Chuck Schumer has admitted that the democrats should never have passed Obamacare and instead should have addressed the needs of the middle class. Whoa!!! This is a major admission. The question… Is it really how he feels or has he just read the writing on the wall? When Obama took office, the major problem in the United States was jobs, jobs and jobs. He still argues that Obamacare was needed badly:
“Unfortunately, Democrats blew the opportunity the American people gave them. We took their mandate and put all our focus on the wrong problem.”
“The plight of uninsured Americans and the hardships created by unfair insurance company practices certainly needed to be addressed. But it wasn’t the change we were hired to make. Americans were crying out for the end to the recession, for better wages and more jobs — not changes in health care.”
Schumer claims that passing Obamacare wasn’t political and he’s right about that. It was about grabbing power and making the federal government huge and all encompassing:
“The Affordable Care Act was aimed at the 36 million Americans who were not covered. It’s been reported that only a third of the uninsured are even registered to vote.”
“Even if the uninsured kept with the rate, which they likely didn’t, you would still only be talking about five percent of the electorate (The middle class thought) Democrats are not paying enough attention to me.”
Schumer went on to claim that the Senate majority (Which will leave him being little more than a small pimple on Obama’s butt) is looking to cater to narrow special interests, such as them wanting to repeal the medical device tax, which has driven manufacturers overseas. But in the very next breath, he stated that he too favors repealing the tax.
Courtesy of Red Statements.