Thursday, March 25, 2010

Healthcare? Looks like it.




After a year of trying to get another 32 million Americans insured and providing a more fluid job market, the new Healthcare Act looks like it is going to be the defining act of Obama's first term, if not his entire Presidency.

Or is it?

The Republicans are Hell bent on destroying this new Healthcare Act, signed into law by the President on Tuesday. The Republicans are forcing yet another vote due to a "parliamentary rule" technicality violation.

Will this additional vote change anything? Most likely not. But, what it does show is that the Republicans will march into the pits of hell and accept only victory or death!

Well, this time they are on the losing side. With Obama able to pass a bill this big gives him enormous credibility and political capital. I believe the public is impressed that government could do anything; it has be idle since the Civil Rights Movement.

Sure, about half of Americans still do not like the law. Half the country is Republican and half Democrat, so this is not expected, especially considering not a single House Republican voted for the bill.

Once time goes by people will realize that the new Healthcare law is not really changing anything. The only real change is people that want Healthcare and don't have it can now afford and get it.

In the years to come, I expect Obama will be able to credit the Stimulus, Healthcare, and the war in Afghanistan as works of an active government of the people, by the people, and for the people. Plus, he still has at least three more years left to do a whole lot more.

I'm impressed. I was getting upset with Obama myself after a year of seemingly nothing happening in Washington. But, with the President securing such a large victory feather in his hat, even his anti-supporters must admire his persistence and successful fight.

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