As most everyone in the Country I am disgusted with what’s going on in Washington. I say, Get The Fuck Back To Work. Let’s look at what’s going on, the GOP shutdown the Government and is threatening default because they dont like the Affordable Care Act ACA. This is unacceptable behavior. ACA is a law, approved by both bodies of Congress and the president, and approved by the Supreme Court. The 2012 election was all about repealing ACA and Obama won the election. To shut down the Government now over this issue to me is both unConstitutional and borders on criminal behavior. Before the House shut the Government down they voted 42 times to repeal/defund ACA. How is that allowed to happen in this Country. With all of the major issues this Country faces we have one branch of Congress throwing a yearlong temper tantrum. The time and tax payer money spent on 42 votes should have been spent on job creation, immigration, making the ACA a better law. Instead of acting like 3 year olds why didnt the House open up ACA and make improvements, help work out any glitches or issues with it. Their solution? Repeal it and leave people with nothing.
The scare tactics the GOP are using about ACA are almost all outright lies; where is the media to correct these lies. Where is the media to explain ACA; as usual they would rather talk about a car chase or some other low hanging fruit. Back to the scare tactics, the biggest one is that its a Job Killer, they cite UPS and other large companies who are making changes in their healthcare policies. UPS is cutting out spousal coverage, which to me is outrageous. I am sure it won’t affect anyone in the C- Suite, just the drivers. Just the people who need it the most. When the GOP uses UPS and other large companies as an example of the dangers of ACA they forget to mention that large employers received a one year delay of ACA, so in fact the changes these employers are making has nothing to do with the law. All the glitches yesterday? Thats because 10s of millions of people were on the site checking it out. Two million people in 2 hours came to the site in New York State alone.
I like the idea of single payer medical care, like most of the wealthy western countries have. Medical companies spending $400 Billion per year just in billing; imagine all of the other savings that could be utilized. I dont think healthcare should be tied to ones job, I think it should be your policy wherever you work and if you are unemployed.
As I said at the beginning of this short piece our Country has major issues to deal with. The longterm unemployment situation has not gotten any better, our economy is growing at a dismal rate, and the GOP puts all their muscle behind making sure people dont have access to affordable insurance? My words of advice, vote to open the government, raise the debt ceiling then Get The Fuck Back To Work!