Smarmy douchebag,Bill Kristol on Fox News Sunday predicts that the bulk of the health care bill will be repealed by 2013.
Of course, the “Kristol ball” doesn’t have the best track record when it comes to making predictions. The fact that Bill Kristol's predictions have about a 20% accuracy rating should be seen as an encouraging sign for the future of this law, if anything.
Plus, as Igor Volsky has pointed out, once the bill is enacted, repeal will not look like a favorable option. “The short term benefit of motivating your base by condemning a drawn out and somewhat dirty process may be substantial, but repealing policies that give billions of dollars in federal funds to the states and protect individuals from some fairly egregious insurer practices makes little sense,” he wrote.
I don't think the Republicans will have any luck repealing it. Fixing it with some price controls is another matter but as I've said before you can bet anything the Republicans try to do to "fix" the bill will only make it worse. Since Kristol isn't exactly known for telling the truth I doubt he actually believes this either.
Like most things coming from the right these days, Kristol's predictions are meant to impart an air of cocky optimism based upon an imaginary "groundswell" of Americans who are fed up with Obama's "socialist, marxist, fascist, nazi dictator" agenda. And also like most things coming from the right these days, it has no basis in reality.
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