ObamaCare Repeal: Fool me once. . . Won’t get fooled again

ObamaCare Repeal: Fool me once. . . Won’t get fooled again

Senate Republicans have backed themselves into a corner in their efforts to “repeal” ObamaCare. Today they released yet another version of their health care reform bill to try and appease conservatives and moderate Republicans who signaled their opposition to the last attempt.

Leading the conservative pack is Senator Rand Paul, who, rightfully so, just doesn’t understand why a Republican majority in Congress cannot secure full repeal of ObamaCare.

“Now too many Republicans are falling all over themselves to stuff hundreds of billions of taxpayers’ dollars into a bill that doesn’t repeal Obamacare and feeds Big Insurance a huge bailout. Obamacare regulations? Still here. Taxes? Many still in place, totaling hundreds of billions of dollars. Insurance company bailouts? Those, too.”

So, if Republican leadership in the Senate is promising ObamaCare repeal, then why are they pushing legislation that is essentially ObamaCare with window dressing?

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell doesn’t seem to remember the promises that were made to the American people by the Republican Party during the 2016, 2014, 2012, and 2010 elections.

Ever since ObamaCare was passed into law, Republicans have used it as a rallying cry to get re-elected, but now that Republicans have full control of government they won’t even bring a clean repeal bill to the floor for a vote. Never mind Republicans passed a clean repeal bill back in 2015 when they knew President Obama would veto it.

This is the definition of insanity. The Senate should take up the 2015 clean repeal bill immediately and put in on President Trump’s desk. Then conservatives and moderates alike can hash out their differences on a replacement.

The new legislation released by Senate leadership today keeps large chunks of ObamaCare in place, including:

  • Half of all ObamaCare taxes;
  • Ten out of twelve ObamaCare regulations;
  • Creates a new superfund to bailout insurance companies.

These are not the conservative solutions Americans were promised, and if passed, this bill will fail to address skyrocketing premiums and lack of quality care.

Remind me again why Americans voted to put Republicans in the majority?

There’s an old saying in Texas (or is it Tennessee?):

All joking aside, the American people are once again being sold a fake bill of goods, and they can’t afford to be fooled again.

America’s Liberty Committee is fighting for complete repeal of ObamaCare, please sign your No Deal, Full Repeal petition right away to join the fight.

  • Michael Clayton