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No, Paul Ryan's Budget Doesn't Maintain the Obamacare Tax Hikes

clarityseeker2 Wrote: Mar 14, 2013 1:13 PM
Mr. Benson, Yes, but Mr. Ryan's plan assumes that ObamaCare will be repealed. And that is very unlikely, therefore not realistic.
scrow Wrote: Mar 14, 2013 2:11 PM
Beethovens10th Wrote: Mar 14, 2013 4:01 PM
The longer this abominable "plan" is in place, the more firmly it will get ensconced in the fabric of business. There won't be a chance to repeal for almost 2 more year, ASSUMING not just Republicans, but CONSERVATIVES see substantial gains in the House and capture the Senate with a super-majority - very unlikely both will happen.

Entire industries are radically reformatting their structures to comply, and you don't turn a massive ship around so easily, as one commentator put it. The system will be in place, and businesses will just resist the inertia of changing back. It's not as easy as it sounds. People don't get goodies taken away from them without whining and filing numerous lawsuits.
clarityseeker2 Wrote: Mar 14, 2013 1:16 PM
For the record (knowing the meateaters are nearby), I would love to see ObamaScare repealed. I have put effort into same. I simply see it as a mountain that is too steep to climb given all the variables needed to do so. Have at it----repeal the lousy legislation. Those who think it is a realistic ascent, more power to you.

Some of the primary criticisms of Paul Ryan's new budget pertain to its treatment of Obamacare and healthcare generally.  For instance, some observers point out that the plan relies on full repeal, which is improbable in the extreme, while others upbraid Ryan for including  Obamacare's Medicare cuts, which the Romney/Ryan ticket ran against last year.  I addressed these critiques on Tuesday:

Ryan's critics will therefore criticize his plan as an unrealistic waste of time. This is unfair. Budgets are intended to reflect the values and priorities of its supporters. The Republican Party remains in...