Ultraliberal Republicans like Cornyn & McConnell continue to be obstacles to true Obamacare repeal.

While members of the Freedom Caucus were working for Obamacare repeal, the RINOs were trying to get Congress to drop any further repeal efforts and just leave Obamacare in place.

Ultraliberal Republicans like Cornyn & McConnell continue to be obstacles to true Obamacare repeal.
By J. Allen Tharp

By J. Allen Tharp

Congress is on the last week of a two-week break; and, although they did not yet come to an agreement on Obamacare repeal before going on vacation, thanks to the Freedom Caucus apparently some negotiations have continued during the break. The Freedom Caucus has continued to push Congressional leadership to honor their commitment to America and repeal Obamacare.

Obamacare repeal was expected to be a clean and easy victory after all the big talk and repeal votes by Congress since 2010. However, when faced with the ability to actually end the curse and repeal Obamacare, far too many RINOs suddenly switched teams and began to play for the other side. Rather than working for full repeal, they obstructed the process and tried to retain the exact parts of Obamacare that have been causing huge premium price escalations.

Fortunately, a few dozen principled conservatives in the Freedom Caucus still want to repeal Obamacare and rejected Congressional leadership’s attempts to just tinker around the edges, change the name, and call it repeal. Now that faux repeal/replace has failed, we can work toward true repeal: a free market solution that gets the Federal Government out of the equation and allows prices to come down.

Ultraliberal Republicans like Cornyn, McConnell, and the Tuesday Caucus in the House continue to be obstacles to true repeal. They give us lots of bluster and tough “Rip it out, root and branch” talk, but when the rubber meets the road their actions reveal a very different reality. The RINOs tried to use the initial failure of the AHCA to pass as their chance to move on and leave Obamacare intact. They tried to convince gullible voters that the Freedom Caucus was to blame, although informed constituents knew the truth. While members of the Freedom Caucus were working for Obamacare repeal, the RINOs were trying to get Congress to drop any further repeal efforts and just leave Obamacare in place.

For some, these Machiavellian machinations in Congress have been a real eye opener as to how truly unscrupulous and deceitful these politicians are. If you’re looking for the Washington Cesspool, you need look no further than Congress. They are the cesspool. After all the promises made during campaigns, only about 17% of Republicans actually fought to repeal Obamacare when it could be repealed. The other 83% were revealed as the self-serving charlatans that they are.

Because they are fighting to fulfill their promises to repeal Obamacare, the Freedom Caucus has had to stand up against attacks from their turncoat colleagues in Congress and even threats from the White House. Trump has threatened to primary Reps who refuse to support Ryan’s bill, and his staff have tried to strong-arm them into submission.

One of the most asinine statements I have heard on this matter was when Trump said if conservatives won’t support Ryan’s “Obamacare lite” bill, he will work with Democrats to pass a bill. That has got to be one of his all-time nuttiest statements. Democrats gave us Obamacare. Democrats support Obamacare. The only bill Democrats would support as a replacement for Obamacare would be something even worse than Obamacare, like a single-payer, universal coverage healthcare system.

To see what a dismal failure a single-payer system is, just look at the Veteran’s Administration. Look at the long waits and lack of care in the UK and Canadian systems. Or look at the states that have tried it and failed.

In 2014 Vermont discovered that it would cost $4.3 billion a year—nearly as much as the state’s entire budget to implement single-payer. They found that the additional taxes and regulations required to fund the program would kill their economy. It would have required an 11.5% payroll tax on business and a tax of up to 9.5% on individuals.

Eighty percent of Colorado voters rejected a single-payer system with a ballot initiative last November. The reform, known as Amendment 69, would have imposed a 10% payroll tax and would have nearly doubled the state’s $27 billion budget. It would have also eliminated most private coverage throughout Colorado.

Single-payer care is only for those who love outrageous taxes and long wait times. It is the only system that performs worse than Obamacare. So get real, President Trump and the rest of you RINOs supporting this nonsense.

Please encourage the Freedom  Caucus to stay strong. Let them know we have their backs.  Below is their contact info.

Freedom Caucus Member Contact Information

Mark Meadows (NC)
(202) 225-6401
@RepMarkMeadows
Justin Amash (MI)
(202) 225-3831
@justinamash
Brian Babin (TX)
(202) 225-1555
@RepBrianBabin
Rod Blum (IA)
(202) 225-2911
@RepRodBlum
Dave Brat (VA)
(202) 225-2815
@RepDaveBrat
Jim Bridenstine (OK)
(202) 225-2211
@RepJBridenstine
Mo Brooks (AL)
(202) 225-4801
@RepMoBrooks
Ken Buck (CO
(202) 225-4676
@RepKenBuck
Warren Davidson (OH)
(202) 225-6205
@WarrenDavidson
Ron DeSantis (FL)
(202) 225-2706
@repdesantis
Scott DesJarlais (TN)
(202) 225-6831
@DesJarlaisTN04
Jeff Duncan (SC)
(202) 225-5301
RepJeffDuncan
Trent Franks (AZ)
(202) 225-4576
@RepTrentFranks
Paul Gosar (AZ)
(202) 225-2315
@RepGosar
Morgan Griffith (VA)
(202) 225-3861
@RepMGriffith
Andy Harris (MD)
(202) 225-5311
@RepAndyHarrisMD
Jody Hice (GA)
(202) 225-4101
@CongressmanHice
Jim Jordan (OH)
(202) 225-2676
@Jim_Jordan
Raúl Labrador (ID)
(202) 225-6611
@Raul_Labrador
Barry Loudermilk (GA)
(202) 225-2931
@RepLoudermilk
Alex Mooney (WV)
(202) 225-2711
@RepAlexMooney
Gary Palmer (AL)
(202) 225-4921
@USRepGaryPalmer
Gary Palmer (AL)
(202) 225-2365
@USRepGaryPalmer
Scott Perry (PA)
(202) 225-5836
@RepScottPerry
Ted Poe (TX)
(202) 225-6565
@JudgeTedPoe
Bill Posey (FL)
(202) 225-3671
@congbillposey
Mark Sanford (SC)
(202) 225-3176
@repsanfordsc
David Schweikert (AZ)
(202) 225-2190
@repdavid
Randy Weber (TX)
(202) 225-2831
@TXRandy14
Ted Yoho (FL)
(202) 225-5744
@RepTedYoho
Joe Barton (TX)
(202) 225-2002
@RepJoeBarton
Louie Gohmert (TX)
(202) 225-3035
@replouiegohmert

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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