After the first day of the government shutdown, Democrats and Republicans in the House of Representatives agreed on a compromise to refund the federal government by repealing Obamacare, but allowing the Affordable Care Act to be implemented as planned by law.
“This is a perfect compromise,” said Republican Senator Ted Cruz, handing out signed copies of Dr. Seuss’s Green Eggs and Ham to a gaggle of celebrating Tea Party supporters. “It allows us to tell voters we repealed the job-killing socialist scourge that is Obamacare, without touching the free market foundation of the ACA, which in truth we all know will be good for the well-being of both the economy and our constituents.”
The compromise came following a recent CNBC poll, which found a discrepancy between Americans’ support for Obamacare versus the Affordable Care Act, with some opposing the bill when referred to by its nickname, but not by the original title of the bill.
“I just don’t agree with the whole Obamacare policy thing that’s going on, I just don’t agree with it,” said a pedestrian interviewed by Jimmy Kimmel, after declaring her support for the Affordable Care Act.