Saturday, September 30, 2017

The end of death care for this year (#3165)

     The republican party has been promising their voters for the last 2 presidential elections to repeal and "replace" Obamacare. It seemed the promise they made back when Obamacare was enacted back in 2010 that they would finally be able to live up to that promise this year. Surely because they control the House of Representatives and the Senate, along with the presidency, the promise should have been as easy as eating pie. Well we now know officially as of today that it isn't pie republicans are eating, instead it is crow. How could this be you may ask? Well, simply put Obamacare is actually a good thing once anyone takes the time to read the law and research it.
     But republicans started out on the narrative that Obamacare was bad and as a rule they refuse to acknowledge that it is anything other than that. Despite Obamacare repeal finally passing the House through some real pretzel logic the Senate was unable to do the same. In the House with it's huge body to hide behind individual representatives could get lost in the wash of the vote and not have to reason their choice nearly as much as a Senator would have to do. So in the case of a few republican Senators, just enough to keep Obamacare repeal from passing, the repeal effort has died. Specifically because the window for passing the repeal bill with only a majority of 50 votes ends at midnight tonight. Now it will take 60 votes to repeal Obamacare which would be nearly impossible.
     So despite having the majorities in Congress and a republican President, republicans failed to keep their promise to repeal Obamacare once again. Which is just fine with we democrats since we know that Obamacare is far superior to anything we had before it was enacted. Now, can it be improved upon, of course it can but not by destroying it and then making things similar to what they were before Obamacare. In summary, republicans lied about the effect and design of what Obamacare actually does and then set about to demonize it. Now they had the chance to fulfill their quest to destroy something in actuality that helps Americans and they failed at it. So to conclude, republicans lied, then failed. How can we as Americans justify ever voting for them again? How, please tell me so I can understand?

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