Friday, January 27, 2012

No Snuggling Zone

All the Republican presidential candidates have been talking about when they get into office that one of the first things they are going to do is repeal Obamacare or, more accurately and less insultingly, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. My question is, how do they plan on repealing it? They make it seem like they will just introduce another bill that effectively undoes the process but I know there are several things in the bill that both Democrats and Republicans like so those things are likely to remain. But my bigger question is, the United States Supreme Court is scheduled to hear the case on whether PPACA is Constitutional or not starting March 2012. What if they uphold it? What if they decide that it is Constitutional that the federal government make sure that the citizens of the country are insured? Has there ever been a Supreme Court decision that has been overturned by the Legislative branch on a decision that hasn't been deemed outmoded? I know a lot of Republicans promise to get Roe v. Wade overturned but most people consider a Supreme Court ruling the definitive answer until the case makes its way back to the court for some reason.

And even if the Supreme Court says PPACA is unconstitutional, that doesn't get rid of it. I feel all of the candidates are overstepping their bounds by saying they will repeal the PPACA because that is essentially saying that the American people are stupid and they don't know how a bill becomes a law no matter how many times they watch Schoolhouse Rock.

I also feel they overstep their bounds when they promise to get Americans back to work. The President doesn't create jobs.

I love this. I love to cuddle up with my wife in the car but it's hard to do because both of our cars have consoles in the middle. Clearly that's not the problem here and Gladys no long snuggles (Brutus hasn't moved!) because she now finds her husband just awful. She just doesn't know it yet.