Some people are upset that the GOP health care bill isn't "conservative" enough.
I am distraught because the bill actually is falling in line with classical "conservative" thought.
One can't use a charged term like "conservative" without defining it.
What is Conservatism?
That answer is obvious. Conservatism is the ideology of the Conservative Party.
The Conservative Party was created by King William IV in an effort to rebrand the Tory Party for electoral reforms of the 1830s. 180 years after the creation of the Conservative Party, Conservatives continue to call themselves "Tories."
The Tories, as you may recall from American History, were the people who fought against the US Founders during the Revolutionary War.
People who stand on the street corner are proudly declaring allegiance to an ideology that stretches back to the Revolutiony War. They are aligned with the people who fought against the US Founders!!!!!!!!
The goal of the Conservative Party was to conserve the social structure of the angient regime. The game is simple. One claims to support free markets to gain power, then one passes laws that favor the upper class to lower classes once in power.
Trump's health care reform law fits perfectly with Conservatism as King William IV first intended.
The Trump/Ryan Health Care Plan gives subsidies to rich insurance companies in the name of the working poor while stripping away the benefits and protections of Obama's plans.
The Trump/Ryan health plan is a massive give away to rich insurance companies at a cost to working Americans.
This fits perfectly within the 180 year tradition of Conservative Party ... in England.
Real free market health care reform is liberal. True free market health care reform would liberalize the health care market. It reduces barriers to entry and lower the cost of health care while enfranchising the people at large.
The problem we face today is that "conservatives" are dead set against the "liberal" reforms needed to restore a free market in health care.
Anyway, if you are upset with the Republican Health Care Plan, you should realize that the Ryan plan is Conservatism (as in Tory) in action. Ryan is simply proving that Conservatives that took control of the GOP are Conservatives in the strain of King William IV and that Barry Goldwater style of Conservatism was nothing more than a fancy of a few out of touch intellectuals.
The Ryan/Trump plan does not restore liberty. The Ryan/Trump Plan is Toryism in action.
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