Paul Ryan Not Backing Down On His Battle To Repeal Obamacare

March 10, 2013 5:51 pmViews: 3517

Paul Ryan Budget repeals Obamacare


Representative Paul Ryan still wants to do the right thing and repeal the tax increasing, power grabbing Obamacare healthcare debacle. In Ryan's new budget he is in the process of putting together, he is assuming the repeal of President Obama's signature healthcare legislation. While many senior Republicans think Obamacare is a done deal and the party should just move on, Ryan is having none of that because he says the President's program is a program that just won't work.

"This is what budgeting is all about. It’s about making tough choices to fix our country’s problems. We believe ‘ObamaCare’ is a program that will not work" Ryan told Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace this morning. Ryan firmly believes that Obamacare, instead of helping those in need of medical care, it will in fact turn people away. With government intervention in the free market there are all those costs of bureaucracy to absorb which apparently no one is taking into consideration except for the likes of Ryan.

Ryan said his budget plan would cut spending by about $5 trillion over the next 10 years. While we see that as a start, it really only comes to $500 billion a year in cuts, and since President Obama has taken office he has spent more than $1.2 trillion over budget every single year. With interest and over budget expenses, that still adds nearly $1 trillion to the national debt every year even if Ryan's budget passes. Obviously, that will never reduce our national debt. We have to wonder if reality is even in the mindset of our politicians these days when this budget is just a start, but has very little chance of passing and becoming law.

Read more below on Ryan's budget plan from TheHill.com:

Ryan dismissed criticism that House Republicans have virtually no chance of dismantling the signature legislative accomplishment of Obama’s first term and their efforts might be better expended elsewhere.

He said his budget assumes the repeal of the healthcare law, in an interview on “Fox News Sunday.”

When host Chris Wallace challenged him on that assumption, Ryan said he would not give up the fight.

“That’s not going to happen,” said Wallace.

“We believe it should,” Ryan shot back. “That’s the point. This is what budgeting is all about. It’s about making tough choices to fix our country’s problems. We believe ‘ObamaCare’ is a program that will not work.

“We believe ObamaCare will actually lead to hospitals and doctors and healthcare providers turning people away,” he said.

Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) suggested shortly after Election Day that the political calculus had changed on repealing the controversial law, which fired up conservatives in the 2010 midterm election.

“Well, I think the election changes that,” Boehner told ABC News’s Diane Sawyer when asked whether Republicans would still pursue repealing the law.

“It’s pretty clear that the president was reelected, Obamacare is the law of the land. I think there are parts of the healthcare law that are going to be very difficult to implement and very expensive,” he said.

Ryan, however, said he would accept the year-end fiscal deal that raised $620 billion in tax increases compared to 2012 policy but made most of the Bush-era tax rates permanent.

“We don’t want to refight the fiscal cliff. That’s current law. That’s not going to change,” he said.

Ryan said his budget would cut spending by about $5 trillion over the next 10 years.

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