Tea party is loser in budget showdown

Tea party is loser in budget showdown

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2013/10/16/5827330/tea-party-is-loser-in-budget-sh...

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"The tea party was on the march, fueled by a sympathetic media echo chamber on talk radio and Fox News, eager volunteers and generous contributors. By January 2011, Republicans controlled the House and, more important, dozens of Republicans owed their jobs to the tea party. By last year, though, it became clear the movement faced trouble."

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The American people are the losers when it comes to funding Obamacare.

Who came up with the idea?
Conservative economists developed the concept in the late 1980s, when they were searching for a market-based alternative to the government-sponsored, universal health-care system liberals were proposing. Mark Pauly, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business, suggested offering tax credits to help everyone buy at least minimal "catastrophic" insurance, and he proposed making it mandatory to get coverage. The conservative Heritage Foundation latched onto the idea, and pitched it to Republicans in Congress. (MORE) http://theweek.com/article/index/226234/the-individual-mandates-republic...

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Obamacare passed WITHOUT 1 Republican vote. Nope, this is all on the radical liberals like Marcy Kaptur.

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it PASSED, survived scrutiny by the Supremes (hell, Roberts wrote the opinion for crying out loud), and was further validated by the reelection of the President. Get over it.
If anything, you republicans just skrewed up the original plan - it should be single payer - far more effective.
Interesting response from you tea party folks today. I'll say what I said after the last mid-term. Thanks for running from the right and handing senate seats to my team. I really appreciate it.

Then why weren't House seats handed to your so-called team?

The idea of a universal coverage system for citizen health care goes back a lot further than just the 1980s. There's enough historical information to see that the concept existed in ancient Greece. The socialist conflicts around the beginning of the 20th Century also involved the concept, and there was a lot of comparison between the Untied States and France going on. France ultimately tipped over in favor of a system of universal access, whereas the USA choose a market-based system... which only became more and more loaded up with extra-market forces. The critical change in the US health system was the surge of employer involvement in response to the labor shortages of the 1940s. It only added more and more layers of complication and abstraction to what should be a simple system of need, ability and regulated access.

The huge spirals of cost in the US system from the 1980s onward should have been fixed in the only sane way that we culturally allow: Socialized medicine, or its little brother, the French system of universal access (note: the Number One health care system in the world in terms of quality, per the UN). In fact, the USA already has a socialized medical care system, since in an emergency, you will be cared for, without exception. This is deeply carved into the granite of our legal system; nobody sanely or extensively claims that we're going to let people perish for want of emergency medical care. If you think that's possible, you might as well believe we'll overturn the laws against murder and rape. Our respect for life goes much deeper in our legal system than all this bickering.

So... since we already have a soc-med system for care, it really is time to push the market aside and do the right thing: Tax and provide. Hospitals are tax-credit babies anyway, so the government should just take them over officially. Taxes in the nation should be re-routed into a care system that already exists except for who processes the paperwork... so there should be no objection that it's just another tax to support Congressional largesse.

Sadly, Obamacare never went that way. The Democrats know what they've done. They are trying to strong-arm the young into paying for the absurd medical costs of the old. Naturally this will just make health care costs rise more steeply. It's the stupidest thing imaginable. And it's all just going to get worse. We haven't even begun to see the true maliciousness of Obamacare yet. Just you wait.

http://politics.nytimes.com/congress/votes/113/house/1/550

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