The Corner

Obama on Repeal Effort: ‘Go For It’

In remarks in Iowa City today heralding the passage of health-care reform, President Obama welcomed the challenge from Republicans “already promising to repeal it.”

Well I say go for it. If these Congressmen in Washington want to come here to Iowa and tell small business owners that they plan to take away their tax credits and essentially raise their taxes, be my guest. If they want to look Lauren Gallagher in the eye and tell her they plan to take away her father’s health insurance, that’s their right. If they want to make Darlyne Neff pay more money for her check-ups and her mammograms, they can run on that platform. If they want to have that fight, I welcome that fight. Because I don’t believe the American people are going to put the insurance industry back in the driver’s seat. We’ve been there already and we’re not going back. This country is ready to move forward.

Daniel FosterDaniel Foster is a former news editor of National Review Online.

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