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My first substantive post here regarded Obamacare. It is as much a taxation scheme as it is a corporate welfare measure and a vote-buying apparatus.

The same worthless GOPers who didn’t stop the Act from becoming law have, for years now, blathered on about repealing and replacing it. They haven’t of course though they have had a considerable amount of time and ample evidence for the cause. One Donald J. Trump was recently elected president in small part based on his promise to amend or abolish the system. “You’re going to have the best healthcare,” he said.


Rick McKee.

A flat-out repeal isn’t going to happen. The free market is simply no longer an option in America. As Fred Reed recently pointed out, the dreaded socialist single-payer system is now probably cheaper and more efficient than what passes for healthcare in the U.S. That won’t happen either.

What likely will happen is more of the same communist/corporatist BS we have endured for the past 50 years. The programs may change a little but the effect will be just as it is now: lousy and expensive third-rate care. The insurance and medical cabals will continue to profit. The government will continue to justify its pointless existence. You’ll continue to pay.

And, of course, now that it comes to it, the same useless GOP is contemplating keeping the associated taxes even as they monkey with the law.

Congressional Republicans are considering holding off on repealing some of ObamaCare’s taxes, according to lobbyists familiar with the discussions.

GOP lawmakers on the House Ways and Means Committee discussed the possibility of keeping some of the taxes in place during a retreat last week at the Library of Congress, the sources say.

Even if some of the taxes are not removed as part of the initial repeal bill, it does not necessarily mean they will remain indefinitely. Some ObamaCare taxes could be dealt with as part of a larger tax reform bill later in the year.

Still, there is at least a possibility that some taxes could remain in place to provide revenue for a replacement healthcare measure.

Discussions are still in flux…

A while back, defending his embattled signature work, Obama said, “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.” He was lying and he knew it. Now it’s Trump’s turn and the GOP’s. Doctors aside, I like my money. Might I keep my money?