This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author.
Republicans need to get out and vote in the mid-terms of 2022 and take back the power from the Democrats.
When The Republicans Take Back The House Will They Do The Same
Posted 12/04/21, by Michael Cavalier – Editor
Since the new session of Congress began, House Republicans have been much more active in holding the President accountable than they were when the Democrats controlled both the House and Senate. This has resulted in plenty of back-and-forth between the two political parties on matters ranging from how to handle healthcare reform to how to handle potential impeachment hearings (depending on who you ask).
Now That Republicans have a chance to win back both houses of Congress, it would be in their best interest to do what Democrats did when they ran things and only focus on passing legislation that will never get signed into law by President Trump, or whatever president is serving at the time.
Nancy Pelosi was a staunch opponent of President Trump’s tax reform plan. In other words, she voted against her own interests—if tax reform succeeds, it means more money in most Americans’ pockets, but fewer for Pelosi to spend. Not even Nancy Pelosi is immune to partisanship! She knows her rhetoric is at odds with reality.
We need to demand that our representatives do better. Are you really willing to bet against your constituents reaping benefits from Republican-led government? Are you really willing to gamble their livelihoods because you disagree with them politically? What if we stopped allowing our representatives off the hook so easily? We should demand better from our politicians; we should expect them to rise above partisan squabbles.
It’s an ugly, but a somewhat typical day in Washington. House Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has just mocked a Republican health care bill for being full of sweeteners for insurance companies. She then asked whether Senate Republicans would bring up a vote to reform ObamaCare—or something.
Then, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) responds with his own questions: Why won’t she pass a single bill aimed at making health care more affordable? Why does she refuse to have an open debate about reforming one-sixth of our economy? These are good questions with very simple answers: Democrats can’t possibly answer them because it would require them to admit that ObamaCare is both unaffordable and unsustainable.
There’s nothing else for them to say here. If we do nothing, your premiums will go up year after year and you’ll face far higher deductibles than ever before thanks to rules put in place by ObamaCare. The reality here is that House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) made a great statement when he said we need action. We need a serious debate on health care, which means we need real ideas from all sides–even if they’re different from what their side believes in right now.
The American Health Care Act (AHCA) was withdrawn by Republican leadership shortly before it was scheduled to be voted on. Conservatives were angered because it didn’t repeal Obamacare, while moderates were worried about its impact on their constituents. The fight over healthcare reform will resume after Congress returns from recess, so now is a good time to provide your representatives with your take on healthcare.
If you’re happy with Obamacare, argue against any attempts to repeal it or roll back funding. If you want a full repeal of Obamacare, make sure your representatives know how you feel about them keeping their promise to repeal every word of President Obama’s signature piece of legislation.
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