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Friday, April 17, 2015

GOP Battles Against The ACA With All Barrels Blazing, Yet Fear SCOTUS Decision

Sahil Kapur, Talking Points Memo, published a piece that provides as much insight about American Republicanism, as you will are need to make educated voting choices. America's conservative party and its dark money backers have as as much interest in provident medical coverage to Americans as they do about civil rights, LGBT rights, and pay quality; there is no interest.

Wisconsin Ron Johnson (R) admits a real fear should the SCOTUS strip the guts from the Affordable Care Act. 

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GOP Senator Explains GOP's Biggest Fear If Obamacare Goes Down In Court


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In a little-noticed radio interview, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) articulated the GOP's biggest fear if the Supreme Court wipes out Obamacare tax credits for millions of Americans who buy insurance from the federal exchange.

The fear: President Barack Obama and Democrats will be ready with a one-page bill to restore the subsidies, as well as a slew of attack ads telling horror stories about "individuals that have benefited from Obamacare on the backs of the American taxpayer" and lost their coverage, the Republican said.

Here's the transcript from the April 14 interview radio interview, in which Johnson is asked a question by host Jay Weber about King v. Burwell.
JOHNSON: Unfortunately, President Obama's response to an adverse decision — in other words one that actually follows the law — would be really simple. Just a one-sentence bill allowing people’s subsidies to flow to federal exchanges and/or offer the governors, 'Hey, we know you got those federal exchanges. Just sign the bottom line. We’ll make those established by the state.' And of course, he'll have the ads all racked up with the individuals that have benefited from Obamacare on the backs of the American taxpayer. He'll have all those examples as well so...

For purpose of clear delineation,  Johnson and his party cohorts have no concern for the million upon millions who will lose coverage via the ACA with a decision that rues in favor of the Plaintiff, they care about Obama gaining a political advantage. If they are only concerned with a president securing an advantage, what that says about the inner core of republicanism?  

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