“The whole scheme is enlisting young adults to overpay, so other people can have subsidies,” Clancy says. “That unfairness reminded us of the military draft.”How surreal is this getting? What's next? Chants of "Hey, ho. Obamacare has got to go!" at young Republican conventions? Dirty fucking hippies are the now the role models for a new generation of people fighting The Man. Or having health insurance. Which is just like The Man. I guess. Making it even more ridiculous is that you know Clancy and his friends would have been the people bashing the heads of the draft-card burners had they been around back then.
While the military has draft cards, the Affordable Care Act does not. Instead, FreedomWorks took an image of the Vietnam draft cards and grafted the word “Obamacare” to the top. The hope is that students will film themselves burning these cards and upload the videos online.
“We’re trying to make it socially acceptable to skip the exchange and pay the fine,” Clancy says. “Our goal is directly opposite that of the administration’s. Our mantra is, ‘skip the exchange, pay the fine.’”
By the way, there's a flaw in the plan. The money he's telling people to pay in fines will just go back into funding Obamacare for the not really stupid people who do get health insurance. But hey gang, knock yourselves out. Because nothing says Freedom! like spending hours in the emergency room waiting to see a doctor for the burn you got from torching a fake Obamacare card.