The voices of those discussing health care on the Sunday shows are lambasting Obamacare costs and problems yet are also discussing the poor in their states being covered. Susan Collins let out a tremor-laden lecture for bipartisanship as a solution while calling for a haircut on Big Pharma. She is unwittingly calling for socialized medicine because of her refusal to reel in any of Obamacare in the name of Medicaid in Maine.
This bill, about 10 percent of Obamacare repealed but covered by the word “repeal” isn’t going to happen. The usual players are jumping on the grenades for their fellow GOP and entrenching our stagnation regarding the coming crisis. The crisis will be massive before being addressed out of necessity. The decision will be made that all our citizens (perhaps non-citizens?) get coverage. Exactly how doesn’t this scenario come true?
Rand Paul has his principles and he also has millions of poor in his state and the hospitals/doctors who treat them breathing down his neck. I guess Rand doesn’t mind crap being the enemy of perfect.
John McCain has his overriding principle in place still, namely glorifying himself. He will go down in history as a narcissist jerk, disliked by conservatives plus laughed at by the Dems who used his ego and feeble mind for their own ends. He will vote against the President at nearly every turn until he’s passed away and even then I see the invisible thumbs-down from the grave, a final digit from narcissist to narcissist.
Lisa Murkowski hula-hooped her way amidst flowers and hugs from the Dems in her state as Alaskans boldly stood up in declaring health care a right. Somehow I see this “right” concept not working out so well.
This O’Care skinny repeal won’t happen, nor would it work in the long run anyway. The repeal would however help the GOP pass some other legislation based on momentum. Far be it for McCain, et al., to give some mo’ to The Donald.
These GOP heroes of Democrats are doing their fellow senators a favor, as the GOP really never expected to have the federal goodies get removed from their constituents. That would require leadership. Better to hide under their desks, duck-and-cover style. If they really wanted repeal they’d do something. Obviously our President hasn’t been an ideal leader (insert favorite insult or painful truth here) but he’s willing to sign almost anything.
Maybe giving money to the states and letting them figure it out will help some of this fiasco but I doubt that happens. Our leaders don’t have the stomach for this. Guess where their cowardice and incompetence ends? The rough socialized beast slouches toward DC to be born.