Steven Brodie Tucker writes:
I am sick and tired of the John McCain and Rand Paul wings of the Republican Party. So long as these tiny, idealistic, egotistic, self-righteous wings of the GOP exist, the GOP will remain impotent and irrelevant.
As I watch my ideologically pure libertarian friends swoon over Rand Paul’s refusal to work toward passable legislation to reform health care policy, taxes, and regulation in the United States, all I can think is
that they care more about their intellectually honest and coherent arguments than they do about the real men and women, not to mention children, suffering under one of the least efficient health care programs in the entire world....
I no longer trust the Rand Paul and John McCain wings of the Republican Party. You’re dead to me. Each of you stand on principles, from time to time, which I adore and support myself – but you are willing to sacrifice thousands of American lives and trillions of dollars in order to assuage your own self-importance and claims to “being right”. Screw you for that. Shame on you all for that.
When Americans weep over the loss of their loved-ones, I want you to look in the mirror and recognize that human beings, loved and cherished by their families, would have been alive tomorrow, were it not for your arrogant obsession with “being right.”
Shame. A damn shame.Tucker also writes:
The government has no business regulating, taxing, and selling access to the very processes upon which our life and death depend. That’s true, but that’s not the world we’re living in. I need you to live in the now. I need you to open your eyes, take a long look at what is actually happening, and develop informed opinions regarding alternatives.Senator Rand Paul has told us quite clearly what he sees as the problem with the Graham-Cassidy Healthcare plan. That it merely transfers the crony flow of funds from Democratic beneficiaries to Republican beneficiaries---and maintains most of the coercive regulations that benefit no one other than Big Pharma and the healthcare insider sector.
This, of course, makes healthcare, expensive, inefficient and stagnates growth in healthcare treatments. In my view, Rand Paul is heroic in standing up to this.
But if Mr. Brodie Tucker sees some benefits to Graham-Cassidy that Rand has somehow missed, I would like to have him list them.