Opinion written by George McClellan:
How to kill a mandated wealth transfer scheme, i.e.: theft by government, seems to be a problem for the GOP. Why? The unaffordable no health care tax scheme is probably the one law in legislative history that the GOP can’t be blamed for creating so they can enact more laws to fix it. The ADA hangs out there like a piñata ready to be swatted out of the park.
The problem is unique in its difficult simplicity. Just repeal it and roll out Tom Prices’s plan then start the amending process. The obvious problem here of course, is not the small number of poor who will be left uninsured, that’s an excuse to do nothing but, it is the fact that the elite establishment GOP never expected that their unwanted candidate, the loathed Donald Trump, could possibly become President of the United States. His victory flew in the face of all odds especially against Hillary’s well financed Clinton Foundation machine, criminal accusations not withstanding. The elites also expected the long conditioned minds of American voters well have accept the inevitable coming of Socialism as a given, and Trump as a clown. Whoa!
Some folks just weren’t paying close attention. If the GOP thought their candidate, even the estimable Ted Cruz, would have stood a chance to win against Hillary, they would have long ere been prepared to launch a replacement health care plan, based on the free market, and have it already in the public domain on January 21st, even in face of the screams of the suddenly toothless democrats. Never has a political party so completely disintegrated in a flash, as has the Democrat party. All they can do now is stand knee deep at the edge of the swamp and throw rocks at the squabbling Republicans and bide their time. Doubtless, John McCain will be standing there with ‘em throwing his rocks too.
It would be a capital mistake, now, to involve the Democrats in seeking bipartisan solutions to anything. They have no intention of ever helping Trump on any issue so, it’s really safe to ignore them and even try to destroy them once and for all before they destroy us, which they will try to do at their next opportunity.
But, back to the GOP. Just when everything seemed to be going well, the GOP’s fumbling, argumentative legislators appear not only inept at legislating, but indecisive and incompetent to boot. The House leadership, Paul Ryan, is reeling in confusion and time is passing too quickly to not seize this opportunity to root out Obamacare and kill it forever. The GOP elites have not accepted the fact that their crony capitalism way of doing business was also rejected and a new leader, Donald Trump, was put in place to show the way for America to get out of the socialist quagmire in which it finds itself firmly stuck.
Trump’s just published budget suggestions (Congress sets the Budget) are a joy to American taxpayers chopping out, as it does, many nonsense programs. His “America First” plan would cut the budgets for the Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development by 28 percent. Trump proposes to totally eliminate funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Legal Services Corporation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the United States Institute for Peace as well as cease funding UN Climate Change Programs. Mick Mulvaney, Director of the OMB, gleefully laid out the economic direction Trump intends to take America for Taxpayer relief. A lot of peoples bulls will be gored in this exercise but Trumps said he would drain the swamp and we believed him. If you follow the money, into the Swamp is where it all goes. The consequences of failure are too horrible to contemplate. Entitlements are next, they have to be!
Remember, freedom is the goal, the Constitution is the way. Now, go get ‘em! (18Mar17)