Originally Posted by Direckshun
Say the Democrats put up a bill today saying "let's repeal the employer mandate and replace it with a drastically less damaging solution for employers, such as having to provide health insurance to their employees on a per capita basis rather than an arbitrary 50+ employees limit."
You tell me, Pete: What percentage of Democrats vote for that, and what percentage of Republicans vote for it?
My guess, 90+% of Democrats vote for it. 0% of Republicans vote for it.
vote for it. This is the same mess that happened with Social Security; a present anchor on our economy and ticking timebomb on it's best days.
Social Security was something that Republicans were steadfastly against but got it shoved down their throats. In time, it grew and grew and suddenly the parties started trying to pass laws to make Social Security better rather than doing what they should've done to begin with and recognized the wrong-headedness of the concept.
You're absolutely right - Republicans (conservatives, really) have absolutely no interest whatsoever in making Obamacare better. We flat want it gone
. I've seen this movie before and all it leads to is a larger and larger problem that snowballs until both parties realize that there's not a damn thing any of us can actually do to solve it.
Before this can become an argument over which party can simply minimize the damage of this disastrous piece of crap, we should simply kill it with fire. I have no interest in watching Rs and Ds argue over how they can best implement a program that should have never existed in the first place.
But you know that. So do the legitimately savvy politically operatives that were crying for people to "pass it so we can find out what's in it". They knew the moment this law passed, no matter what was in it, the conversation would shift away from keeping another socialist power grab off the books to which which party could 'best' utilize said socialist power grab.
I'm not interested in improving it. I want it gone altogether. This isn't the purview of the federal government.