- Ada, Oklahoma


November 18, 2013

Voting is the solution to an overreaching government

Ada —

In 2012, the U.S. faced a major presidential election. Change was the platform. We are just now feeling the impact of those changes. Obamacare stares at us in the near future for many of our local residents. It is a fact forced upon those who cannot afford insurance in the first place. If they don’t get insured, will they be fined $2,000 by the IRS? They couldn’t afford the insurance, so how will they afford the fines? All of this does not affect even one senator or representative, by right of the fact that they have much better insurance than the Affordable Care Act requires. By this stipulation, they simply are not required to sign up for Obamacare. This law is now in a stage of 3-percent sign-up. That’s a 97-percent failure of the web site, forcing many to be outside the law by inability to get what the law requires. Their insurance is being canceled due to being deemed inadequate.

Tied to this mess is the shocker that follows. Jobs provided by small businesses are being cut to less than 40 hours a week in an effort to stem the increased cost of insurance. Employers are not required to provide insurance plans for part-time employees. Thus you are now required to get your own insurance — get this, on a part-time job. That’s OK, Obama promised to create more jobs. You now must have two part-time jobs just to make the same amount of income you were making before all this mess, and that is before you have to make the insurance payments. If you are a college student, trying to get your education, and work your way through college as, say, a waiter or waitress, you can probably kiss that goodbye. How can you get insurance now that the rates are going drastically through the roof and you are working part-time and trying to keep your grades up?

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