One more sign the Republicans will ignore at their peril
Funny, for a program Boehner & co. claim nobody wants, the Affordable Care Act website was clobbered with applicants trying to sign up for it. I’m still waiting to get a login page.
I’m also still waiting for Boehner to explain how the Republican plan of doing nothing is superior to having government-assisted insurance through the ACA. I’m not going to accept any theoretical arguments about what the size and scope of the federal government should be — my ongoing health and well-being is frankly a lot more important to me. I’m almost half convinced the Republican plan is to hope that people like me are dead before we qualify for Medicare and Social Security. They’re certainly acting that way.
Funny how their obsession with life ends at birth. They sure don’t give a shit about people after they’re born.
Of course, we know the real reason Boehner’s taking a hardline position is because he’s got a bunch of extremist backbenchers ready to throw him out of the speakership if he dares to behave like a responsible adult rather than a whiny selfish brat, and he’d rather be the hood ornament on the Toonerville Trolley than safely seatbelted into the passenger seat of a sensible sedan obeying the speed limit.
I wish I could live to be 150. I would love to see what historians of the future have to say about this era — beyond the obvious “what the hell was *wrong* with them?”