Today I received an email from Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) announcing the Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare as a victory and calling for Republicans to join with them. So I had to respond. Below is the message from the senator (thank God she is not running for another term) followed by my message back to her.
Today we shared an incredible moment in our nation’s history. The Supreme Court, in a 6-3 decision, delivered a victory for the millions of Americans who now have affordable health care – many of them for the first time in their lives – because of Obamacare.
After all the lawsuits and more than 50 votes in Congress to repeal or weaken Obamacare, it is long past time for Republicans to end their efforts to undermine the Affordable Care Act and join us in fulfilling the promise of quality, affordable health care for all.
United States Senator
Be assured today’s Supreme Court decision is not a win for Americans by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, I believe you are only imagining that it is a win. To be sure, Obamacare (erroneously called the Affordable Care Act) is an unmitigated disaster for millions of Americans. Covered California is also a huge disaster. I’m so sick of all the lying that President Obama has been doing when he claims that it is so successful. I understand he wants this to be his crowning achievement in office but most people with a brain understand the negative impact this “law” has and they understand even more the deception behind his rhetoric. It’s unfortunate he and your party have much of the nation fooled. It’s unfortunate he and your party get away with lying to the American people.
Make no mistake, we didn’t share an incredible moment in our nation’s history today. You shared with your party an incredible duping of American citizens, even those who voted for you. Indeed it is incredible that you and your party were able to get away with this unconstitutional act. Now the country must pay for it. Soon we’ll see doctors retiring, healthcare worsening, people’s health suffering and companies and corporations leaving the country in droves. How’s that for a crowning achievement?
This bill was unscrupulously passed into law without it being adequately debated. When Rep. Nancy Pelosi says congress has to pass the bill so we can find out what’s in it, don’t you think that is a huge red flag? And you complain about Republicans opposing it. What is wrong with you, Senator? This is no cause for celebration. It is cause for mourning.