On Monday, Karen Handel aired the first radio ad for her campaign to replace Saxby Chambliss as U.S. Senator from Georgia. It criticized her rivals in Congress, U.S. Reps. Paul Broun, Phil Gingrey, and Jack Kingston by saying, “Only in Washington can Congressmen campaign against ObamaCare, while receiving special treatment and thousands in taxpayer subsidies that the rest of us don’t get.”
Polls overwhelmingly show that Americans want Congressmen to follow the laws they make. Her rival Congressmen may be vulnerable to this criticism, especially if they and their staffs do not reject the $11,000 subsidy that we do not get.
Her ad ends, “Visit KarenHandel.com and join the fight to get America back on track.” The issues section of this web site said, “End Obama care. The biggest government intrusion into our lives in American history must be repealed before it bankrupts our nation.”
Repealing ObamaCare is a popular conservative issue but Obama has scolded the Republicans for having no replacement. Handel’s ad and web site offered no replacement.
Republicans need to stop being the party of “NO.” Our current health care delivery system is broken. It is the only system in the world where people lose their coverage when they change jobs. This adds to our pre-existing illness problem. We also have the most expensive health care system in the world, and this makes it difficult to care for the uninsured.
If Handel is to be a credible candidate, she must say more than just “No to ObamaCare.” She needs to present an idea on how to fix our system. Other candidates do have some plans but none back the idea of a free market medical care system.
This is probably because of a lack of understanding about free markets. They occur spontaneously. They cannot be legislated. To fix our medical care system, we must remove the federal government programs that cause our broken system.
Once done, a free market in medical care will spontaneously occur.