There is so much of the government we need to get rid of.
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CRUZ: “The bulk of the people who are signing up had health insurance to begin with — and, you know what? They probably had their insurance canceled because of Obamacare ’cause we know that over six million people had their health insurance canceled because of Obamacare. It is abundantly clear this thing isn’t working. It has caused millions of Americans to lose their jobs, to be forced into part-time work, to lose their health insurance, or to see their premiums skyrocket. It is the essence of pragmatism to recognize this thing isn’t working. Let’s start over. Let’s repeal every word of it.”
Every word of it! I love this guy. He is not backing down. He’s exactly right with just some historical context here. Okay, they’ve got seven million, but how many of them…? One thing he didn’t mention: How many of them are signing up out of fear? How many of ’em think, “My God, if I don’t sign up I gotta pay a penalty or I might go to jail”?
Remember Pelosi said that it was totally understandable to send somebody to jail for not signing up back in the day. It’s the law. You have to have it. If this thing were universally popular, everybody would have it. It’s the law. If we had a law-abiding society, everybody would have health insurance right now. This was the deadline! Except the individual mandate has been delayed, see?
Here’s the thing: What does this deadline mean anyway? It’s meaningless because the mandate’s gone. They’ve delayed the mandate. The individual mandate requiring you to have it, they’ve delayed that ’til after the election. But they promised — Sebelius and the others promised — seven million. So they have to make it look like the country loves this boondoggle.
So even though the individual mandate’s been delayed and you don’t have to sign up… You can claim a “hardship” for any reason, including the website itself. You can claim that that is a hardship, as an excuse for not signing up. So you don’t have to be signed up today when you get right down to it. Just a few people do. It’s not even signed up. They’ve gotta start paying the penalty for not having it if they don’t.