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Personal Responsibility

Republicans claim to be the party of personal responsibility. They don’t need Obamacare, they can take care of themselves, right?

Which is why it is ironic that a poll found that significantly more Republicans are taking advantage of the provision of Obamacare that requires insurance plans to insure children up to the age of 26.

How significant? According to the poll, 63% of young Republicans had taken advantage of the new option to stay on their parent’s plan, while only 45% of young Democrats had done so.

Not asked by the poll was whether those Republicans who are benefiting from Obamacare still want to repeal it. But I would venture to guess that they do. After all, other polls have consistently shown that even people who say they want to repeal Obamacare, when asked about the individual key provisions of the bill, are strongly in favor of them.



  1. Michael wrote:

    “… whether those Republicans who are benefiting from Obamacare still want to [pretend that they want to] repeal it.” Most Republicans don’t really want to repeal Obamacare, no more than they actually want to overturn Roe v. Wade. But if they say that’s what they’re trying to do, the conservative base will vote for them. It’s all about posturing.

    Monday, September 9, 2013 at 10:23 am | Permalink
  2. ebdoug wrote:

    Which is what I think President Obama is doing about Syria. Humanitarian, save the people. Push his agenda, assuming congress will rebel and turn it down. He can then say “I tried”. “It’s all about posturing.”

    Monday, September 9, 2013 at 7:01 pm | Permalink
  3. Iron Knee wrote:

    Michael, I was talking about Republican voters, not Republican politicians.

    Monday, September 9, 2013 at 11:44 pm | Permalink
  4. Michael wrote:

    I see.

    Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 7:37 am | Permalink