The Washington Post is mad because the GOP plans to use reconciliation to pass it without any Democrat votes. Hey, that’s how Democrats passed Obamacare in the first place, have you forgotten Washington Post? You thought that was pretty cool then, right? Did you not think that the Democrats might have to live by their own rules someday?
The Senate Parliamentarian issued a ruling last week that Obamacare can be repealed by reconciliation because it was originally passed by reconciliation. Heh.
I hope I’m not being too generous to Republicans by calling the bill they plan to vote on as a repeal of Obamacare. With Republicans, we’ll have to read it carefully to see if it’s really a repeal or if it’s just monkeyshine that leaves most of Obamacare in place.
Of course the media is beside itself accusing Republicans of leading the most secretive health care bill ever. No, they aren’t guilty of that as a quick comparison to how the Democrats foisted Obamacare on us. As we have learned from the revelations of Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber:
“You can’t do it political, you just literally cannot do it. Transparent financing and also transparent spending. I mean, this bill was written in a tortured way to make sure CBO did not score the mandate as taxes. If CBO scored the mandate as taxes the bill dies. Okay? So it’s written to do that. In terms of risk rated subsidies, if you had a law which said that healthy people are going to pay in, you made explicit healthy people pay in and sick people get money, it would not have passed. Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage. And basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically that was really really critical to get for the thing to pass. Look, I wish Mark was right that we could make it all transparent, but I’d rather have this law than not.”
Right, American voters are too stupid so we had to hoodwink ‘em.
Obama was in fact the leading liar with “If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor — If you like your healthcare plan you can keep your plan — This bill will lower health insurance premiums by $2500.”
Suck it up, Democrats and media accomplices, you created this monster.