President Trump says he decided to end federal subsidies to insurance companies because the “Affordable” Care Act didn’t include funding for that, and it was unconstitutional for Obama simply to give billions of dollars to private insurers when only Congress has the power to allocate public funds. He added, “The Democrats should come to me. I would even go to them because I'm only interested in one thing: getting great health care for this country.”

But it looks as if Congressional Democrats are more interested in scoring political points than in insuring Americans. Pelosi and Schumer quickly took to the cameras to denounce Trump’s move as “a spiteful act of vast, pointless sabotage leveled at working families and the middle class.”


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It’s funny they should say that, since spite and sabotage seem to be the only arrows the Democrats have had in their quiver ever since Trump took office. All they’ve done is obstruct, badmouth and undermine. For instance, Trump rightly pointed out a fatal flaw in the law they passed on a party-line vote: it costs a ton of money and includes no funding. Obama tried to paper over that with executive orders, but Presidents have no power to write budgets. Trump didn’t kill Obamacare’s funding, he just handed it back to Congress to fix in a legal manner. Just like DACA and the Iran nuclear deal, two other major policy initiatives for which Obama tried to do an end-run around the Constitution.

Trump even offered to work with them. But Congressional Democrats (and let’s face it, a lot of Republicans) would rather sprint to the cable news cameras and attack Trump than do their job. Whining is easy, legislating is hard. Legislating requires long hours, compromise and making tough decisions you have to explain to voters. Insulting Trump gets you invited onto Rachel Maddow’s show.


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Naturally, the Democrats want to keep Obamacare just the way it is (talk about taking aim at working families and the middle class!) But then, they’ve never let the Constitution get in the way of doing whatever feels good to them. Meanwhile, many Republicans were content to vocally oppose Obama but do nothing to stop him. His executive actions may have been unconstitutional and incredibly destructive, but at least he made it appear that something was getting done in Washington, so they didn’t have to. Plus he gave them something to run against, even if they had no intention of doing anything about it after the election. Obama’s total disregard for the Constitutional limits of executive power gave them cover to posture for eight years while doing nothing. Now, Trump is ending the good times by insisting that the Constitution be restored and that they do their job. It’s like trying to get a surly teenager out of bed on the first day of school after a long summer vacation.

So other than calling Trump names, what is the Democratic alternative to replacing Obamacare? Retain their terrific system that’s crumbling like Dracula in the sunlight and forcing Americans who don’t qualify for subsidies to spend more on health insurance every month than they spent on their first car? Keep it on life support with an IV of illegally-allocated tax money? Or do they just get such warm fuzzies from the idea of Washington handing out billions of dollars to anybody at all that they don’t even care that it’s unconstitutional, ineffective, and as Trump pointed out, going to the insurance giants they claim to hate?


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Look, I get that they’re really upset. When Obamacare imploded, Hillary was supposed to be President and standing by to rubberstamp single-payer government health care. But those deplorable voters ruined their plans! It’s no wonder they want to replace us with foreign imports. But until that time, we are still their bosses. And as their bosses, we should all be telling them: “Do your job and replace Obamacare, or we’ll replace you with someone who will!”

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  • Eveline Garrison

    10/19/2017 01:55 PM

    Thank you for pointing out the Republicans are not less at fault than the Democrats for our not having a less expensive, and better health care plan than Obamacare. They had eight years to draw up a much better one, but instead sat around complaining about the existing one. Then tried to push through an ill thought out one. Do they think we're stupid and can't see that they sitting on their hands getting paid for doing nothing? I guess we are. We keep putting them back in office.

  • L. McMullen

    10/17/2017 03:17 PM

    Mr. Huckabee,

    Please keep doing what you're doing - being a fantastic spokesperson for conservative ideas and for common sense policies. You shine the light on the truth of the matter, and you do so in an entertaining, memorable way that hits home with millions and millions of Americans. We so appreciate your efforts. Thank you.

  • Dolores parsons

    10/17/2017 12:48 PM

    I have to balance my meager budget every month. I have to enter how much is coming in and how much is going out. There were too many years when "making do" wasn't enough, so the credit card took up the slack. I couldn't dare to add more great projects no matter how worthy they seemed. Now that the kids are grown and living their own lives, it's time to pay everything back and it's painful! But The best thing I can do for my children now is to get out of debt so they don't get stuck with it when I return to God. Say, the government should follow my lead! I must be a brilliant economist! And Hillary, dear, it was bad enough when you calked me a Deplorable, but I figured you didn't know any better. Bit if you liken me to a trained dog answering a dog whistle again, I am going to hand you over to the Holy Spirit for correction. You are not going to like it at all.

  • W D Bennett

    10/16/2017 07:58 PM

    Mr. Huckabee, Thank You for your endeavoring to keep the citizens of this nation aware of the plight of OUR CONSTITUTION. It has been abused by every elitist agenda. That has no responsibility for the liberties of the average United States American person.
    We have a Great need to to be reminded of OUR CONSTITUTION and OUR FREEDOMS before they are stripped away by the stroke of a pen. So again thank you.

  • W D Bennett

    10/16/2017 07:56 PM

    Mr. Huckabee, Thank You for your endeavoring to keep the citizens of this nation aware of the plight of OUR CONSTITUTION. It has been abused by every elitist agenda. That has no responsibility for the liberties of the average United States American person.
    We have a Great need to to be reminded of OUR CONSTITUTION and OUR FREEDOMS before they are stripped away by the stroke of a pen. So again thank you.