The GOP Civil War
As you likely know, if you follow the news, the GOP and Dems are at each other over Obamacare again.
On the face of it, this whole thing is silly. The GOP might not like it, but the Dems control the White House and the Senate. Trying to hold a gun to their head to change their minds, is very unlikely to work. In the end, this will go on for a bit, until Wall Street gets fed up and then the GOP will be forced to give in.
But really, this is about the tea party vs the rest of the GOP. The rest of the GOP wants to move on. They may not like Obamacare, but this is not the time to fight this battle (nor is it the right time when they get to the debt ceiling). This is a losing battle for the GOP until they control more of the govt.
Look here is my $.02 on Obamacare:
- I’ve seen first hand how companies don’t hire full time employees because they don’t want to pay the overhead of health insurance. Instead, they hire contractors so they don’t have to pay for benefits.
- Because of the above point, I think it makes sense to decouple your job and health insurance.
- Because of the high cost, some sort of govt. help is needed to get people health insurance.
- While I’ll agree that Obamacare is likely to have problems (with anything new, you need to shake out the bugs), it’s a step in the direction of decoupling your health insurance to your job. Therefore I support it. It can be adjusted later as needed.
- The GOP plan is: keep everything the same. This I don’t agree with, so until I see something more serious, I’m stuck with supporting Obamacare.