In a new op-ed, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal writes that " it is important to remember and teach our children the Founding Fathers were declaring our independence, not creating a culture of dependence. How right he is, and how disappointing it is that so many in Washington spend every waking moment to undo what the Founding Fathers created.
The (Supreme Court) ruling was both a disappointment and a blow to our freedoms. As we get further away from the ruling, reality will dawn on people, and we will be right back to where we were. The American people did not want or approve of Obamacare then, and they do not now. Americans oppose it because it will decrease the quality of our health care, raise taxes by over $500 billion, cut Medicare by over $500 billion, and, with a $1.76 trillion price tag, break the bank.
The President promised us our premiums would go down $2,500 per family per year if we passed his reform; family premiums increased 9 percent last year. President Obama promised us we could keep our plans and our doctors; as many as 20 million Americans will lose their employer-provided health plans. President Obama promised us he would "protect Medicare;" Medicare's Chief Actuary says the Obamacare cuts to providers are "unrealistic" and not sustainable, and millions of seniors will lose access to Medicare Advantage plans and benefits. The President promised us he wouldn't raise taxes on middle class families making less than $250,000 a year; Obamacare raises taxes on health plans, medical devices, prescription drugs, and employers, and 75% of the individual mandate tax will fall on the middle class. Over 20 million individuals will remain uninsured, and health care spending will be higher than it would have been if the law had not passed. President Obama campaigned against Hillary Clinton's individual mandate and John McCain's tax increase on generous health care insurance, and included both in Obamacare.