The key to understanding the G.O.P. analysis of health reform is that the party’s leaders are not, in fact, opposed to reform because they believe it will increase the deficit. Nor are they opposed because they seriously believe that it will be “job-killing” (which it won’t be). They’re against reform because it would cover the uninsured — and that’s something they just don’t want to do.Read the whole article to get all the details.
And it’s not about the money. As I tried to explain in my last column, the modern G.O.P. has been taken over by an ideology in which the suffering of the unfortunate isn’t a proper concern of government, and alleviating that suffering at taxpayer expense is immoral, never mind how little it costs.
It is depressing but the Republican party goes from bad to worse. They are a vicious ideological group whose only joy is to serve their ultra-rich master even as they see that this is trashing the country that they live in and that their children and children's children will have to live in. I don't care that Boehner sheds tears, he has a heart of stone. He cares no a whit for Americans. He only cares for his money masters.
People think that Benedict Arnold sold out his country. But Arnold looks like a patriot compared to the likes of Boehner, McConnell, and the rest of the Republicans. Tragic!