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FreedomWorks wants any Republican thinking that maybe it would be a good idea to hang on to some of the more popular provisions of the Affordable Care Act, especially the provision allowing people up to age 26 to stay on their parents' plans, to repent.
There is a growing number of Republicans vowing to keep the "slacker mandate" in place, forcing insurance companies to provide coverage for the children of customers up until such "children" reach age 26. Speaking as a young adult under this age threshold, it is insulting that the federal government treats people in their mid-20s as children.

Not only do some Republicans wish to keep the slacker mandate, but they think it doesn't go far enough. Republican Congressman Steve Stivers wants to one-up Obama by expanding the slacker mandate to cover “kids” up to age 31. Come on, now.

There is nothing in ObamaCare that is worth saving. Every single provision in the massive 2,801 page bill infringes on the liberty of all Americans. The entire law should be thrown out—no exceptions. ObamaCare should go down in the history books as a big mistake that will never be repeated.

Never mind that the insurance companies themselves are volunteering to keep providing this coverage. Passing legislation would "force" them to do it and that's practically blasphemy. Never mind that it might actually be good for business to be getting those extra premiums for what are generally healthy, cheap people to cover.

But a message for you young Americans from FreedomWorks: If you're 26 and don't have insurance of your own, you're a slacker! Get out there and get on the vast right-wing conspiracy's welfare plan, just like the young adult who wrote this post did. (It's far safer than joining the Armed Services and actually serving your country.) If you're one of the millions unlucky enough to have not been born healthy, well, you're still a slacker. Suck it up! Be a real American and stop complaining about the fact that Republicans want you to die. That's your problem.

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  •  Tip Jar (19+ / 0-)

    "There’s class warfare, all right, but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning." —Warren Buffett

    by Joan McCarter on Mon Jun 25, 2012 at 10:52:52 AM PDT

  •  GEE, but Mr. Romney said... (4+ / 0-)

                        "I don't care about the poor."
                  Does that mean I shouldn't vote for him?

    ! The swinistic greed and racial hatred of the American ruling elite is abysmal !

    by joe wobblie on Mon Jun 25, 2012 at 11:03:31 AM PDT

  •  I really don't know what to say- (2+ / 0-)
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    joe wobblie, Only Needs a Beat

    Whenever I see this type of hatred and vitriol it leaves me speechless and stunned.  

    People who think like that are what keep me from commenting over on HuffPo.  Conversatives just have no compassion.  

    "Selfishness must always be forgiven, you know, because there is no hope of a cure." Emma 1816 Check out my blog

    by ArtemisBSG on Mon Jun 25, 2012 at 11:09:34 AM PDT

    •  Compassion is not a major driving force (0+ / 0-)

      However, this screed also works against other near and dear motivations - both good business ense, and personal responbility.

      from a bright young conservative: “I’m watching my first GOP debate…and WE SOUND LIKE CRAZY PEOPLE!!!!”

      by Catte Nappe on Mon Jun 25, 2012 at 12:20:46 PM PDT

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  •  There's one good argument (0+ / 0-)
    Never mind that it might actually be good for business to be getting those extra premiums for what are generally healthy, cheap people to cover.
    Another would be the matter of personal responsibility, where the young person and/or the parents are taking responsibility for health care, rather than sloughing it off on Medicaid or tax payer funded community clinics and ER's.

    from a bright young conservative: “I’m watching my first GOP debate…and WE SOUND LIKE CRAZY PEOPLE!!!!”

    by Catte Nappe on Mon Jun 25, 2012 at 12:19:07 PM PDT

  •  I suppose the illustrious Dick Armey has (0+ / 0-)

    declined the government health care and pension that he got from his long hours of bombast in the US House.  Being a soulless winger is a pre-existing condition, right?

    Romney went to France instead of serving in our military, got rich chop-shopping US businesses and eliminating US jobs, off-shored his money in the Cayman Islands, and now tells us to "Believe in America."

    by judyms9 on Mon Jun 25, 2012 at 02:25:09 PM PDT

  •  don't waste time on shiny objects. (1+ / 0-)
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    That crap is just another arguement over which Rube Goldberg contraption is going to substitute for a simple can-opener.

    The answer to all the Rube Goldberg Repubilcans is:  Public option.  Medicare for all.  Problem solved. Case closed.

    "Minus two votes for the Democrat" equals "plus one vote for the Republican." Arithmetic doesn't care about your feelings.

    by G2geek on Mon Jun 25, 2012 at 06:59:15 PM PDT

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