By Robert Owens:
The plutocrats of the Potomac are playing legislative games…
The Republican House voted more than fifty times to repeal Obummercare. Even the Republican Senate did the same thing a few times while the Progressives’ Obamassiah was running the State and not just the Deep State. Now that the Republicans have the whole shooting match they can’t seem to hit the target.
Maybe it’s the strategy of doing it all in one BIG omnibus bill filled with payoffs, bribes, and meant to restructure the entire healthcare industry in one fell swoop that is causing the problem. I know, I know the perpetually re-elected love their omnibus mega-bills just because they can shoehorn in massive payoffs and bribes without anyone being the wiser, but this just isn’t working.
Besides if the vote in November was for anything it was for ending business as usual. It was for reining in the two-headed Republicrat bird of prey. It was for righting the Ship of State before it crashes on the reef of bankruptcy. It was for taking control of our Republic from the technocrats and the professional socialist redistributionist hustlers and returning it to the hands of those who work to make America great, again.
Obviously from the on-going “There’s a Russian Under Every Bush” reality show in Congress the inmates are still running the asylum in the capital of the world. The Republican variety of Progressives after all their valiant efforts to repeal Obummercare when there was no chance it would actually repeal Obummercare don’t really want to remove the governments talons from one sixth of our economy.
An axiom of socialist logic is that once an entitlement is enacted it can never be repealed because the people become strung-out on the idea that someone owes them something. Have you ever tried taking candy from a baby or a bone from a dog? It adds up to about the same thing as trying to convince people addicted to free stuff that they don’t need the free stuff.
We have a President who wants to fulfill his campaign promises. He wants to repeal Obummercare and replace it with sensible free market solutions, he wants to lower taxes for working people and small businesses, he wants to allow Corporations to re-patriate the hundreds of billions locked up overseas because of confiscatory taxes at home, and he wants to build the wall. He wants to do all these things, and if he was able to do them we would once again have a health care system that is dynamic, cutting edge and providing the best care for the most people, the economy would take off like a rocket, and with the tide of migration stopped those who are here would have the breathing space to assimilate and become Americans. If he could accomplish these things he would be a shoe-in for re-election and end up as one of the most successful presidents in History. This is exactly why the best Congress money can buy will never pass any of these things.
Instead the plutocrats of the Potomac are playing legislative games. They are using their Omnibus hand-jive to mask the fact that their repeal doesn’t really repeal very much. They want to keep the taxes, keep the mandates, and keep the subsidies. They want to bail out the insurance companies, payoff their donors, and pad the bill with bribes for every lobbyist and special interest group with enough clout to get skin in the game.
Luckily we have some watchmen on the walls who are using every megaphone they can find to warn us about the sow’s ear being passed off as a silk purse. Senators like Rand Paul and Mike Lee are leading the fight. Congressmen like Dave Brat are speaking truth to power and shining a light in the darkness.
If the Republicans were really serious about repeal and replace they wouldn’t use the omnibus absurdity, but they would instead deal with this in bite size chunks. Repeal Obummercare and return the country to the status quo ante. Then pass individual bills to make the changes they want to see. For instance one bill to provide pre-existing condition coverage, another to allow insurance companies to sell across state lines, another for tort reform, another to streamline the FDA, etc.
All these bills could be just a few pages long written in Standard English instead of the hundreds and thousands of pages of insurance speak that clutter the omnibus monstrosities.
In other words, when your strategy doesn’t work check your tactics. If the Mitch, Paul, and the GOP Pretenders were serious about fulfilling the campaign promises they made they would give us a hundred little victories instead of one major defeat. But if they did that President Trump would succeed. And if President Trump succeeds he points out the fact that we don’t need these professional politicians to run our world. We can run it just fine ourselves.
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