Leaving aside the extremely dubious merits of Obamacare (the legislation is a dog’s breakfast that only bureaucrats, socialists, medical profiteers and the Internal Revenue Service can love) now that the Supreme Court of the United States has declared Obamacare constitutional when treated as a tax and given it the go ahead the question becomes how to get rid of it. All the complaints and worries and bleating about its costs and its actual and potential horrors became instantaneously irrelevant once the Supreme Court made its decision. It will be implemented whether Americans like it or not (and the vast majority don’t) unless they get it off the books. How to do that…that is the question.
There really are only two ways.
The most obvious is to elect Mitt Romney President in the upcoming presidential election in November. Romney has promised to repeal Obamacare as his first order of business if he is elected. Elect him and Obamacare will be repealed…that’s one way to get rid of it.
Another way is to demand that President Obama obey the Supreme Court decision, treat Obamacare as a tax and devise a separate and distinct tax to pay for it.
The Supreme Court ruled that Obamacare is constitutional when treated as a tax. That means that it is unconstitutional (and therefore illegal and therefore cannot be implemented) if it is not treated as a tax. Force Obama to set up a separate and distinct tax to pay for Obamacare instead of raising taxes in general to implement it…that in turn will force him to make a political decision to back off because a new tax specifically for Obamacare would cost him the election. He can even blame the Supreme Court for backing off and not burdening Americans with another tax in this time of economic desperation. That might even get him elected again, especially if he can do do it in a statesmanlike manner and especially if he can convince Americans that he is doing it for their own good and the good of the country and not for himself, not to improve his chances of getting elected again.
Forcing President Obama to set up a separate and distinct tax to fund Obamacare…that’s the other way to get rid of it.
Two things are certain however it all plays out before November’s election. If President Obama wins a second term Obamacare will be implemented whether it is treated as tax or not and it will be a yoke around the necks of individual Americans and the country itself for generations to come. Those are givens.
It is also entirely possible that Obamacare will bankrupt America and turn it into a socialist, big government, top down, state in which the government is omnipresent and all controlling. It is no exaggeration either to say that getting rid of Obamacare, and Obama himself in November, are essential if the United States is to survive as a free, democratic, independent country and Americans are to remain masters of their own fate.
Alarmist? Not on your life.
November can’t come soon enough.