I’m not an Alabama resident. It’s up to Alabamians who they put in the U.S. Senate. But, for what it’s worth, here is why I would vote for Roy Moore if I were an Alabama voter.
The number one reason: Obamacare. It has to be fixed. It MUST be fixed. Soon. This is from the New York Times, just four days ago: “Middle-Class Families Confront Soaring Healthcare Costs.”
In this article, you’ll see residents of Charlottesville VA confront monthly healthcare premiums of two to three thousand dollars per MONTH.
Think about that. If healthcare costs that much, you can’t afford it. Or, if you do pay those premiums, as a middle class family, you’ll probably forego everything else except the basic necessities to survive. Save for college? Buy a new house or a new car? Forget it. But, those are the things that make a family middle class in the first place!
Our national birth rate is now below replacement level. For the first time ever, that I can remember. Nations that don’t have enough children to replenish their population…die. We are on the path to demographic suicide now.
There’s an old saying: a baby is God’s way of saying that the world should go on. Well, a baby is a family’s way of saying that they think there’s a bright future for that baby, and the family feels it can take care of (i.e., pay for) that baby. And we, as Americans, are cutting back on having babies. Even though the stock market is booming and companies are hiring. Why? IMO, one major reason is that responsible parents have as many children as they can afford to support. And, “support” includes paying their healthcare bills. (I won’t even discuss college costs).
How does this affect Roy Moore? He’s a judge, not a businessman. But he will vote for Obamacare reform. Doug Jones won’t.
I’ll stipulate that Jones is running ads in Alabama, talking about how he’ll push for healthcare reform. Please, spare me.
Obamacare is THE signature accomplishment of the Obama administration. If the Congressional Dems were to agree to any major, meaningful reform of it, the Dem base would interpret that as surrender. As a tacit admission that Obamacare was a big mistake and a huge mess. It’s all of those things, but…
…do you think the Democrats are going to admit that? Any real reform of Obamacare would be seen as a defeat. Plus, many Democrat voters work for the government or tech firms that provide good healthcare. Many urban Dems are not feeling the same healthcare pain that the rest of America is.
Now, do you really think that Doug Jones is going to Speak Truth To Power (i.e., Chuck Schumer, Dick Durbin, Kamala Harris) and back meaningful healthcare reform? Just wait until the Dem powerbrokers in the Senate take fledgling Senator Jones into a back room and close the door.
The more Democrats we have in the Senate, the longer we as a nation wait for meaningful healthcare reform. It’s that simple.
If we have enough Republicans in the Senate, there’s a chance we’ll get meaningful reform. If we don’t, that’s a guarantee that we won’t.
How much longer can we afford to wait? As a nation, we are starting to die off.
That’s why, if I were in Alabama, I’d hold my nose and vote for Roy Moore.