By Oscar Y. Harward
It was June, 2014 at the Virginia State Convention when conservatives ousted House Majority Leader, Eric Cantor from his US House GOP leadership. There was a message delivered; however, most Capitol Hill leaders failed to catch on and continued to ignore it.
At that time, and even today, moderate GOP Washington leaders continue to reject ‘We the People’ on critical issues including stopping ‘illegal’ immigration, repeal ObamaCare, stop the ‘out-of-control’ deficit spending, and others.
Social Security recipients continue with near -$0- inflationary incomes for seniors’ while Capitol Hill legislators collect inflated incomes.
Republican Party Senators and Representatives make campaign promises to get their votes; then forget their promises after the elections.
‘We the People’ are becoming angry at those on Capitol Hill who are ignoring or forgetting promises as committed.
Capitol Hill Republican leaders are operating on the American Health Care Act Health Care, just like Democrat leaders did in year 2009 on ObamaCare, as they fail to provide details on the AHCA legislation before the votes are casts.
After faithful campaign promises to repeal ObamaCare, an overwhelming majority of Capitol Hill Republican legislators continue to follow Capitol Hill GOP leaders. These GOP leaders refuse to permit a vote on a cleaner and better AHCA legislation plan as offered by conservatives.
Capitol Hill GOP leaders continue to reject ‘We the Peoples’ ideas while supporting their own personal political agendas.
Would Rep. Paul Ryan set-up President Trump on the American Health Care Act? Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX-1) says the proposed legislation is a lie. “I think the President’s being set up for failure,” added Gohmert, “and I know people are anxious just to get this bill passed.”
Gohmert told TheBlaze., “I would love it if Democrats recognized that Obamacare was a problem and it caused them the loss of a majority and it caused them losses in statehouses all over the place. I would love for them to recognize that so we could repeal it in a bipartisan manner.”
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH-4) says, “Our job is to … do what we told the American people we were going to do when they gave us the privilege to serve, and this bill doesn’t do that. This bill doesn’t repeal Obamacare, and that fundamentally is why we’re opposed to it. And unless it changes I do not see the votes there to pass this legislation.
Former Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) of the Heritage Foundation says, “As a broad spectrum of conservative policy experts have been explaining for weeks, the House health care bill was a perfect marriage of bad policy, bad process and bad politics. Since the day it was introduced, this was presented as a false choice of this bill or nothing, and that strategy was proven very wrong.”
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) are conservatives, among others, who are offering alternate Health Care plans.
Sen. Ted Cruz offers new legislation to repeal ObamaCare and pass a ‘TRUE’ conservative version of the ‘Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’ for ‘We the People’.
Another idea is to merge the Veterans Administration Health Care into the Medicare Health Care system. This would provide immediate, professional, and local services to our earned veterans.
Republicans must consider electing new fresh and honorable conservatives and their ideas representing ‘We the People’ and America in 2018. 2018 Primary Elections may be the year when Republicans clamp down on candidates who make promises; only in returning to Washington and ‘continue as the usual’.
It is imperative for Capitol Hill Republicans to become resolute in repealing ObamaCare and starting over with a new Health Care plan; perhaps, replace our Health Care System similar to the former Medicare and Medicaid Health Care system in protecting our citizens.
Capitol Hill majority leaders must invite conservatives in showing respect to ‘We the People’; who symbolize the conduit of the Republican Party.