Republicans, we have a problem. For over 50 years, the conservative movement has defined and branded our party. Our return to total Republican control of the federal government was fueled by the “Property, Propriety and Prosperity” movement which we called “the tea party.” Today, our hopes to reverse the march to Marxism are sacrificed upon the altar of “good enough.” I’m referring to the RyanCare plan, of course.
RyanCare is a two-bit shell game of wealth redistribution. It rejects free market principles and is one more top-down, centrally-planned solution to a problem created by top-down centralized planning. When I first read the details of it, I was reminded of Reagan’s criticism of “centralized planners” in his Time For Choosing Speech.
What’s wrong with RyanCare? It’s the Marxism, stupid.
This is our generation’s “Time For Choosing” and if you are a Republican donor, activist, volunteer, or registered voter, I beg of you to choose freedom and revolt. If you won’t revolt on principle, consider the practical reason for pushing back — Republicans will be blamed for the collapse of our health care system and the ultimate replacement of it; socialized medicine.
1- ObamaCare was designed to fail. It, like all government schemes is beholden to political goals rather than market forces and is in a death spiral.
2- RyanCare is being triumphed as a solution which incorporates “free market, supply side principles” but rejects the free market and redistributes wealth through tax credits rather than subsidies. It’s robbing Peter to reward Paul.
3- Republicans will rightfully lose for refusing to honor the promises of a full repeal of Obamcare.
When RyanCare collapses, the Democratic Party will hold a majority in the House and Senate and will send a socialized medicine bill to a Republican President, who has TOLD us that he supports socialized medicine. That will happen and, to those of us in the “Property, Propriety and Prosperity” movement , it will feel like a betrayal. Memo to our crowd; they are already betraying us.
Revolt if you have just ONE principled bone left in your body. Revolt EVEN if you are just a tribal participant. The Stupid Party is embracing Karl Marx instead of Russell Kirk, We have a problem in the Republican Party; it’s the Marxism, stupid.