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And now we’re being asked to play the fool for House Speaker Paul Ryan and his RINO-led ObamaCare 2.0.
How did Obama fool us?
+ + How Obama Fooled Us…
Think back to the ObamaCare debates of 2009 and 2010. What dominated the talk shows? The employer mandate — how dare they? The individual mandate — is it a tax or a penalty and is it constitutional? The subsidies and should we expand Medicare.
We fought and fought and fought over these items. But in a real way, they were all distractions and misdirections. Because the taxes and mandates and penalties and subsidies were never the heart and soul of ObamaCare. They were all the effect of another cause.
+ + The Real Heart And Soul Of ObamaCare
So what was the heart and soul of ObamaCare? The fundamental changes to health insurance created by ObamaCare.
Obama’s primary goal wasn’t to impose an employer mandate or force everyone to have health insurance. The Left’s socialist goal was to reposition health care and health insurance in our minds as an entitlement — something we are owed that only the government can provide. In order to do that, they had to fundamentally transform the health insurance system and make aspects of health insurance feel like a basic right. Here’s an example of a basic premise of ObamaCare:
Here are a few more pillars of ObamaCare that now feel like basic rights to millions of Americans…
4. “There should be no lifetime caps on medical coverage.”
So while we were fighting against the symptoms of ObamaCare (mandates, taxes and penalties), Obama and the Left were shifting the regulatory and philosophical basis in health insurance. It was a masterful socialist shell game.
+ + Why Ryan’s ObamaCare 2.0 Is So Bad…
So why am I fighting so aggressively to defeat Ryan’s ObamaCare 2.0?
Because Ryan’s plan does little to nothing to address the shift in insurance regulations that are the heart and soul of ObamaCare.
How do I know?
Look back at those four statements above, which I noted are four pillars of ObamaCare.
They are also pillars of RyanCare!
How do I know? Because those four statements are basically quotes from Ryan’s own online Q&A explaining his amendment to ObamaCare. RyanCare is not a repeal; it is just ObamaCare under a different name. As we have pointed out, from its first paragraph, the bill sets out to “amend” ObamaCare. Ryan himself even admitted that RyanCare is not a repeal, saying his “binary choice” is the “closest we will ever get to repealing” ObamaCare. Why? Because Ryan and the RINOs either do not want to repeal ObamaCare or lack the courage to repeal ObamaCare. You choose.
Here’s where this leaves us:
And I’m just wary enough of the RINOs to be pretty sure that Ryan and gang understand this all too well.
So Barack Obama fooled us.
And now Paul Ryan is trying to play us for fools.
+ + Will We Be Played For Fools?
The only question is…
So here’s my challenge:
Next week is the crucial week for ObamaCare 2.0. If the Freedom Caucus stands strong, Ryan’s ObamaCare 2.0 cannot pass the House. But Freedom Caucus members are facing enormous pressure from the RINO establishment.
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