Were you happy to see Senator Marco Rubio slam the Obamacare bailout? The GOP is hoping to rally populist anger by portraying the program as a “bailout” — a politically loaded term after the government rescued banks and auto manufacturers during the 2008-2009 financial collapse.
“I respect the fact that there are some who still hold out hope that ‘Obamacare’ will work, just like there were some in Denver this Sunday still holding out hope that the Broncos could come back and win in the fourth quarter,” Mr. Rubio said. “But no matter how you may feel about the law, we should all be able to agree that the American people should not have to pay for another taxpayer-funded bailout.”
House Republicans have spoken about repealing the risk-corridor program as a condition for raising the nations’s debt limit this month, although a top aide said Wednesday the strategy does not have enough votes from the GOP caucus.