Senators Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, and Rand Paul all expressed their opposition to anything short of the Senate’s 2015 Obamacare repeal bill. Senator Ben Sasse is the only other one who scores above a 90% on Conservative Review’s scorecard. It’s time for him to join the ranks of his brothers who are trying to stop “Obamacarelite.”
It’s not necessary for Sasse to jump on board. The three Senators vowing to fight for full repeal are enough to block a weak attempt at partial repeal by their liberal Republican cohorts. Still, his weight would be greatly appreciated to keep the three from being isolated. Moreover, it makes for a much cooler headline.
According to TheHill:
The bill would dismantle core aspects of the healthcare law and replace them with a system centered on a new tax credit. If three GOP senators were to vote against the bill it would effectively sink it’s chances of clearing through Congress.
The House Freedom Caucus is pushing the same fight from their chamber. Leader Mark Meadows Tweeted out support and is likely working behind the scenes to secure similar legislation.
Folks, this should be a no-brainer. The #1 contributing factor to the GOP’s victories in 2016 was repealing Obamacare. The thought that they would get cold feet now is indicative of the big talking, slow walking recent history of Republicans on Capitol Hill. During campaign season, they will invoke Ronald Reagan, claim hold of the conservative mantle, and make bold promises to voters. Once they’re in office, they fold like gamblers with busted straights.
The continuous stance of weakness most in the GOP take is the biggest reason we’re building the Federalist Party in the first place. Cruz, Paul, and Lee have demonstrated they’re willingness to defend the Constitution and embrace the ideals of small-government Federalism that are necessary for this nation to break out of the big-government funk it’s been in for decades. I really hope Sasse joins the fray.
The Affordable Care Act is a monstrosity that must be completely obliterated. Will there be political repercussions? Yes. Can they be mitigated? If the repeal is full, the answer is a resounding yes. If it’s another retreat as the GOP is wont to do, they might as well give up and admit they never really intended to repeal it in the first place.