unbelievably Stupid Political Ads
Here Is What a Stupid Misleading Guileless Political Ad Looks Like
"When Did You Stop Beating Your Mother" - No Difference
FIRST, TO ANSWER THE AD'S QUESTION - OF COURSE YOU CAN, ANY THINKING PERSON KNOWS THAT! Thinking people read the Act. Thinking people understood that the Act said THOSE WHO CAN AFFORD INSURANCE AND CHOSE NOT TO BUY IT MUST PAY THE TAX, so BY DEFINITION, THEY CAN AFFORD THE TAX, DUH. Didn't the people who wrote this question read the Patient Protection and Affordability Care Act, otherwise proudly known as Obamacare? Didn't they read the majority opinion of the Supreme Court written by Chief Justice John Roberts? Hell, didn't they read my hub OBAMACARE IS CONSTITUTIONAL!!! Do You Agree?, that should have sealed the deal, lol.
OK, I am out of my own hyperbole. If you click on the real ad pictured to the right, it will take you to a conservative site where they will rail against Obamacare and fill with so much bulls ... pucky that your eyes will turn brown. So here is the REAL truth of the matter; fortunately, along with being the truth, it is very simple to understand.
There is, as is normally the case, a kernal of truth, in any wild, misleading claim question such as what is displayed here. Even though it starts with the truth, there is a tax factor in Obamacare, it is quickly twisted into a big, fat, pants-on-fire Lie by implying all of Obamacare is a tax and that Everybody has to pay ... simply NOT TRUE and here is why.
The portion of Obamacare that IS a tax is that portion where people who could otherwise AFFORD to buy insurance CHOOSE not to do so and therefore INCREASE the taxes on the rest of us to PAY for THEIR care when they end up going to the emergency room. It is ONLY in this case where the purchase of insurance, or payment of a penalty, is considered a tax!
IN ALL OTHER CASES WHERE PEOPLE PURCHASE INSURANCE, IT IS NOT A TAX. (emphasis added, lol)
Now, to the question of affordability. By definition, it is affordable because the only people who are being taxed are those who could have afforded to buy insurance in the first place but chose to free-load off of society instead.
I hope this clears this rediculous ad up.
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