This article from USA Today summarizes what Hillary Clinton spoke about on an ABC Sunday Morning show. She described her plan for funding her universal health care program, but the most revealing detail of her plan was that she would garnish the wages of those workers who could afford health care coverage, but chose not to buy it or participate in a universal health care plan.
Clinton Said, “I think you can automatically enroll people, and you will then say, ‘You’ve got to be part of this.’”
She will automatically enroll you by taking the money out of your paycheck whether you like it or not. It’s Super Tuesday today, so that is why I thought that I would dedicate a post to speaking about something that affects all of our personal financial situations. Health care coverage is very expensive, and many of you struggle to pay for it. I completely understand that. In no way am I about to attack Hillary Clinton on a personal level, but when she makes a claim that she will take money out of YOUR pocket WITHOUT your consent, I have a problem with that. It is my goal at Money Crashers to help you become financially independent, but how can you become financially independent when MORE money will be taken out of your paycheck without any control over it?
Whether you are a Democrat, Republican, Liberal, or Conservative, you HAVE to be upset to hear this. Hillary Clinton, what gives you the right to take away my choice about whether I want to buy health care coverage? Don’t I have the God-given right to do whatever I want with my body as long as it doesn’t negatively affect the people around me? What gives you the right to take my hard-earned money and force me to buy health care coverage? Have you ever thought that I might be self-insuring my health care coverage? Maybe I am trying to save some money, and I don’t mind rolling the dice for a few months to a year in order to save some money. This is ridiculous. It’s unbelievable.
In no way do I ever want to try to sway someone as to who they should vote for. I specifically told my wife, “Don’t vote for someone just because I am voting for them.” But you have to look at what is best for you. My goal when I write about something involving politics is to show you how it will affect your bank account. If you vote for Hillary, you’re voting for another automatic tax withdrawal from your paycheck that you have no control over. If the government and politicians were smart, they would start passing more legislation that put MORE money in OUR hands. They keep scratching their heads over why the economy is slowing down. Well, take a look at all of the freakin’ money that leaves our paycheck before we know it. Maybe if you started putting more money in our pockets, other than a lump-sum windfall, we would have more resources to stimulate the economy.
When you vote tomorrow, vote for whoever you think will put more money into your pocket. Vote for a candidate that wants to give you more control over your money and give you more opportunities to succeed and pursue the American dream.
My Disclaimer: I think one of the most important insurances to pay for is health insurance. Medical bills cause people to go bankrupt every year. They can be devastating, and I know that. In no way would I advocate anyone to walk around without insurance if they have the means to do it. But, if I was in a position of power, I would never make someone buy it if they chose not to. I would think they are stupid, but I would not make them do it. It’s THEIR choice. If taking away personal freedoms is the only way to make universal health care a possibility, then it’s not for me. At least the flawed health care private sector doesn’t hold a gun to your head to buy coverage.
Correction made above: The source for this article was switched to one from the USA Today rather than World Net Daily as some readers feel it’s not a credible source for information. If anyone has a problem with USA Today as a real information source, let me know.