The Republican Health Care Plan is (this space for rent)
Republicans have been spewing out the same 3-word slogan for the last few months: Repeal and, uhh…what’s the other word again? Oh, Replace; that’s it. Repeal and Replace. There’s just one tiny question:
Replace the Democrats’ health care reform bill With WHAT???
They don’t have a replacement. No alternative plan whatsoever. Nothing. Zero. Nada. Zip point shit.
From the time they defeated “Clinton Care” in 1994 until George W. Bush’s departure, Republicans had fourteen years to come up with a health care plan of their own. What did they come up with? (See previous paragraph.)
If Republicans win control of the House, Weepy the Orange will instruct his drones to pass a bill repealing Obamacare. And Obama will promptly veto the bill. Next.
Republicans will no doubt withhold all funding to enforce the new health reform law, as they’ve been threatening to do. This will be an opportunity for Obama and the Democrats to grow spines and start fighting fire with fire. There’s a ray of hope — Bill Clinton became a stronger president after Republicans captured the House in 1994.
But the fact remains, the GOP has no plan whatsoever — for health care, the economy, anything — besides saying “No” in unison. If Republicans re-take the House in November, voters will expect them to uncross their arms, stop stamping their feet, pull in their pouting lower lips and start coming up with some actual solutions.
That oughtta be interesting.
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