RyanCare: what would Ron Paul tell us?
Ron Paul is no longer in Congress. But there’s actually a way for us to know exactly what he would tell us about RyanCare…
He earned the nickname “Dr. No” because he has often been the only Congressman to vote “No” on a piece of popular legislation. He introduced the Sanctiy of Life act which was designed to state that life begins at conception, and he also tried to pass a constitutional amendment to deny citizenship to children of illegal immigrants.
Maybe best of all, he wanted a constitutional amendment to abolish federal income, state, and gift taxes. Now wouldn’t that be nice?
RYANCARE: A GOOD REPLACMENT?
He always voted to shrink the size of government. No one has ever listened. Now, with RyanCare being presented as the “Do or die” option by Republicans in Congress, as well as Trump, what wisdom would Dr. Paul give us today? Is it a better bill than Obamacare? Should Republicans actually vote for it?
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When Ron Paul was in Congress in 1976, he hired someone to write his weekly newsletters which he mailed to people living in his district.
This writer is still around, and this is what he says:
Back in 1976, I wrote all of Congressman Ron Paul’s weekly newsletters that were mailed to people in his district. I can tell you exactly how I would write the newsletter for every Republican who votes against RyanCare, and who really does oppose all revisions of ObamaCare.
Why I Voted Against RyanCare
Recently, I voted against RyanCare, also known as ObamaCare Lite. That bill was just one more attempt to force all working Americans into a system of mandatory health insurance.
Every year since ObamaCare became law in 2010, Republicans have submitted a bill to repeal ObamaCare. I voted for it each time. It failed every year because Democrats in the Senate voted against it. But then it passed both houses in 2016 because Republicans had recaptured the Senate. Naturally, President Obama vetoed it.
After the veto, Speaker of the House Ryan issued this statement: “The idea that Obamacare is the law of the land for good is a myth. This law will collapse under its own weight, or it will be repealed. We have now shown that there is a clear path to repealing Obamacare without 60 votes in the Senate. So, next year, if we’re sending this bill to a Republican president, it will get signed into law.”
I agree 100% with his sentiment. I am in favor of doing exactly what Speaker Ryan last year said Republicans would do this year. Unfortunately, that is not what he did. He attempted to ram down the throats of Republican conservatives a new bill which is not much better than ObamaCare…