With all the noise about “obstructionism” and a “do-nothing Congress” in the past few years, it’s difficult to understand all the tantrums being thrown now by Leftists.
First they’re angry that nothing is getting done. Now they’re angry that too much is getting done!
They’re annoyed about the humongous pipeline executive order President Trump signed, but something is getting DONE.
They’re annoyed about the executive order that targeted massive changes in our current healthcare system, but something is getting DONE.
And the latter issue is the crux of today’s story:
There are a lot of people on the Right who are indeed anxious to get things done, and the whole “Repeal & Replace” crowd is putting a lot of pressure on the Republicans to do something and do it fast.
Previously, we’d heard reports that Obamacare wouldn’t be replaced until 2018, which prompted much of the aforementioned pressure. However, though it takes things a while to really get rolling in any governmental endeavor, we may not have to wait that long.
Speaker Ryan has finally come out and said something about the whole issue.
“House Speaker Paul Ryan said flatly on Tuesday that Obamacare will be repealed and replaced in 2017.
‘The legislating is going to be done this year,’ he said during a news conference. ‘We are going to be done with legislating with respect to Obamacare.’
Ryan said Republicans are conducting a ‘rescue mission’ from ‘the collapse that is coming because of Obamacare.’
Ryan said Obamacare repeals and replacement will move faster once the Senate confirms Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., as the next secretary of health and human services.
The process will involve multiple lawmakers and committees.
‘There’s a lot of moving parts,’ said Rep. Hal Rogers, R-Ky.
Rogers said the current system ‘is collapsing’ so Republicans are working to ‘do something that we have to do as soon as we can, but do it right.'”
Recently, the President reiterated his intent and that of the Republican Party to get this done quickly, by the end of this year or sometime into the next. In his interview with Bill O’Reilly, he called Obamacare a “disaster”.
There has been much talk about which parts of Obamacare are actually worth saving but at this point, all the American people want is something better. However, feel free to speak your mind on the replacement issue; vote now if you haven’t already.
Look at this process as the removal of a large splinter under the fingernail of the nation.
Yeah, it’s that painful and it’s that important.
Source: Western Journalism