- Posted December 2, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
If it Sounds too Good to be True, It Probably Is…
When we were children, we saw the pictures of what appeared to be great prizes on the back of our cereal boxes. We knew that if we ate more cereal and sent in the right number of box tops we could have the great prize that was pictured on the box. But as it turned out the prizes were never quite as good in real life as they looked on the back of the box. How disappointing to be misled.
As adults, we are not immune from falling victim to the bait and switch routine, only now the price is greater. We are no longer saving box tops; we are now watching our would be savings being taken by the government to provide programs that are not quite as good as we were told they would be.
Many years ago, we were all enlisted to fight the war on poverty. We were told that if we all paid more in taxes then everyone would get a chance to have something so then poverty would go away. But, poverty is still alive and well here in the US. In fact, I have heard that today we have more people living below the poverty line than we have seen in some time.
The newest “bait and switch” game perpetrated on the American people is the ACA aka Obamacare.
Oh they told us that everyone would get health care; that no one could be denied. No longer would only the rich get the best care but it would be available to all. They told us that we could keep our insurance and our doctors. They told us that it would not raise the national debt by even one penny.
Boy, they told us a lot of whoppers. They lied to us to get our votes;
the box tops of adulthood. We voted and then we waited for our great prize, but just like the prizes on the cereal boxes Obamacare has been quite a let down. It didn’t quite work like they said it would. It ended up costing more than they said it would. What is scary is that it is not all the way implemented since the employer mandate was delayed, so we still don’t know how bad this law will be, for those of us who got a one year reprieve.
I hope that voters will remember when they cast their votes in the next election that if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.