Sen. Mitch McConnell’s recently said this to Chris Wallace on Fox Entertainment:
“I just want to ask what specific steps are you going to do to provide universal coverage to the 30 million people who are uninsured?” Wallace pressed. ”That is not the issue,” McConnell insisted. ”You don’t think the 30 million people who are uninsured is an issue?” Wallace wondered. ”We’re not going to turn the American health care system into a Western European system,” the Kentucky Republican replied. “They want to have the federal government take over all of American health care.”
And McConnell said this: “If Republicans take the majority in the Senate in the 2012 elections, McConnell said, he would use budget reconciliation to overturn the law — a move that would not be subject to the 60 votes necessary to overcome a filibuster. “Reconciliation is available because the Supreme Court has now declared it a tax,” McConnell said. “They have unearthed the massive deception that was practiced by the president and the Democrats to constantly deny that it was a tax. … And as a tax, it is eligible for reconciliation.”"
Also, too: “Florida will not implement two provisions of the U.S. healthcare law involving an expansion of Medicaid for the poor and creation of a private insurance exchange, Governor Rick Scott said on Sunday. Two other states with Republican governors, Wisconsin and Louisiana, opted out of the two provisions last week…”
Charles P. Pierce comments: “Last time anyone checked, there were 659.900 of McConnell’s constituents without any health-care coverage of any kind. There were 783,900 of them on Medicaid. These people are not an issue. Mitch McConnell has announced quite clearly that he does not represent these people. Meanwhile, John Boehner wants the system “ripped out by the roots,” and Governor Bat Boy down in Florida has decided that he will be the Ross Barnett of Medicaid. People will still fall ill. People will still die. These are some sick bastards we got here.”
And yet these people, without insurance or on Medicaid who hate Obama, will vote for the McConnells and the Rick Scotts and any other person who promises to overturn something with the President’s name attached to it — even if it’s like shooting themselves in both feet. Good luck with that, tea party.