The current health care debate looks more like the symptom of an incurable disease infecting Republican lawmakers; deceiving their constituents. Although they go through the motions of pretending to care, all they are really defending are the profit margins of their donors. Want proof? Look at what they do, and well beyond what they say.
Republicans revealed their version of Obamacare reform on Monday, and the reaction from both sides of the aisle was projectile rejection, minus the spinning heads and green vomit.
The Tea Party crowd led by Sen. Rand Paul, (R-KY) called it “Obamacare Lite.” The Canadian-born senator from Texas, Ted Cruz, added his tweets to the #FullRepeal flurry from the far right. For theses taxpayer-funded well-insured lawmakers, returning to the days where getting health care was a daily crisis for all but the wealthy, was better than anything with the so-called ‘filthy’ fingerprints of government on it. What they conveniently forget, and/or fail to admit, is that Medicare IS a government-run program that not only works well, but is beloved by the people who have it. And the only thing blocking the cure for America’s health care problem is the Republican Party’s donor-class prostitution.
Trumpcare vs. Obamacare vs. Medicare For All
On the Democratic side, the Minority Leader from New York, Sen. Chuck Schumer called #Trumpcare: “a mess for the American people,” that needed to be crushed at all costs.
Then there’s the #MedicaidForAll crowd with the only message that solves the problem with surgery, rather than a band-aide.
As usual, heath care reform is suffering from a severe case of follow the money. As Time points out, the Koch brothers backed Americans for Prosperity, Heritage Action, and the Club for Growth, are behind the resistance to taking the profit motive out of life and death.
Despite the dribble coming out of Speaker Paul Ryan’s mouth, the repeal and replace rhetoric is noting but a smokescreen for yet another handout for the rich.
According to The Atlantic,
Look beyond the bill’s quasi-mandate and tax credits, and the Obamacare replacement bill is a $600 billion tax cut, with the benefits going almost entirely to the wealthy.
It would behoove American voters to stop thinking of Republican lawmakers as human beings dedicated to acting as public servants and see them for who they really are; tools of indolent billionaires who think paying taxes is for the suckers who have to work for a living.
It could be argued that Republicans are suffering from an incurable disease that drives them to lie to their constituents almost as often as Trump tweets unsubstantiated conspiracy theories. Behind their focus-group-tested trigger words lies an agenda dedicated to using the American public to launder taxpayers’ money into the pockets of CEO’s. Think about it. Everyone in America could have the best health care in the world, if the billionaire-class paid their fair share of taxes, instead of buying politicians that help them avoid them.
Tell lawmakers what you think of their plans for your future by calling the Capitol switchboard at 202-224-3121.
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