I am sure we all know about the demonic Uncle Sam in the dorm room, designed to scare the pants off our children.
This is all part of a frightening and multi-pronged Koch-backed effort, aimed at young people to make them better and healthier people as they deny themselves health insurance after being convinced to do so by outright lies and manipulation.
Generation Opportunity is part of that effort; a conservative wave since Obama, that has folks voting and acting against their own interests, in the name of apple pie free market unicorns and Cuck Norris.
Generation Opportunity, a Virginia-based group that is part of a coalition of right-leaning organizations with financial ties to billionaire businessmen and political activists Charles and David Koch, will launch a six-figure campaign aimed at convincing young people to opt-out of the Obamacare exchanges. Later this month, the group will begin a tour of 20 college campuses, where they plan to set up shop alongside pro-Obamacare activists such as Enroll America that are working to sign people up for the insurance exchanges.And someone will be dressed in the creepiest Uncle Sam costume you've ever seen.
Generation Opportunity intends to host events at college football tailgate parties festivals, where brand ambassadors (read: hot young people) will pass out beer koozies that read opt out, pizza and literature about the health care law. Some events may have impromptu dance parties with DJs, complete with games of cornhole and competitions for prizes, organizers said.
The latest battleground in the war over Obamacare is a bizarre one.BETTER FOR YOU??? Fuck you!! This is exactly what galls me! The Koch Brothers pay for this message to propagate, and to what end? To get more people acting against their own interests (in this case, possibly with disastrous consequences), to make some billionaires a few more thousand per person burned.
Their message: You don't have to sign up for Obamacare. And they want students to sign a pledge not get insurance plans set up by the law.
What we're trying to communicate is, 'No, you're actually not required to buy health insurance, Generation Opportunity President Evan Feinberg told Yahoo News in an interview about the campaign. You might have to pay a fine, but that's going to be cheaper for you and better for you.
The campaign is one part of a larger network of conservative groups that are shifting attention away from the battle in Washington to the ground game in the states. Another group, Americans for Prosperity, plans to host events at sporting events, festivals and town fairs around the country to urge people away from the exchanges.Where do they get the Uncle Sam guy who appears at the college events, you ask?
Organizers behind these efforts know that the law relies on young people. After several failed attempts by conservatives to repeal it in Congress, they have determined that this is their best shot at killing it, or at least give it a knee-capping.
If young people do opt out en mass, it will put the law in a bind, for sure, said Feinberg
Why, the same place violent killers and countless sorry johns troll; and illegal brokers rip off unsuspecting people who think they can find a 2-bedroom apartment in NYC for 450. a month if they pay a few hundred bucks up front by credit card. Yes, CL:
Generation Opportunity posted a Craigslist ad seeking actors to dress up like Creepy Uncle Sam at an event in Chantilly, Virginia in September. Shit, we coulda made 250 bucks for the weekend!