This isn’t a plan to ‘replace Obamacare.’ It’s a plan to do the opposite of replacing Obamacare. It’s as if I said I had a plan to fix the house by replacing the leaky roof, and you said you had a plan to fix the house by getting rid of the roof…Obamacare is, at its heart, a policy to make sure most every legal resident of the United States has access to comprehensive, affordable health care. In order to achieve that goal, it helps poorer Americans pay for insurance and regulates the products offered by insurers to make sure they’re worth paying for. The eight-point program [the Republican] Domenech lays out is not an alternative approach to achieving the same goal. It’s actually an effort to achieve an almost perfectly opposite goal.
‘…saw The Washington Post…this morning, something about Boehner opening the door to a deal…he did no such thing. He softened the rhetoric…but if you decode his substantive words, he said nothing new.’
…The people knew very well that Barack Obama wanted higher taxes on better-off Americans, and they voted for him by a not overwhelming but comfortable margin. Boehner knows this. But he knows he doesn’t have the votes to remain speaker if he acts like Barack Obama is a human being and the president of the United States. That’s the problem. The House GOP caucus.