Friday, February 17, 2012

Free Dumb

From Jim Geraghty's Morning Jolt:

4. Addendum

Hmmm: "According to Planned Parenthood, birth control pills cost between $15 to $50 a month, depending on health insurance coverage and type of pill. On an annual basis, that means the Pill costs between $160 to $600."

The federal government absolutely believes that it must step in to ensure no citizen pays that fee herself. Seriously?

Yes. Last week in announcing his compromise attempt to blur his march toward a benevolent tyranny*, Obama said:

“Let me repeat: These employers will not have to pay for, or provide, contraceptive services. But women who work at these institutions will have access to free contraceptive services, just like other women, and they'll no longer have to pay hundreds of dollars a year that could go towards paying the rent or buying groceries.”

Rent and groceries? As if President Food Stamps doesn't already view it as a universal "right" to have your rent and groceries (what is more fundamental than food and shelter!) paid for by the federal government.

Well. It was just a couple of days ago that I pulled out the old 2008 quote from Michelle Obama. Since we're dealing with $600 here, let's go back to that well:

[If the government forced your insurance company to pay for your contraception...] "You’re getting $600. ... Not to be ungrateful or anything. But maybe it pays down a bill for your contraception, but it doesn’t pay down every bill every month.

And speaking of Michelle from 2008, she told us back then where President Obama would go to pay for handing out more free stuff. Pie.

"The truth is, in order to get things like universal health care ... then someone is going to have to give up a piece of their pie so that someone else can have more."

Giving up a piece of the pie you worked hard to earn in order to give it to someone else who did nothing (because the government told him it was his right to receive it without working for it) is what is considered Obama-fairness. And if you are not willing to give it up, it will be taken from you. By force if necessary.

It's for your own good.

1 comment:

  1. Perhaps the government will buy my toothpaste too. And toothbrushes, Sonic brushes.. And floss. And those whitening strips too. And toothpicks.