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Just a bit of DISGUST...

I've got to admit I expected more from the do-nothing body we call Congress with its GOP majority at present. Instead, we got more of the same old tired rhetoric we have been getting for the past 7+ years now about how terrible Obamacare is.

The plan they managed to produce after all this time (Paul Ryan's) is not much better than what is in place and apparently leaves a lot of middle-class people financially screwed. I understand it polled with a 17% approval rate. All I know is the many votes over the past few years to repeal it were nothing more than political grandstanding --  a waste of time and taxpayer money. All the Republicans seem to be able to do is criticize and come up with little to offer themselves. They cannot even seem to reach a consensus among themselves (a problem they have had as long as I can remember).

Personally, I have felt for a long time that they should simply fix what is in place so it works better and offers more flexibility with lower costs. I think that the president is right when he says we should remove the boundary between states and let insurance companies compete across the lines. I cannot understand why this hasn't been the case all along?

For many, many years (going back to Truman) people in government have discussed healthcare reform. I actually thought we might end up with a single payer system when Clinton was in office, but he couldn't make it happen, either. I'll say this: like it or hate it, the Democrats were able to pull it off and get something in place. It needs fixing. We were lied to. Yes, both of those things are true. But... it is something. So far, all I have heard from the Republicans is a constant barrage of criticism and incessant fighting among themselves.

So, to the G.O.P. -- if you are ever able to get it together and reach an agreement, let us know. In the meantime, America will live with what it has and remember you all in the next election.


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