Because of Obamacare, the Fourth of July has taken on a whole new significance: not only do Americans celebrate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, they also celebrate “health independence” delivered by the law.
“Next week, when we celebrate Independence Day we’ll also be observing health independence,” Pelosi told reporters today, explaining that “this week marks one year since the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act. It captures the spirit of our founders,” she added, citing the Preamble to the Declaration of Independence.”So, we’ve had Social Security, Medicare, and now health independence, so that’s something our members will take home to celebrate over this Independence Day.”
Pelosi also used the holiday to fault Republicans for not reversing the spending cuts mandated by sequestration. “If Paul Revere were here today, we would need someone like him to be running through the streets saying, ‘sequester is coming!’” she said. “This is very fundamentally important to the success of our country, to the survival of many here, to the strength of our military as well as to the success of our economy.”