If Obama and the Democrats want to convince Americans that ObamaCare is so great, perhaps they should start amongst their own ranks.
According to a report by the Daily Caller, “less than 3 percent of U.S. federal workers want to give up their current health plans and join ObamaCare.” The August survey by FedSmith.com (a website for federal employees) found that 92.3% of federal workers want to keep their current plan while just 2.8% think they should be forced into ObamaCare exchanges. The rest simply don't have a clue.
Question: If ObamaCare is so great, why don't government workers, labor unions and Congress themselves want to be a part of it?
Another question: If ObamaCare is so great, why is Obama deciding to delay certain parts of it?
Final question: If Obama is so concerned about jobs, the economy and the middle class, why is his administration ignoring the overwhelming deluge of stories about ObamaCare's effect on hiring, small businesses and our economy?
Did you know that 71% of small businesses say ObamaCare makes it harder to hire? Because of the employer mandate, “one-half of small businesses say that they will either cut hours to reduce full time employees OR replace full time employees with part-timers to avoid the mandate,” according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce? One-half of businesses! Barack Obama's claim that he wants to build the middle class is completely defeated by his insistence that the same people who hire middle class workers are being forced to comply with ObamaCare.
So what do we do about it? I've talked about it for a while now. It is my belief that the effort to defund ObamaCare should be a litmus test for conservatives who want to serve as Republicans in Washington. There is no reason why a terrible law such as this should go into effect and Republicans should do everything in their power to fight it, and at this point the best idea I've seen to fight it is to defund it. This is the plan being offered by Republican Senator Mike Lee and supported by Rand Paul, Ted Cruz and others. A new poll shows that a majority of the American people (57%) support defunding ObamaCare as well.