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Americans Are Clear, Obamacare Isn't Liberal Enough


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http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/12/23/americans-are-clear-obamacare-just-isn-t-liberal-enough.html

 

There isn't a majority that opposes the Affordable Care Act because it's too liberal, in fact, a good number of Americans don't think it's liberal enough.

 

Today’s CNN poll (PDF) on the Affordable Care Act seems like a blow to supporters of the law. When asked if they “generally favor or generally oppose” the president’s health care overhaul, only 35 percent say they “favor.” The large majority—65 percent—say they “oppose.”

 

For Republicans who have staked their entire message on opposition to Obamacare, this looks like vindication. Not only was the rollout a disaster, but now, the public has turned decisively against the effort. Why would they stop the attacks and calls for repeal if Americans are united in disdain for the law?

 

The problem for Republicans—and the good news for supporters—is that the results are a little more complicated than they look. In addition to the binary question about support or opposition, CNN also asked respondents to explain their position on the law. Do they oppose the legislation because it’s too liberal, or do they oppose it because it’s not liberal enough.

 

The answer, for 15 percent of Americans, is that they oppose the Affordable Care Act because it’s not liberal enough in its approach toward health care reform. Indeed, when you look at the full results, you see an electorate that either supports Obamacare or wants a more liberal alternative. There’s still an open question as to what those 15 percent want, but—if they support more liberal policies—then it’s fair to say they don’t want to dismantle the law. What Republicans want—a majority that opposes Obamacare and wants its repeal—just doesn’t exist.

 

Of course, no one (or at least, no one with credibility) believes that Congress will repeal the Affordable Care Act. The barriers are just too high, and by the time its even possible—2017, if Republicans win the Senate in 2014, abolish the filibuster, and win the presidency in 2016—millions of Americans will have already received benefits from the law, to say nothing of the hospitals and insurance companies that will oppose an abrupt return to the status quo ante.

 

But none of this reality has stopped Republicans from placing their opposition at the center of their approach to next year’s elections, which is why this poll is relevant. If the public isn’t keen on destroying the Affordable Care Act, then there’s a limit to how much the GOP can gain from running this playbook.

 

Now, a lot depends on the success of the law and the geography of public opinion. If pro-repeal votes are concentrated in red states where Democrats are playing defense, then this broader dynamic doesn’t matter as much. But, if voters are ambivalent on the law—and open to strong arguments and good results—then next year might end with a little Republican disappointment.

 

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Libs are looking high and low for any news that they can use to try to turn this monstrosity into anything positive. Commentators say: higher state taxes, (medicaid) less doctors participating, (longer waiting times) higher premiums, higher deductibles, up to %62 of the population eligible for subsidies (higher fed taxes), more part time jobs, more layoffs, drag on a slow economy, up to 93 million to lose coverage next year. more intrusion by IRS (they will get your information). IPAB panel will determine who gets what healthcare and on and on. Slowly but surely the people are waking up to all of this. The 5 million who lost healthcare already are telling the horror stories. People who had health care with the same insurance co for decades are now facing higher premiums for a lesser plan. These people are writing about it and showing up on TV. You would have to live in a cave not to know something is wrong. Today Schumer said obamacare would not be an issue in the coming election. Dream on. Dems are in for a beating and as more millions lose their health care the more the dems will be in trouble.

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http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/12/23/americans-are-clear-obamacare-just-isn-t-liberal-enough.html

 

There isn't a majority that opposes the Affordable Care Act because it's too liberal, in fact, a good number of Americans don't think it's liberal enough.

Cons at the top have raped the Treasury of billions by manipulating the public into voting against their own best interests for decades, and rigging elections when they can't.

 

Their faith in the stupidity and gullibility of the public is endless, and, unfortunately, due to the disproportionate representation of dumb ass rednecks in elections, it has been working - and the entire country has paid the price.

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Cons at the top have raped the Treasury of billions by manipulating the public into voting against their own best interests for decades, and rigging elections when they can't.

 

Their faith in the stupidity and gullibility of the public is endless, and, unfortunately, due to the disproportionate representation of dumb ass rednecks in elections, it has been working - and the entire country has paid the price.

 

Billions? You mean trillions!

 

Raped that treasury!

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What Republicans wanta majority that opposes Obamacare and wants its repeal

 

 

 

Will find out next November

Education in all medicine/health related fields should be merit based and free .... and all should be employed by the government. Just like in the military.

 

Yea rightttttttttttttttttttt

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