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Subject:  Re: Never say die. Attack on Obama(care) Date:  10/31/2013  2:18 PM
Author:  albaby1 Number:  1908045 of 2211178

You come across as genuinely, seriously concerned for the uninsured and outraged that they are being harmed.

And then you say those attacking ACA "have every right to try to advocate for its repeal."

Not really. I think while both sides of the political spectrum disagree on how best to order society for the benefit of its citizens, they would both agree that once government decides to provide a particular service for those citizens it ought to do it competently. Conservatives tend to be more skeptical of the capacity of government to do things competently, but both agree that's the goal.

Conservatives believe that the ACA is a bad law for a number of reasons...and one that they've articulated over and over is that they believe it will end up making some people worse off. They are usually skeptical of the ability of government to do things well, and are deeply skeptical of how well government can perform in an area compared to the private sector. So one of their themes has been to claim that the ACA will take people that are happy with services provided by the private sector, and make them unhappy by forcing them to go through a government process.

They viewed that as a reason not to have the ACA, while progressives thought that government would do a competent job - and both sides can (and should) be really upset that so many people are having their lives disrupted by bad government service.

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