Republican Hypocrisy on Obamacare
by Laurence M. Vance
One of the Republicans’ main selling points in the congressional elections this year is their promise to repeal the Democratic health care reform bill, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare. The fact that they didn’t repeal anything after they gained control of the Congress in the 1994 election is a long-forgotten thing to most Americans. And no one salivating to vote Republican in the upcoming election seems to remember that nothing was repealed during the Bush years either – even when Republicans controlled the presidency and both houses of Congress.
The simple truth is that once in power Republicans not only never reverse the legislative damage done by Democrats, they add to it.