With socialists, the rhetoric is always about helping the poor. But we are already going broke helping the poor through Medicaid. ObamaCare goes much further:
Even taxpayers who refuse to buy a health insurance plan that covers abortions will be forced by the government to subsidize those who do.
“These plans, including those which cover abortions without any limits, will be eligible for federal tax credit subsidies when the enrollee earns less than four times the federal poverty level,” the [US Conference of Catholic Bishops] explained. …
This year the federal poverty level for a family of four is $23,050. Four times $23,050 is $92,200.
Thus, if the Obamacare exchanges were operating today, a divorced 38-year-old public school principal with three children and a $90,000-per-year salary would be entitled to a tax subsidy to buy an insurance plan covering abortions.
What kind of people will the federal government force to pay this subsidy?
Here’s one possibility: A married mother of five working as a teacher at a Catholic school, earning a salary of $35,000 per year, and doing her best to teach her pupils and her own children that God gives every human being an inalienable right to life.
Is it right and just and good for government to force one mother to help pay for another mother to kill her own child? No. It is just plain evil.
Not to worry; Obama promised to sign an executive order declaring that ObamaCare would not require decent people to pay for abortions. It was so ironclad, it convinced even the most principled pro-life Democrats to go along. Anyone remember?
On a tip from TheWrightWing.