EA CO AS wrote:
EA CO AS wrote:
I don't agree with either side on this, but as the saying goes, what's good for the goose....
How come when Democrats do something it is bad for America and we need to all stop it right this second but when Republicans do THE EXACT SAME THING the attitude is "oh, well. Whatcha gonna do?"
Because when we complained about the Democrats ramming the ACA down our collective throats without even reading the damn thing, we were told, "Oh well, whatcha gonna do?" by those on the left.
So again, what's good for the goose....
Two things (at least) are wrong with your goose......hypothesis.
First, when the ACA was enacted by party line vote, it was not the pig-in-the-poke that you imply. It had been subjected to numerous hearings, immense press coverage, and CBO costing. However, the totality of its effects could not be known with certainty until it was put into use. Such as how many of the then uninsured would sign up under one plan or another, how many would stay away from mandated coverage and pay penalties instead, the effect on actual medical costs and totality of government subsidies, etc.
Second, the ACA was an attempt to extend rational (not rationed) medical care to all Americans. There were many benefits to society as a whole as well as to the poorest among us.
The current Republican "plan" (it is not deserving of such a label, no national health plan can be devised in a few weeks) is, by contrast, a cruel attempt to deprive millions of American of health care and will shorten the lives of many.
Beyond that, the Republican action, if it ever becomes law, will be just one more reason for the United States to be viewed as the laughingstock of the world by all civilized and humane peoples.
The citizens of Cuba are treated better by their "government". We will be far worse than a "banana republic".
We will be deplorable. When was the last time you heard that word?
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