Repealing Obamacare

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Our country was founded on a revolutionary concept — a new kind of government both empowered and controlled by its citizens.

This idea, the very foundation of our great experiment in democracy, was betrayed with enactment of the new healthcare act. Every poll showed that a majority of Americans rejected this legislation and yet Congress ran right over the majority will of the American people and enacted it into law.

This act must be repealed for this reason alone but there are many more good reasons.

Our objections were legitimate — not simply an expression of a political ideology. We were told that costs would be controlled, but all the evidence shows that private insurance costs and taxes are going up. We were told that our own insurance coverage would remain intact, but it has become clear that will also prove false. We were told that seniors would not be hurt, but hundreds of billions of dollars in cuts to Medicare will make doctors wary of taking the elderly on as patients. Our country can ill afford the costs and assaults on healthcare that this act will bring about.

The mid-term elections are now over and the face of Congress has changed. We will face the prospect of gridlock but, we, the people, have the power to break the impasse. The clearest demonstration of our determination and will to restore the proper voice of the American people is outright repeal of the healthcare act.

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  • davarino

    Its funny how the left always wants to point at the right, conservatives, tea party and make the accusation that we are fascists, when in fact they are the fascists/totalitarians. I think O is going to take the place of carter as the worst president and unfortunately he was also the first black president. Its to bad the first black president wasnt at least mediocre. Its to bad the people were hood winked into voting for a man they thought was one thing and in the end turned out to be something else. Thats what you get when you go with "hope and change" rather than substance.

    • sflbib

      "That's what you get when you go with 'hope and change' rather than substance."

      It's what you get when you go with eloquent oratory rather than substance. People have been falling for it since democracy was invented, the quintessential example being the traveling snake-oil salesman of the 18th century.

    • Gunner57

      I don't think it was too bad that the first black president wasn't at least mediocre ( he was a total disaster, a disgrace) when it was obvious he was a racist and a Marxist and blacks to the tune of about 97% voted for him anyway. Shame on them for their hatred of white people. This was an act of vengeance.

      • bubba4

        Can I get a Gunner57 of my own? I want it preprogrammed with 100 assertions from the bizarro world. I love the up is down, black is white craziness almost as much as I love my singing bass.


    Repealing Obamacare is important but getting the economy rolling again should be foremost.
    As the mother of Generation Xers who are out there slugging it out trying to make a living and support their families, I can tell you, they are having a rough go at it.

    • the_foriner

      Ms Farrar,
      If you and/or your GenXer voted for the thug, you fully deserve what came your/their way.

  • GoUSA

    When I can hire American citizens with the expectation that they will be educated, healthy, and have heathcare for their families that won't stop dead if I have to let them go, then I will open an office in America and start hiring.

    Medium Sized Businesses today don't want to be in the business of providing the soviet-style paternalistic coverage that the likes of GM once did. To attract investment and jobs, the healthcare system has to work, and work for mom and dad, not for Wall Street.

    I don't care which party does it or how. All I care about is having enough of a healthcare system that my employees can focus on their jobs, and don't live in fear of being bankrupted by a minor health issue. The US healthcare system is a broken leg, and it is making a once great nation limp while the rest of the world runs, while making a few megacorporations very rich at the expense of citizens and main-street businesses.

    • Merlin12

      I'm now retired. Spent nearly 50 years working in American businesses, small and large, and never had any problem getting health care insurance. I repeat, no small business I ever worked for had any trouble providing good insurance.

      But now that we have Obamacare, we are already seeing companies DROP the insurance they provided, forcing the workers to go WITHOUT health care insurance, or at best settle for something inferior to what they had.

      Y'know who some of the biggest lobbyists for single-payer were/are? Those very megacorps you seem to dislike – GM in the forefront. They've screwed up their plans so badly that they can't afford them, so the solution is a bailout ! Which will, if they were to get it, destroy the free-market system that is the envy of the world. (Did you not notice?)

    • wdwrkr

      "my employees can focus on their jobs, and don't live in fear of being bankrupted by a minor health issue"

      That may well be one of the most ridiculous staements made concerning healthare.

      If you want affordable healthcare, then GET THE GOV'Y OUT OF IT! Gov't control will make healthcare affordable the same way Fannie MAE and Freedie MAC made housing affordable.

  • Richard Ahern

    For example: by law our government cannot invest its money for profit and compete with free enterprise. As for universal health care, the same holds true. We are a Constitutional Republic/Not a Democracy. Article 1 Section 8 United States Constitution.

  • David

    It is my opinion that Obamacare must be totally rejected by the Republicans to validate there bonafides. If the GOP does not step up and vigorously pursue whatever action is required, and also go after financial restraint they are squandering the advantage gained in the mid terms. The Democrats are ruthless campaigners and the GOP must learn from old Sun Tzu, understand the enemy, formulate sound strategy and lead by example. This election was a gift and full of lessons learned.

  • N.K.

    I'm 19, and I'm a socialist. I'm well educated, I get my facts from established, reliable sources, not from FOX news.
    And you know why I love Obama so much? One basic tenet of his platform allows me to go to school on YOUR taxpayer dollars without having to also stress about paying tuition. Bush's cuts from financial aid benefits to redirect money to his illegal wars almost ruined America's future by leaving a generation uneducated, in a time where our workforce needs to be as progress-oriented and as highly educated as possible, to compete with foreign countries, ie China.
    I also directly benefit from "Obamacare" (why is that used as a pejorative so much, it's a great thing!) because now I am covered on my father's insurance, even though he's never made any effort to be in my life.
    No, it isn't easy living on government money in the form of food stamps, welfare, but I did it. My mother raised three children on less than $8,000 a year, you want to talk about fiscal responsibility. I get it, the poor get it better than Wall Street, which you're all fighting to protect.

    • frankie

      Let me tell you some thing son your 19 and dont know nothing first of all socialism never work before all it does is kill people look it up in a real history book and not your nut job collage profesors book look at every country that had it millions of people died or i should say killed because of it .The goverement is not paying for you we are and my kids just got there health care bill and it went up so much with priems and deductbles that they are now going to have a hard time paying to go to the doctors .My parents were poor but they did not get a penny from goverement they worked very hard and gave there kids a gift and that gift was a work atik and we are all fine now dont know what the future brings with your socialism thou. The answer son is work hard and be inderpendit

    • frankie

      I went to college that I payed for myself – no help from anyone- no government and no parents! Guess what I even paid for the dr. visits myself. I worked and saved from a very young child. I am so sick of people being takers and getting help for free. A word of advice – save to go to college and then go. Stop living off the faat of the land!! My daughter who did go to college – no government assistance- and we are not rich- just lost her health insurance and given a choice of one that has a HUGH deductable!! Why? So people like her can pay for free loaders like you and others!! Go to work and take responsibility for yourself!!!