Should Republicans try to defund Obamacare?
I say “no”. Sad to say, the “people” voted for the Democrats who voted for Obamacare. It is now the law of the land. By trying to impede Obamacare, the Republicans are only setting themselves up to be blamed for its failings. As H.L. Mencken put it:
“Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.”
I have faith that the “people” will eventually rise up and demand change only when they realize just how damaging and unaffordable the “Affordable Care Act” Obamacare really is. At this time, I suspect that “the people” have inklings that it isn’t a good thing but the evidence has yet to slap them in the face. Only then should Republicans make their move.
I propose that Republicans would do much better by making sure that: a) nobody gets exempted (especially Congress) or subsidized; Republicans communicate over and over that Obamacare is a 100% Democrat program and c) (most importantly) that they have a credible alternate plan ready to be introduced at the right time.
Any thoughts on this?