It Takes Two to Tango
The U.S. government shutdown over Obamacare moves into its 3rd day without an end in sight.
As usual, conservative Republicans get the blame from the get-go via a liberal dominated national press.
For example, CNN TV news anchor Ashleigh Banfield browbeat and ranted at her Republican guests who tried in vain to explain a very reasonable Republican compromise position passed by the House.
That position is to delay the start of Obamcare’s individual mandate for a year, just like President Obama quite arbitrarily did for the employer mandate. The Senate has flatly rejected four House compromise proposals without any compromises offered of its own.
Yet, all you hear on TV from the likes of Banfield and others is how Republicans want to shut down the government. Please, people, think about it!
Ms. Banfield, it takes two to tango! The government would not be shutdown today if the Senate hadn’t taken an intransigent, uncompromising position. It is the Senate, not the House, that has negotiated in bad faith.
Is it right for Republicans to tie Obamacare to funding the government? Absolutely! Why???
Between Banfield rants, Congressmen Marsha Blackburn calmly attempted unsuccessfully to explain that healthcare is now government’s fastest growing expenditure and the rising cost needs to be fixed through tax reform.
That, folks, ties directly to passing a budget!!! Therefore, it is a legitimate topic for compromise negotiations. The Senate flatly refuses to budge.
Blackburn even added the now-broken healthcare law isn’t ready for prime time. She explained it has already had 19 delays and missed 47 regulatory deadlines while President Obama has doled out 1,200 waivers to political friends.
The only Americans being made to suffer now are the middle class who get no breaks at all.
In the meantime, Obamacare staggers forward under the burden of its own weight. Now the computer systems for exchange signups are full of glitches.
There you have it, more support for Blackburn and the Republican compromise position.