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Republicans in Congress seem to have the Pottery Barn jitters over ObamaCare. You break it you bought it. But they want the Democrats to own it.
Obamacare Repeal Bill
The House sent an ObamaCare repeal bill to President Obama’s desk in January before he left office. But they anticipated he would repeal it. He did.
John Boehner predicts Republicans won’t repeal and replace ObamaCare. He thinks they’ll fix it.
In his 1996 State of the Union speech Bill Clinton signed the death certificate for the era of big government. He went on to challenge Congress to send him a welfare reform bill. Congress did just that and he signed it.
But Big Gov was Rasputin-like. According to the Cato Institute federal spending grew 60% during the George W. Bush years. Then in 2012 Barack Obama killed Clinton’s signature Welfare reform and Rasputin was back.
Hillary Clinton, pushed to the left by Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, campaigned to expand the Big Government command and control economy even further. But she lost.
Big Government RIP?
So Rasputin is dead again.
Now what’s this Donald Trump trillion dollar stimulus plan all about?
Brandon Victor Dixon spoke vice president to vice president to Mike Pence last Friday night. Dixon plays Aaron Burr in the Broadway hit “Hamilton”. In real life Burr killed Alexander Hamilton in a duel.
Pence was in the audience. Unarmed.
At the curtain call Dixon thanked Pence for coming to the show. Then offered some advice about the diverse people in America:
“…who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us . . . or defend us and uphold our inalienable rights, sir. But we truly hope this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and work on behalf of all of us.”
He was polite but it was maybe a little condescending. A NY Post editorial said, “The words were perfectly respectful — but the implication was downright rude.”
Pence didn’t seem to mind. He said he wasn’t offended and that Trump meant it when he promised to be president of all the people.
Some good came of Dixon’s lecture. I brushed up on my history. You’ve probably heard that some Democrats aren’t happy about the electoral college. But if you haven’t perused Federalist 68 lately, you might not have noticed that the electoral college was pretty much Hamilton’s baby.
Ok, I only know that because I saw it on Newsbusters.
The year hasn’t been kind to the global elite.
Curiously, that made many Americans ashamed of their country. They’re resorting to violence because they don’t accept Tuesday’s election results. The same election they feared Donald Trump wouldn’t honor if the results were reversed.
To their credit, President Obama and Hillary Clinton gracefully accepted the voter mandate.
Others, however, are embarrassed because people are laughing at us. Many of whom live under the undemocratic rule of progressive experts. The European Union for example. The EU features strangling regulation, low growth, high unemployment, and negative interest rates.
The Brits had enough of that and voted to exit the E.U. – Brexit. Those voters too were laughed at by their enlightened betters who were embarrassed for their country.
The Obama agenda gave America eight years of increasing regulation, low growth, high unemployment (90 million outside the workforce), and near zero percent interest rates. Hillary Clinton promised to make us even more like France.
So American voters pulled a Brexit and elected Trump. The major media and pollsters missed both the U.K. and U.S.A. revolts entirely.
And that left the global elite shocked and dismayed.