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I'm forced to give up my insurance but I can help pay for others

  • Published in Letters

To The Daily Sun,

When does the second revolution begin?

During the past few years, I have witnessed a dramatic and frightening shift in the "American Dream". Not that long ago as young people were growing up, most had visions of reaping the rewards of the seeds they sowed. Whether those visions were of starting a business, entering a professional career or entering into a trade. The generations before them who archived their goals were rewarded for their accomplishments and were respected.

Now we have an atmosphere created by the current president that not only scorns the people who have achieved their goals but demonizes and penalizes them. It's ironic that without these "fortunate" people, the president would not be able to carry out his lofty socialist goals.

At what point do we as Americans say enough is enough? A mis-named bill called the "Affordable Health Care Act". A bill passed solely by one political party to buy votes. A bill not read before passing it. A bill touted by the president stating that it was not a tax, although the Supreme Court ruled that it was a tax. A bill that the president stated over and over that "if you like your health insurance plan you can keep it." A bill that the president stated over and over that would lower your health insurance costs and give you better coverage. Not one of those claims made by the president has turned out to be true. In other words he has LIED to the American people. This president also modified the law without congressional approval and has granted waivers to his supporters.

The mainstream news media still refuses to call out the president on the lies. Instead they say that the president could have better presented the bill, or that the insurance plans getting cancelled were deficient. I happen to have one of those "deficient" plans. I was well aware of the limitations of the plan, but at $700 per month it was affordable. (My replacement plan for my wife and I is $1587) I have carried health insurance for over 30 years. Now I am not only being forced to give up my insurance, but I am being force to help others pay for their health insurance.

Contrary to what I have heard some people state, health insurance is not a right. Taking my hard earn money and my health insurance to redistribute it to others is not a right. It's called STEALING. (For the record, I do make "voluntary" contributions to various health organizations.)

What ever happened to a government of the people by the people and for the people? We have elected representatives that pass laws on to us that they either exempt themselves from or get subsidies from us to pay for their participation. If this isn't taxation without representation, I don't know what is.

Dennis Robitaille