October 22, 2013

Since I’m always admonishing others to admit the obvious, I will now make an admission of my own: I’m rooting for Obamacare to fail. And I encourage others to do the same.

The HealthCare.gov insurance exchange Web site. (Karen Bleier/Getty Images)
The HealthCare.gov insurance exchange Web site. (Karen Bleier/Getty Images)

I do not hope the uninsured stay uninsured, but Obamacare is not the solution. Obamacare is a harmful policy that will be bad for the country if it is forced upon Americans and the American economy. Why would anyone hope it limps into existence and settles like a cancer on the U.S. health-care system? The president asked his critics to stop rooting for its failure, but I, for one, refuse to do so.

Also, the failure of Obamacare would do a lot to expose the false promises of big government programs. President Obama has been and always will be an unapologetic promoter of classic liberal activism. Liberals think that Washington knows best and that increasing citizens’ dependency on government is a goal in and of itself.  Like all Republicans, I believe we need smaller government. Obamacare is the opposite of a smaller, less obtrusive government.

The failure of Obamacare would discourage and hopefully deter those who think a bigger, more domineering U.S. government is the answer to our problems. And most important, the horrors of this debacle and the collapse of Obamacare would have a chilling effect on politicians who want to promote big government solutions.

So join me in crossing your fingers, lighting a candle, chanting, meditating, fasting or whatever and hoping for the failure of Obamacare.

 

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