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Start All of ObamaCare Now

A column by the editor
web posted October 7, 2013

COLUMN With all the gridlock in Washington DC and the government shutdown due to President Obama and Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid refusing to enter negotiations and offer compromises, I say fully fund - and FULLY implement - ObamaCare now. "But, you are a hard-core conservative, why give in to the Democrats and Obama when we're winning the fight?," you may ask. The simple answer is, I'm not, it would do the exact opposite of what the Democrats and Obama want - force them to own the train-wreck that is ObamaCare all alone.

As I stated above, Congress should pass, and Obama should sign, a continuing resolution (CR) to fund the government and ObamaCare and let the train-wreck happen. Just in time for the 2014 mid-term elections, which has more Democrats facing loosing their seats than Republicans, especially in the Senate.

But that does not mean the CR does not have conditions. If ObamaCare is so wonderful as the liberal media and the lying Democrats say, then let's get with the plan. Do away with the illegal "waivers" Obama has given to certain political allies, major corporations, Unions, Federal workers, and yes, those pesky Democrats in Congress who demanded they be exempted from the law because it was too expensive for staffers making $175,000 a year and up, to buy coverage.

Well, tough cookies. Most Middle-class families don't make $175,000+ a year. If it's good enough for them, it's good enough for the "ruling class".

Obama is already breaking the law (yes, I know, what's new) by granting to delay certain requirements written into the law to his political cronies, donors, and special interests. He does not have that power. He is charged under the constitution to fully implement and uphold the laws - including his own.

Remove all of his "waives" granted by fiat, make Congress and the President and Federal workers all have to buy the insurance they are forcing the American people to purchase, as well as all corporate and  small businesses to enter the forced markets, and maybe even include the "mainstream media" as an extra added bonus.

Watch how fast the reports change from glowing accolades of how wonderful socialized healthcare is to the nightmare and job losses that it has, and will cause.

Large corporations, who have been granted a 1 year extension on the mandate have already told millions of their workers they would lose their employer coverage and be forced on to the ObamaCars "exchanges", or will drop coverage for their spouses and family, and millions more have seen their full time jobs reduced to par-time.

Over 90% of all jobs created since ObamaCare passed have been part-time minimum wage jobs. And they can't figure out why the economy is not improving and 90 million of 300 million Americans are unemployed. 

Obama is granting the illegal waivers because he knows full well that if the American people see just how destructive this law is, Republicans would take an even bigger majority in the House and take control of the Senate, leaving him a neutered lame-duck President responsible for the complete destruction of the American economy. Which has been his goal since the day he got elected.

So stop the bickering, and fully fund and fully enforce ObamaCare on everyone.

If ObamaCare is so wonderful, why put it off? As Larry the Cable Guy says, "Git 'er Done!" Let the political chips fall where they may.

Within a month Democrats would be begging to repeal the law to save their own political hides.


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