Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Rand Paul: The Senate GOP Is Going to Keep Obamacare

The Hill is where evil, creepy, unprincipled. generally dim, desperate crony tools gather to plot to survive. I'd rather have an ant hill as an overlord.

Rand Paul explains the GOP part of The Hill in action on Obamcare:
[T]oo many Republicans are falling all over themselves to stuff hundreds of billions of taxpayers’ dollars into a bill that doesn’t repeal Obamacare and feeds Big Insurance a huge bailout.
Obamacare regulations? Still here. Taxes? Many still in place, totaling hundreds of billions of dollars.

Insurance company bailouts? Those, too. Remember when Republicans complained about Obamacare’s risk corridors? Remember when we called the corridors nothing more than insurance company bailouts? I remember when one prominent GOP candidate during a presidential debate explicitly called out the Obamacare risk corridors as a bailout to insurance companies. Does anyone else?

Now, the Senate GOP plan being put forward is chock full of insurance bailout money – to the tune of nearly $200 billion...

The Senate Obamacare bill does not repeal Obamacare. Not even close.

In fact, the Senate GOP bill codifies and likely expands many aspects of Obamacare..
Shame. Shame on many in the GOP for promising repeal and instead affirming, keeping, and, in some cases, expanding Obamacare. What a shame.


  1. Of course the real shame is that he thinks the govt should be in healthcare at all. Rand is not a libertarian.

    1. Not really close but I have to acknowledge his willingness to call a spade a spade.

    2. Well, he's not his daddy, that's for sure. On the other hand, he's head and shoulders above his peers. Now THAT'S a real shame.

  2. " A flock of Republicans will replace a mess of Democrats, but it won't mean a thing; they will go in like all the rest of 'em: go in on promises and out on alibis."
    ~ Will Rogers, 1938

    1. Rogers had a gift for terms of venery, though given the article, perhaps "hypocrisy of Republicans" might be more fitting.