5 Republican predictions from several years ago that ended up being exactly right…

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  1. Revmitchell

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    1) The cost of insurance will go up: ”There is nothing in the House or Senate bills that will enable Americans to have the kind of cost control that the President is promising. No matter how you look at this, health care costs both for individuals and for the country as a whole are going to increase.” – Senior Fellow for Health Policy Studies at Heritage, Robert Moffit in 2009

    2) People will lose their jobs or be cut back to part-time because of Obamacare: ”Additional taxes on employers and new government mandates that dictate acceptable insurance will place new and crushing burdens on employers. These are burdens that will ultimately fall squarely on the backs of workers in the form of reduced wages, fewer hours or lost employment. CBO agrees that ‘[e]mployees largely bear the cost of… play-or-pay fees in the form of lower wages.’ According to the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the nation’s largest small business association, an employer mandate of this magnitude will disproportionately impact small businesses, triggering up to 1.6 million lost jobs. Two-thirds of those jobs would be shed by small businesses.” – House Majority Leader John Boehner in 2009

    3) More Americans will lose their health insurance because of Obamacare than will be covered by the law: ”This new regulation appears to ignore the impact it will have in the real world. It’ll drive up costs and reduce the number of people who will have insurance.” – Republican Senator Mike Enzi, 2010

    4) “If you like your doctor, you keep your doctor” was a lie:“Remember when the president said, ‘If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor’? Not true. In Texas alone a record number of doctors are leaving the Medicare system because of the cuts in reimbursements forced on them by Obamacare.” – Former governor and vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin in 2010

    5)”If you like your plan, you can keep it” was a lie: ”The District of Columbia is an island surrounded by reality. Only in the District of Columbia could you get away with telling the people if you like what you have you can keep it, and then pass regulations six months later that do just the opposite and figure that people are going to ignore it. But common sense is eventually going to prevail in this town and common sense is going to have to prevail on this piece of legislation as well.” – Republican Senator Chuck Grassley in 2010

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    Good point. Things have to change. Our only hope is to transform the Republican Party away from nominating people like McCain and Romney, and get leaders that stand up for conservative principles unlike McConnell. Just my opinion, but I believe the Republicans have one more chance, and one only. If they nominate a moderate, liberal establishment type person in 2016, they are done and toast.

    One only has to look at the election results of 1980 and 1984 to see what a conservative, dynamic leader can do. Everyone said the election between Carter and Reagan was close. Reagan crushed Mondale even more. Yet, since 1988 when he left 24 years ago, the Republicans have nominated wishy washy clowns. Of the 24 years, Democrats have been in charge 16 years, and Republicans 12. The ones the Republicans did win were by a hair. Look at the election of 2000 and 2004.
     

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