The poet William Stafford set himself the task of writing a poem a day. When someone asked him what he would do when his poem-of-the-day wasn't very good, he replied "I simply lower my standards." In order to increase output, the bar here is set at a low level - the point of this is to have some fun with current events and politics. I welcome contributions and comments. Now you can also follow Doggerelo on Twitter (@doggerelo). Because of continuing medical problems, I'm no longer able to post a poem-a-day. I'll continue to post poems, but at a reduced frequency, so please stay tuned.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

The GOP's Obamacare

In the aftermath of the Supreme Court decision, Republican leaders have howled for the repeal of Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and its replacement by a plan that sounds suspiciously like, Obamacare.  On this topic, Representative Phil Roe (R-TN) says, “It would be hard to write a 2,700-page bill and not have something in there that you like.”  This post from ThinkProgress provides a useful compendium of Republican statements on the good bits in the ACA. We're still waiting for a realistic Republican proposal regarding Obamacare's replacement.


Let's repeal the ACA

Replace it with another way

For folks to get the things they like

That won't require a taxation hike.

The ACA is real unsavory

Concocted by the left-wing's knavery

'Though everyone by now admits

The plan's an awful lot like Mitt's.

We'll keep what's good in our proposal

And throw the rest in the disposal

But what we've had thus far to say

Looks mostly like the ACA.

So what's our plan in this debate?

We'll come up with something, just you wait.

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