Pat: This Obamacare repeal is -- so far has been pretty disappointing. First of all, they haven't repealed it. They're not really -- they're not really traveling that route. It looks to me like they're just patching Obamacare.
PAT: Isn't that just what they're doing? They're putting some Band-Aids on this thing.
STU: Yeah, I mean, they're acting as if their tax credit system is different than the subsidy system that exists. Really, it's not.
You know, the old way that you would go to the Obamacare exchange and you would get a subsidy. And 1,000-dollar policy looks like it costs you $150. It's basically what would happen again. You would be dumping a bunch of tax credits. And it's not just tax credits. It's refunds in excess of what you pay in taxes. So if you pay $3,000 of taxes a year and the tax credit is for $10,000, they're going to give you a check for $7,000 to buy health insurance. I mean, that's just a government -- how is that different than a big government liberal program?
PAT: Well, it's a handout.
STU: Yeah, it's just acting -- when you call it tax credits, then conservatives are supposed to be like, oh, that's totally different. I'm so much happier about that.
PAT: And all during Obamacare, everybody screamed about the fact, we're going to repeal this thing. And we're going to put together a bill, and we're going to pass it.
And they did. They passed the bill in the House. They passed the bill in the Senate. And, of course, Obama didn't sign it. He vetoed them.
STU: He vetoed them. But look at what that reveals about Republicans. When they knew that there was no chance of getting it through --
STU: -- they passed a clean Obamacare repeal. When they know the guy with the -- who has the name before care in Obamacare was present, they had no problem passing this because they knew it wouldn't do anything.
Now the second they have a chance to -- all they have to do is pass this and they have control of everything, and what happens? This.
PAT: Nothing. I mean, something crappy.
STU: Yeah. They go to -- they have a replacement that is -- that embraces and entrenches large portions of Obamacare. Many of the biggest portions that were problematic.
PAT: It just shows how worthless they are. This is why we're not high on the Republican Party.
PAT: This is exactly the reason we're not.