Let’s just dig right into this one. The attack on The Affordable Care Act as socialized medicine is a tired line by the right. The thing is The Affordable Care Act simply mandates having insurance. It is more about insurance than actual healthcare. So it is not government run medicine. There are not going to be government doctors. “Obamacare” is actually modeled off the Heritage Foundation’s healthcare plan. It is a right-wing idea. Also, why is socialized medicine bad? I would love socialized medicine. We are one of the few modern countries who do not have a single payer type system… and what’s the result? We have higher costs with poorer results.
The other line of attack on the President is that he redistributes the wealth. The main way government redistributes wealth is through taxation, which is allowed by the Constitution. The problem is the President hasn’t raised taxes! The right really wants to believe Mr. Obama has raised taxes but the thing is he extended the Bush era tax cuts and instituted the payroll tax cut. Just yesterday he put out a plan to lower corporate taxes. So, at what point did the President take money from the rich to give it to the poor?
Liberals hate guns! (sarcasm) Now, yes Liberals believe in gun control more so than conservatives but they do not want to ban guns. Too be honest there needs to be a balance on this issue. No judge wants to abolish the second amendment nor does any judge believe any gun should be made available to any person. The Supreme Court is supposed to be representative of the population, therefore; there needs to be judges on the bench who are not entirely pro gun
I love how Republicans deem the President as pro-illegal-immigration. Fact: The President has deported more illegals per year than President Bush. The criticism is just absurd.
Finally, the President is not engaging in class warfare! That is just a line made up by the right so they can deem a tax increase as divisive. I’ve written on this issue before, here.