The idea that the government should help those less fortune started back almost a hundred years ago coming out of the depression with FDR…..
There are those on the Right in the American Congress and beyond who want their country to cast aside any safety net for the less fortunate and play to the rich…
Those people have NOT had their way…
The House Repeal Bill that finally made it thru on a slim margin points to problem for those who want to go backwards….
Their publicized efforts have actually pushed American to INCREASE support for a healthcare program born of the Democrats and the countries first black/mixed race President….
In the last few days as the House Repeal bill has come under study?
We see something MUCH less than the media made it out to be…
Most of the major parts of the Affordable Healthcare Bill have been left intact….
Now THAT doesn’t mean that Democrats and others should accept the Republicans cuts in the House bill….But the fact is?
When this is all over?
Either the House and Senate will craft a bill that will be able to get the votes ?
Or the Affordable Healthcare Law will have to be fixed in little pieces….
Donald Trump has repeatedly said he does NOT want to make cuts to Social Security …..
Wether Conservatives like it or NOT?
Americans are solidly behind having Big Government help them in their lives….Risking THAT could have negative political effects on their party come the 2018 Midterm elections….
Fighting the expansion of the so-called welfare state is a fundamental premise of the American conservative movement. But as tens of millions of Americans have come to rely on coverage under the 2010 health law, Republicans have learned the political risks of being seen as taking a hatchet to the program, however imperfect it may be.
So conservatives have now cast aside their high-minded arguments of political principle, replacing them with dense discussions of policy. Pre-existing conditions, risk pools and premium costs — not the more conventional Republican disquisitions in favor of the free market, personal responsibility and smaller government — dominate the debate today.
This dramatic shift in focus has confirmed what conservatives said they always feared when Democrats granted the government expansive new powers over health care. The government can giveth, they said, but it can almost never taketh away…..