Skip to comments.Ron Johnson on Obamacare: "We've got to start talking about transitioning."
Posted on 12/09/2013 10:30:31 AM PST by cornelis
In a visit to NRs New York office, Senator Ron Johnson said the fight against Obamacare is entering a new phase: Weve got to start talking about transitioning. Johnson won his Senate seat in 2010 based in large part on his fierce opposition to Obamacare, which he still adamantly opposes as an assault on Americans liberty and criticizes in the harshest terms (look no further than his recent weekly radio address). But simple repeal is no longer enough, he believes. He says that Republicans have to acknowledge that the law now exists. How do you repeal? he asks. Yeah, you can get rid of the law, but what do you do with whats already there? He continues, Am I opposed to state-based exchanges? No. He thinks it may be that they can be usable. Im all for repeal, he stipulates, but its there. What do you do with whats there? . . . .Weve got to start talking about the reality of the situation. He says that his approach, acknowledging the reality of the new structures put in place by Obamacare and offering a positive alternative, might be summarized as repeal, dismantle, and transition to something better.
He needs to transition himself.
Wow! That must’ve been a big payoff.
Transition to the free marketplace.
Is that so hard for this “senator” to understand?
The GOP plan is to transition to Romneycare.
The business interests wanted the new health care system to relieve their financial burdens and the GOPe does not want to dismantle any part of it that looks good in focus group polling.
National Review is full of Mandela worshippers, personally I could not care less about them now. They are not in any way a conservative website.
Here’s a novel idea, Senator. Repeal the entire steenking fascist/socialist mess and let freedom reign!!
Congress wouldn't handle immigration because they WOULD NOT ENFORCE THE LAW......it became "TOO BIG TO DEAL WITH"...because they wouldn't enforce the law....NOW when we have an outlaw running roughshod over the American citizen this clown doctor wants to "help" enforce something the American people never wanted.
Agreed. I gave up on National Review when every article was a Romney love fest.
At this point its basically a worthless site full of folks who have never had a single conservative accomplishment in their careers.
"It's not the people who vote that count. It's the people who count the votes"
"all that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing"
Third World status in 3...2...1...
His point, I believe, is that it cannot be gotten rid of by outright repeal. At least not yet.
We are going to have to destroy the leviathan another way.
I suppose the analogy might be to a cancer.
Sometimes, one can cut the cancer immediately...in the early stages, before it has spread. If not stopped immediately, then the attack has to be done in different ways...by focusing on one particular part or aspect—to limit growth, choke off, or irradiate one particular aspect.
I don’t think Johnson wants the Obamacare cancer to grow, but he recognizes it is now within the system, and more creative ways of removing it have to be found.
Of course, once the body is HEALTHY enough (that is, once CONSERVATIVES are in control of the body politic if you’ll excuse the pun), then we OUGHT to be able to take a knife to the cancer...and remove it completely. Oh, they’ll be howls of “the pain, the pain”, by the media and the Democrat base.
But it’ll be for the good of the country. :)
From the comments so far, it’s apparent that most didn’t read what Johnson said, that his approach is to repeal, dismantle, and transition to something better.
Personally, I’m pleased to see someone take a realistic view of the mess, rather than just pitching a hissy fit. Yelling “No!” is not working.
did you see their Mandela-editorial?
It was nauseating
He is transitioning is original opposition to Obamacare.
We are going to transition you out of office Ron. Loser.
Here’s my contribution to your conversation, Ron.
Agreed, but the reality is that as long as 0ne is in office and as long as GOP does not have a super majority of 67 in the Senate along with continued control of the House, the law cannot be repealed or changed until January 2017. By then the program will be so well entrenched it will be hard to retract and God only knows what the political landscape will be in the 2016 presidential elections.
By feeding the cancer with a promise of curing it later.
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