Obamacare’s “Extras”

One expert suggests that what welfare did to the black family, Obamacare will do to all families.

Janice Shaw Crouse sees the Affordable Care Act not only as a hit to our pocketbooks, but also a hit on marriage. She writes at americanthinker.com that it gives financial incentives for staying single.

ObamaCare’s marriage penalty could possibly cost couples over $10,000 a year. This intentional disparity means that U.S. government policy will encourage singleness and create increased disincentives for marriage. Single individuals will have an advantage with the earned income tax credit as well as welfare benefits, including food stamps. This comes as no surprise, of course, because “making the subsidies neutral towards marriage would lead to a married couple with only one bread-winner getting a more generous subsidy than a single parent at the same income-level.”

With ObamaCare ramping up subsidies promoting single motherhood and discouraging marriage, an increase in poverty is inevitable – along with dramatic increases in entitlements and dramatic tax hikes to pay for the increased entitlements. These increases are just one more of the numerous financial incentives in current government policy that increasingly encourage individuals to reject marriage – the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), housing subsidies, food stamps, child support payments, and the welfare dependency programs that created and sustained the inner city matriarchal culture. These perks are costing American taxpayers trillions of dollars a year. Current welfare programs total close to $1 trillion a year (twice as much as national defense and nearly the size of the federal deficit); ObamaCare is projected to add another $2.5 trillion after all its provisions take effect. There’s no end in sight to the increasing costs of these entitlements.

Politically, the “marriage penalty” is also a Democratic vote-getting initiative – 70 percent of unmarried women voted for President Obama in the 2008 election. Greenberg Quinlan Rosner, a liberal firm that consults for clients such as Bill Clinton and John Kerry, said: “Unmarried women represent one of the most reliable Democratic cohorts in the electorate … leading the charge for fundamental change in health care.”

We all know how Democrats take a constituency and make laws to benefit it while at the same time enslaving it to them and to poverty. The family and God have never been concerns of theirs because the inherent philosophy that they have adapted requires the State, i.e. the government, be elevated to that status. It never works for people, but it does work for politicians.

We all know, too, that the Affordable Care Act has nothing to do with better or cheaper health care. It’s about control as is their view on guns, immigration and the economy.

Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/08/the_close_connections_between_the_economy_and_the_family.html#ixzz2bwEQHnqt

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