Stop the presses, interrupt the program – John McCain is rushing to the floor of the Senate where he will introduce a bill to repeal and replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).
"This legislation that I'm introducing today makes the purchase of health care financially feasible for all Americans," McCain said. "From deductions, to advanced refundable credits so that everyone has an economic incentive to purchase coverage they want for themselves and their families, not what the government forces them to buy."
"In addition it allows greater choices in portability, so every health policy is owned by the patient regardless of who pays. This means the coverage would go with the person if they change or lose their job, it gives employers more flexibility in the benefits offered and provides many more coverage options for people with preexisting conditions so that no one is priced out of the market regardless of health status."
"It addresses increasing costs by clamping down on abusive lawsuits, ends the practice of defensive medicine, gains significant savings from health care efficiencies, sifting out waste, fraud, and abuse and bringing our nation's budget under control," McCain continued.
"Finally, it establishes doctor-led quality measures ensuring that patients receive quality care defined by people that know medicine, not by government. It encourages healthier lifestyles by giving employers and health policies more flexibility to offer discounts for healthy habits, wellness and prevention programs."
Dumb, dishonest, disingenuous – or all three?
Either John McCain (R-Z) is as dumb as Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), has taken total leave of his senses, or believes the American public is so stupid as to give him “style points” for submitting legislation that has zero chance of passing as long as Harry Reid occupies the position of Senate Majority Leader and Barack Obama is the President of the United States.
Who the hell wrote this bill for him because most of his bills were authored by progressive socialist democrats: McCain-Feingold (Campaign Funding Reform), McCain-Kennedy (Illegal Alien Amnesty), and McCain-Lieberman (Climate Change)?
Bottom line …
John McCain is a RINO (Republican In Name Only) whose career as a “professional war here slash politician” belies the fact that he was an enemy collaborator during the Vietnam war and has carried water for the progressive socialist democrats even though he has been characterized as a conservative “maverick.”
If John McCain believes that his constituents are going to give him a pass on this holiday recess because he allegedly introduced an Obamacare repeal and replace bill at the very last moment, he is delusional. Or, his constituents are brain-dead stupid.
In all likelihood, McCain will take someone’s bill from the House and introduce it on the Senate floor – thus creating more Kabuki Theatre and the impression he really gives a damn about what happens to his fellow Americans. Rumors have it that McCain will borrow H.R. 2300 (Tom Price R-GA) and submit it to the Senate.
More political bullshit from a master bullshit artist.