While every freedom loving, God -given rights supporting, less government bureaucracy supporting individual along with a some individuals of opposing views have slammed Obamacare for its unaffordability, unconstitutionality, removal of individual choice, failed website and failed policy in general, it took a concerned citizen at a town hall style agricultural symposium meeting with Democratic lawmakers in Mankato, MN to render these lawmakers speechless on the subject of Obamacare. How did the citizen do this? – By asking the one simple question regarding one of the promises made by Obama and his henchmen that no one else thought to ask.
The simple question asked of Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Rep. Tim Walz, both from Minnesota, was, “I thought the Affordable Care Act would save $2500 per family. What happened?”
Neither Sen. Klobuchar nor Rep. Walz knew how to respond verbally; however, the response they gave the citizens caused an eruption of laughter. These two lawmakers just stared at each other after the question was asked. The only individual prepared to respond was Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn, who was also in attendance.
Rep. Peterson said, “I voted ‘no’, so I’ll let these guys handle that.” His response brought about applause from the citizens.
Looks like Obamacare has come home to roost for the many Democrat sycophants who have blindly followed the dictator Obama down the path of “fundamental” change for America. It has been reported that Obama wants his name removed from association with this legislative debacle and many Democrats have been “running for the hills” trying to escape the embarrassment of their vote to support a “socialist” society. However, citizens, like the one in Minnesota, have refused to give these “useful idiots” a pass on their conduct.
According to The Blaze:
Walz eventually managed to piece together a response, which Morrissey says is the “line that Democrats will use in their defense in the midterms.”
“This health discussion has got to be broader, it’s got to point out where there are weaknesses and failures, it’s got to make sure we’re not leaving people behind or distorting the system,” the lawmaker said. “But don’t pretend there was some type of safe harbor before this where everything was just peachy keen.”
Pushing back at that assertion, Hot Air notes that before Obamacare was passed, Gallup reported in 2009 that “85% of Americans had health insurance – and 87% expressed satisfaction with their health care, while 61% were satisfied with the costs associated with it. Fifty percent of the uninsured were satisfied with their health care, although 69% were dissatisfied with the costs.
Before government decided to take it upon themselves to meddle in America’s health care insurance system, the majority of Americans were satisfied with their health care – 87% of the 85% who had health care insurance were satisfied with their health care. There’s an old saying that can be modified and applied here: “you can satisfy some of the people, all of the time, all of the people some of the time but you can never satisfy all of the people all of the time.” So it is with everything in life, including health care and insurance.
There is so much wrong with Rep. Walz’s statement that a response to Rep. Walz is warranted.
First of all Rep. Walz, you claim the “health discussion” should be broader. So let’s take a look at that forest instead of focusing on the trees. In the broadest sense, this legislation is unconstitutional as it is outside the enumerated powers of Congress as set forth within the United States Constitution. That’s pretty broad of a concept which eluded you Democrats the first time so repeating it, as it has been these last few years, feels like playing a game of gossip.
Again, Rep. Walz, giving you the broadest discussion possible, the majority of Americans did not want the government meddling in their health care insurance, much less their health care. You Democrats tout this country is a democracy, mob rule, when it is not; however, if you stand on that principle, what happened to the voice of the majority? Is this framed well enough for you, in the broadest sense of discussion?
In case you missed that broad discussion, let’s go from this angle. Rep. Walz, you and your “colleagues” took an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States. Unless you haven’t read it, I would like to remind you that the Constitution provides for a representative republic, an upholding of individual rights, where the people have the voice in government thereby directing its legislation and governance of the citizenry. It did not provide for majority rule, rule by one individual or a minority rule. A dictator, a king or a small group of individuals who “rule” is called tyranny. I recognize that I may be speaking outside your intelligence level but refuse to apologize or make it any simpler for you – earn your salary and research it yourself or have a staff member do it for you, since you may not know where to begin to understand these concepts.
Americans have pointed out the weaknesses and failures of the piece of garbage legislation at every turn. You passed this “law” without even reading it so who are you to be talking about “pointing out its weaknesses and failures.” The problems would have been apparent to you had you bothered to read the “pseudo-law” that is Obamacare or the Constitution. But since that did not happen, Americans began pointing to the problems with Obamacare not only in media but to their representatives. You sit there giving the appearance that these “weaknesses and failures” were unknown or are unknown; they are not, and you sir, are an absolute liar if you claim otherwise.
The voice of America has been raised regarding Obamacare and its absolute stranglehold on freedoms and an individual’s right to privacy and choice, among other violations of God-given rights. You and those like you in government have refused to listen, continue to refuse to listen, then treat American citizens like children throwing a tantrum. You say a broad discussion is needed, but where are all the legislators willing to participate in a discussion with the citizens? Where are the legislators willing to go paragraph by paragraph of this legislation with the people and answer, honestly, the tough questions Americans are asking? None of you who voted for this atrocious law are willing to even entertain the idea of discussion, regardless of what you peddle to the citizens of this country, because even at this late date, one could bet the ACA still has not been read in its entirety by any of you and it serves the purpose of exercising a control over the people which you sir have no right to usurp.
You seem to be of the opinion that Americans want to “distort the system.” Americans want the truth, not the political rhetoric, not the lies peddled by Obama, his administration, and many of you in Congress. However, this is what Americans have received, so who is actually distorting the system here?
As far as not leaving anyone behind, I must remind you this is not an educational system. The “no child left behind” policy in education has been disastrous for this country. Why would you think that policy would work somewhere else? Since when have we become responsible for everyone else’s behaviors or actions?
No one has pretended or is trying to pretend there were not problems with health care prior to the implementation of Obamacare. No, things were not “peachy keen.” But, I must ask, “What do you know about it? Are you a health care provider? Have you worked on the front lines in the health care industry? Can you recognize that issues with health care vary from geographical location to geographical location?” There is not a “one size fits all” solution. Anyone with any intelligence can figure this out. I guess Americans are expecting more from their legislative body than the legislative body possesses to give. Legislators place very little faith in the citizens to govern themselves so all of you in power decide to appoint yourselves, as if you are better than those who elect you, the “savior” of the people.
And, if I have gotten too specific for you, this president has usurped his authority in changing mandates and basically the law, using the stroke of a pen through executive orders, making you and everyone else in Congress obsolete, thereby removing governance by the citizenry. Are you getting the picture now or do you need it drawn in crayon?
The broad picture, Rep. Walz, is this; when you and your colleagues decided to ignore the Constitution, violate your oath of office, and support the Liar-in Chief, the dictator wannabe, the illegal man in the Oval Office and a man who despises America and her freedoms, you created the problems, the weaknesses and the failures with health care and the health care insurance industry that we are experiencing today. You and those like you are guilty of treason and should be removed from office and tried as such. Is that broad enough for you?Don't forget to Like Freedom Outpost on Facebook and Twitter, and follow our friends at RepublicanLegion.com.