Allen West: Obamacare Was Designed to Destroy Our Republic

Posted by Jimmy Minnish on February 10, 2014 under Links | Be the First to Comment

Obamacare is failing harder and faster than even its loudest critics expected. We already knew it would cause employers to cut hours, freeze hiring, and/or lay people off if they planned to stay in business, but now it is clear that exponentially more people are going to be hurt as a result of the destructive “Affordable” Care Act.

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) recently released a report concluding that Obamacare will single-handedly cause the loss of 2.5 million jobs over the next ten years. According to the White House and liberal pundits, this is a “mostly a good thing” because apparently not being able to afford to provide for yourself or your family is “liberating.”

Obamacare proponents will have to face reality by acknowledging that the president’s signature healthcare legislation will dramatically increase unemployment; they will have to admit the opposition was right, followed by teaming up to dismantle the law… Right? Not so much. While ACA advocates are beginning to admit the law is making people lose their jobs, they have taken to calling this a good thing — a mindset which Allen West (R-FL) says “may ultimately destroy our Republic.”

West writes:

As we discussed yesterday, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) reports that Obamacare will reduce the size of America’s labor force by some 2.5 million full time equivalent (FTE) workers by 2024.

The response from the White House and its propaganda mouthpiece, the New York Times, that this is a good thing is simply appalling. I am reminded of the Superman comic book Bizarro world where everything is in reverse. And so it seems in the Obama administration, where work is bad, staying at home for government subsidies is good, and the “fundamental transformation” advances.

Why work when you can just stay at home and receive your guaranteed government income? […]

Jay Carney, the spokesman for the White House, “claimed that 2.5 million Americans leaving the workforce was a good thing,” Avik Roy of Forbes writes, “because they would no longer be ‘trapped in a job.’”

Allen West continues:

Trapped in a job? So now President Obama will liberate us from the toils of actually earning a living by just paying us to stay home and produce nothing. And exactly how, more importantly who, will be generating the resources to free us from being trapped in a job?

Shall we just borrow more money ad nauseum, ad infinitum? Apparently yes, which is why Obama will go down as the president who doubled the nation’s debt on his watch. Remember, it was $10.67 trillion upon his arrival, it’s now $17.3 trillion — and for those low information voters, $10.67 trillion was the total amount accrued by every previous president. The other option is that we shall just tax those who work, build, create and innovate in order to meet the progressive socialist utopian dream.

So what will be the incentive to work?

On one hand, the government, aka “Uncle Sugar,” will pay you to stay at home and be free. On the other hand the government, by force and coercion, will tax those still possessing a work ethic — those who actually make an economy work, in order to feed the beast of the welfare nanny-state and the dependency society. It is the seminal battle between the opportunity and dependency society, pitting the producers against the takers, and if the percentage of takers grows beyond the producers, then the society collapses. There is no incentive to work. There is no incentive to produce. The society collapses.

Allen West is right. One of the major pillars of economics is that everyone makes decisions based off of their personal incentives, subconsciously or not. If you strangle the incentives for people to be productive with taxes and regulations, they will simply opt out of producing. With ever-decreasing producers and ever-increasing “takers,” eventually there will be nothing left to take. Quite literally, everything fails.

This is why it is so important to take action. Call your representatives and urge them to nullify Obamacare, fight back against Obama’s economically-destructive executive actions, and defend liberty. Help us spread the word by sharing this article on Facebook and Twitter.

http://www.capitalisminstitute.org/obamacare-destroying-republic/

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