Subsidies will set you free

James Longstreet

If you are making an income that is low enough, you are entitled to a substantial health insurance subsidy.  But don't seek any more income, for it may cost you dearly.  Stay put, be static.  If for example, you are making 29K a year, and are getting free health insurance and you make the mistake of making 36K, you will have actually hurt your condition.  Though you have earned 7K more, you have lost your 10K a year insurance subsidy. You now pay for what you had for free, and you are now in a higher tax bracket.

You have gone backwards.  Is that some type of "freedom"?  It seems a ceiling on achievement or at least an impediment in any attempt to advance oneself.

Freedom indeed.  Like the freedom of being forced to join a union, or at least have your dues extracted from your check?  Freedom to choose your health insurance...from four metallic choices?  

As Johan Goldberg notes,

"Government gives you freedom by giving you stuff. This is the logic that says a refusal to subsidize art is censorship; that the failure to provide housing is the same as denying it; that people have a right to have things provided for them they are unwilling to earn themselves. Or as FDR said "necessitous men are not free men." So when the government gives you stuff you need (or merely want) it is setting you free."

Liberals have an interesting twist on the Constitution in general, but particularly the Ninth Amendment, which reads....

"The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people."

Liberals seem to think that the "others (rights)" that shall not be denied or disparaged include free housing, free medical care, and free food.  Of course the framers meant nothing of the kind.  One merely need read a bit on the Constitution to realize the amendment dealt with previously unmentioned personal liberty rights, natural rights, and served as a "catch all" to insure against any misinterpretation that might suggest that the first eight rights were the only ones protected.

Nancy and Harry and Carney and the like are pleased that what they refer to "job lock" has been lifted from the citizenry. What has been implemented, however, is "subsidy lock".  Don't move, don't advance.....it will cost you. Subsidies will make you free. Stay put, the gifts are in the mail box (or auto deposit). Paint, write poetry and vote Democratic. Feel free yet?


James Longstreet


If you are making an income that is low enough, you are entitled to a substantial health insurance subsidy.  But don't seek any more income, for it may cost you dearly.  Stay put, be static.  If for example, you are making 29K a year, and are getting free health insurance and you make the mistake of making 36K, you will have actually hurt your condition.  Though you have earned 7K more, you have lost your 10K a year insurance subsidy. You now pay for what you had for free, and you are now in a higher tax bracket.

You have gone backwards.  Is that some type of "freedom"?  It seems a ceiling on achievement or at least an impediment in any attempt to advance oneself.

Freedom indeed.  Like the freedom of being forced to join a union, or at least have your dues extracted from your check?  Freedom to choose your health insurance...from four metallic choices?  

As Johan Goldberg notes,

"Government gives you freedom by giving you stuff. This is the logic that says a refusal to subsidize art is censorship; that the failure to provide housing is the same as denying it; that people have a right to have things provided for them they are unwilling to earn themselves. Or as FDR said "necessitous men are not free men." So when the government gives you stuff you need (or merely want) it is setting you free."

Liberals have an interesting twist on the Constitution in general, but particularly the Ninth Amendment, which reads....

"The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people."

Liberals seem to think that the "others (rights)" that shall not be denied or disparaged include free housing, free medical care, and free food.  Of course the framers meant nothing of the kind.  One merely need read a bit on the Constitution to realize the amendment dealt with previously unmentioned personal liberty rights, natural rights, and served as a "catch all" to insure against any misinterpretation that might suggest that the first eight rights were the only ones protected.

Nancy and Harry and Carney and the like are pleased that what they refer to "job lock" has been lifted from the citizenry. What has been implemented, however, is "subsidy lock".  Don't move, don't advance.....it will cost you. Subsidies will make you free. Stay put, the gifts are in the mail box (or auto deposit). Paint, write poetry and vote Democratic. Feel free yet?


James Longstreet