When the Obama administration said that it could provide health insurance to millions of additional people without increasing the national debt, shouldn't common sense have told you that somebody was just insulting your intelligence?When the two thousand page bill was rushed through Congress too fast for anybody to read it, shouldn't that have made you realize that you were being played for a sucker? When this bill that was passed with lightning speed was scheduled to take effect only after the 2012 election, didn't that suggest that they didn't want you to find out how it works in practice in time to turn against Obama when he is up for reelection?
I have some ideas on how to answer Sowell's questions: We have become a nation who would rather have the handout than work for it ourselves. We have lost our collective will to take care of ourselves and now want the government to take care of us instead. How else to explain that about 50% of the country pays no real taxes (due to EIC, tax breaks and other tax rebates in the IRS tax code). When half the country has no "skin in the game" (to use an Obamaism), what incentive is there for them to cut government largess?