Perhaps one of the major factors that swept Donald Trump into office was the failed policies of Barack Obama.
Obama won thanks to a platform of “change” and “hope.” Yet after eight years our country is weaker, sicker, and more divided than ever.
Much of Obama’s policies were either nonsensical, or downright disasters. This is clear from the state of the Middle East, Iran, immigration, and national security.
But perhaps the most painful mistake was Obamacare. This program was supposed to provide health care for the poorest of Americans, while not damaging the health care options of the rest of the country. It was suppose to create “more options at lower prices.” Instead it did just the opposite.
Even democrats have to acknowledge this reality. When the federal government gets too involved in an industry, it falters. Heath care is a train wreck, thanks to the reckless leadership of Obama and his cronies.
But don’t take my word for it, just listen to one of them speak.
From Yes I’m Right:
Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber told Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Wednesday that former President Obama’s signature health care law was “never supposed to help everybody.”
Carlson had Gruber on his show to defend the Affordable Care Act and discuss plans by Republicans to repeal and replace the law.
Gruber, a professor at MIT, famously was recorded saying that a “lack of transparency” and the “stupidity of the American voter” made it easier to pass the health care law in 2010.
Gruber claims that Obamacare was suppose to leave most of America alone. Yet the restrictive and overly-complicated system caused premiums to rise on everyone–including Americans who didn’t want to use it and keep their old plans.
Obamacare punished Americans earning $40,000 or more. It was significantly more costly the more you earned. Yet people earning below $25,000 a year had cheaper plans. So effectively, it was rewarding part-time or low-incoming workers, and punishing those who more successful.
So why could Obamacare only help the one portion of the country, but neglect everyone else? Gruber tried to position the law as helpful, but in the process insulted healthy and wealthy people.
This is why we need Trump and a GOP majority to repeal this toxic law and replace it with a system that works for all Americans.
Source: Yes I’m Right