Politico -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is urging fellow Democrats to make a stronger drive to convince Americans of the benefits of the health care reform law, even as the White House seems to be headed in the other direction.
"Seniors are already paying less for prescription drugs. They may not know it, but it’s because of the Affordable Care Act, and we have to make sure they do," the California congresswoman said in an interview aired Sunday on NBC's "Meet The Press."
Pelosi refrained from direct criticism of the White House or President Barack Obama for failing to sell the legislation, but when asked by host David Gregory about whether Obama had done enough, she replied: "I think he did very well the day it got the approval [from the Supreme Court], but, yes, it's always a conversation with the public."
Asked if she could have done more to boost public approval of the new health care law, Pelosi gave what sounded like a sarcastic yes.
"We certainly could have done that. … I could have left the battlefield of passing the bill and gone out and raised $100 million" for ads to build support for the legislation, she said.
Blog author's comments - Apparently Pelosi and other Democrats are worried that Obamacare will be an issue in the coming election. The majority of Americans do not want the "Affordable Care Act" aka 'Obamacare.'
Moe Lane on 'Red State' best voices my sentiments: "Repeat after me: THE OBAMACARE 'MANDATE' WAS ACTUALLY A TAX."
"Do not let the other side get away with pretending otherwise. I understand fully why the Democrats don’t want to campaign on the position that their ‘signature’ accomplishment is a horrific, promise-breaking middle class tax hike.[...] But that’s the Democrats’ problem, not ours. All we have to do is figure out new ways to keep the gloating albatross around their collective neck until the election. And one way to do that is to never, ever, ever let any apologist for the Democrats and/or Barack Obama get away with pretending that Obamacare [can be constitutional without being] a tax."
The November election may be the last chance to remove the free spending Democrats from Washington along with Obamacare. The Obamacare law will destroy the greatest health care system in the world.
A strong majority of Americans say the individual mandate is a tax, rather than a penalty or a fee, according to a CNN poll released on Monday. Sixty percent said they view the individual mandate as a tax, versus 39 percent that said it’s not a tax.
Republicans jumped on the court’s ruling that the healthcare law’s individual mandate, which the Obama administration originally pitched as a penalty or fee for those who don’t purchase insurance, is constitutional under Congress’s power to tax, calling it evidence that President Obama has raised taxes on the middle class.
h/t: Red State & The Hill