A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
In an editorial at the Washington Examiner titled: “How new GOP Congress can repeal, replace Obamacare” the writer says the following: “If voters return Republicans to majorities in one or both Houses of Congress, their Job One will be to start the process of repealing Obamacare and replacing it with realistic health care reforms that make universal access possible at a reasonable cost without putting federal bureaucrats in charge of U.S. medicine. President Obama will surely veto even a simple repeal measure, but Republicans still should put an end to Obamacare's most damaging and least popular provisions by defunding them. The process will also force Obamacrats in Congress to cast multiple votes they would probably prefer to avoid, thus setting the stage for a titanic 2012 presidential election contest.”
The writer of this editorial is “spot-on!” We urge you to click on the link above and go over to the Washington Examiner’s site and read the entire article.
The writer of the aforementioned editorial goes on to recommend several steps a GOP controlled Congress OUGHT to take to repeal ObamaCare or, at the very least, defund it. It is an extremely well thought out plan to restore so many of the freedoms the ObamaCare legislation will simply wipeout upon its full implementation.
We conservatives have been harping for nearly two years now that we want to “take our country back” and we want to “restore America” – well, The Washington Examiner editor lays out the first steps on the path to doing exactly that.
Sally Pipes, in an article at realclearpolitics.com entitled: “Why ObamaCare Must Be Repealed,” said the following: “Today, Canadians familiar with America's new healthcare law are recognizing remarkable similarities between our healthcare future and their healthcare past. Obamacare adheres closely to the Canadian rubric for how to nationalize a formerly private healthcare system.
Republicans can stop this march back to the future if they win control of the House and Senate this fall, take the presidency in 2012, and commit to repealing Obamacare quickly and completely. Anything less will consign the United States to repeat Canada's 50-year journey toward socialized medicine.” (SOURCE)
Ms. Pipes goes in to say: “If Republicans take control of Congress this fall and the presidency in 2012, they'll be well-positioned to repeal Obamacare before the most egregious government controls kick in. If they don't, American health care in 2050 will bear a striking resemblance to Canadian health care in 1950. (SOURCE)
Sen. Jim DeMint (R.-S.C.) has pledged to work for repeal of ObamaCare and even put out a news release after House passage of the Senate bill demanding immediate repeal. “This bill is unconstitutional and it cannot be fixed. It must be repealed,” he said.
In September, Congressman John Boehner, on CBS’s “Face the Nation” said: “What I want to do is repeal the Obamacare and replace it with common sense reforms that will bring down the cost of health insurance and protect American jobs …” Boehner went on to say: “You need to understand that in my opinion Obamacare will ruin the best health care system in the world and it will bankrupt our country … ”
Months ago we warned, in this column, that one thing the democrats could be counted on to do was … overreach. They ALWAYS do it! And they did not disappoint! Their lust for power is awesome and uncontrolable once they have the reins in thir grasp. We can hope that Americans have seen enough since 2006 to convince them that the liberal-socialists of the Democratic Party have one thing as their goal-- that is to transform America into another socialist dung heap, and gather unto themselves as much raw power, as they possibly can, before the whole thing collapses.
Two things we must do, immediately, take back our government at the polls on November 2nd and repeal ObamaCare as the very first act of a GOP controlled Congress. It can be done and IT MUST BE DONE!