The worst thing about the replacement of House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner with a new leader is that it is distracting Republicans everywhere from what really needs to be happening.
To hear the conservative critics tell it, Boehner was not aggressive enough in challenging the Obama administration. What some appear to want are shut-down-the-government confrontations. But those confrontations have proved disastrous for Republicans.
What is desperately needed are credible alternatives to President Obamas policies.
|John C. Goodman is a Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute, President of the Goodman Institute for Public Policy Research, and author of the widely acclaimed Independent books, A Better Choice: Healthcare Solutions for America, and the award-winning, Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis. The Wall Street Journal and the National Journal, among other media, have called him the Father of Health Savings Accounts.|
Obamacare remains highly controversial and faces ongoing legal and political challenges. Polls show that by a large margin Americans remain opposed to the healthcare law and seek to repeal and replace it. However, the question is: Replace it with what?