Representatives Bill Johnson (R-Ohio) and Brett Guthrie (R-Ky.) took turns ripping into the Democratic Party Thursday as the House prepared to repeal and replace Obamacare.
Both men argued that the ongoing Democrats’ complaining about GOP efforts to fix the ailing healthcare system were completely disingenuous, considering the fact that those same Democrats stood silently by as Obamacare stripped millions of their healthcare, while simultaneously overburdening young Americans with the healthcare costs of the elderly and seriously infirm.
Rep. Johnson blasted his Democrat colleagues and wondered where they’d been as millions of tax-paying citizens lost their healthcare coverage and, in the worst scenarios, jobs in the wake of Obamacare’s passage. The latter phenomenon was a kneejerk reaction to the Obamacare rule mandating that companies with 50 or more fulltime employees provide healthcare — a provision that businesses worked around by cutting hours and/or jobs.
Meanwhile, Rep. Brett Guthrie argued that Obamacare had to be repealed because it was wreaking havoc on young Americans.
Millennials between the ages of 26-34 would be forced to pay more under Obamacare so those ages 50-64 could pay less. Democrats want their children to pay more so they would pay less and this bill reverses that problem.
Guthrie hit the nail on the head of why make millennials who are setting out starting their lives be burdened with added debt.
Cross-posted at Constitution.com