One of the most talked about issues currently being kicked around on Capitol Hill is how to handle the task of replacing Obamacare.
Here’s what Charles Krauthammer had to say recently on that subject.
From Real Clear Politics:
CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: Well, that’s their hope, to get to actually get the 60 votes that they’re going to need. But I do think this split among Republicans is partly a matter of ideology, partly semantics.
What the Republicans have to do, to make sure there aren’t a huge number of people hurt by the transition, that’s the reason they are daunted. And the left has a genius for ratcheting up dependency on government largess. And then daring Republicans, when they come into power, into undoing it because it’s extremely unpopular. And they did gin up a system that is completely unworkable but does has some who benefitted and some who are going to lose.
And I think what you have to do if you are a Republican, you have to forget about the bottom line. You have to forget about deficits for the short run. You must cover these people one way or the other or you will have a P.R., political catastrophe. Yes, you don’t want to bust the budget and there will be a transition period. But you can to be counting your pennies now or when there are going to be so many stories out there, the people who are hurt and really hurting as a result of the reform.
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