To listen to Nancy Pelosi tell it, she basically created the world in six days when she and Harry Reid passed Obamacare and foisted it on a nation ready to lynch her for it. She is always railing about how it is such a mistake to repeal the debt-laden, over-blown, piece of crap bill that most of America has never caught on to. She says she’s ready to work with Republicans to “fix it” anytime, anywhere. What that means is, she’s ready to try and save as much of it as she possibly can. And there are a couple of good parts to Obamacare. But just a couple of good parts. 99.9% of it is garbage that needs to be trashed.
And apparently, I’m not the only one that feels that way.
About 90% of Republicans and 80% of independents think that Obamacare should be repealed (NOT repealed and replaced). What is surprising is that a new poll by Gallup (not your typical conservative pollster…these guys are as liberal as they come!), shows that 57% of Democrats also feel that Obamacare should be repealed. So some six years after the country was sold a bill of goods on this idiocy, somewhere in the neighborhood of 75% of us don’t think it’s worth the cost, and should scrap it.
Geesh, and I was losing faith in America! About the only part that should be kept is doing away with the “pre-existing conditions” clause that was such a bane to a lot of people. The rest of it isn’t worth the paper it’s written on (or the millions of trees it killed to write it!).
Now, the GOP says they have almost got the Conservative Freedom Caucus or whatever they are calling themselves this week on board with a new plan. The reason these guys didn’t vote for it the first time around was because it didn’t really “repeal” Obamacare…it tweaked it. And what the Freedom Caucus guys and ladies wanted was to do away with it. They didn’t buy Paul Ryan’s, “We gotta do this in three stages”. Neither did I. You need to dump it.
Now, on the other side of the fence will be the people that scream, “But I’m going to be paying too much if you repeal it!”, and they may be right. But the one thing I’ve learned in my current position is that when you make a law or a rule, you don’t do it for an individual…you do it for the good of the entirety. Yes, it will be unfair for some. That’s just the way it is. You are always going to be unfair to some people when you pass a law, and I deal with just that situation every single day. But it’s what’s good for the whole that matters, and in this case, the whole…including Democrats…want this thing repealed. The sooner the better. Blowing it up and going back to the way we were is MUCH better than what we’ve got. Will some people lose insurance? Yup. Will some people pay more than they do under Obamacare? Yup. But will the MAJORITY be better off? Will the COUNTRY be better off? Of course, because the country cannot afford this monstrosity. It’s a white elephant that needs to be taken out back and put out of its misery. And the GOP needs to be the ones to do it. Let’s just hope they don’t use a cap pistol to do the job!
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!