Mainstream news reports of the U.S. Senate’s debate about repealing Obamacare showcased arguments of the two leaders Democrat Harry Reid and Republican Mitch McConnell. One of Reid’s arguments was that 80 percent of the people favored it.
What Reid didn’t mention was his source.
Was it his constituents back home?
It certainly was not the general U.S. voting population.
Since the Democrat-led Congress passed the mostly unread autocratic healthcare reform bill, all surveys/polls showed a majority of Americans want it repealed. Two main reasons: (1) It will harm the economy, and (2) it will force Americans to buy insurance and penalize those who do not.
If you don’t believe me, check out the following two on-line sources of polls:
Those two polling website provide a history of poll data on the subject.
As you will discover, most Americans are not against making insurance cover people with pre-existing conditions or proving coverage for the poor and their children. They ARE against government telling them what they will purchase and not purchase. What they will consume and not consume.
Congressional Republicans offered health care reform legislation that included what most Americans claim should be included in health care insurance i.e., what was mentioned above. They only left out the core element of Obamacare, which is the sanctioned mandatory purchase of healthcare as defined by the federal government and fines or imprisonment for not doing so.
Senator Reid, it is true most Americans are for health care reform; they are just against your autocratic version. They don’t want to follow your iconic socialistic paternalism. Most American still want their inherent rights like freedom. Yes, they even want the right to consume what ever they choose or refuse.