Tea Party on Health Care
People in South Carolina were outraged by what they were seeing in Washington. For the Tea Party and many others, ObamaCare was just one more in a long train of Washington abuses that had begun with the TARP bailout. I shared their outrage. Everything I had fought against in Columbia was happening in Washington, and, what's more, the taxpayers would soon be handed an outrageous bill for it. As far as I was concerned, the health-care law was a part of the same DC mentality that had given us the bailouts: Don't fix the problem, just throw it back on the taxpayers and have them pay for it.
We did not hear about how Obamacare is coming up short of what the President and his administration thought that it would. It was supposed to help bring down health care costs, it has not. It was supposed to help keep health insurance costs down, it did not. Hundreds and hundreds of companies are asking for waivers in order to be able to try to keep the health insurance plan that they have, because if they convert over to Obamacare, they won't be able to afford it, they may not be able to provide health insurance to their employees at all. Obamacare simply needs to be repealed because it was forced down our throats to begin with.
We all remember the congressional town-hall meetings I the summer of 2009 -those exuberant, colorful, sometimes even rowdy moments when the independent spirits of Americans erupted. "No to Obamacare!" they shouted. The mainstream media often tried to ignore those displays, but the new media were no bypassing the old-media blockade. You could see the shocked expressions on the face of liberal politicians as they were confronted by their own angry constituents.
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