Friday, July 28, 2017
Obamacare Survives (for now)
The media, the entire left-wing political establishment and three renegade Republican senators -- McCain, Murkowski and Collins -- once again demonstrated why it is virtually impossible to get rid of entitlement programs.
The debate over repealing Obamacare has been dominated by talk about those potentially uninsured and those with pre-existing conditions. Forgotten in all the sturm und drang were the millions of Americans whose lives were turned upside down by Obama's quasi-socialized healthcare scheme. The entire law was built on lies.
Obama said you could keep your insurance. That was the "Lie of the Year."
Obama said you could keep your doctor. Millions couldn't.
Obama said premiums would go down. They skyrocketed.
Countless small business owners, hanging by a thread after the Great Recession, were pushed over the edge. One reason Obama never achieved 3% economic growth during his presidency was because of the crushing weight of Obamacare's taxes and regulations on job creators.
I know many conservatives are frustrated right now. But here's some perspective: Forty-nine Republican senators -- 94% of the GOP Senate caucus -- voted to begin the process of undoing Obamacare. All of the Democrats voted to preserve Obamacare, and three GOP renegades gave them the majority.