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    The Question That Will Decide the 2016 Election

    “Will you take away my health insurance?”

    That question does not get asked often at Republican presidential forums. Yet it will be the most decisive question in the 2016 presidential election.

    Since the last presidential election, the major provisions of the Affordable Care Act have taken effect. Millions of people are now enrolled in Medicaid, or are receiving health insurance subsidies through state exchanges, who were not enrolled or subsidized in November of 2012. Obamacare skeptics may disparage these benefits as inefficient, counter-productive, and excessively costly. Fine. Those who receive them won’t cherish them any less. The mortgage-interest deduction is not exactly a model of economic rationality. Try taking it away. Go ahead. Try.

    How the Affordable Care Act Could Decide the 2016 Presidential Election - The Atlantic

    So, the republicans are now going to run against their own record of trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act (sixty times)?
    This ought to be a hoot...

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    I think that the most important factor will be the economy.

    As always.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rorschach View Post
    I think that the most important factor will be the economy.

    As always.
    And potentially foreign policy depending upon whats happening in 18 months.
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    I doubt it. Once the primaries are over, the most aggressive position the Republican nominee will be able to take is "the law is fundamentally sound, but we need to change bla bla bla."

    If he goes any further than that, that's curtains. But he'll have advisers who are smart enough to recognize this fact.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Singularity View Post
    I doubt it. Once the primaries are over, the most aggressive position the Republican nominee will be able to take is "the law is fundamentally sound, but we need to change bla bla bla."

    If he goes any further than that, that's curtains. But he'll have advisers who are smart enough to recognize this fact.
    Personally, I think that ALL candidates need to discuss their veiws in how to correct some of the problems with Obamacare.

    That may not be THE central issue,but...it will probably be an issue for years to come, as the whole monstrosity needs some tweaking and repairs.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Singularity View Post
    I doubt it. Once the primaries are over, the most aggressive position the Republican nominee will be able to take is "the law is fundamentally sound, but we need to change bla bla bla."

    If he goes any further than that, that's curtains. But he'll have advisers who are smart enough to recognize this fact.
    Plus you have to factor in the Cadillac tax and how the unions are stepping up the fight to end it. That may affect quite a few members votes.

    Some Unions Angry With Obamacare's Unintended Consequences

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    When the major debates come around, the major question that will bring the most punditry is when both candidates are asked... what their plan is to get the US closer to pay equality between men and women?

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    Nope. I think it's going to come down to two issues, that the right hates: Income inequality and the Affordable Care Act. In both cases they're in trouble.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    Plus you have to factor in the Cadillac tax and how the unions are stepping up the fight to end it. That may affect quite a few members votes.

    Some Unions Angry With Obamacare's Unintended Consequences
    I don't think that's going to be a vote killer. The right has made "union busting" one of their core principles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cicero View Post
    Nope. I think it's going to come down to two issues, that the right hates: Income inequality and the Affordable Care Act. In both cases they're in trouble.
    I wonder if they've identified and are prepping the successor to Joe the plumber yet.
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