The Bad Law and Toxic Politics of ObamaCare — at Risk is the Stability of the Union
From today’s USA Today:
In a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll of the nation’s dozen top battleground states, a clear majority of registered voters call the bill’s passage “a bad thing” and support its repeal if a Republican wins the White House in November. Two years after he signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act— and as the Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments about its constitutionality next month — the president has failed to convince most Americans that it was the right thing to do.
“Mandating that you have to buy the insurance rubs me the wrong way altogether,” says Fred Harrison, 62, a horse trainer from York County, Pa., who was among those surveyed and supports repeal even though he likes some provisions of the law. “It should be my own choice.”
“It seems like it forces you to take health care (coverage), and you don’t really have a say in the matter,” says Beth Leffew, 26, a college student from Cincinnati. She says the president “didn’t really listen to people” when they objected to the proposed bill. “It seems like he just shoved it right through Congress.”
The Democrats never listen, they are arrogant and think they are right on health care regardless of what any other American says to them. Obama will never, ever change his views on this.
If he is not unelected, and the Supreme Court refuses to make the law null and void, then I predict this will be the beginning of the start of States uncoupling from the federal government.
The next thing that could happen is a state by state refusal to enforce the law, which will further tatter the Union. The Democrats cannot conceive of the degree of visceral opposition to ObamaCare. They are so arrogant they have a tin ear on the subject, even after losing control of the U.S. House of Representatives in the last election.
But, what are the Feds going to do? Send Sheriff’s to collect the tax if someone gives the middle finger to the mandate? Are state politicians running the government, who hate ObamaCare, going to enforce the law?
Or are the Feds going send in the National Guard because on state refuses to obey or enforce ObamaCare?
Or, will the Feds just declare every state is in compliance, to avoid a confrontation? Set the compliance bar so low, that those states merely going through the motions to be compliant get a pass? Or will the Feds simply exempt states not in compliance, from having to comply, just to avoid a confrontation.
Essentially, states pretend to comply, and the Feds pretend to enforce the law — and it will act like a solvent on the bonds of the Union.