It looks like nearly everyone is happy! Now that the Obamacare replacement bill was removed from the House agenda, both sides of the political spectrum feel rescued from a bad bill. Democrats thought it would diminish Obamacare. Republicans thought it was too much like Obamacare. This is a classic example of how "governing from the middle" can be a total flop.
The fact that no vote was officially taken means the Republicans lacked the numbers for it to pass and they didn't want to humiliate themselves. However, we can still see how the members were likely to vote because The New York Times printed a whip list for us to examine.
If the government would get out of the healthcare industry, the prices would lower themselves. The bill Paul Ryan promoted failed to incorporate the reforms necessary for healthcare costs to deflate. It retained the main driver behind the price escalation---the insurance mandates.Read More
There is a battle raging to grow government to out-of-control proportions. The home is ground zero. It’s not enough to continue with our armchair hand-wringing. Knowledge is power. If we can learn more about the issues, we can move the country in the right direction. You won’t hear the same sound bites constantly regurgitated on the evening news. We are here to cut to the heart of the issues and to explain them in an easily digestible and entertaining format.
Politics has become a dirty business. We have all heard plenty of news stories of elected officials involved in scandals, adultery and illegal behavior sending them to prison. There is an old line, “What’s a nice girl like you doing in a place like this?” With all the political nastiness, many wonder why a decent person would enter such a vicious arena. The reason is simple. I love my country, I love my family and I care enough about both to commit my life to preserving that for which our founding fathers lived and died.
Our loyalty must lie with the principles that made our nation strong. We must stand for the Constitution, limited government, and personal responsibility. Many office holders have let us down because they forgot to put those ideals ahead of their own political self-interest. People become disillusioned because they see people run on one set of values only to morph into different people once they become mired in the slime of big money and beholden to the lobbyists. We owe it to our country to change those people. We all have a role to play in our own spheres of influence. Stay with me and you will see that at least one person is capable of putting principles over politics. Together, let’s improve the state we’re in!