I think the Republicans made a mistake trying to defund Obamacare. I admire Senator Cruz for trying but he was basically whistling in Dixie. However, Cruz is an overt guy who hates the new healthcare law and he did his best.
Now, the Republicans are backed into a corner where if the government shuts down and Obamacare is stopped they will be accused by millions of people of throwing grandma over the cliff. They would have been better off to sit back and let the monster come into effect on October 1st and enjoy the last laugh when it fails miserably. There is always a certain pleasure in saying, “I told you so!”
As of this writing (Sunday afternoon), the Republicans returned to the Capitol today for more discussions but the Dems failed to appear. They are a confident bunch with Harry Reid shooting his mouth off and Obama using immature expressions like “Knock it off” to the Republicans but I think the R’s will have the last laugh if this nightmare goes into effect as scheduled.
I enjoyed Obama’s most recent comment when he admitted that “We had to tax some things” to gain funds for the program. Surely he isn’t naive enough to think the American people didn’t know that and are going to love this thing. The polls show that the public dislikes it more every day. Then there are those who have to now work part time because of their company’s disengagement from the law. Can they afford the new insurance?
Never underestimate the government though as they try to work the numbers to show a silver lining: June employment figures showed an increase of 120,000 jobs. Wow, that’s impressive except when you read between the lines and see where 360,000 new part time jobs occurred while 240,000 full time jobs disappeared, hence, showing an increase of 120,000 jobs. Unfortunately those are part time jobs. Ya gotta love the government and their math!
Another situation that I haven’t heard discussed is, what about the people in the poor sections of big cities and elsewhere who have never had health care? Many of them have probably been going to the emergency room or free clinics for the little medical care they even bother with. Are they now expected to come flowing out of the ghettos in Chicago, Philadelphia, Detroit and other large cities with a bunch of money to buy health insurance?
I don’t care what Obama and his cronies say; studies show that this is an expensive boondoggle for most people. Good health insurance isn't cheap so read the fine print before you sign up at a low cost. On top of that, those who DON’T buy the insurance will be fined. How would you like to be the guy who walks into South Chicago and tries to collect fines for not buying health insurance? Even with government subsidies I smell scofflaws!