BP #8: GOP acting maliciously obedient

The article featured in the Washington Post talks about the Republican belief in fiscal responsibility. Saving taxpayer dollars is no longer a responsibility for House committees.

The GOP is looking to replace the Affordable Care Act to benefit incomes up to $75,000 individually and $150,000 for a married couple. In summary this plan would give more government assistance to many who do not need it financially.

The act will eliminate the ACA’s penalty fee for not having health insurance and replacing it with a different penalty fee to continue to benefit insurance companies. The elimination of the act is supposed to save money by trimming on benefits. The act seems to benefit middle to upper-class taxpayers receiving a decent size tax cut.

The reading form Michael Davis argued that professionals only have to follow the rules and nothing else. Davis states that professionals have no moral obligations to benefit society or use their power for a positive change. Although the GOP may be “going by the book” they’re putting lower earning American’s on the back burner by changing a plan that benefited them.

In my opinion this is an example of professionals just following the rules and adapting to the pressure of society to evolve with the times. We as a people live in a Republican driven world and this change is following accordingly with their beliefs. Rules are used in this example negatively but could also be seen in a positive light in other examples.

Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-gop-can-no-longer-claim-it-believes-in-fiscal-responsibility/2017/03/09/39da38c4-04ed-11e7-b9fa-ed727b644a0b_story.html?utm_term=.4a2dedcde92e

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