It has been said by more than one cynic, that no good deed goes unpunished. In that spirit of punishment, Barack Obama intends to punish those most responsible for hie election victory. Shailagh Murray, Washington Post , admits the ugly truth about Obamacare.
As health-care legislation advances through Congress, the young adults who were so vital to President Obama’s election are emerging as a significant beneficiary of his top domestic priority, but they are also likely to play a major role in funding any reform.[…]
Drafting young adults into any health-care reform package is crucial to paying for it. As low-cost additions to insurance pools, young adults would help dilute the expense of covering older, sicker people. Depending on how Congress requires insurers to price their policies, this group could even wind up paying disproportionately hefty premiums — effectively subsidizing coverage for their parents.
Doug Mataconis, Below the Beltway , summ it up nicely:
In other words, we’re going to require young people to get health insurance not so much because they need it, but because we need their money.
So to the young people of America, because you gave Obama your vote, he now intends to take both your money and your freedom.