Thursday, July 25, 2013

Listen All Y'All, It's An (Obamacare) Sabotage

Apparently GOP-linked operatives are gearing up to encourage the public not to get health insurance because, I don't know, they might like it and therefore might not think Obamacare is the worst thing ever.

This is sort of broad-based attempt to engage in mass non-participation and undermine government policy is not unprecedented in the history of Western Democracy. The official Labour Party platform of the late '80s and early '90s supported a non-payment campaign against the Tory-imposed poll tax. Individual MPs—though not the leadership—spent time in jail for their refusal to pay.

Still, it doesn't get much more punk than this.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Doesn't sound like a great way to make the thing fail. If the demographics who believe what right-wing pressure groups tell them want to stay out of ObamaCare for the first couple of years that means a higher ratio of young, healthy, Obama-supporting people, and lower premiums for everyone who does sign up.