Three weeks ago, then-President-elect Trump tweeted a warning to Congressional Republicans about the repeal of Obamacare. While he campaigned on the promise of full repeal, his tweets seemed to signal he was worried about who will be to blame if Republicans moved too swiftly on repeal.
But to allow the law to “fall of its own weight” still leaves millions on the hook for what the law is forcing them to do. President Trump must not play the political blame game when people are forgoing medical procedures due to the high cost of Obamacare and its ridiculous deductibles.
That’s why what President Trump said last night in an interview with ABC’s David Muir was so hopeful.
While getting, “something” done now is a bit ambiguous, the comments do walk back the idea that President Trump is interested in playing the blame game to the detriment of the people who are having to deal with the law. It has been said in the past by both McConnell, R-Ky. (F, 40%) and Ryan, R-Wisc. (F, 52%) that letting Obamacare fall of its own weight was the thing to do. Perhaps it is politically, but that doesn’t help the people much; it forces them to endure. Meanwhile, people voted for Trump because he seemed as though he was against political demagoguery.
Congressional Republicans should focus on the fact that their jobs are not to entangle the American people in government-run schemes, but to make it more affordable to buy health insurance on the open market by increasing competition and allowing everyone to make their own choices. They should understand that it is foolhardy to believe that a Republican version of Obamacare would be better, because government runs nothing better than the free enterprise of the people can. They should further understand that government cannot give something to anyone without taking it from someone else first.
Reliance on government is how this great nation has become increasingly docile and unacquainted with Liberty. When people are getting something from the government, it creates its own political prize, which is something the Left understands and exploits. But it also cements their dependence on government and makes it harder and harder for people to understand how to self-govern. We are a nation founded on independence, but we’ve got a long way to go, baby.
I certainly hope President Trump’s views on the issue of repealing and replacing continue to come around to the reality of what many Americans are facing right now, and that he further works on a plan that will be detached from government, so that we can someday move away from the federal government’s pervasive involvement in all of our lives.
Author’s note: The above is a series of excerpts, read the entire piece at Conservative Review –> https://www.conservativereview.com/commentary/2017/01/why-we-should-applaud-trump-for-not-acting-like-a-politician-on-repealing-obamacare