I suspect President Obama was hoping ObamaCare would be his legacy. I am beginning to agree with him.
I think it might well be a benefit to future generations if America learned the lessons of ObamaCare and never made those mistakes again. So for today’s post I am going to try to enumerate what I believe are the top three lessons we can learn from the disastrous legislation.
1) The idea big government can afford to pay for anything no matter how expensive is simply wrong. The costs may be hidden in the murky waters of a ballooning deficit, but not even government can afford to forever spend more than they bring in.
2) Allowing legislation increasingly invasive control of how we live is a violation of freedom, which is probably the central point of American culture. Don’t legislate how I eat, don’t tell me I must abandon Biblical ethics, and don’t insist I have medical insurance.
3) The best use of freedom is to improve yourself and your life, therefore demonizing or punishing people who wish to be successful is nonsensical. A healthy economy requires both employees and employers. Punishing businesses and entrepreneurs with expensive and restrictive regulations is counter-productive.