Allow public to vote on Obamacare

10/11/2013 12:21 AM

10/11/2013 12:32 AM

I propose a revolutionary but reasonable solution to the gridlock in Congress: Let the people decide the fate of the Affordable Care Act. Since both parties think they are right and are representing all Americans, let’s hold a special nationwide federal election, like the presidential election and similar to California’s proposition format, where the people decide if the act should be funded as is or if it should be repealed.

This process would allow for democracy – and would allow both parties to save face. We already are having an election in November, so this should be logistically possible.

Fund the government now, let the Affordable Care Act proceed for now, have both sides present their arguments to the American people, and let the people decide.



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