The Real Reason Republicans Blinked on Obamacare Repeal

In an article entitled, “GOP Gives Up On Repealing Obamacare”, writes:

Republicans in the nation’s top lawmaking body have never really wanted to get rid of Obamacare. They would prefer to present the program, which David Horowitz correctly describes as “the greatest assault on individual freedom and individual choice in our lifetimes,” as a villain and whip up sentiment against it and run against it every election. They view Obamacare as good for the business of politics. They may chip away at it from time to time or tinker with it at the margins, but make no mistake: these creatures of Washington want to keep it in place. This is the Republicans’ dirty secret.

If so, then Republicans are even more stupid than the Democrats — and more stupid than the Democrats assume all of America is. And that’s really saying something!

In order to accept any future opposition to Obamacare by Republicans, Republican voters would have to forget that President Trump and Republicans controlled the entire executive and legislative branches of government from 2017-18.

If Republicans want to keep Obamacare in place so they can run against it in elections, they’re counting on a spectacular level of ignorance and/or evasion on the part of Republican voters — something that isn’t the case, in my view.

What’s more likely is Republicans don’t want to face the impending disaster that involves all of government spending on medical care. It’s not just Obamacare — it’s everything. It’s Medicare and Medicaid. Obamacare, after all, merely expanded Medicaid — once a form of health insurance for impoverished people — to part of the middle class. Republicans are not about to disenroll any segment of the population from “free” government health insurance, any more than Democrats would. And all Democrats need to do is retake Congress and the White House, whenever that happens, and we will get socialized medicine, single-payer insurance for all.

Government freebies are the heroin of American society. Once you’re hooked, you’re hooked. And you’re not going to get off it — not without an immense struggle.

The free market represents choice, independence, freedom and responsibility. None of these are valued by a heroin abuser — and none of them are promoted by the equivalent of heroin pushers, our uniparty “Republicrats” controlling most of Congress.

The unwillingness of Republicans to repeal Obamacare is the tip of a much more fiscally insolvent and morally untenable catastrophe awaiting us on the horizon — the eventual inability of the government to finance Medicare and Medicaid.

Demand for these programs is unlimited and growing. But the ability and willingness — even in a thriving economy, while it lasts — of Americans to pay for massive spending programs has its limits. And we can only stretch the debt so far before we collide with infinity (or oblivion).

When we finally hit the wall on health care, and we will, we’ll have to look back on the Republicans who blinked and blame them most of all. It should be on John McCain’s tombstone: “The Voice of Evasion.” On Obamacare, it was the career politicians who screwed us.


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