The Age of Obama is over. Praise God.
Now, it is time to undo some of the damage. But it is easier to destroy than to create, so it will take time to undo the destruction Obama’s socialism has wrought.
Obamacare destroyed a lot of the health insurance market that was available to those who wanted to buy it. It will take some time to get that back. So, those who have policies now should be allowed to keep those policies, exactly as they are now, for three years. Full subsidy this year (changing that would amount to an ex post facto law, which would be unconstitutional), half subsidy next year, and no subsidy the year after that.
What to do with pre-existing conditions? Pre-existing conditions should be paid for by the policy in force when the condition was diagnosed. If I am changing auto insurance policies Monday, and have an accident Sunday, the policy in effect Sunday pays for it, not the one in effect Monday when I get the repairs done. Health insurance should work the same way.
Should those under twenty-five years of age be allowed on their parents’ insurance? That’s between you and your insurance company. As long as there is no fraud, the government should not interfere in private contracts.
The Minimum Wage had a horrible impact on Black employment. After taking control of the House and Senate in 2007, the demonrats jacked up the Minimum Wage. The new rate went into effect July 25th, 2007. Black employment dropped in August. Coincidence? I don’t think so.
Again, the government should not interfere in private contracts, including employment contracts.
One interesting argument for a higher Minimum Wage is that it results in increases productivity. There is some merit to this argument, but it is so because it tilts the trade-off between labor and automation in favor of automation. This is actually a Good Thing — if you are not one of those who become unemployed because your labor is no longer worth the new rate. And it does take some time for that automation to come online.
The Supreme Court
As we have seen with Chief Supreme Roberts (“It’s not a tax, so we can rule on it; but it is a tax, so it’s constitutional.”), the Supremes can be a real crap-shoot. Congress needs to start impeaching Supremes who make such absolutely outlandish rulings. When a law explicitly says one thing, even specifying the section of code it refers to, and the Supremes rule that it means something else in an entirely different section of the code than the one specified, those Supremes need to be impeached.
No, we cannot blame Obama for Roberts, but we can blame him for a couple of the Supremes that signed onto those rulings.
Obama was the joke of the world, and he dragged this nation down with him. We need to reaffirm our commitment to Israel, and move our embassy to Israel’s capital, Jerusalem. We need to commit our nation’s military to destroying radical Islam, including Iran and Libya, not appeasing it.
The Obama Administration completely screwed the pooch in Ukraine and Crimea. By supporting a pro-European coup, we gave Putin the excuse to take the Crimea and the heavily Russian eastern part of the country. I do not think there is any way to fix the damage they caused there. Crimea’s being part of Ukraine never made sense anyway, and removing the ethnically Russian eastern parts of Ukraine will leave us with a more Euro-friendly Ukraine anyway, so maybe it’s better to just leave that as it is.
First, they put Blacks out of work by jacking up the Minimum Wage, then they put more out of work by importing illegal workers who are hired for less. Anyone hiring illegal immigrants should go to jail. Require E-Verify. If you hire an illegal immigrant without using E-Verify, you go to jail for the length of time of that person’s employment. Hire two illegally for two years, you go to jail for four. “Remittances” to people in foreign countries will be subject to the top Gift Tax rate — 40%. Use the proceeds to build a wall. That is how Mexico will pay for it.
Illegal immigrants will be deported, and their assets seized. “Dreamers” can stay and become citizens, but their parents must be deported. Those who choose to leave with their deported parents will retain the right to return and become citizens.