The few are pay­ing for the many

The Washington Times Daily - - Editorial -

The Amer­i­can peo­ple have a herd men­tal­ity. They have been pan­icked by the main­stream news me­dia, and like so many lem­mings, they think the “in” thing to do is to jump on the Oba­macare web­site and sign up. The pru­dent thing to do would have been for no one to sign up at all.

The pro­gram orig­i­nally was de­signed for those who did not have health care. Had th­ese same peo­ple been re­spon­si­ble, they would have al­ready had some sort of health plan. They are not and never will be held re­spon­si­ble for their health or any­thing else. The rest of Amer­ica is be­ing pun­ished for th­ese ir­re­spon­si­ble peo­ple.

I still have my health insurance, as many oth­ers still have theirs. So­cial Se­cu­rity was passed as a tax, and so was Oba­macare. I was self-em­ployed for more than 50 years, and dur­ing that time I paid dou­ble the rate. So, in essence, I paid for some­one else for more than 50 years, but now only re­ceive So­cial Se­cu­rity for one per­son.

So­cial Se­cu­rity should have been vol­un­tary, and so should Oba­macare. No one has raised the ques­tion of why Congress has had a bet­ter health plan than the cit­i­zens of this coun­try for more than a cen­tury. Why is the “rul­ing class” bet­ter than us? It‘s time “we the peo­ple” grew a back­bone and stood up to this gov­ern­ment tyranny. DALE E. LAUF­FER Colum­bus, Ohio

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