‘But there’s not much upside to getting a raise if the cost of living goes up too. There are many things to do, but most urgent is to repeal and replace Obamacare. When people ask me what’s wrong with the law, I usually say to them, how much time do you have? But if I had to point out one thing, it would be the mandates, the restrictions, all the red tape. How do I know they have failed? You notice we don’t talk about lowering premiums anymore. We’re supposed to be happy if they don’t go up by double digits.
This is the problem: The other side thinks that to lower costs for some people you have to raise them for others. Life is a zero-sum game. They know people won’t buy pricey insurance. So their solution is, don’t give them a choice. We say lower costs for everybody by giving them that choice. Instead of forcing you to buy insurance, we should force insurance companies to compete for your business. Let people find a plan that works for them. And yes, help people pay for health insurance.
I’ve long believed we should offer an individual tax credit to help people pay for premiums—giving more to the old and sick. There are a lot of other ideas out there, but what all conservatives can agree on is this: We think government should encourage personal responsibility, not replace it. We think prices are going up because people have too few choices, not because they have too many. And we think this problem is so urgent that, next year, we are going to unveil a plan to replace every word of Obamacare.’
Here, in essence is The Republican Party Platform for 2016, knowing that the myth of Obama’s ‘weakness on ISIS’ and the Iran Deal will be the Foreign Policy component of their attack. Although Hillary has won the admiration of both Jeffrey Goldberg and William Kristol, in the recent past, for her ‘I’m tougher than any man in the room’ foreign policy stance! And if Trump is the presidential candidate, the Republican Nihilists will either self-destruct as a Party or win, not by a landslide, but by an undeniable plurality, as the result of a domestic terror attack with its actors tied ,by evidence, to Islamic Terrorism of some identifiable variety.
‘And we think this problem is so urgent that, next year, we are going to unveil a plan to replace every word of Obamacare.’