Guest Post by William Teach of Pirate’s Cove. Follow me on Twitter @WilliamTeach.
Continuing with his normal use of the resources of the White House, owned by The People of the USA, for hyper-partisan campaign style speeches, (NMP) Obama loves him some “Affordable” Care Act for Other People, and whines at Republicans (video here, if you can stomach it) in his Weekly Address
everybodyDemocrat voters (WT-had to fix that). This Tuesday is an important day for families, businesses, and our economy.
It’s the day a big part of the Affordable Care Act kicks in, and tens of millions of Americans will finally have the same chance to buy quality, affordable health care as everyone else.
If “affordable” means “seeing your premiums skyrocket“, well, yeah. If it means 30 million left without insurance, sure, OK, Sparky. If it means people being dumped from their company policies and seeing America turned into a part-timer economy, yup.
It’s also the day that a group of far-right Republicans in Congress might choose to shut down the government and potentially damage the economy just because they don’t like this law.
Say what you will about George W. Bush, he was never this hyper-partisan or derogatory towards his opponents (perhaps he should have been, at least now and then, but that’s a different discussion). Obama never acts as POTUS, but as President Of Those Who Vote Democrat.
If you’re one of the vast majority of Americans who already have health care, you already have new benefits you didn’t before, like free mammograms and contraceptive care with no copay, and discounts on prescription medicine for seniors. You’ve already got new protections in place too, like no more lifetime limits on your care, no more discriminating against children with preexisting conditions like asthma, or being able to stay on your parents’ plan until you turn 26.
Problem is, those are masking issues (except for the contraception thing, which is pandering to those who don’t feel like spending a few bucks a month for protection as they have irresponsible, casual sex), things that are popular, designed to be the honey masking the taste of nasty medicine.
I will work with anyone who wants to have a serious conservation about our economic future. But I will not negotiate over Congress’ responsibility to pay the bills it has already racked up. I don’t know how to be more clear about this: no one gets to threaten the full faith and credit of the United States of America just to extract ideological concessions. No one gets to hurt our economy and millions of innocent people just because there are a couple laws you don’t like. It hasn’t been done in the past, and we’re not going to start doing it now.
He’ll work with the President Of Iran, but not Republicans. He’s added over $6.5 trillion to the debt. Yet, he blames Republicans in Congress for his profligate spending during the years Dems controlled Congress. Where’s his own budget? It is consistently late, and so horrible that even the Democrat controlled Senate won’t vote for it.