by Lamar White, Publisher of Cenlamar.com
In this series, I will compare Bobby Jindal’s pledges as a candidate in 2007 with his record in the Governor’s office. I began with the centerpiece of Jindal’s 2007 campaign, ethics reform, and today, I will be unpacking his 2007 campaign pledge for health care reform and compare it with his current stance against the Affordable Care Act.
What will happen on the Day that Obamacare dies? Will we have health insurance? If not, will doctors be able or willing to treat patients?
Sounds like absurd questions, don't they?
Predictably, critics who call the closure of the emergency room for Baton Rouge General Medical Center a failure of public policy show the real failure comes in their unwillingness to grasp of the laws of economics, especially as it related to health care.
In the view of some Americans, Obamacare is a government-controlled, top-down radical healthcare policy that will bankrupt the nation, hurt healthcare delivery, build a growing population of dependent-Americans--with only those able to pay health insurance footing the bill.
In the view of other Americans, the Affordable Care Act is a law extending medical care to a larger population of Americans, reducing costs and helping to make the country healthier.
Who can blame Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg for falling asleep during President Obama’s 70 minute snoozer of a State of the Union speech?
Surely millions of Americans either fell asleep or turned off the President as his gave his usual speech, filled with a laundry list of liberal initiatives. In his speech, Obama did not acknowledge there was a Republican Senate and failed to recognize the stunning defeat his party suffered last November.
Destroy Obamacare. Stop President Barack Obama’s “illegal” executive amnesty. Obliterate efforts to control gun ownership and the thwarting of the second amendment;
The last race in the country for the U.S. Senate is over. On Saturday, Louisiana voters elected Congressman Bill Cassidy to serve as their next U.S. Senator. It is unusual for an incumbent senator to be defeated for re-election in Louisiana but this election was unusual from the beginning.
This morning U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) appeared as a guest on my radio program, Ringside Politics, on WGSO 990 AM in New Orleans.
Doesn’t Louisiana deserves better than what we are receiving from our political parties and our candidates’ campaigns?
Like herpes, the Patient Protection and (Un)Affordable Care Act, known derisively as “Obamacare,” is the gift that keeps on giving, this time threatening to bring additional injury to Louisiana taxpayers over salary payments to teachers.