So… this is certainly the first time I have ventured into politics on this blog, and I hope it’s one of the last. But I am doing that here precisely because my like-minded fellow business authors, speakers, bloggers seem a bit cowed by the extremists in the business community who would rather we remain silent.
Here’s the straight dope: If you want an entrepreneurial renaissance in America, the most direct route there is via the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare). There are untold millions of would-be entrepreneurs in the U.S. hanging on, in quiet desperation, to deadening corporate jobs–because they can’t afford to leave. Millions who understand the catastrophic consequences of boldly heading out to uncharted entrepreneurial territory… only to have someone in the family develop a chronic illness or life-threatening condition. Or who already have a family member with a chronic illness, and thus can’t afford to quit a corporate job and start paying $1,800 a month for a single prescription. (That is a real figure for one of the most effective MS treatments.)
Imagine the creative and economic boon when all of this talent and energy is released from the corporate tethers that bind it. It will be remarkable. Don’t listen to the propaganda from the chambers of commerce with their vested interest in selling insurance, nor to the scare tactics of the people who think a safety net equals communism (whatever they picture “communism” is). The US is the only developed Western nation without a functioning safety net. And people –middle class people — are falling hard without one.
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