By Wayne Allyn Root, Special for USDR
America observed the one year anniversary of ObamaCare this month. Just like some marriages it seems like it’s already been decades. As FDR declared after Pearl, it’s a date that will live in infamy. But the GOP shouldn’t run away from this sad anniversary, they should embrace it.
ObamaCare is Republican’s ticket to a landslide victory in 2014 and 2016. The GOP should scream about it night and day from the highest hill! We should celebrate this dismal anniversary. Never look a gift horse in the mouth.
Here’s my advice for my fellow Republicans. Politicians and strategists from the GOP need to get out of Washington and stop listening to the mainstream media.
The Kool Aid-drinking liberal media is either delusional, or lying to cover-up for the massive failure of Obama’s one and only “signature achievement.”
My fellow Republicans, if we play this right, if we scream about it from the highest hill, ObamaCare’s anniversary will be the gift that will lead to a GOP to a landslide victory
The truth is middle America is hopping mad. Angry. Depressed. Feeling ripped off. The reason is simple — because they have now lived with ObamaCare for a year. They now know the truth about the president’s signature health care law — first hand.
We don’t need the media to tell us ObamaCare is a failure and a rip-off. We are living it. We are witnesses standing at the scene of the crime. In 2012 everyone was debating the pros and cons of ObamaCare based on guesses. Today, ObamaCare is in effect. No one needs to guess.
Millions of Americans have lost their health insurance. Millions more have seen massive unaffordable increases. Millions more have seen their jobs cut from full-time to part-time.
Take this author and small businessman for example. My family’s health insurance has gone from $500 per month to $1,700 per month thanks to ObamaCare. But my fun was just beginning.
Because the tripling of my rates wasn’t the worst part. In July we received a notice from Aetna that our insurance was being cancelled. The reason? Because of the mandates of ObamaCare Aetna can no longer afford to insure my family for $1,700 per month.
What will the new rate be? $2,000 per month? $2,500 per month? Will they charge me $30,000 per year (before taxes) to provide health coverage for a family that has never experienced a major illness?
Think about this for a moment. Aetna is a faceless bureaucracy. It’s the third largest insurance company in America. They don’t “know me from Adam.” They don’t know my income. They have no idea if I’m rich or poor. Health insurance rates aren’t based on income. That means across America millions of insurance customers are getting massive premium increases and cancellation notices.
The lives of average middle class Americans are being ruined by ObamaCare. Since the average income in America is about $50,000 per year, how will anyone afford $20,000 or $25,000 or $30,000 insurance bills? You think people are panicking across America? You’re damn right they are.
So far it’s only small business owners and independent contractors getting these cancellations and dramatic price increases. They always come first. But soon it will be large corporations.
They will have no choice but to either layoff employees by the millions, or drop health insurance for employees. A disaster is about to befall America and the U.S. economy- most of it will come after the election.
Think I’m wrong? Just this week one of the shoes dropped. Fox News reported Thursday that hundreds of thousands of Americans are receiving cancellation notices from 13 states and the District of Columbia in the next few days.
But I’m not done with the bad news yet. One of my dearest friends is a lifelong liberal Democrat who voted twice for Obama. He called days ago to tell me a story everyone needs to hear. He said, “Wayne you were right. ObamaCare is a disaster.” I almost fainted.
I asked him what made him “see the light?” He told me the story of the checkers at his favorite grocery store.
He has shopped at the same supermarket for many years. The checkers are nearly all Hispanic single mothers. After years of shopping twice a week in that same store, my friend has become old friends with these supermarket checkers. They always ask each other, “How’s life? How’s your family?” This time they told him a sad story.
Because of ObamaCare they’ve all been cut from full-time employees to part-time. They are frightened. They have no idea how they’ll pay their bills. They have no idea how they’ll pay the rent.
Worse, WalMart just announced that it is ending health care benefits for part-time employees. WalMart employees are over 1.3 million Americans.
This is the future of America under ObamaCare. Nothing but low-wage part-time jobs…and no health care benefits. Good luck. You are all now dependent on government for survival.
It’s a bloodbath. Yes, it’s true some people are happy. Millions of poor people have gotten something for nothing. But those are lifelong, loyal, Democratic voters. Obama and his socialist cabal don’t gain one extra vote from that group.
So my message to the GOP is simple: Don’t run from ObamaCare. Embrace it. ObamaCare is the anniversary gift that keeps on giving.
My fellow Republicans, if we play this right, if we scream about it from the highest hill, ObamaCare’s anniversary will be the gift that will lead to a GOP to a landslide victory in November…and for many years to come.
Wayne Allyn Root is a Capitalist Evangelist, serial entrepreneur, conservative national media commentator, and proud champion of the middle class. He is a former Libertarian vice presidential nominee, now back to the GOP. Wayne’s latest book is “The Murder of the Middle Class” (Regenery 2014). For more, visit his website: www.ROOTforAmerica.com. Follow him on Twitter@WayneRoot.