Less than a year and a half ago, the entire Republican membership of Congress voted to send a bill to President Obama that would have repealed Obamacare.
But that was just for consumption by the rubes back in their home districts. Clearly, the president wasn’t about to agree to dismantling his namesake health care
That the Republican party isn’t truly serious about seeking smaller government should be apparent to everyone. They control both houses of Congress, and work with a President who committed himself to getting rid of the misnamed “Affordable Care Act.”
Because they know he’d sign it. Then they’re not just posturing for the constituents, they’re actually removing an ill-conceived government program riddled equally with incompetence and opportunities for political theft and graft.
This is why I stopped identifying as “Republican” close to a dozen years ago.
It’s time to call their bluff. Everyone who believes the Supreme Court was insane to rule this health care law constitutional, everyone who wants to see health care costs fall instead of rise, everyone who believes the free market, not the bureaucrats best meets our individual needs, simply MUST contact their representatives and demand they resubmit the previous bill.
No more stalling while “a draft” is written. There’s no need to reinvent the wheel.
Paul Ryan – your membership in the Deep State is showing. You best realize the election of Trump was a symptom of patience becoming exhausted.
Congress is acting in direct opposition to the mandate expressed in November’s election. So here’s the deal, Congress:
Lead, follow, or get the hell out of the way.