The Obama administration is eager to hear your sob stories about how the government shutdown is inconveniencing you (ignoring, just like after Sequestration occurred, that it was their own bad behavior and poor choices that led to this “shutnado”) all because they want to try to remind people that they are miserable and they totally had nothing to do with it. It was all the Republicans! Look! Something shiny!
In the interest of sharing both sides of the story, I’m sharing a letter written by a friend on tumblr about her Obamacare “sob story” which seems a lot more menacing than anything brought on by the government shutdown.
My name is Ashley Dionne and I’m a 26-year-old recent graduate from Michigan.
The phony Obamacare signup poster boy made me want to send a message about how Obamacare is really affecting people.
I graduated from The University of Michigan in 2009. In my state, this used to mean something, but even with a bachelor’s I was told I was too educated and wouldn’t stay. I watched as kids with GEDs and high school diploma’s took the low-paying jobs for which I applied.
I went back to school and got a second degree and finally found work at a gym. I work nights and only get 32 hours a week for eight dollars an hour. I’m unable to find a second job at this time.
I have asthma, ulcers, and mild cerebral palsy. Obamacare takes my monthly rate from $75 a month for full coverage on my “Young Adult Plan,” to $319 a month. After $6,000 in deductibles, of course.
Liberals claimed this law would help the poor. I am the poor, the working poor, and I can’t afford to support myself, let alone older generations and people not willing to work at all.
This law has raped my future.
It will keep me and kids my age from having a future at all.
This is the real face of Obamacare and it isn’t pretty.
– Ashley Dionne
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