Friday, June 12, 2015

The GOP's Not Even Trying Anymore On The Obamacare Fix

If you believe the stories out of the GOP this week, Mitch the Turtle has a double secret probation plan for fixing Obamacare should the Supreme Court wreck subsidies to federal exchange states.

No, stop laughing you guys, they are totally serious!

Congressional Republican leaders say they have a fallback plan ready to go if the Supreme Court cripples a core component of Obamacare this month. 
But the details of the plan are being kept secret. 
"We'll have a plan that makes sense for the American people," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday in a radio interview with The Joe Elliott Show. 
But what's in the plan? 
"We'll let you know depending on the outcome of the decision," the Kentucky Republican said, referring to the case King v. Burwell, which is expected to be decided this month. 
Bloomberg tried to get answers Tuesday from the senior Republicans who work on health policy. Their fallback plan might interest millions of Americans who stand to lose their insurance subsidies, as well as the insurance industry, which would likely lose many customers and be compelled raise premiums. Details to come, the planners say. 
"Yeah, we are" ready to act, Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander, the chair of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, said in an interview. But what will the action be? "We'll let you know if we have to do it," he said.

Oh, well then.  I can't wait for your super secret plan, boys. I'm sure it'll work just as well as the last 50 billion ones.

Seriously, are Republicans this disdainful of everyone's intelligence level? Is anyone in America buying this nonsense?


Jado said...

'And a lot of good people back in my home state will be hurt as a result."

Well, then; Mission Accomplished!!

Reagan the Deliverer will be most pleased by this sacrifice.

Jado said...

Actually, the "rammed down their throat" thing is the closest that any of the editors can get to non-entendre text while still getting approval for the press release. The original text for these things always reads much more explicit, like

"...we won't stand for being bound with our hands behind our back, kneeling before the Masters as their giant Gay Agendas get RAMMED down out throats, then sllooowwwllly withdrawn until they are almost completely out of our twitching grasping lips, only to be RAMMED down our throats AGAIN and AGAIN, HARDER and HARDER until tears start to leak from out eyes and we have trouble breathing, but we never move away, oh no, we stay where we are while our Masters use our throats until they finally EXPLODE, pouring that Gay Agenda down our willing gullets."

You can see why the editors thought that might be a bit over the top, And worked hard to reduce it to simply "ramming the Gay Agenda down our throats". those editors have it tough...

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