More America and Less Washington: Failing the Moral Test
We all heard the promises that resonated the airwaves back in 2010. “You can keep your doctor.” “Your premium will go down an average of $2,500 per family.” And because my family consisted of six children, we could have easily been duped to think our savings would have been more. But our family knew better than to trust the democratic president and the democrat house leader, who admitted to not even know what was in the bill.
Without one single Republican vote, the federal government and the democrats took over what some estimate to be 1/7th of the US economy.
Within a couple of years of Obamacare, my family received a letter from our insurance company telling us our plan was ‘out of government compliance’ and would therefore be cancelled. We lost our coverage. We lost our doctor. Our premiums increased.
For our family, we went from a $3,500 to $15,000 per year deductible. Additionally, the monthly premiums went from $1,200 to $2,000 a month. This meant we would have to shell out $39,000 before any insurance payment was received ($2,000 X 12 = $24,000 + $15,000 deductible).
But more importantly than the math, was the promise. The fundamental promise of our generation is to lower the size and scope of government. And when those running for Congress promised to do just that, we elected them!
Repealing ObamaCare is the moral test of our time. And those currently in Washington have failed the test. Now, we’ve been duped, by our own party.
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) said it best in a March 2017 rally when he accused the “weak kneed” members of the Republican Party, “They are afraid to lead with freedom and capitalism.”
All we want is more America and less Washington.
We don’t want politicians who spend their entire adult life in and around the swamp. When you do that, you become a creature of the swamp. Your motivation and point of view changes. For example, members of the swamp are no longer worried about their own health care, because they opted themselves out of Obamacare. Members of the swamp don’t worry about the people’s problems, they become fixated about which chairmanship positions and subcommittee assignments they will receive. This translates to being more concerned about Power than Liberty.
When the original promises of the democratic party of the grandeur of Obamacare were pledged, those who wanted freedom knew this was a failed solution.
But what we didn’t know, was the Republican pledge to repeal Obamacare would also fail. We have been duped again. But NO MORE!
For those who need the help, try this:
One Hundred Fifteenth Congress
United States of America
AT THE FIRST SESSION
Begun and held at the City of Washington on Wednesday,
the twelfth day of July, two thousand and seventeen
Entitled Repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
SECTION 1. Short Title; Repeal ObamaCare
H.R. 3590 (111th): Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is hereby repealed.
There is no Part B.