This post is in response to a load of BS from my US miss-Representative’s, John Carter’s, office. They’re trying to blame the US government’s shut down on President Obama; the administration’s inability to accept the US House’s (more than 40) attempts to repeal the ACA (a.k.a., Obamacare).
The ACA (Affordable Care Act) was approved by the US House of Representatives, the US Senate and then signed into law by our President. The ACA was challenged in the US Court system and was found, by the Supreme Court, to be compatible with the US Constitution: constitutional.
Repeal is not possible, because the US Senate won’t vote to repeal the ACA. The US House’s Republican majority has voted to repeal Obamacare more than 40 times, but it can’t make it to President Obama’s desk, for a promised Veto, because it won’t be repealed by the Democratic majority in the US Senate.
If the ACA were going to fail the GOP need only sit back and watch a program called Obamacare come to naught. The GOP is scared out of its mind, literally, because the ACA is most likely going to succeed!
If you go to Massachusetts and ask what the folks remember fondly from Governor Romney's administration, the only answer you'll get is Romneycare. The ACA (a.k.a., Obamacare) is as close to a direct copy of Romneycare as is possible; including the MIT consultants and the Heritage Foundation's individual mandate.
One simple thing happened and the GOP went psychotic about its own creation: a black guy in the White House (a two term President named Barrack Obama) adopted their ideas!
Who caused a government shut down? The GOP did. The Republicans let irrational bullies (a.k.a., Tea Party) dominate their party and have done/will do anything, including the grossly irresponsible, to keep our president from success.
You are giving people, who previously paid little or no attention to politics, all the motivation they need to vote to make Republicans irrelevant!
Enjoy the responsibility! You’ve earned it!