Letter: A more disastrous rollout
Now that an extreme faction has failed in its attempt to defund Obamacare and wasted $24 billion by some estimates, the same folks are rooting for the Affordable Care Act to fail under its own weight.
They criticize the rollout of a potentially lifesaving and money-saving program while forgetting their own rollout of a product not that long ago: the invasion of Iraq. That rollout not only cost America $1 trillion but took the lives of American soldiers and untold numbers of innocent Iraqi citizens. Some Republicans contend that Obamacare will cost jobs and ruin the economy. Their products, two wars and the deregulation of the banking industry, brought the country to its knees in 2008.
Time will tell if the Affordable Care Act will succeed. When the data are in, the country can decide if it wants this product or not. I believe Americans will, a great deal more than they wanted the endless war and financial chaos of the last Republican administration.
For some extremists, there is a personal desire to bring down President Obama because they believe he is not “one of us.” Some still fly the Conferderate flag, a symbol of racism and treason. To that group, I say get over your hatred and join with the rest of us who envision a diverse country where affordable health care is not a luxury for the few but the right of all.