Do Republicans Even Remember Why Obamacare Should Be Repealed?
Republicans have forgotten why repealing Obamacare is important and they have a leader in President Trump who probably never even knew in the first place. All we are hearing now is about how Obamacare is failing, which is true, but it is not the reason why conservatives have been demanding its repeal since the day it was passed. Obamacare
At its beginning, the erroneously named “Affordable Care Act” triggered a resurgence of belief in Constitutionally limited government. Thousands if not millions of people began studying the Founding Fathers again. The people who opposed Obamacare and the underhanded way it was created and passed marched on Washington because they recognized it as a federal overreach. It was a power grab that robbed individuals of their liberty. One sixth of the American economy was being subordinated to the federal government with the promise that health care would be cheaper; better; and if you liked what you already had, it wouldn’t change for you.
All of the promises turned out—unsurprisingly—to be flagrant lies. We knew they were lies even before premiums skyrocketed and before deductibles rose so high that paying the premiums became pointless. We knew we were lied to because one of the chief architects of the scam Jonathan Gruber told us so. Remember him? Most Republicans in D.C. apparently don’t. Here’s what he said, if you need your memory refreshed.
“Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage, and basically, you know, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically that was really, really critical to getting the thing to pass,” Jonathan Gruber said at the Annual Health Economics Conference.
Gruber was a key player in developing the law, and those remarks weren’t the only time an Obama adviser suggested the administration had pulled a fast one with the law.
“They proposed it and that passed because the American voters are too stupid to understand the difference,” he said.
The root problem with Obamacare is not that it’s too expensive and insurance companies are pulling out of markets around the country. The root problem is that Obamacare is a lie and an example of the federal government seizing control of something with which they shouldn’t even be substantially involved.
Obama and his minions gave us a one size fits none system, upending the lives of people who were satisfied with their current insurance in order to allegedly provide insurance to people who couldn’t afford it. Its true purpose was federally mandating redistribution of wealth and placing bureaucratic control on decisions that should only involve a doctor and patient. Click MORE to continue