Wedge issues

The Democrats voted overwhelmingly for The Secure Fence Act … when they knew it would not be funded or enforced. The GOP voted for ACA repeal when they knew …

Anyone see a pattern?

Career Politicians won’t easily solve good wedge issues that can be used again and again and again. They all need a villain.

Health care is a right? So what.

No one, not a private insurance industry or even a federal government, can give someone, promise someone health care.

A government could declare health care a right.  It could even pass a law that says “all patients are created equal”.  So what?

Suffering from addiction

ACA (and similar policies) are cruelly addictive and create dependencies and a false sense of hope and security. It will take time to rehab the country and the withdrawal will be painful. Public pensions are slowly imploding also for example. These political promises cannot be kept and should never have been made.

Will the GOP renege?

The Obama admin promised groups of people free, or heavily discounted, unfettered access to the US healthcare system … paid for with OPM.  In addition, people were promised no lifetime caps, guaranteed issue, no risk adjustments, kids are kids until 26, sign-up after you need treatment, and more.  The Fountain of Youth is likely in there somewhere.

Now the GOP is tasked with essentially reneging on a political promise that could never be kept and should never have been made.  Not unlike other Ponzi and OPM schemes.