Obamacare numbers are working so far, producing significantly lower costs. It is the only solution in law that addresses insuring 50 million uninsured Americans. The rogue right-wing seem to believe they can “unfund” the program without ever having to legislated a solution.
“Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and a slew of House members and Tea Party leaders will host a rally Tuesday to pressure leaders not to pay for healthcare reform in the next bill to fund the government.”
The Tea Party staying in the limelight is a good thing because it demonstrates how detestable the political cold hearts are.
Now, with Syria full throttle, voices to "unfund" the Affordable Care Act must get to the end of the line. Immigration Reform is still undone, and that situation isn’t favorable for those wanting to win elections in 2014 either.
What we have here is a congress that is undone and underperforming.
There is a very good chance, albeit risky, that the President will emerge victoriously on Syria and that his strategy will work to bring together the free world.
Precipitously, bold moves have a way of shaking Russia and China. Speculatively, China may quietly respect Obama’s leadership while Russia will cowl in the corner.
To get the world off the dime, Obama must produce more stability in the Middle East as a way to boost the global economy. That is the big picture.
"(CNN) -- Anne-Marie Slaughter: Support Obama on Syria
In his 2008 inaugural address, Obama called for a new era of responsibility in this country, "a recognition ... that we have duties to ourselves, our nation and the world." We have those duties not because the United States has some unique role or mission in the world, but because we are the world's most powerful nation. Other nations take their cues from our action or inaction, whether we want them to or not.
If we do not act, we are signaling that the world has suddenly become a far more permissive and dangerous place, that taboos can be broken, and that despite the pious words of the international community, leaders can do whatever they like within their own borders.
If we lead, other nations that take their responsibilities seriously as great powers will join us."