Skip to comments.Poll: Already Scant Support for Obamacare Erodes
Posted on 05/20/2013 7:05:48 AM PDT by Kaslin
According to the latest Reason-Rupe poll:
The president’s health care law is losing public support… Only 32 percent of Americans say they liked the health care law when it was passed and still like it today. Seven percent liked the law when it was passed, but like it less now. Meanwhile, 45 percent disliked the health care law when it was passed and still dislike it. Four percent of Americans say they disliked the law when it passed, but like it more now.
These results are consistent with the Kaiser Family Foundation Health Tracking Poll, which has always reported a higher level of support for the law than other polls, yet whose latest results show support for Obamacare slipping to just 35 percent of adults.
ObamaCare’s Independent Payment Advisory Board is everything its critics say and worse. It is a democracy-skirting, Congress-blocking, powers-unseparating, law-entrenching, tax-hiking, fund-appropriating, price-controlling, health-care-rationing, death-paneling, technocrat-thrilling, authoritarian, anti-constitutional super-legislature. Its very existence is testament to government incompetence. It stands as a milestone on the road to serfdom.
The Congressional Research Service has now confirmed what HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius pretends not to know but what Diane Cohen and I explained here:
[I]f President Obama fails to appoint any IPAB members, all these powers fall to Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius.
That’s an awful lot of power to give any one person, particularly someone who has shown as much willingness to abuse her power as Sebelius has.
I would also like the Congressional Research Service to address a feature of IPAB that Cohen and I first exposed. According to the statute, we write:
Congress may only stop IPAB from issuing self-executing legislative proposals if three-fifths of all sworn members of Congress pass a joint resolution to dissolve IPAB during a short window in 2017. Even then, IPAB’s enabling statute dictates the terms of its own repeal, and it continues to grant IPAB the power to legislate for six months after Congress repeals it. If Congress fails to repeal IPAB through this process, then Congress can never again alter or reject IPAB’s proposals.
You read that right. For more, read our paper, especially Box 3 on page 9.
CRS, I’m interested to know what you think. Take a close look at the law and get back to me.
What the heck does a poll have to do with anything? The public was against Obamacare, it got rammed down our collective throat.
Politicians on both sides of the aisle stand to gain in wealth and power as a result of Obamacare.
It’s not going away, ever. The fox is guarding the hen house, and we’re hoping he becomes vegetarian.
Hat tip to Travis McGee
A new day is coming.
DemonRats still “deemin”. Tyranny unceasing.
I can’t wait seventy years. May it be sooner than seventy years where Americans gain control over the socialists. Would prefer one day.
And besides that, Sibelius is a butt-ugly, typical Democrat female.
Her ugliness comes from the inside.
Wait until people have to start cutting checks with a gun to their heads next year. They ain’t seen nothing yet.
“They ain’t seen nothing yet.”
ONe can always trust smirky Progressive punks to be smirky Progressive punks who abuse power while they call you and your ancesters knuckle-dragging, Christian morons.
Comrades, you are witnessing the Dictatorship of the Proletariat striking its roots deeply into United States soil.
No sitting Congress can bind a future Congress. Majority vote wins, (ok, 2/3 if the Pres vetoes it), regardless ofwhat perentage, whether 51% or 99% was written into law by a pervious Cnogress.
Don’t sell her short. She is plenty ugly on the outside too.
True to her gene pool.
The idiot spawn of Ohio Dem gov Gilligan.