. McConnell and the Republican Senators choked. They couldn’t get it together before the July 4th break. Now they get to hear what their constituents think of their plan. But all this effort begs two questions: Why and with what?
As to why it’s obvious. They wanted President Obama to fail, putting party before country. And now they want to destroy Obama’s legacy. They did such a good job polishing Reagan’s legacy, despite it’s many failures, they figure they can do the opposite with Obama. But why? Because he’s a Democrat? Because he’s Black? Because they have a craven desire for power?
So after doing all they could to sabotage Obamacare for the last eight years what have they come up with? Nothing. You’d think in eight years they’d have plenty of time to come up with their own plan. Instead they cobbled together a plan in five months that’s good for the very rich and craps on everyone else. Again why? Perhaps they had so much trouble is because Obamacare is their plan. It came from the Heritage Foundation. It has ideas that go back to Nixon.
The result of this failure may be leading us down the path to a public option and then on to single payer. And why not? We spend more on healthcare than anyone else yet we rank 39th on good outcomes. We could save billions. Every other industrialized country has it so it would make our businesses more competitive. Better than a tax cut!