“Obamacare” is suffering from the results of careless preparation without testing it first. We should have seen this coming after Congress passed it without reading it. The exemptions from participating in it for special people are glaring discriminations.
The U.S. Constitution does not give the federal government the power to require citizens to buy a product. Now the government has required, by law, that its citizens buy a product, or be fined. The Supreme Court decision that Obamacare is constitutional only if regarded as a “tax” is a weak excuse to allow that law.
The Democrats, aided by their liberal media allies, blamed the Republicans for the several days of government shutdown. Curiously, when the Republican House later passed a bill that completely funded the entire government with the exception of “Obamacare” and the Democrat-dominated Senate refused to vote on it, the Republicans were still blamed for the government shutdown.
Legislators quickly learn that any law they pass can be amended or cancelled by the next legislature. The Democrats act as if Obamacare is etched in granite and impossible to amend or overturn. It simply is another legislative act, the same as all of the others.
I hope the Sun Journal will publish a list of the congressional delegation’s votes on the important issues. Too long, voters have not had transparency on how Maine is represented in Washington, D.C.
The same should apply on how the area is represented in the Legislature in Augusta.
Thomas Shields, Auburn