When Obamacare was passed without one single Republican vote, Republicans begged Americans for votes in order to “stop Obama” and “repeal Obamacare.” Americans responded by awarding Republicans a majority in the House, then the Senate. Eight times the Republicans tried to fully repeal Obamacare, but Obama vetoed the bill. With the election of Trump, Americans saw the light at the end of the tunnel regarding the end of Obamacare and a return to a free market system without government control.
Unfortunately, establishment and RINO Republicans led by House Speaker Paul Ryan developed the disastrous “Ryancare.” Ignoring repeated campaign promises, Republicans did not do a full repeal of Obamacare, but introduced their own health care insurance bill that left Obamacare largely intact with only a few Republican twists. Even after steps two and three, much of what was disdainful about Obamacare would continue and government would remain in control of health care insurance.
Fortunately, the bill failed to garner enough support in the House resulting in Ryan pulling the bill. At first, Trump blamed Democrats for the failure. Now, President Trump is blaming the House Freedom Caucus and conservative members of the House for the failue to pass “Ryancare.”
According to Breitbart news:
On Twitter Sunday, Trump says: “Democrats are smiling in D.C. that the Freedom Caucus, with the help of Club For Growth and Heritage, have saved Planned Parenthood & Ocare!”
The Freedom Caucus is a hard-right group of House members who were largely responsible for blocking the bill to undo President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act. The bill was pulled from the House floor Friday in a humiliating political defeat for the president.
Trump initially focused his blame on Democrats for the failure and predicted a dire future for the current law.
Before the bill was pulled, Trump tweeted at the Freedom Caucus, saying Planned Parenthood funding would continue if they blocked the legislation.
Well, Mr. President Trump, you need to be “schooled” on a few things.
First of all, Republicans campaigned on the repeal of Obamacare — not a repeal and replacement of Obamacare. The “Un”Affordable Care Act was created by Democrats behind closed doors, passed without one single Republican vote or representatives reading it, and shoved down the throats of Americans when no one urged Congress to usurp their constitutional authority to control the health care insurance industry. And, please, for the love of gall bladders, use terms appropriately. Health care is not synonymous with health care insurance and neither is synonymous with health care services. Using these terms interchangeably is deceiving the public on exactly what these atrocious bills actually do. It is irresponsible for you to do so, as well as any other individual in government who uses the terms interchangeably.
Second, Mr. President, you campaigned on the platform to repeal Obamacare in full without a replacement. But, somewhere along the line, your rhetoric changed to repeal and replace the failed legislation, likely to garner support from congressional Republicans and the Republican Party. Following your lead, many Republicans up for re-election began speaking on repeal and replace of Obamacare. Yet, not once did anyone look at the Constitution to see that authority over health care insurance or health care was not authorized as a power of Congress. In fact, as far as anyone can tell, you all have thrown the baby out with the bathwater over health care insurance.
Ryancare did not pass because it was a horrible bill. You, sir, made an error in putting all your eggs in the Ryan basket instead of entertaining other options floating about Congress and many individuals outside the Beltway who had good ideas to return to the free market system with a few tweaks to existing law that would truly bring about better options and lower premiums for all Americans. For someone who prides himself on making the deal, you got suckered by establishment and RINO Republicans led by Ryan. Ryan repeatedly has said that he would not support you at all period, now or in the future. Did you not get that?
Mr. President, Republicans have had seven years to develop a bill to repeal Obamacare. In fact, they have several ready made, which made it to the desk of Obama but was vetoed. Where are all these bills now? Why was not one of these resurrected to pass repeal and allow the free market to reset with the help of Congress? And, in case you didn’t know, the bill Paul Ryan and his ilk developed was a slice and dice of several different plans by several different Republicans, including current Secretary Tom Price, which debuted in 2015. None of those plans were worth a piece of cockroach poo. Yet, Ryan put them all together and you, then, backed this piece of feces on Ryan’s say so.
Your tweet blaming others for the failure of “Ryancare” is pathetic. Planned Parenthood can be defunded by not allocating money in the budget for the baby killing mill. As a reminder, taxpayer money should not be used to fund Planned Parenthood since the federal government is not given authority by the Constitution to engage in infant democide. And, if “Ryancare” can take down Obamacare piece by piece, then it should be no problem to stop funding Planned Parenthood in a separate bill. To even stick the Planned Parenthood issue into the mix is cheap. With the Republican majorities in both chambers, Planned Parenthood defunding should be a non-issue. If it is an issue, it is because establishment, RINO Republicans led by Paul Ryan have spewed so much bile it obscures the facts.
Simply put, Mr. President, any piece of legislation that is outside the authority granted to Congress by the Constitution is not lawful and need not be upheld. States can nullify it, if they had the gumption. Citizens can protest it through civil disobedience.
Face it, Mr. President Trump, you screwed up. The best thing you can do is admit it to the American public, take your licks and pick up your bootstraps to try again. Admit that some Republicans, like Ryan, McCain, McConnell, Graham, Preibus, and others are not supportive of your tenure or administration. There are moles in the administration garden digging tunnels to undermine productivity.
Now, you are entertaining the idea of going to the Democrats to “fix” their failed health care insurance bill. Talk about walking into the den of wolves with a piece of meat around your neck, it is exactly what you will be doing. These political charlatans and hacks are doing everything they can to oust you from office, sabotage your administration, and accuse you of treason. Yet, you are going to “take it to them.” Democrats have no interest in repealing their signature legislation that gave their “savior” a legacy.
Where is the promise of “taking it to the American people?” What much of the American public understands that you don’t is that any type of government-controlled health care insurance market relies on mandatory participation and rationed care. It is difficult to comprehend that someone like you would not get that. Both chambers of Congress do, which is why Republicans floated a “replacement.” That, and those in Congress who work closely with the insurance companies will continue to make a killing in the market, enriching themselves on the backs of struggling Americans.
Please don’t forget about the tenets in the small print of Obamacare, like backdoor gun control and confiscation — a violation of the Second Amendment, that “Ryancare” did not rescind.
You took an oath to uphold, defend and protect the Constitution for the united States of America. Honor it by pushing for a full repeal of Obamacare in one fell swoop. Let the insurance companies reset the free market and push to pass legislation to allow the sale of plans across State lines. Insurance companies should be able to deliver a true cafeteria type of coverage where individuals elect the coverage they need and pay premiums based on those selections. Keep things simple, Mr. President. Stop the addition of pork onto legislation concerning repeal of Obamacare.
Being human means that we make mistakes regardless of our position or status. It is a big person that recognizes and acknowledges when they make a mistake. Americans would understand an acknowledgement from you of making a mistake for backing Ryan’s disaster. In fact, Americans would probably respect you more for it since suffering under eight years of a man who believed he could do no wrong, was perfect, and maligned Americans at every turn when disagreeing with him.
The House Freedom Caucus actually did you a favor. Be grateful for that. Many do not trust Paul Ryan to make good on his “step two and three” process — American citizens as well as Congress who have worked with him for many years now. He sold out to Obama. He lied on his pamphlets sent to his constituency for re-election. Take a hint on his past behavior — he hasn’t changed his spots.
You can do better, Mr. President. Americans believed so when they voted on November 8, 2016. Now, show them their vote was not misplaced.