Blame Democrats who cre­ated Oba­macare and are dis­hon­est about it

The Washington Times Weekly - - Commentary - BY CHARLES HURT

Be­hold, this is your health care, run by the fed­eral gov­ern­ment. Politi­cians far, far away in Wash­ing­ton — ad­vised by armies of bureau­crats whose salaries you pay but you have never met — all hud­dled in Congress de­cid­ing what pills they will give you and how long is long enough for you to be on life sup­port. Also, they will de­cide just how much money you will pay for preg­nancy in­sur­ance, even though you do not tech­ni­cally have a uterus and your name is not Cait­lyn Jen­ner. (Isn’t it funny how the only way any­body buys some­thing named the “Af­ford­able Care Act” is if the fed­eral gov­ern­ment forces them to buy it?)

Oh, and they are de­cid­ing just how much of your money they are go­ing to set aside to “sta­bi­lize the in­sur­ance mar­ket,” which is just the lat­est rosy eu­phemism for “dump trucks full of your tax cash given to mas­sive in­sur­ance com­pa­nies that you al­ready de­spise.”

Mean­while, throngs of cloaked lob­by­ists slither the hall­ways of Congress in search of leg­isla­tive gems and baubles they can haul in dirty sacks back to their nests to be pawned off later.

The clos­est thing to you — ac­tual Amer­i­can cit­i­zens — here in Wash­ing­ton th­ese days are the hoards of scream­ing un­washed health­care “pro­test­ers,” by which I mean peo­ple who some­how do not work yet some­how man­age to loaf across the coun­try to bang drums and cat­er­waul up and down the side­walk out­side the Capi­tol at all hours. (For ev­ery one of them, some­where there is a mom and dad just glad to have them out of the base­ment for a cou­ple of days.)

Yet, to lis­ten to House Mi­nor­ity Leader Nancy Pelosi or Se­nate Mi­nor­ity Leader Charles E. Schumer bark and howl over to­day’s de­bate about Oba­macare, you would think this is not ex­actly what they signed up for when they jammed Oba­macare through Congress with lit­tle de­bate and pre­cisely ZERO bi­par­ti­san sup­port.

Well, what the heck did you ex­pect putting fed­eral bureau­crats and spine­less politi­cians in charge of the Amer­i­can peo­ple’s health care?

Of course it will be messy for­ever. Did you re­ally think Wash­ing­ton was the place best suited in all of Amer­ica to make all the de­ci­sions about the most in­ti­mate and per­sonal health care de­ci­sions?

Here we find our­selves in the very sewer of po­lit­i­cal de­prav­ity where only the most de­praved politi­cians would dare to be seen.

“The pres­i­dent would not be ‘let­ting Oba­macare col­lapse,’” Mr. Schumer said Tues­day, af­ter Pres­i­dent Trump sig­naled the fail­ure by Repub­li­cans to fix Oba­macare. “He is ac­tively try­ing to un­der­mine the health care sys­tem in the coun­try, us­ing mil­lions of Amer­i­cans as po­lit­i­cal pawns in a cyn­i­cal game.” Like I said, only the most de­praved and dis­hon­est. Again, Oba­macare is cir­cling the throat of the toi­let and tak­ing the econ­omy, the Amer­i­can peo­ple and even in­sur­ance in­dus­try with it. And Mr. Schumer’s ar­gu­ment here is that Mr. Trump and Repub­li­cans are to blame for not FIX­ING the Oba­macare that Mr. Schumer foisted on the Amer­i­can peo­ple? Like I said, only the most dis­hon­est weasels are ca­pa­ble of preen­ing at times like this.

“He wants to throw up his hands rather than roll up his sleeves to work with us and solve the prob­lem,” Mr. Schumer said of Mr. Trump as the sewage be­gan fill­ing in around him in the Se­nate cham­ber. “The pres­i­dent is play­ing a dan­ger­ous game with the health care of this coun­try,” he said.

No, Mr. Schumer, you and your democrats are to blame for this mess. And you are the ones who turned the Amer­i­can peo­ple into “po­lit­i­cal pawns.”

Now we’ll just see who it is the Amer­i­can peo­ple blame for this whole mess. Charles Hurt can be reached at churt@wash­ing­ton­times. com and on Twit­ter by @charleshurt.

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