You know, he’s getting credit for being the surprise vote on upholding the healthcare law- and yet he threw in the tax barb and every Obama-hating Republican jumped all the fuck over it.
And I don’t even care. No, it’s not a great law. From what I remember reading it way back, it’s kind of a shitty law. It needs a lot of adjustment, and it was a mess of a compromise to begin with. But it’s some kind of fucking plan. It’s a place to start.
Is it a tax? Sure. Government services cost money to run, and in this case coordinating the cost of health care among everyone and reining in the bullshit overhead from the insurance companies is a service I’m more than happy to pay for.
It’s not about government control any more than any other government service: schools, libraries, sanitation, whatever. Hey, I don’t have kids. Why the fuck do I pay a school tax? Because I don’t want other people’s kids to grow up any more fucktarded than they are already. Ultimately, it’s supposed to benefit the majority.
It’s not part of a “socialist agenda”, and everyone who’s bought that bullshit needs to take it back and get a refund. And then you need to do some catching up on what socialism is, not what Limbaugh or your dad led you to think it was.