Jake DiMare suspects that Conservatives are probably not so happy with the choice of words used to label this historic change in the way we do health care in the United States now.
This just in from CNN:
Washington (CNN) — In a landmark ruling that will impact the November election and the lives of every American, the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the controversial health care law championed by President Barack Obama.
The narrow 5-4 ruling was a victory for Obama but also will serve as a rallying issue for Republicans calling for repeal of the Affordable Care Act passed by Democrats in 2010.
Last week John Boehner said there would be no ‘spiking of the ball’ in Congress when the Supreme Court struck down Obamacare in this landmark case. Fortunately, I’m not in Congress, I don’t give a rat’s ass what the ‘Lord of Tears’ wants, and, most importantly, Obamacare lives. Obamacare lives. Thank you John Roberts, Obamacare lives. There is at least one thing Bush Jr. did right with his administration.
Although there is much to be said about the details of this historic moment, for now I just want to celebrate and send an early, conciliatory note to conservatives. Sure, you may now see this as a new tax and we all know how you feel about taxes. It could still be argued that forcing you to pay for something you don’t want is terrible…There, there, sad conservatives…I completely understand.
After all, I’ve been forced to pay my share for two wars I didn’t want. Schools and hospitals in foreign lands I don’t want. I’ve been forced to line the pockets of the shareholders of Haliburton, Bechtel Parsons, and hundreds of other contractors. All things I didn’t want. I don’t want to pay for privatized prison systems, or a war against drugs. I guess it’s a good thing managing a society isn’t all about what I want.
No, an organized society is all about what’s best for the people as a whole, as much as conservatives would like to think otherwise. In a society, we achieve great things by working together. We take care of one another so our collective effort can be focused on issues too big for individuals to tackle. Like building bridges, traveling to the moon, and healing the sick who can’t afford to take care of themselves.
Moving forward, it’s good to know how the individual insurance mandate is a tax for a singular purpose: Helping sick and suffering Americans. It won’t ever be used for more bombs. It won’t ever be used to imprison young men and women for petty crimes. This new tax only means millions of otherwise ‘unworthy citizens’ by virtue of being poor and/or weak, will never be let down by the health care system again.
And finally, I want to thank the GOP one last time, for ensuring the historic new ways we approach health care in this country will go down in history as #Obamacare. In retrospect, I’m sure Republican strategists wish they could take that one back. Serves you right for name-calling. It would have been one thing for President Barack Obama to go down in history as the nation’s first black president. Now he can also lay claim to being the President who finally succeeded where so many other presidents, Bush Jr. included, have failed: overhauling health care.