Unthinking Lefty’s

Here’s a minor extract of a debate between Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders when a lady owning a hairdressing business asked how was she going to afford Obamacare if here payroll number reaches 50 people? Lower wages, or raise prices? Sanders never answered her question not because he wouldn’t, but because he couldn’t. It was beyond his pay-grade.

Here was a real-world example of Obamacare’s impact. By compelling companies with 50 or more workers to offer health insurance to everyone they employ, the law creates a powerful disincentive for business owners to expand beyond 49 employees. A business owner like Hunter faces an impossible dilemma: Either give up on growing her enterprise, or try to make ends meet by charging customers more and paying workers less.

The onerous employer mandate is one of the Affordable Care Act’s worst defects. The Obama administration repeatedly delayed its effective date; Republicans want it repealed altogether. Sanders must know that Hunter’s predicament is not uncommon, and the CNN debate gave him the chance to explain how Democrats propose to address it. But his explanation amounted to: Tough.

“Let me give you an answer you will not be happy with,” Sanders said. “I think that for businesses that employ 50 people or more, given the nature of our dysfunctional health care system right now, where most people do get their health insurance through the places that they work, I’m sorry, I think that in America today, everybody should have health care. And if you have more than 50 people, you know what? I’m afraid to tell you, but I think you will have to provide health insurance.”

Hunter tried again: “How do I do that without raising my prices to my customers or lowering wages to my employees?” Sanders: “I certainly don’t know about hair salons in Fort Worth. But I do believe, to be honest with you, that if you have more than 50 people, yes, you should be providing health insurance.” (Source) (H/T JJRay).

Socialists like Bernie Sanders simply do not understand economics. Period. Why? Because they have been trained what to think, not how to think.  State eduction, and that includes religious education, since religion is the old way of doing politics, now replaced by a secular authority, the State, is primarily concerned with ensuring people know what to think; political correctness in other words.

Being trained what to think means that most people behave as animals, reacting to instinct, and simply talking in non sequiturs. Don’t believe me? Just listen to a lefty vocalising their latest triggered state of existence. They usually utter a stream of non-sequiturs, just as Bernie did with his response to her question. Did Bernie do it on purpose? No, he simply does not get it; the question went into one ear and out of the other, accelerating to light-speed during the period of cranial passage.

Lefty’s don’t seem to understand how to think, and those that do seem to end up having psychological issues.

About Louis Hissink

Retired diamond exploration geologist. I spent my professional life looking for mineral deposits, found some, and also located a number of kimberlites in NSW and Western Australia. Exploration geology is the closest one can get to practicing the scientific method, mineral exploration always being concerned with finding anomalous geophysical or geochemical data, framing a model and explanation for the anomaly and then testing it with drilling or excavation. All scientific theories are ultimately false since they invariably involved explaining something with incomplete extant knowledge. Since no one is omniscient or knows everything, so too scientific theories which are solely limited to existing knowledge. Because the future always yields new data, scientific theories must change to be compatible with the new data. Thus a true scientist is never in love with any particular theory, always knowing that when the facts change, so too must he/she change their minds.
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