I just read an article from Forbes by Avik Roy dated Feb. 5, titled “White House: It’s a good thing that Obamacare will drive 2.5 million Americans out of the work force.” The Congressional Budget Office said that by 2024, the Affordable Care Act will reduce the United States labor force by 2.5 million fulltime workers.
But the most troubling thing is what White House press secretary Jay Carney said: That 2.5 million Americans leaving the work force was a good thing “because they would no longer be trapped in a job.” He went on the say Americans should stop working so they can pursue their dreams. I almost could not believe what I just read, but this is coming from the Obama White House.
Now if you still do not believe that President Obama is leading us down the road to socialism, you need to get your head out of the sand. This is just another step closer to total government control of every area of our life. Obamacare is taking away the incentive for people to work. By subsidizing health care, this will allow workers to work less and still maintain the same effective income. MSNBC, The New Republic and The Los Angeles Times said it is a good thing for fewer Americans to be economically self-sufficient.
The more people become dependent on the government, the less they will want to or have to work. This will keep the liberal, progressive, socialists like President Obama in power, and if you think about it, he just might remain in power for a long time. Why, you ask? Because people will be reluctant to vote to have something taken away from themselves – and that is a scary thought.
I will leave you all with this quote from Thomas Jefferson: The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.