Golly, I love Rep. Louie Gohmert. Now there's a man that consistently sticks with his conservative principles. Why couldn't he be my representative? Instead, I'm stuck with that stale, old Re-Pete Sessions. Two decades worth of that man and the unbearable D.C. carbuncle just won't go away.
As if on cue, all of the usual Texas suspects have piled-on to this spiffy Obamacare regurgitation, as if they know better than the rest of us. You know, those of us who have to work and pay for crappy insurance plans, as we watch our premiums and prescription costs skyrocket.
The ones to blame if this bill passes include reps such as John Ratcliff, Jeb Hensarling and Pete Sessions, who are extolling AHCA's merits.
My guess is the Republicans in D.C. are touting much ado about nothing when it comes to RyanCare. Word on the street is that there aren't enough votes to pass it as of this late date. The vote is tomorrow.
Good thing, too. The reality of the beast is that this healthcare plan will no longer be owned by the liberals. If it passes, the Republicans will own this one, and Obama and liberal village idiots such as Nancy Pelosi will be relieved of the onus. When this thing fails, and it will, the GOP may as well not bother running for president in four years. So too the next midterm election will be difficult for anyone who votes in favor of this bill. We will not let anyone forget who voted for this Obamacare plan in Republican drag.
Closer to home, this looks terrible for Sessions who crammed our mailboxes for years with mass mailers claiming he wanted to fully repeal Obamacare and replace it. I would sure like to understand why he has picked up a guitar and is writing an AHCA ballad.
This isn't your 2015 repeal bill either, and it's funny that people like Sessions, who previously voted in favor of full repeal, instead has opted to support this bill, claiming erroneously that they cannot do a full repeal. Amazing, truly amazing.
This is proof that Sessions' past votes to repeal Obamacare were purely show votes, just like we said they were. How many times did I call Sessions out for that? I honestly lost count.
This is infuriating, too. People voted for Trump because they are angry over past Congress capitulation to Obama. They were angry over congressional show votes too, but in their stupidity, they kept a large number of establishment Republicans in place. This is precisely how a moratorium election on Obamacare and SCOTUS can ultimately give us Obamacare Lite instead of full-on repeal.
Then again, there's Trump, running the fools errand, claiming he'll rid the House of anyone who doesn't vote in favor of this bill. So much for his campaign promise to repeal Obamacare. Pinky-promise the wall goes the same way.
I've read this bill. It holds many of the same Obamacare regulations and mandates in place that have caused healthcare costs to skyrocket. Costs will continue to increase, too. We'll also go back to hoards of people opting for no coverage and worse yet, those with employer sponsored plans will be penalized for having them, as the plan you used to have is suddenly considered income and is taxed that way. Oh, you can have your Cadillac plan, but you'll pay for it, by God.
What happened to the litany of campaign promises of repealing Obamacare? Republicans took the easy way out, that's what. Instead of rolling up their sleeves and actually owning an epic piece of legislation, and showing the Democrats how it's really done, they would rather recycle the massive failure that is Obamacare, and simply stamp their name on it.
Dumb, really dumb.