Promises vs. Results: Obamacare’s 2014 Referendum
President Obama and his allies have repeatedly told Tea Party activists to submit to Obamacare as the law in America:
“It passed both houses of Congress. The Supreme Court ruled it constitutional. It was an issue in last year’s election and the candidate who called for repeal lost,” he said to applause. “Republicans in the House have tried to repeal or sabotage it about 40 times. They’ve failed every time.”
Representative Ron DeSantis (R-FL) disagrees, saying the real referendum on Obamacare will come when Americans can judge the law by its results, not promises. (Starting at 12:10 of the video below.)
“The challenge with how we’ve opposed Obamacare is that the law was passed in 2010, but it was delayed – most of it was delayed – implementing it until 2013. So people said ‘Yeah, we had an election over it,’ but it wasn’t even implemented yet. Now we’re finding out it’s not being implemented as it was passed and written, but basically there are waivers, exemptions and delays by executive fiat. So now we’re at the point where the rubber meets the road, so I think people are gonna make a judgment about it – new judgments – and I think they’re probably going to be negative judgments if the experience of my constituents is any guide.”
The 2012 election was about the promise of Obamacare; 2014 will be about the broken promises. You can’t keep your doctor, prices are going up, the Constitution is being broken, and personal freedom is being restricted.
Promotion and political spin can only take a government program so far. 2014 is America’s chance to make an informed decision on the effects, not the advertising, of Obamacare.