Democrats might have been better had John Roberts not changed his mind.

By Noemie Emery

Any year now, Democrats may start to ask themselves if it might have been better had John Roberts not changed his mind. If they would be better off with Obamacare out of its and our misery, a bone of contention now safely buried, and not as a bone in their throats.

For one thing, they still have the issue upon them — the historic triumph they don’t dare mention but which Republicans happily do.

Second, were Obamacare no longer the law, we might be seeing an uptick in hiring right now. Instead, that will be deferred until after November (and then possibly only if Romney’s elected), and unemployment is rising in 44 states. Unemployment rising in 44 states is not what you want when just ten or so states will decide the election and unemployment has been 8 percent or higher for 41 months.

Third, had Roberts done otherwise, they might still have the issue of Medicare, which at this point they do not. When Paul Ryan was chosen to run with Mitt Romney, liberals planned to rip him to pieces over plans to trim Medicare. Somehow, they forgot that their own health care plan did much the same thing, covering 30 million new clients by draining millions from providers of Medicare.

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/regret-obamacare-yet_650577.html

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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. climber357
    Aug 23, 2012 @ 07:39:59

    I didn´t understand this post. It came across as gobbledygook. Will someone please translate.

    TIA!

    Reply

    • dragonpuff
      Aug 23, 2012 @ 07:54:41

      Actually, the entire premise of the post is fallacious. The ACA did not gut Medicare. Every non-partisan economist has recognized that it actually extends Medicare and ends billions of dollars of waste and fraud. Also, it does not cut Medicare. It cuts the costs of administering Medicare. I won’t even go there about the ACA hindering growth. That is just patently silly.

      I’d say that the author of the article–Ms. Emery, figures If you can’t dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bull****.

      Reply

  2. Maddies_Mom
    Aug 23, 2012 @ 07:57:30

    Democrats don’t mention Obamacare? Who is this fool? He/she’s rather factually challenged about the Affordable Care Act. Perhaps he/she needs to read things other than right wing sites.

    Reply

  3. batgirly
    Aug 23, 2012 @ 08:04:23

    My mother had cancer twice when I was very young, then my dad lost his job and his insurance. My mother was uninsurable for 15 YEARS and we lived in fear of cancer #3, which would likely have resulted in our financial destitution.

    My husband’s boss changed our insurance provider approx. five times in a ten year period, due to outrageously rising insurance rates (he has only switched once during the Obama administration), and when my husband took a one year sabbatical a few years ago, we discovered that no insurance company wanted to insure either me or our son, who they declared had “pre-existing conditions”. Those conditions were allergies and having an ugly, but benign mole removed.

    So, do you think I’m unhappy about Obamacare? Absolutely not!

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  4. Gindy53
    Aug 23, 2012 @ 08:24:52

    This author is nuts, plain nuts. My 23 year old daughter can still be on our health care as she goes through her paralegal training classes. She has a pre-existing condition (asthma like so many of her peers due to shitty air quality when growing up) and can be insured until she is 26 or has a job with her own health insurance.
    The idiot who penned that screed should get out more often.

    Reply

  5. Just_a_Mote
    Aug 23, 2012 @ 12:50:23

    Syrin,this article contains no truths.

    Reply

  6. tmm
    Aug 23, 2012 @ 14:29:50

    Loony batshit column.
    But to go along w/ the goofy premise, those of us who recognize our health care/insurance system was broken would be fine w/ Rs trying to demonize what they’d mockingly call RobertsCare.

    Who else saw Romney in Israel congratulating them on only spending 8% of GDP on health care while we spend 18% (his #)?
    Gee Mitt, how’d they do THAT!?

    Reply

  7. sallyinmi
    Aug 23, 2012 @ 15:44:25

    This law is not perfect, but it is helping millions already. And if you think a victory over the mandate would have resulted in hiring, bull. The GOP is doing everything on their evil power to make sure that not one employer hires one person between now and November. They have promised them no regulations, no health care requirements, no minimum wage upgrade, and ever more tax cuts. They are ruining nation. Please don’t help them by writing their lies.

    Reply

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