Choom Gang seen nodding furiously in approval….
Well, you have to be smoking something to support this train wreck of a law in the first place. That said, this is a rather odd way to entice people to sign up for Obamacare.
Via Bloomberg (h/t National Review):
First, announce and advertise that everyone between the ages of 18 and 34 who enrolls on the health-care exchanges by the end of the year is automatically entered in a lottery. Winners will receive everything from a free iPhone or iPad to a full-year of health-care underwritten by Uncle Sam. Refer a friend and get a discount. Buy one (year), get one free. In states that have legalized marijuana for recreational use — Colorado and Washington — by all means, throw in a bag of cannabis.
It isn’t fair, you say? Who said life is fair? Obamacare is based on the idea of young, healthy people, who don’t use a lot of health-care services, subsidizing the sick and elderly. Their generation is on the hook for the debt incurred to provide for the baby boomers in retirement. So forget fair.
What sells the misconception of free healthcare better than the concept of more free handouts? But why would anybody need a free i-Phone when they can easily pick up two or three Obamaphones already?
Caroline Baum, author of the free weed idea, also once went on a Fox News segment and framed the abortion debate as being more complex than that between someone who has “tits” or “another body part that men have.”