John Ransom

BDAtlanta wrote: Then maybe try to repeal it through a majority vote which is obtained through elections. Sorry you are such babies about this. Obamacare is the law, upheld by the Supreme court. last year's election solidified its standing with the majority (51%) of Americans backing the guy who was President when Obamacare was passed. Grow up. - Obamacare is Killing Us

Dear Comrade BD,

Yes, we are in the process of attempting to repeal it through a majority vote. That’s what elections are about. That’s what next year’s elections will be about for sure.

Thanks for pointing that progressives like you are 100% FOR implementing this very flawed law and conservatives are 100% against implementing this very flawed law.

I’m guessing that much of next year’s election cycle will consist of Democrats trying to wiggle out of the various Obamacare disasters.

And here’s another thing: Obamacare may be the law, but it is a law that is enforced very unevenly. Whole classes of people have been exempted under the law because of the dislocation "the law" could have to the economy.

If you have clout with the administration, you get a waiver. If you have clout with the administration- and enough lobbyists- you get the law postponed.

But if you are some poor sucker living in Peoria, you get stuck with the bill.

The bill doesn’t just come in the form of higher insurance premiums, but also with a fundamental change in our economy. Gone are full-time jobs and the consequent benefits, even with the rollback of the company requirements for another year.

It’s fairly well established that full-time employment has suffered as a direct result of Obamacare.

Write union leaders, including Jimmy Hoffa, head of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, to Congress:

When you and the President sought our support for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), you pledged that if we liked the health plans we have now, we could keep them. Sadly, that promise is under threat. Right now, unless you and the Obama Administration enact an equitable fix, the ACA will shatter not only our hard-earned health benefits, but destroy the foundation of the 40 hour work week that is the backbone of the American middle class.

John Ransom

John Ransom’s writings on politics and finance have appeared in the Los Angeles Business Journal, the Colorado Statesman, Pajamas Media and Registered Rep Magazine amongst others. Until 9/11, Ransom worked primarily in finance as an investment executive for NYSE member firm Raymond James and Associates, JW Charles and as a new business development executive at Mutual Service Corporation. He lives in San Diego. You can follow him on twitter @bamransom.

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