It appears that politicians are ignorant when it comes to “keep it simple stupid,” or the “KISS” principle. For the past eight years, all Americans wanted was for Republicans to repeal Obamacare and return to the free market system with a few tweaks that would allow greater competition, more choices and true cafeteria plan models. Republicans had eight repeal bills that failed since Obama vetoed and Republicans lacked the votes to override.
After begging and pleading with Americans to give them a majority prior to the election of Trump, Republicans failed the public time and time again. Now, with Trump in the White House and a Republican majority in both chambers, the public saw the best chance for repeal of Obamacare. However, it looks as though what Americans want and what Trump and Republicans will give them are two different things. Breitbart news reported that “if the House-led effort to replace Obamacare fails, the united States is stuck with Obamacare, according to several Congressional reporters on Twitter.”
The report continues:
Mulvaney was joined by a group of administration officials including senior advisors Steve Bannon, Reince Priebus, and Kellyanne Conway for an evening meeting with House Republicans in an effort to break the logjam on the bill. Most House Freedom Caucus members refuse to vote for the bill without major changes. Moderate House Republicans have also protested the bill.
But the message from the White House was that, pass or fail, it was time to move the votes forward.
When reporters asked if Bannon thought the bill would pass, he said, “We’ll see.”
At this point, both the White House and House Republicans don’t have enough votes to pass the bill. The vote will take place Friday morning.
This is what happens when putting all your eggs in one basket — in this case, the atrocious, rotten, also unconstitutional Ryancare legislation that repeated the same mistakes made by Democrats when developing Obamacare. Ryan, his ilk, establishment and RINO Republicans sliced and diced several previous possible replacements to Obamacare presented in 2015. In fact, one of the GOP 2015 plans was developed by current Secretary of Health and Human Services, Tom Price. But, no one has asked Republicans to legislate any health care insurance plan. Republicans have been called upon to repeal Obamacare in full.
Obamacare was pushed down the throats of the American public and Republicans. It was designed to fail, which is proving to be true since the legacy of Obama is now operating on life support. Some of the public have benefited from this atrocity, a small minority. Now, with the Republican majority, this minority is unwilling to forego their benefit. Moreover, Republicans appear to be anxious to “experiment” with their version of government-controlled health care insurance, which is just as unconstitutional as Obamacare, since the ONLY option presented has been Ryancare. Other possible legislation is available, but only Ryancare was pitched and sold to Trump.
One would have thought Trump and his team would be more intelligent than to fall for this piece of garbage peddled by establishment and RINO Republicans.
And, maybe Trump and his team are. If no option can be passed, Obamacare will continue to be in play, meaning it will be allowed to implode totally upon itself. Either way, at this point, Republicans have failed which means a score of “one” failure against Trump on one of his premier campaign promises — repeal of Obamacare. The reason it would be counted as a failure on the part of Trump is only considering the legislation drafted by Ryan and his ilk. For a man who prides himself on “the art of making the deal,” Trump failed to consider other options, such as a full repeal offered by Sen. Rand Paul.
The question many citizens are asking is why are Republicans working to “replace” a poor unconstitutional piece of legislation when full repeal is the course of action? Republicans begged for votes on the premise of “stopping Obama” and “repealing Obamacare.” They failed to make good on either of those promises. Now, when they have the chance to fully repeal an unconstitutional, failed Obamacare legislation, they turn around to introduce “Ryancare,” which will morph to Trumpcare, and the promise of two additional steps claiming to repeal the parts of Obamacare remaining after passing the current piece of garbage.
Anyone buying what Ryan is saying at this point is either brain-dead, stupid or both. Paul Ryan mailed out pamphlets to his district constituents that was full of lies based on his voting record and actions in the House. Still, he was voted back into office and Republicans elected him House Speaker, again. This is very telling of how the man operates and highlights the integrity of the Republican party, which is very questionable when talking about RINOs and the establishment.
Considering that no other options have been explored over the eight years Republicans had to work on alternatives or refusing to entertain other alternatives during that time, it is almost negligent, incompetent and tunnel-visioned to continually repeat that “repeal and replace” is the only option. Not once has anyone in Washington, DC considered a full repeal to allow the insurance companies to reset to free market options with true cafeteria plans, competition across state lines, and regulations holding down costs involving health care insurance.
Obamacare is unconstitutional and this Republican plan will be as well. And, to count on the GOP under Ryan to actually follow through with steps two and three is incredibly risky considering the party’s past track record as well as Ryan’s. But, a few radio talk show hosts are buying the GOP bull shift as well as Trump. If a step two and three actually do come to fruition, I will more than gladly proclaim that I was wrong. However, if the establishment and RINO GOP along with Ryan roll back on those steps, I will definitely be hollering a big, “I told you so.”