By Emily Geiger
If the Democrats force Obamacare through using gimmicks like the House “deeming” the Senate bill to be “passed” without an actual up or down vote, or the Senate resorting to reconciliation to facilitate the government takeover of one-fifth of the U.S. economy, I can’t help but think that is going to piss off enough people that there will be open revolt.
Perhaps that revolt will take place at the ballot box in November. Perhaps, before that, we’ll have a repeat of last August’s Congressional recess where the people came out in droves and demanded to be heard.
Am I wrong about this? Is it politically savvy to cram the biggest entitlement program ever down the throats of Americans? Especially since we’re going to have to start paying for this now, but won’t see the benefits of it for three years?
I just don’t get this. I understand wanting to help people who struggle to afford healthcare. But, perhaps we should focus on helping our neighbors who have healthcare crises or contributing to efficient charities who do. Why can’t we start with implementing policies that would create more competition and more affordable insurance, like letting people buy insurance policies across state lines? Do the tort reform thing. Why does it have to be all or nothing, and why does all have to happen right now?
So, are the Democrats committing the political suicide I think they are?
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