Monday, November 10, 2014

Krugman Calls Courts Corrupt; Has Good Point

The states challenging the constitutionality of the ACA are almost all benefiting from the law.
A lawsuit making its way to the Supreme Court and approved along the way by Republican judges acting without the support of any judges appointed by Democrats could, in effect, kill the ACA and in a real sense kill Americans. That is not hyperbole or exaggeration. It is a simple fact that the "Pro-Life" party is willing to risk death for a large number of our citizens simply because they don't like a law, but don't have the votes to overturn it.

This is a typical modern-day Republican Party response: If you don't like it, find a way to kill it. If you don't have the votes, rig the system until you can get them. Cheat, cheat, cheat. Lie. Steal. Do anything to get your way. Don't even dream of compromise because you can get your way by throwing a tantrum and then cheating.

NYTimes columnist Paul Krugman writes about the "corrupt" judges who are making the decisions on the ACA and you can read the entire column here.

Krugman says, "The fact that the suit is ridiculous is no guarantee that it won’t succeed — not in an environment in which all too many Republican judges have made it clear that partisan loyalty trumps respect for the rule of law."
He points out that, "In places like New Jersey, where G.O.P. politicians refused to take a role, premiums would soar, healthy individuals would drop out, and health reform would go into a death spiral. (And since many people would lose crucial, lifesaving coverage, the deaths wouldn’t be just a metaphor.)"

This is a drastic accusation, but sadly it is spot on true. Pro-life my ass.

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