Today, I voted to repeal Obamacare. Since January of 2011, I have voted 37 times to repeal all or parts of it. Rising premiums, job killing tax increases, and infringements on religious liberty make the case for repeal stronger than ever.
Another problem with Obamacare is the vast new powers it grants the IRS. The ongoing scandal over its targeting of groups with "tea party" and "patriot" in their names has done great damage to its credibility. Using the tax collectors to single out the President's political opposition for unfair treatment is about the most un-American activity our government can undertake. Now more than ever, the last thing we should do is give the IRS an enormous new role to play in health care.
The practice of politicizing things that should be non-political is a signature trait of the Obama Administration. The President regularly accuses anybody who disagrees with him of not merely being wrong, but acting out of indifference to the poor, political opportunism, racism, or some combination of all three. In other words, the opinions of the half of the country who oppose him are illegitimate and possibly dangerous. His subordinates at the IRS getting the message loud and clear should come as no surprise.
Harry Reid still controls the Senate, and President Obama the White House. Therefore, full repeal of Obamacare in the near future is extremely unlikely. However, it is our duty to continue to oppose Obamacare not only because of the damage it is doing to our health care system, but also the serious threat it poses to the future of freedom in America.
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