The Lowell Sun editorial board takes Sen. Elizabeth Warren and the rest of the Massachusetts congressional delegation to task today - over their complete failure to offer any substantive solutions on health care. The Sun's editorial notes that Warren's all-talk approach indicates she's just in it for the politics - and has no interest in actually fixing what's wrong with the current system.
It's all a big joke to Liz Warren
THE LOWELL SUN
By The Editorial Board
Has anyone seen or heard any details from Elizabeth Warren -- or any member of Massachusetts' all-Democrat congressional delegation -- on how to fix the growing health care crisis in America?
Of course not.
They belong to the party of no ideas -- a reason why Democrats have lost control of both legislative branches of Congress and the White House over the past three years.
Warren, our screeching U.S. senator, has done nothing but complain, criticize and endorse the status quo of Obamacare, the Democrats' monopolized health care law that is racing toward insolvency and leaving consumers with fewer and fewer options to control costs.
While the GOP proposal is far from perfect, it offers balance to Obamacare's inefficient and expanding excesses. Remember, America wouldn't be in this mess if Democrats had attempted to fix the flaws. Instead, they've watched as the insurance marketplace has collapsed in numerous states and premium costs have skyrocketed.
Give Republicans credit for at least trying to restore sanity to this out-of-control system. But it means sacrifice, something Democrats resist on all levels of their open-checkbook philosophy of governance.
Two key future dates stick out in the minds of GOP lawmakers -- 2029 and 2034. They are the projected years when Social Security and Medicare, respectively, will run out of money unless something is done now to save them -- like slowing the growth of health care costs and stimulating economic growth.
Is Warren worried for her constituents' sake?
It doesn't seem so. In response to the GOP, Warren posted a ditzy video calling the health care bill "the worst one yet." She screeched, "The Republican health care bill is like the starring zombie in a horror movie -- no matter how many times you kill it, it just keeps coming back from the dead."
Not quite right, Liz. Republicans are like Lazarus, trying to resurrect Obamacare's dying health care carcass with new blood while Democrats like you stab at it with jokes from behind a camera.
That's why the GOP will eventually get it right, long before Liz Warren ever does.