Friday, July 28, 2017

"It Will Endure"

"The desire on the right to destroy Obamacare will probably never disappear. In 2005, 70 years after the establishment of Social Security, confident Republicans sought to privatize the hallowed program. That, too, was a painful failure. And there is a lesson in this. While elections swing back and forth between right and left, there is a reason that the United States is more humane place today than it was 25 or 50 years ago. Social Security, civil rights, Medicare, Medicaid, and Obamacare have survived. Legalized child labor, supply-side economics, and unlimited pollution have withered. Ideas that bring real improvement to peoples' lives have more staying power than ideas that do not."

Jonathan Chait at New York writes that how Obamacare "has survived against such fanatical opposition, and committed sabotage, is a testament to the law’s strength."

And Chait continues to discuss how President Obama's policies will continue.

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