Skip to comments.What’s the End Game for Obamacare?
Posted on 08/05/2013 9:38:34 AM PDT by Kaslin
>Speaking on the condition of anonymity, a Republican lawmaker told one Capitol Hill newspaper last week that conservatives pushing to stop the implementation of Obamacare had no plan B.
Before diving into the substance of the criticism, lets spend a minute on how that criticism was delivered. Folks in Washington love speaking on the condition of anonymity. In a meandering profile of NBC Newss Luke Russert, a reporter for the liberal New Republic wrote, Fellow reporters related the meanest anecdotes they could think ofbut not for attribution, OK?
For one reason or another, these reporters have decided criticizing Russert wasnt a savvy career move. From that perspective, you can understand why this GOP lawmaker would not want to publicly denounce a strategy that has the support of folks like Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX), Mike Lee (R-UT), Rand Paul (R-KY) and Marco Rubio (R-FL). You can imagine this lawmaker running into trouble back home after saying Cruz, Lee, Heritage Action and the others have a laudable goal, but I aint gonna help them fight.
If Republican lawmakers are not willing to fight the implementation of Obamacare by actively defunding the law, they must have another plan to stop it, right? I posed variations of this question to numerous folks over the past week and the answer was nearly unanimous: stunning silence.
Yesterday, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) cautioned against swinging for fences and offered there are more effective ways we think that we can do better by delaying this law.
Delay. Defund. Repeal. Halt. Block. Stop.
Absent a legislative strategy, those are just words. In a must read piece, Heritage Actions Russ Vought explained the political strategy:
It is wonderful that Congressmen support repealing Obamacare, but its not enough. The House has had numerous votes to repeal Obamacare, but the chances of statutorily repealing the law decreased once President Obama won a second term. Conservatives cannot wait another three-and-a-half years to begin dismantling Obamacare; they need to leverage current opportunities to defund Obamacare on must-pass spending bills.
He also explained, contrary to the assertions of many people who should know better, the implementation of Obamacare could be stopped on a spending bill:
Defunding Obamacare means attaching a legislative rider to a must pass bill (debt limit, annual spending bill, etc.) that 1) prohibits any funds from being spent on any activities to implement or enforce Obamacare; 2) rescinds any unspent balances that have already been appropriated for implementation; and 3) turns off the exchange subsidy and new Medicaid spending that are on auto-pilot.
Senator Cruz and Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA) have introduced legislation that would accomplish those goals. If that is swinging for the fences, then sign me up because fighting to preserve the status quo isnt going to inspire the American people or save the country.
Unfortunately, that is exactly what some are advocating lets wait until 2017. Charles Krauthammer wrote, You cant govern from one house of Congress. You need to win back the Senate and then the presidency.
Lets flip Washingtons conventional wisdom upside down.
Instead of proclaiming with certainty that President Obama would never sign a bill that harmed his signature legislative accomplishment, imagine the pundits proclaiming that House Republicans would never pass a bill that funds a law they were elected to reverse.
Right now, however, almost no one in Washington and more importantly no one outside of Washington believes House Republicans are willing to mount a massive assault against the implementation of Obamacare. Until they do, theyll be on the outside looking in.
Over August, Heritage Action will be traveling across the country to make the case against Obamacare. The Washington Post noted Democrat-aligned groups already are responding aggressively. They are preparing to go on the offensive over August, deploy[ing] every tool and tactic available to defend Obamacare and put Republicans on the defense.
Obamas allies understand the fight is now. Will our allies wake up before its too late?
Single Payer....= CLOWARD-PIVEN!!!
The signers of the Declaration of Independence had "no Plan B" either.
You are exactly correct. The whole purpose and intent behind Obamacare was to make private health insurance prohibitively expensive and drive everyone eventually into a single payer government run healthcare system.
The GOP end game is to get fully behind it and make sure it is completely implemented.
A National Healthcare System like Britain’s, paid for by General Tax Revenue. It will break this country into oblivion.
They like to say “single-payer” systems because that sounds so innocuous. What it really means is that every frigging tax payer who actually PAYs real, net taxes is gonna foot the bill for this abortion.
RIPE for our enemies.... one inch at a time!
Whats the End Game for Obamacare?
Extermination of those who don’t fit in.
Bring it on, let it burn. If, after five years of the Obammunist and several decades of increasing statism,, we as a nation haven't pulled our collective head out of our collective a**, then it's going to take a complete collapse to wake us up. The sooner we get there, the sooner we can get busy cleaning up the mess and rebuilding our Republic. Let it burn.
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
Actually, it is a stepwise approach to have data/location/history of every man, woman, and child who is an American. The IRS has records on anyone who files a tax return. But now the IRS will have a file on every single registered American citizen. THAT is the purpose of Obamaroidcare. The elimination of ‘undesirables’ will follow as surely as day follows night and night follows day.
This is the Obamunist version of Aktion T4. We all know where that went.
There is only one way to stop them.
Personally, I think the whole purpose behind 0bamacare is much more perverse. The goal is to control everything we do by blackmailing us through the carrot of “health care”. Those who vote/donate/campaign for the dems will possibly receive actual health care. Those who are not DNC voters will possibly only receive health care if they are still in a position to pay taxes. Once a non-DNC voting person crosses from a net payer to the government to a net receiver, no health care will be available. JMHO
What end game? The public is too anesthetized to care. But when the big premiums and/or taxes/penalties hit the productive half of the country there will be an outcry.
Let’s hope that Republicans are in control when that happens.
Expect a big fight. 0bamacare is a massive transfer of money from producers to slackers who vote democrat. They won’t let go of the freebies without a lot of resistance.
Turn us over the a One World Government.
Yup ... so I am preparing for the collapse of the society. Preppers, for the most part, have not realized yet that the armor being purchased and staged around the country is destined for the confiscation runs, gathering up food, etc. to feed the slug dependents in the cities. But the storm troopers have to exit the armor in order to load their trucks ...
You beat me to it. Exactly what I was going to post.
Every can has its opener. ‘nuff said.
PURGES!.... already the military is being purged..
The federal givernment has been being purged since the Clintoon’s..
The FBI, CIA, NSA, IRS, and all manner of other agencys have been being purged for decades..
Voting died on Nov 6th 2012.. officially.. but it probably really died long before that.. The voting machines and even “the mechanism” has been broken for a long time..
AND damned near all conservatives and Rinos refuse to admit it...
Nov 6th 2012 showed up many “mistakes” of voter fraud.. that proved it..
Be assured the corrupt forces NOTICED IT TOO.. and will take steps to insure the public will not notice it in the future..
Voting it seems has been Kabuki theater for a good while now..
Even the republican primarys were RIGGED..
to Wit; Conservatives REJECTED harshly ALL conservative candidates.. and CHOSE a known famous collaborator with DEMOCRATS.. that “IS” if vote counts can be believed..
Republicans of all stripes STILL REFUSE to admit the scope and wondrous ruse of it all..
The JUNTA that pulled this off is brilliant..
A.K.A>- make them vote for a liberal- AND LIKE IT..
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