Repealing ObamaCare

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Birthplace of Independent Conservatism

The rhetoric from the progressives over efforts to repeal Obamacare are, as expected, heating up. It matters not to the true believers that the so called healthcare reform is opposed by a majority of Americans. While few disagree with the notion that healthcare costs as well as the afford-ability of insurance,should be improved, most realize the road mapped out by ObamaCare is seriously flawed and perhaps more than anything benefits the large pharmaceuticals.

While the ultimate outcome of a House repeal of ObamaCare may yield nothing more than a symbolic win {as it is likely not to be brought to the floor of the Senate} it keeps the issue alive as a 2012 campaign issue. This in and of itself is reason for the House to push hard for repeal.

It is always entertaining to listen, and consider the remarks/arguments from the progressives on healthcare. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee provides the opportunity for just such an entertaining moment.

"Frankly, I would just say to you, this is about saving lives. Jobs are very important; we created jobs," Jackson Lee said. "But even the title of their legislation, H.R. 2, 'job-killing' — this is killing Americans if we take this away, if we repeal this bill."

"So I would argue that my good friends, some of them are new and I appreciate their newness, I appreciate their desire to keep a commitment to constituents — but when you come to the Congress, you have to govern, you have to look at the whole of America," Jackson Lee said in her floor speech. "And therefore, looking at the whole of America, you need to look at the crux; the crux is saving lives."
Aside from the the obvious tug on the "heart strings" Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee fails to provide any concrete specifics as to the alleged wonders the flawed ObamaCare will provide. Perhaps this is due in part to the shear complexity of the legislation and the fact she knows it is not the panacea progressives have tried so hard to convince Americans to believe it is. 

The debate on healthcare should continue. The current legislation was rammed through the Congress, its provisions were little understood by lawmakers, the American people were told by then Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi the bill had to pass so we could see what was in it, and sure as I am an independent conservative the unintended consequences of the bill passage were not considered, let alone understood.

So... let the repeal succeed in the House. Even if it is only symbolic as this point in time. Results in 2012 could be determined in part by revisiting ObamaCare.

Via: Memeorandum

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