I’ve mentioned this before, but it bears repeating: My now former conservative friend in Milwaukee (who’s currently on BadgerCare) is against the Affordable Care Act because he’s against the governments roll in it. We already know, government was meant to be small, no matter how it negatively affects Americans. The Constitution itself doesn't really say how big or small, but it does leave that up to the people, who in this case are made up of bully conservatives.
Pulled from the same article that highlights all the conservative elements contained in the Affordable Care Act, I though the final section deserved its own blog post, because this is what the whole right wing panic attack is all about. Keep in mind, the GOP’s proposed health care reforms – ending employer coverage, tax credits and a Medicare marketplace like the ACA’s – all rely on “big government” control too. They just want it to be their idea, all the while enriching their thug-like corporate campaign donors.
What's fight really about? The ongoing controversy over the law, James Morone, a political science professor at Brown University said, is almost unprecedented, with the exception of Prohibition.
But Len Nichols, a health economist at George Mason University, said the debate "has precious little to do with delivering care and coverage to low-wage workers and everything to do with the proper role of government."
That, too, is how Morone sees it. To him, the fight is over two things. "One is which party is going to be dominant," he said. "Republicans fear that should this program be a success, it would be a real legacy for Obama.
"Secondly, and this is another reason it is so fierce: We really are fighting about the Reagan legacy. Republicans fear, and with some justification, that Obama is challenging the philosophic premise that has dominated American politics since Ronald Reagan — which is government is not the solution to our problems."
Republicans don't want to hear that government could be a solution to an important problem, he said. And Democrats want to believe that it can be.
"If you think the fight is about that, then it really is about all the marbles," Morone said. "Don't look at the money. Look at the philosophy."