Pelosi Thinks ObamaCare Will Turn America into Nation of Art Students

Should working Americans subsidize Instagrammers?

Leave it to Pelosi and her "San Francisco Values" to completely misunderstand what life is like for ordinary Americans.

In his Talking Points Memo, Bill O'Reilly took on Nancy Pelosi's contention that the CBO report showing that ObamaCare will toss 2.5 million jobs was a good thing.

"You want to be a photographer or a writer or a musician, whatever --  an artist," Pelosi said in 2012. “As you hear from these stories, this is a liberation.” This is the same mantra she has repeated since 2010, when she argued the law was "an entrepreneurial bill" that “says to someone, if you want to be creative and be a musician or whatever, you can leave your work, focus on your talent, your skill, your passion, your aspirations because you will have health care. You won’t have to be job locked.” 

Bill O'Reilly made the point that there is a big difference between paying for a social safety net and subsidizing San Franciscans who want to play painter. O'Reilly described painting houses to pay for his passion and argued that working Americans should not have to pay more for health care to subsidize the amateur photographers of San Francisco.

What Nancy Pelosi doesn't understand is that passion isn't something that the government subsidizes, it's something that you work for whether or not anyone is paying you because it matters to you.

A government subsidized passion is as creatively bankrupt as a government that is forced to subsidize every amateur Instagrammer is doomed to become financially bankrupt.