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No apology from Cruz; is ACA working?

 

Headline from

EagleRising.com

“Ted Cruz Won’t Apologize To the Establishment.”

Between the Lines

Some within the Republican establishment want Cruz to apologize for calling Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a liar. Presumably this is because they want to make Cruz more acceptable to the Republican elite.

Cruz has not been a team player with the Republicans. He is his own man and does what he thinks is right, regardless of political implications. Most importantly, he follows the Constitution, and because he does not “make deals,” he is not a favorite of the Republican establishment.

When he called McConnell a liar last July, it was not a casual remark that he will take back. Cruz was on the Senate floor and gave several examples of McConnell’s lies.

I know it is not politically correct to call someone a liar. Instead, we prefer to skirt the issue by saying they made a mistake, or misspoke, misstated -- anything but calling a lie a lie.

No. Passing something off as the truth when it is not the truth is a lie. Ted Cruz was being very politically incorrect by telling the cold, hard truth. For this, he is reviled by many in the Republican Party.

For this also, he is the only remaining candidate besides Donald Trump who still could get enough votes to win the Republican nomination for president.

This has the establishment party in an uproar. They want neither Trump nor Cruz. They want to quash the will of the people, but this will be the downfall of the Republican Party if they do.

Headline from

Michelle Obama’s email

“This week is the sixth anniversary of the passing of the Affordable Care Act -- one of the most important bills that Barack has signed into law to improve the lives of the American people. And it’s working.”

Between the Lines

Well, it’s a matter of perspective as to whether it is working. For those who are getting a subsidy and paying very little for Obamacare, it is working.

For the president, whose aim was to take from the “rich” and give to the poor, it is working. The Affordable Care Act (commonly known as Obamacare) is costing working taxpayers a fortune.

But for those who are working to pay for their own insurance, it is not working. They have seen their premiums increased while the level of coverage has decreased.

It’s been six years, writes the First Lady, and they are working to expand Medicaid in all states, which only means we working stiffs have to pay for that, too. Expect more of the same if Bernie Sanders or Hillary Clinton win in November.

On the other hand, all those who were running for president on the Republican ticket and those who are still in the race want to repeal Obamacare.

Headline from

AmericansUnitedForChange.org

“A coalition of liberal groups staged rallies ... targeting Republican senators who oppose confirmation hearings for President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland.”

Between the Lines

Does it seem odd to anyone but me that these protestors don’t have jobs? Who pays their expenses including transportation and accommodations while they go from event to event?

Protestors demand that senators “do their job,” but I think the protestors should get a job.

 
 
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