Skip to comments.Vanity: "Why aren't the Republicans at least trying to help fix Obamacare?"
Posted on 11/04/2013 5:38:25 AM PST by Junk Silver
I keep hearing this Democrat talking point being trotted out, accusing the Republicans of harming their constituents by not doing everything in their power to "fix" the Affordable Health Care Act. This one must test well in focus-groups because it keeps getting repeated. I've yet to hear one Republican answer this coherently. Here's my suggestion for a response:
"If I saw a friend's house being looted would I do everything in my power to stop the looting, or would I walk over and try to negotiate with the looters? Would I call the police and try to get some neighbors to help out, or would I see if I could persuade the looters to delay their looting by a few months, and maybe not take all of the good silverware? To anyone who believes in the principals on which this country was founded the Affordable Care Act is nothing less than government-sanctioned looting of our health care system. The Republican party's only goal is to put a stop to it, not to help it proceed more smoothly."
If I saw someone using a ballpean hammer on my neighbor’s porsche,
would I offer him a sledge hammer to do it more efficiently?
well duh, it is not fixable. once they touch this communist monstrosity, they will get the blame.
They offered ideas early on in the process. All of which were REJECTED by Reid and Pelosi.
There is no fixing a steaming turnd, you begin anew by making insurance portable across states without the minutae of state regulations. Unfortunately, our idiot “representatives” will crap a new turd.
As it is, and this is just something they’re going to have to accept,
the reason it’s going to fail is because the republicans refused to help it work.
They actually should get out in front of this “reasoning” and make a mockery of it before the left tries it.
Darn, In like how you said that. Very clear!
Excellent vanity post! That is the proper response.
They passed it without Republican input or even a single republican vote; they can fix it without republican help. Call us when you’re ready to sh*tcan the whole thing and replace it with something people want.
Here’s the fix:
1) scrap Obamacare
2) Tort reform
3) Tax free, inheritable HSAs
4) Tax free catastrophic health insurance premiums
5) Interstate insurance competition
so when the RATS begin sending us to our re-education / extermination camps, and they are not very successful at getting us to go, the Republicans should help them make the process go more smoothly, right?
I heard that one on some site in the comments the other day. Probably an Obama herd poster.
I pointed out the so called healthcare summit at the WH. The meeting where Ryan pointed out that the bill was scored in a false way and would be far more expensive and expansive. The summit was all for show to make it look as though Obama was listening. He never intended to let the Repubs have any say.
Obama picked his nose that day and told old fart McCain that “I won” again. LOL
Has the GOP ever fixed anything?
Outside of Cruz and Lee, has the GOP ever explained anything coherently? Ever?
Expecting the GOP to do either of these things is kind of like expecting the sun to rise in the west.
They aren’t on our side.
There is no way to “fix” something you aren’t supposed to be doing in the first place.
The Republicans need to keep their hands off of it. If they go to tinkering around with it, THEY will get the blame when it collapses. It’s the DemocRATS’ mess. Let them own it.
Here is the snag is your “response”... You were not elected to represent some 650,000 people, you only have to act guided by your conscience, not a 200+ year old document, and your decision/actions only impact you and your neighbor, not 300+ million other people... It is impossible to “help” someone who thinks they have all the answers and refuses that help.
Excellent list. All simple to do.
I saw yesterday the Feds are now going to “allow” us to carry over $500 on our HSAs. They should provide for full carry-forward of any unused amounts. The notion of use-it-or-lose it is just plain stupid.
The state insurance commissions should butt out a lot, too. Their minimum requirements raise everybody’s costs.
Need that skull graphic for o care right here.
My response would be:
You don’t fix a sewage spill — you clean it up.
The ACA is totally bad policy, substituting government planners, compulsion, and regulation for the plain American virtues of free choice, liberty and sensible law. As such the fix is the repeal that the House has passed a half dozen times already and Democrats refuse to take up in the Senate.
What parts of Obamacare do you want to see “fixed”?
Which of the 16000 pages of regulations do you want to see improved?
Are you for more regulations to fix the existing ones?
Do you think the government should subsidize you so that you can afford the new rates you will be paying for the crappy insurance that is mandated?
