Obama says we have 40 million people without health care and he wants to give it to them, by giving it to us (the taxpayer). My employer and I pay $400 dollars every two weeks for health insurance, that’s $10,400 per year. Multiply $10,400 times 40 million people and you get $416 billion dollars to insure them at my level. Let’s cut the estimate by 50% to 200 billion dollars a year. Figure that there are 150 million workers working. Divide the 200 billion by the 150 million workers. The additional revenue needed from each and every worker would be $1,333 on top of what they are already paying for health insurance.
Remember the 40 million people without insurance will pay nothing into the pot, they can’t afford insurance. So in order to fund this, the workers would have to kick in $1,333 to maybe $2,666 extra per year.
Our government in the past has been known to buy toilet seats for $1,000 and hammers for $800. The idea that government health care can be cheaper than the private health care we already have, is absurd, to say the least. To claim it will pay for itself boggles my mind.
There isn’t much math or thinking that went into this, it makes you wonder about the quality of our educational system and how it has prepared present day voters for the real world. If we cut the educational budget by 50%, that ought to double the number of Democrats in the voting system, given time (that worries me). Our kids have to be taught, there is no free lunch, even though schools do have a free lunch program. In order for government to give someone a dollar, they have to take it from someone else.
If you do the math, the Congressional way, it's a little different. They already know that tax receipts for last year are down 40% (an educated guess on my part) and they need money, bad. Take the $10,000 per year in health care payments per employee and multiply it by 150 million workers. Whadaya get? 1.5 trillion dollars! Do you understand why Congress is so interested in passing the health care bill? You think they will spend it on health care? Obamacare will be a box of band aids and a bottle of aspirin. This health care legislation is a tax hike of “Titanic” proportions----where’s an Iceberg when you need one.