Sunday, March 30, 2014

Republicans And The Affordable Care Law

With the numerous of things happening in our everyday lives, I chose to write about the “Affordable Care Act” (ACA). I know there are things like the budget cuts of the ‘Food Stamp’ program, and the ‘Unemployment Extensions’ are far more important to some than the subject I chose; but bare with me while I try to intertwine all three.

Tomorrow (March 31, 2014) is the last day to sign-up for health care under the ACA for those who need it the most, everybody qualify for this law, but the Law is primarily for those who have no means of affording health care. With that said, let’s deal with facts and facts only. Before I go there, my bad, let me just say this; lots of people, especially Republicans are branding the President as a liar and a weakling. My response to the liar part is this, every one of the people claiming to have lost their health care because of the ACA have all been proven to be liars. As for the weakling part on foreign policy, ask Osama Bin Laden is the President weak on foreign policy; at least he didn’t make jokes about no ‘Weapons of Mass Destruction’ (WMD) in Iraq. Those of you who are continuing to read this, thank you for allowing me to get that little point across.

I understand how certain people will disagree with the ACA; they’re well within their rights to do so. However, the way my parents taught me and my siblings; if you disagree with a person point of view, at least come up with something to show why you disagree.

When it comes to Republicans, the majority of the group are campaigning on ‘Repeal and Replace’ the ACA, just in case no one have noticed, Republicans have not put one bill to Congress specifically what will replace the ACA. Oh yeah, Republicans have bloviated with rhetoric about what they would do; but nothing concrete in layman terms. If Republicans have a real plan for health care, they would bring it to the floor of the House of Representatives and allow each member of Congress to vote on their ‘Health Care Bill’. It’s a reason why that has not happened and why it will never happen; Republicans have no plan in regards to health care.

Enough about Republicans, I blame Democrats, Blacks, and other people of color for the President’s demise when it comes to the ACA. My question to the aforementioned people in this paragraph, who or what in the hell are you scared of when it comes to the Republican Party? We as Democrats and people of color have facts in our behalf when arguing our point, but yet we allow Republicans to repeat lie after lie and bully us down. A perfect example is the fiasco that transpired during a House hearing with Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) when Mr. Issa cut-the-mic when Mr. Cummings was speaking. It took Democrats as a group at least a week to condemn Mr. Issa’s disrespect towards Congressman Cummings.

If we as a people don’t stand up for what we portray it is we believe in, it will not be “Twelve Years a Slave”; it will be mental and societal slavery for the rest of our lives.

“Defense Rest Your Honor.”

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