Tell us, how can we improve Obamacare?
Or this one?
Besides being unconstitutional, Odunga-care is TOXIC.
There is a saying among the denizens of software development.
“You touch it, you own it.”
No sensible person with a view to a future in politics wants to be associated with this unconstitutional bill of enslavement, empoverishment, and destruction of modern medicine as we once knew it.
They were not allowed in the room either.
Didn’t some famous RHINO once say “If you break it you own it?”.
For example, when your computer has a nasty virus (i.e. 0bamacare), the only solution is to completely erase your hard drive and start over.
The only way to ‘fix’ Slavery was to repeal it.
Why in the world would anyone support something that is a death wish for hundreds of thousands of Americans. It needs to be killed I say before it kills you and I. Just think of the 70 year old widow who is in the middle of a cancer treatment regime with her personal doctor and goes to her mailbox each day in “deathly” fear that today may be the day she receives her ‘death warrant’ in the mail?
Everyone who understood it said it could not possibly work.
The purpose of Obamacare is to destroy the greatest health care system in the history of the world and replace it with a government controlled single payer system. Obamacare is meant to fail. When speaking to their supporters Democrats describe Obamacare as a first step towards government control of the health care industry.
Democrats and their agents in the MSM dishonestly say they want to “fix” Obamacare. They want Republicans involved so that they can blame them for the failures of Obamacare.
The purpose of Obamacare is for the politicians and Democrat operatives to control all health care funds and all health care decisions and take no responsibility for the failures of the the system.
In short, they take your money then they decide whether or not you or your family are allowed to get treatment.
The Democrats want you to have beg them for access to medical care if you or someone in your family children gets sick.
because the market will do it if given a chance
“plans” and “programs” are not the answer
The GOP offered dozens of amendments when this thing was being debated, all were summarily rejected.
A car that’s worth $10,000 gets totaled. It will cost $25,000 to fix it, after which it will be worth $10,000. Shame on those who would argue against spending the $25k.
I wouldn’t help this U.S. hating president fix a flat tire.
From Atlas Shrugged:
"Nobody can divide a factorys income among thousands of people, without some sort of a gauge to measure peoples value. Her gauge was bootlicking. Selfless? In her fathers time, all of his money wouldnt have given him a chance to speak to his lousiest wiper and get away with it, as she spoke to our best skilled workers and their wives. She had pale eyes that looked fishy, cold and dead. And if you ever want to see pure evil, you should have seen the way her eyes glinted when she watched some man whod talked back to her once and whod just heard his name on the list of those getting nothing above basic pittance. And when you saw it, you saw the real motive of any person whos ever preached the slogan: From each according to his ability, to each according to his need."
The way to fix it is to get the government out of the healthcare/insurance business. Don’t turn health insurance into a welfare program either
Get that Pelosi "Big Gavel" picture with all the RAT leaders and put Republican faces on the bodies. Title "It's the Republicans' fault".
Why polish a turd? Your answer is that WE want to REPEAL it not “fix” socialism (which can’t be fixed)!
We need to put this fire out, and reassess where the country stands with healthcare. There is an opportunity here, for Republicans, if they're only smart enough to take advantage of it.
Nancy should have been making a phone call to her physician after that walk...
“yes... I’d like a referral to a proctologist... yes... foreign object... uh huh... yeah, large would be a good description...”
Coz ya can’t fix stupid.
This law was deemed passed in the house by the Botox demon from Kalifornika. If they can to buy insurance, what is next? An electric car? Requiring you live less that five miles from work and ride a bike every day? That is the way the dims think. Force people to do things against their will.
You can’t polish a turd.
I know this is an over the top analogy, but my answer to the headline is in another question: Why didn’t the jews in Nazi Germany try to fix Nazism?
It’s because it was rotten to the core. Some things don’t get fixed. They get replaced - and sometimes with nothing. What did most people replace their electric can opener with? A manual one. It works better and is cheaper.
Man breaks into your house. Tries to shoot you but his gun jams. Do you help him clear the jam so he can proceed to shoot you or do you take the jammed gun and stick it up his a$$? I know what I would do.
cuban leaf you are way smarter than average
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