Each week Congressman David Young sends out a “60 Second Survey” seeking the opinion of those who read his weekly newsletters. He should be commended for seeking feedback from constituents, but virtually all of his surveys are bogus or – at best – disingenuous.
Last week he stated, “If people – as many have wished – get their way and the ACA continues to remain the exact same as it was signed into law by President Obama, the health care access for tens of thousands of Iowans begins to dry up. If President Obama’s law is not changed by a single word, every single one of the residents not getting their insurance through their employer or on another government health care program in the sixteen counties of the Third Congressional District would be left with zero health care options.”
Here is an excerpt from the Young survey:
Of course, like so many of his colleagues, the option to “fix the ACA” is not a choice and, for the GOP and Congressman Young, has never been an option.
This was particularly apparent when he first voted against the first round of “repeal and replace” by the House. But, only 24 hours before the vote on the second proposal (pronounced dead on arrival by Senate Republicans) his office assured callers that he would vote against this futile effort again. But, LO AND BEHOLD, he reversed himself with a vote of approval the next day (it is amazing what a little political blackmail can do)!
Voters want to “drain the swamp” of mindless politics in Washington and the popularity of Congress is at an all-time low. Congressman Young is now showing his true colors asking constituents to respond to weekly surveys after setting up each question with bogus facts or biased opinion. Regarding the ACA, he takes no blame for stonewalling any changes that would help improve the program.
President Trump, Congressman Young and his House colleagues would have us believe that the collapse of the ACA will be blamed on Democrats. But they own it now, and self-serving surveys will not change the outcome.
by Tim Urban