More Republican Stupidity, On Obamacare

So there was big news today as the House voted in a Continuing Resolution for the upcoming fiscal year. The twist is that is makes the 42nd attempt to take out Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act, by defunding the program.

House Speaker Boehner averred that the House had listened to the people, and was doing the peoples doing. Now, I’ve seen survey results that show that 52% of people will not use or do not approve of Obamacare. First of all, most people will not use Obamacare, and will continue under their current employer provided plans. So the Speakers statement is suspect at best.

I do have another question for him, however. If he is so hot to trot to do the peoples bidding, why did he not advance a bill in the House to make mandatory background checks on all gun purchasers, something polling said that 90%-95% of people supported? My guess, hypocrisy.

Boehner also railed about how job-destroying Obamacare is (there is no proof of that), and that’s it is failed (well, it’s just now being implemented, so there isn’t any evidence there either). Many other Republicans howled about how Obamacare wrecks freedom. That’s craven rhetoric, of course.

So what’s so bad about Obamacare? It’s a government program, sure, but on balance I think that forcing insurers to insure people and not screw them, is a good thing overall.

A commercial by some conservative group shows a young woman going to a pelvic exam, and up between her legs pops a huge, leering Uncle Sam fake head. The commercial decries government health care. That is, of course, a lie, in that Obamacare does not implement government health care; all people still use the same doctors, nurses, and the like that they currently use.

I think the Republican frothing angst is ridiculous. The law is a good one from my way of thinking, just by taking the boots of the insurance companies off the necks of people with respect to pre-existing conditions and the like. As I’ve said before, how can tyranny by business be good for the country?

The pathetic attempts by “conservative” groups to get rid of Obamacare will fail. I hope that people remember that the Republicans want people to be subservient to business. And that Republicans want their own special variety of Sharia law to hold women back and down. And that Republicans are the only party that wants to take away voting rights, just because they don’t have any kind of pro-America policies.


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