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Republicans should prepare
for the collapse of Obamacare

Creators Syndicate, by Mona Charen

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Posted By:StormCnter, 3/23/2013 4:47:30 AM

In my last column, I argued that for all the undeniable woes of the Republican Party, the unfurling of Obamacare represents a huge vulnerability for Democrats. The Democratic health reform bill is economically nonsensical and politically unpopular. A recent Rasmussen poll found that 54 percent believe the law will damage the U.S. health care system. Even among Democrats, support for the law is ebbing. In February, a Kaiser Family Foundation poll found that only 57 percent of Democrats (compared with 72 percent in November of 2012) support the law. The battle over health care reform is not over.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Chippewa, 3/23/2013 4:59:21 AM     (No. 9239622)

This sounded pretty good up to the point about a $5,000 "refundable tax credit" per individual, which would be another illegal immigrant/babby momma welfare boondoggle on steroids. The concept of consumer choice and motive to economize sure makes sense.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: sinic, 3/23/2013 5:31:57 AM     (No. 9239630)

Actually a pretty good read that gives a good overview of how healthcare evolved into the disaster that´s coming over the horizon.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Country Boy, 3/23/2013 5:50:01 AM     (No. 9239635)

Moral of the story is:

"Everything that the government touches will eventually turn into a giant mess"

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Reply 4 - Posted by: steveW, 3/23/2013 5:51:23 AM     (No. 9239636)

In hindsight, the 2012 election was probably lost the day Chief Justice Roberts switched sides and allowed socialist health care to become "constitutional" in the USA. The Left thus had its moral imperative sanctioned by the Right, and from then on the facade of good intentions was all that mattered, the real world and real lives be damned. Even if the actual, negative effects of Obamacare become alarmingly apparent to even the most willfully blind in Obama´s flock, it will change a thing - since "good intentions" are all that matters, and those intentions are now GOP-approved. Aren´t they, GOP?





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Reply 5 - Posted by: thelmalou, 3/23/2013 6:05:43 AM     (No. 9239642)

The GOP doesn´t want to govern. Nice idea, Mona, but all they want to do is sit around and whine and make sure they don´t miss their golf game at the club.


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Reply 6 - Posted by: SpencersMom, 3/23/2013 6:11:10 AM     (No. 9239647)

I have always wondered why and when health care became part of your employment. It always seemed a bad idea to have it tied to your job. I also had no idea the government put limits on pay raises after WWII. I should have known. Everything the government does ends up causing much harm.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Trigger2, 3/23/2013 6:21:08 AM     (No. 9239659)

The feds can´t run anything, not even the whorehouse they took over in Nevada. The only solution is to get rid of every demonrat in the 2016 election, but I´m afraid voter fraud and DNC voter payoffs will prohibit that.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: reilly, 3/23/2013 6:24:44 AM     (No. 9239660)


Obama will be Hoover very soon.


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Reply 9 - Posted by: tulipwood, 3/23/2013 6:42:21 AM     (No. 9239676)

The RNC seems unable to ´prepare´ for anything. The truth is a lot of establishment Republicans will never take a stand against it.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Crosscut, 3/23/2013 7:41:23 AM     (No. 9239750)

Obamacare will be allowed to fail and collapse all on it´s own. Particullary after the losses Democrats will suffer in the 2014 midterms because of it and their gun grabbing attempts.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: MattMusson, 3/23/2013 10:11:57 AM     (No. 9240014)

Get Ready GOP. The DEMS will use the collapse as the excuse for Nationalizing Medicine.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Susannah, 3/23/2013 11:40:53 AM     (No. 9240164)

That was their whole intent, #11.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: oh-heck, 3/23/2013 11:48:31 AM     (No. 9240179)

Premise is correct, Obamacare will collapse. It might yet be found unconstitutional on the basis of 1st amendment issues. It will certainly collapse when large numbers of employers drop their existing coverage. How many of the dropped will simply wait until they are sick to enroll? Have a free market plan in your pocket.

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