Obamacare: One Year Later, Even Less Popular
11:41 AM, Mar 21, 2011 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
The biggest condemnation of all, across 53 consecutive Rasmussen polls, beginning the day that the president signed Obamacare into law and proceeding to today, is that Americans have supported repeal in all 53 of them — and by double-digit margins in all but one of them (the poll of October 4th, in which Americans supported repeal by “merely” 6 points).
In sum, this has not been a good year for Obamacare. In addition to having become even more unpopular with the citizenry, it has been the subject of a successful repeal vote in the now-Republican House of Representatives, and it has been declared unconstitutional (in all or in part) by two federal judges. However, it has been a good year for those who oppose the consolidation of power and money in Washington, who value fiscal solvency, and who cherish liberty. In that spirit, it is well worth revisiting Rep. Paul Ryan’s fine 5-minute speech from one-year-ago today.
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