“The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”

Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Thomas

Friday, September 27, 2013

Dumb republicans hand democrats a gift

Republicans are demanding a one-year delay in the full implementation of Obamacare. Why on Earth would they do that? Ostensibly the demand is part of a list of requirement to which the administration must agree if it wants to avert a government shutdown.

Assuming a government shutdown is a bad thing, I approve of shutdowns, every day the government fails to function is another day that our liberties aren't supplanted to the imperial state, why would the republicans want to delay what they are saying is the humiliating collapse of the worst piece of legislation ever to be crammed down the throats of the taxpayers? A one year delay would put off the reality of how painful Obamacare will be until after the midterm elections. A delay is a gift to red-state democrats whom voters might blame if Obamacare is as awful as we know it to be, and it allows the administration to dole out still more waivers to their friends.

Let it be implemented and then stand back and watch it collapse on its own. That way the Obama-friendly media cannot blame republicans for being obstructionists. The blame will rightly be entirely on the administration and other democrats. Don't give them an out.


David said...

I don't subscribe to the government consuming this piece of our economy which is what Obamacare will do. However, having it collapse will benefit no one EXCEPT some politicians.

I do not believe Obamacare is good for the US nor do I believe it will be as "affordable" as it proper name implies. It will cost more than anyone has imagined while degrading, if not decimating the U.S. healthcare "system".

The government is inherently inefficient and bureaucratic. This legislation is analogous to kudzu or any other parasitic organism. It will destroy it's host.

The best choice to ensure the availability of the best and most affordable healthcare is to quit tampering with the supply v. demand equation. I promise the invisible hand will take care of it.

David said...

Note: I said ensure the AVAILABILITY of healthcare not PROVIDE healthcare.

David said...

If the notion is force something on the American public, let's REQUIRE everyone to read the book "Atlas Shrugged" by Ayn Rand.


Ed said...

Unless politicians claim that its collapse is evidence that we need more government to fix it, I don't see how a collapse benefits them. I think we're at the point in this mess where something catastrophic and painful has to happen to back out of this. We're too far gone to just ease away from it and go back to the way it was.

David said...

Your "collapse" theory is correct. If it fails it will be blamed on any non-supporters and not enough support instead of the fact it is not sustainable.

I swear we are looking like the USSR in 1989.

Ed said...

Dave, I think that's the idea Obama had when he feverishly imagined being President during his communist-indoctrinated youth. His vision for America is government enforced egalitarianism, where everybody lives in cold, damp urban collectives and nobody has more than anybody else....except of course for the ruling elite like him....they'll enjoy the best of everything.

The minorities who support this guy believe that they'll be given what others have earned, thus improving their lot. The affluent Obama supporters obviously believe they themselves ARE the ruling elite. How dumb are they not to see that it is on their backs that Obamacare rides?

Isaac A. Nussbaum said...

"Where is John Galt?" or "Who is John Galt?"