Republicans Embrace Obamacare

May 4, 2017
Posted in Opinion, U.S.
May 4, 2017 Ben Preuss

Republicans Embrace Obamacare

America didn’t want Obamacare. So far, the healthcare law has been a complete disaster. People have been thrown off their plans, premiums have skyrocketed and deductibles have increased to levels which for most make purchasing health insurance utterly pointless. Ironically, the original promises included being able to keep your plan if you liked your plan, that premiums and deductibles would decrease AND of course that you could keep your doctor. The latter of which became impossible for many precisely because all the other promises were broken.

In the run up to recent elections Republican politicians from the House, the Senate and even the Presidency have touted their own strong support to repeal Obamacare. Americans responded positively to the repeal promise. The country voted in Republican candidates across the United States expecting these politicians to do what they promised.

Now, Republicans control both Houses of Congress and the Presidency. With the recent successful nomination of Justice Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court Republican-style viewpoints exist in the majority throughout Washington. Arguably, Republicans control Congress, the Executive branch and the Judicial branch.

(Please note: I’m well aware that serious justices like Neil Gorsuch do not rule based upon party line. Rather my point is that a controversial decision coming from a Republican majority would have a fighting chance if it went before the Supreme Court.)

Republicans have all this power, literally all of it. Yet, they still legislate like they are in the minority. No serious attempts have been made at fixing our burdensome (and quite frankly unconstitutional) tax system. The border wall is nowhere near being built. And Obamacare seems to have cemented itself as the “law of the land”, with Republicans making only pathetic proposals to alter aspects of the disastrous bill.

What gives? None of this makes any sense. Right?

Well, it actually does make sense, but we have to view all these happenings through an unbiased perspective.

Instead of wondering why this overwhelming Republican majority refuses to rip out Obamacare by its roots, and permanently kill off this terrible legislation, maybe the answer is very simple. Maybe these politicians did what they do best. They lied to you. They lied to all of us.

Republican politicians lied about wanting to repeal Obamacare. Truth lies in action, not words. And if you look at their actions modern Republicans like big government programs. They enjoy pandering to political bases with handouts and stealing your wealth to spread to other people in an effort to buy more votes.

I’m certainly not stating that all Republican politicians think in this manner, but the evidence strongly suggests that too many of them do. In fact, some of these backstabbing politicians came to power from grassroots support from groups like the Tea Party. Take for instance Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan.

Speaker Ryan ran on a very limited government platform. Americans responded to his promises by voting him into office. Quickly after, his whole platform shifted. Instead of fighting to root out Obamacare he has embraced it, and is responsible for some of America’s largest ever spending bills.

So, when you become frustrated that Obamacare, i.e. socialized healthcare, is further cementing itself with every passing day remember who to hold responsible. Democrats might have pushed this monstrosity through, but it is our own Republican politicians who utterly refuse to get rid of it, and instead choose to force-feed every American the putrid crap coming out of Washington.

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Ben Preuss

Benjamin Preuss holds a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice from Carroll University. He possesses a wealth of knowledge in political and economic systems, the US Constitution and America's criminal justice system.
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