Checking in on Obamacare…

We all know at this point that the Affordable Care Act is not affordable and does not provide adequate care to millions of Americans who have been forced to enroll in it. We also know it’s never going to be the great healthcare money-saver that we were told it would be. We know medical personnel hate it for the hours of data entry it requires, and that doctors hate it for the greatly reduced but mandatory payments they are forced to accept.

Our illustrious president...Here are some of the other things we know:

– This legislation is a perfect symbol of the way leftist Americans (“progressives”) use coercion and punishment in implementing programs they claim are humanitarian.

– It is a perfect example of the way Democrats knowingly, willingly lie, over and over again, to sell their ideas and programs to the American people.  (Because as we learned directly from Mr. Gruber, the architect of ACA, if the Democrats told the truth to us “stupid” Americans, we would never go for the programs the Dems are selling.)

– It reveals clearly how Democrats do not understand fundamentals of economics and detest the market-based free enterprise system that the USA was founded upon.

– It shows that Democrats place absolutely no value on personal choice and individual liberty. (“Government always knows best” is the rallying cry of the left-wingers. Remember Hillary’s “It takes a village to raise a child” admonition to all of us “stupid Americans” who were trying to raise kids in a family setting?)

– It illustrates better than almost anything else that “progressives” are anything but; in fact, they are incompetent at governing.

HOWEVER…we are now seeing that Republicans are doing their best to look like Democrats in disguise. We thought that following last November’s midterm elections, Republicans were actually going to lead this country in the direction voters wanted to go.

It’s really very simple: To not defund is to defend.

This needs to be the slogan of grass-roots activism running all the way through the 2016 election.

To not defund is to defend.

Republicans were handed the reins of the House for just such a time as this. They were elected in 2010 because the American voters rejected Obamacare. They lost seats in 2012 because they wavered for two years in what they claimed was an absolute commitment to repeal it. They won more seats in the House and control of the Senate in 2014 because they SAID they would repeal Obamacare.

In short, the Republican House leadership lied. They deceived us. They tried to broker the threat of ACA implementation for the presidency, for control of the Senate, and for more votes in the House that they didn’t even need. They claimed they didn’t have the power to repeal. That may be technically true…but they have the power to defund, have had it since January 2011, and they have failed to use it.

Failing to use that power this year and next could very well lead Republicans to lose control of the most powerful legislative body in the most powerful branch of the federal government. It could also cost them the Senate and any chance to capture the White House.

To not defund is to defend.

Why is failing to defund the ACA tantamount to defending it? Because House Republicans got elected because they opposed Obamacare, but then failed to do anything meaningful with the mandate the voters gave them. This has been an outright betrayal of their campaign promises. It has sent an unmistakeable signal to millions of Americans that Republicans really do not represent a viable alternative to Democratic rule.

Leading up to November’s election, voters were so fired up they took to the streets and traveled to Washington to make their voices heard; the message delivered after the election is that there really is very little citizens can do to  influence elected leaders. Those elected leaders, those Republicans who said they were ready to perform as the voters had demanded, not only betrayed their own constituencies, but thus far they have also betrayed the whole concept of representative government and the rule of law.

Campaign talk is cheap. (Maybe even the cheapest, if Obama is the example.) What our elected officials say to get elected, and do once they assume office, DOES NOT MATTER. What matters is what they actually do once they have the power to do it.

To not defund is to defend.

Thus far the House Republican leadership has failed to stand against the biggest borrowing and spending spree in American history. (The biggest by a huge margin.) They have the power to stop it, but for lots of reasons, most of them politically selfish and shortsighted, they have consciously decided not to oppose it. (Result: this USA that we love, and love living in, is now so deeply in debt that we probably will have no choice in the future but to default on some of that debt, which will then have the effect of decreasing the value of the dollar to worthless junk.)

Republicans have now put themselves in the position of being complicit in the Obamacare scam. There is no other way to view it. This is the way millions of Americans, mostly Republicans, now see it…and will continue to see it until they see something coming from the mandate of last year’s election.

TO NOT DEFUND IS TO DEFEND.

Remember that. And let your elected representatives KNOW you remember it.

[from an article by Joseph Farah in Whistleblower magazine]
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As always, posted for your edification and enlightenment by

NORM ‘n’ AL, Minneapolis
normal@usa1usa.com
612.239.0970

 

 

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