While it has become the norm in the years preceding a Presidential election for candidates to make bold promises, the congressional Republicans just cannot help themselves this year in making sweeping promises that are challenging at best to ever come to fruition in reality. As the race to 2016 gets closer, the Republican candidates are digging in deep about their positions on many hot-button topics, and many are ready to defend their positions by pledging to change the laws if necessary. These are the top five unrealistic promises from Republicans to American people during 2016 Presidential campaigns.
1. We Are Going to Repeal Obamacare
This appears to be the topic of choice for many of the Republican candidates. Their hatred for the Affordable Care Act has been clearly stated in just about every debate and rally in the past year. Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio both told the American public that they have similar Obamacare plans waiting in the wings to replace the failing health care platform after they repeal it. Rubio was quoted as saying if Obamacare was repealed, it would be one of the best ways to increase wages. Donald Trump also said that Obamacare will be repealed, because it is crushing small business and failing those people it was intended to help in the first place. Even with Republicans in Congress, placing a repeal bill on President Obama’s desk has been difficult. While the Republicans continue to use valuable airtime talking about repealing the healthcare plan, they seem to be missing the big picture. There are now over 16 million people in this country who finally have health insurance because of the Affordable Care Act. These people are voters, and isolating such a large group could be disastrous for the party. When the Republicans keep blowing their horns and saying Obamacare is helping no one, they seem to be overlooking the fact that it is helping millions.