Oh. My. Gosh.
This is the worst case of liberal hypocrisy that I have ever seen. Professors at Harvard, who make upwards of $100,000 (I even heard as much as $300,000 for teaching one class) are having hissy fits because their healthcare costs have gone up.
Their co-pays have sky-rocketed to $20 and their deductibles to $250.
Didn't all of those liberals go nuts to get Obamacare passed and call us all stupid because we didn't want it? And, now that it is here and the rest of us are paying out the wazoo, they can't handle paying a teeny-tiny bit more?
Let me educate Harvard professors. Our premiums have gone up several hundred dollars a month. And, when we had to actually use our insurance, we had to pay between $7,000 and $9,000 out of pocket.
Yup, you read that right. (If you want to read the whole story, go to the blog and type in "Cat Scratch Fever.")
But, just like liberals, they want universal healthcare, they don't care how it actually affects anyone and they don't want to pay a thing for it.
Harvard professors, liberal policies hurt everyone, even you. Conversely, capitalism helps everyone. Everyone gets more freedom and even whiny, stompy-foot liberals get what they want - more tax dollars to re-distribute.
When Reagan came into office and slashed tax rates, federal government revenue went up. That is right - he decreased the RATES significantly and the actual amount of REVENUE went up.
That is because he unleashed the power of the American economy. When tax rates go down people have more money in their pockets. So, they go buy more shoes and they go out to eat more. They go places. All of the money that they are spending goes into the economy and creates a ripple effect. The person working at the shoe store gets paid and then buys food. The server at the restaurant gets paid and buys gas.
When tax rates go down for companies, they have more money, too. So, they can hire more people. Companies can also make more stuff when they have more money. So there is more stuff in the marketplace and we all have more choices. That makes prices competitive. All of those people who get hired also have money to spend and the whole, beautiful capitalist system goes on and on.
And, for all the liberals, each one of these transactions that I am describing - they are all taxed. So, the big, fat-nosed government gets its cut of everything. And, that is how capitalism, the free market and low tax rates help everyone and the government even benefits.
If our healthcare system was still subject to the free market, instead of being all mucked up by the government, healthcare costs would go down.
Hey, Harvard professors, why can't you people understand that?