Why don’t we force everyone to buy a Mercedes S-Class?
The Mercedes Benz S-Class is one of the safest cars on the road. Driving such a safe car would save hundreds, if not thousands, of lives a year. If we got everyone to buy one, it will bring the cost down from 100k a car to 70k. I know most can’t afford it but those of us that want it can get a 30k discount.
How do we get everyone to buy a new Mercedes Benz?
What if Mercedes helped write a legislative bill and contributed to enough campaigns in Congress. Then imagine if the original idea was pitched by a Mercedes Benz super fan who is also the President of the nation. Now top that off with the fact that no one really knows what’s in the 10,000 pages of the Affordable Car Act but the premise sounds good and the super popular President is behind it so why not?
Now imagine that the Affordable Car Act passed as law and all 300 million citizens were forced to give up their cars if they weren’t as safe as a Mercedes and to buy the S-Class. If you didn’t but an S-Class, you’d have to pay 1% of your salary to the IRS every single year until you bought an S-Class.
Let’s take it one step further and imagine that car companies started to reposes your current car if it didn’t meet the safety standards of the Affordable Care Act even though you love your current car, you picked it out yourself from a variety of choices and you’ve have it for a while and it’s right in your budget.
Now imagine that Mercedes now has a monopoly that’s enforced via a government mandate and that they can slowly increase prices, degrade the quality of their product and that you’d still be forced to buy the S-Class because it’s “the law of the land”.
How ridiculous does that sound? And yet, that’s exactly what the Affordable Care Act - Obamacare is.