“You can almost set your watch by it: Every year, when new premium rates for the Affordable Care Act exchange plans are published by the government, critics proclaim that the law has failed Americans by failing to rein in prices. This year, the cries are sure to be even louder, because premium increases nationwide are averaging about 25%.
That’s the average in the benchmark silver plan (the second-cheapest silver plan in any region) for states using the federal healthcare.gov marketplace, according to government figures released Monday. The benchmark plan is the one on which the premium subsidies available to the vast majority — 84% — of Americans who purchase their insurance on the ACA exchanges are based. …”
All I want to know from the #TruCons is this: why didn’t the Constitution we have heard so much about save you from the Obamacare rate increases? Why did your guy on the Supreme Court – Chief Justice John Roberts – save Obamacare?
Hold on, Ben Shapiro’s website Daily Wire has come up with a plausible answer from Wikileaks … it is because his spine melted under pressure from Obama and the #LyingPress. The moral of the story: even with control of the White House (George W. Bush), Congress (2014-2016), and the Supreme Court (2015) at various times, the parchment fetishists were defeated by their own timidity and cowardice.
They didn’t have the nerve to block Obamacare when they had the chance to do so. Without the resolve to advance their own declared agenda, the Constitution is just words on a piece of paper and can be twisted to mean anything. Notice how the Cons only seem to regain their nerve and will to power when they are relentlessly condemning the nominee of their own party and the voters who supported him in the primaries. That’s when they know that they are standing on firm ground with all their pals in the media.