Republicans have come up with a new strategy to push Trumpcare: cram it down with threats. Those threats come courtesy of the Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) and the President of the United States. Never mind that Trumpcare doesn’t move the health care system toward a more free-market approach. Never mind that it doesn’t truly lower costs or foster more competition in any serious way, and that it re-enshrines the central principles of Obamacare.
Those who don’t support it will be browbeaten into it.
Here’s Ryan today:
We ran on repeal and replace in 2010, 2012, 2014, and in 2016. Now we are keeping our word to the people who elected us.
— Paul Ryan (@PRyan) March 13, 2017
Ryan also threatened a “bloodbath” for Congressional Republicans in 2018 if they failed to pass his proposed bill. This followed hard on last week’s statements that Republicans could either have Ryan’s bill or nothing – that they now had a “binary choice…This is the closest we will ever get to repealing and replacing Obamacare.”
The binary choice language is nearly always crap. Americans live in a free country. We have lots of choices. But it’s especially stupid logic when we consider that Congress has scores of proposals, including a repeal bill they’ve already passed repeatedly, to get rid of Obamacare. The notion that it’s Ryan’s way or the highway isn’t true legally, politically, or ethically.Read the rest from Ben Shapiro HERE.
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