“There is but one straight course, and that is to seek truth and pursue it steadily.” ~George Washington (1795)
By Alden L. Benton
Radio commentator Dennis Prager once said, “There are two parties: the dangerous party and the stupid party. I belong to the stupid party.” So do I.
The stupid party is, painfully, the Republican Party.
Republicans won control of Congress and the White House on a campaign pledging to lower taxes, repeal Obamacare, reduce the regulatory burden, and get the economy moving.
So now, 7 ½ do-nothing months after the election, the Republican Congress is locked and loaded and ready to shoot themselves in their collective head.
Congress is consumed with diddly, meaningless mule fritters. Forget all the manufactured Boogeymen and unsourced “news.” You have strength in numbers, forget making nice with the dangerous party.
Stick to business. Forge ahead and keep your promises or the same angry electorate will kick your collective backsides to the curb where, heaven forbid, you will actually have to work 40 hour per week instead of 21 days in seven months.
Now it appears that the Republican Party is not going to trash Obamacare after all. After all the rhetoric and promises, now the plan is to replace Obamacare with Obamacare on steroids.
So much for integrity. How pathetic.
The electorate spoke loud and clear last November. Congressional Republicans must be deaf corrupt, or just fantastically stupid. The movie character Forest Gump said it best, “Stupid is as stupid does.”
What we want is so simple, a fifth-grader can understand. People cannot buy the health insurance they want, they cannot see the doctors they want, and they cannot afford their premiums and deductibles.
Simple, so get off your collective derrieres and fix the problem. However, the real question is why did this happen.
This problem is a direct result of the ill-conceived experiment in socialized medicine outrageously titled the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
The ACA was foist upon us by corrupt Congressional leadership who illegally manipulated the legislative process to create and pass a bill no one ever read. In practice, the Affordable Care Act has been anything but affordable, has significantly degraded care, and is crashing burning before our very eyes.
Let me be crystal-clear. Obamacare by any other name is still a massive, unaffordable government fiasco that will fail and leave everyone, especially the elderly and poor, dangerously vulnerable.
Like the original, the replacement bill will give us no choices and drive prices into the stratosphere. Once prices become out of control, the only solution will be yet another massive government program that will eventually destroy our economy.
Stop the one-size-fits-all fantasy. It will never work. There is no free ride. When something is free, it was taken from someone else. Socialized anything does not work for long for, as Margaret Thatcher said, “The only trouble with socialism is that sooner or later you run out of other people’s money.”
Do not replace Obamacare. Eliminate it. Kill it and bury it in an unmarked grave with all the other estimated 200 million victims of socialist/communist violence.
It is time the people who elected them to hold the collective feet of Congress to the fire. Call, write, fax, tweet them relentlessly and tell them to put Obamacare, or any reiteration of it, in the trash.
We do not need government run healthcare. We do not need more government. We do not need government telling us when and how we shall treat our maladies.
We need to remove the barriers that inhibit the free market. Only the free market will bring innovative new solutions to healthcare. The free market spurs competition, provides more choices, and drives prices down.
Act now and stop Congress and the Stupid Party from doing what comes naturally. Maybe we actually can fix stupid.
“The alternate triumphs of different parties … make the public administration the mirror of the ill-concerted and incongruous projects of faction, rather than the organ of consistent and wholesome plans digested by common counsels.”
~ George Washington, Farewell Address (1796)
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