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Sunday, September 19, 2010

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.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another great post! So damn true!

September 19, 2010 at 2:33 PM  
Anonymous S.W. Anderson said...

Oh, Republicans always have a plan, and it's always the same thing: let the free market take care of it. Anyone too stupid to understand what that means should look at their home value, if they have one; their 401k or other investments' value, if they have any; and their job situation, if they still have one of those.

Then, people should ask themselves, "Got bilked?" If so, they should know better than to leave anything to corporate America's inside guys and girls in Washington -- especially the elected ones.

September 19, 2010 at 4:53 PM  
Blogger Lew Scannon said...

Solutions? From Republicans? That'll be the day!

September 19, 2010 at 5:54 PM  
Blogger Demeur said...

Democrats growing a spine? Tom just how do you put a spine in a jelly fish?

The rethuglican plan - give everybody a voucher like a $1 off coupon for a pizza. And that's about what it will be worth, $1. That is after they cut taxes for the insurance companies.

Didn't their doughnut hole thing work out just great?

September 20, 2010 at 11:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You guys keep forgetting the Bush Medicare Plan, which was corporate Welfare for the Pharmaceutical Companies (by forbidding Medicare to bargain) and the Insurance Companies.

Plus since is wasn't funded for, it is the single biggest deficient drain on the budget


September 20, 2010 at 11:42 AM  
Anonymous Jolly Roger said...

Grayson outlined the Rushpubliscum "plan" quite nicely. Sure they have one.

September 20, 2010 at 1:54 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Paul and Kerry: Thanks. And unfortunately, it's true.

SW: Too many brainwashed people ask themselves "Got bilked?" and then answer their own question by blaming everything on gummint bureaucrats and Obamacare.

Lew: All Republicans want to do is win the election, or sabotage and paralyze the person who did win.

Demeur: A spine inside a jellyfish, LOL. Maybe that could replace the elephant as the Democratic logo.

Erik: Republicans sure didn't care about the budget when that pharmaceutical giveaway was being rammed through Congress.

JR: No doubt that's the GOP plan. But they don't have the balls to come right out and tell people to get sick and die -- at least not 'til after the election.

September 20, 2010 at 5:59 PM  

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