Can Republicans reform anything? I’m not sure.
For a good chunk of the 20th Century, the Democratic Party was the party of reform. The Republican Party was the party of resistance. Democrats honed their skills on offense; Republicans on defense. Both parties got pretty good at doing what voters sent them to Congress to do.
But now the roles have changed. Republicans are the only party that has any realistic ideas reforming our schools, our tax system, our entitlements programs, our regulatory burdens, etc. The only problem is: they don’t seem to know how.
|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?