I recall the Republicans being called "The party of NO!", called obstructionists, and survive countless attempts to be marginalized, in the Obamacare debate as they point out this is not a patient-driven, market-oriented approach to curb rising health care costs.
This is government takeover of our personal choices of insurers and doctors. Say that and be ready to be called a liar, to be told there is no government mandate and control of up to a sixth of our economy.
Then riddle me this, why did Obama admit as much?
The last thing I will say, though -- let me say this about health care and the health care debate, because I think it also bears on a whole lot of other issues. If you look at the package that we’ve presented -- and there’s some stray cats and dogs that got in there that we were eliminating, we were in the process of eliminating. For example, we said from the start that it was going to be important for us to be consistent in saying to people if you can have your -- if you want to keep the health insurance you got, you can keep it, that you’re not going to have anybody getting in between you and your doctor in your decision making. And I think that some of the provisions that got snuck in might have violated that pledge.
Reps. Paul Ryan, Mike Pence, Eric Cantor, John Boehner, and others have offered BETTER solutions, to the Reid Obama Pelosi debacle.
Let us hope that the recent desperation the Democrats and Obama administration have been showing will lead to something that will HELP the people!