Well, he comes from Illinois, so we’d just call it business as usual.
One of the youngest House Republicans cried foul on behalf of young people he says are being ripped off by Obamacare.
Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.) took to the airwaves on Saturday, hammering the White House for efforts to sell a “bad product” to young Americans.
Under the president’s signature healthcare program, insurance companies “are forced by law to shift the cost of older and sicker patients onto young people. And the president needs a lot of young people – about 2.7 million – to enroll so he can shift the costs onto them and keep premiums from skyrocketing,” Schock said in the weekly Republican address.
“Where I come from, we call it a ripoff,” the 32-year-old added.
Speaking from former president Ronald Reagan’s alma mater Eureka College in Illinois, Schock contended that Obama has stifled opportunities for young people to thrive economically.
“Young people helped put the president in office, and with this health care law, he’s pushing them into years of less choice, fewer opportunities, and larger bills,” Schock said.
If they’re smart enough they’ll be pushed into voting Republican.
Obama, meanwhile, kinda sort took some responsibility for the first time in his life.
“Since I’m in charge, obviously we screwed it up,” Obama said at his final scheduled press conference of the year.
He’s in charge. We screwed it up.