Ronald Reagan can really be credited with elevating the idea (the meme) that govovernment is a solution, it really the problem but the Republican party every year since then has accellerated and widened their obstruction to good government doing everything they can to break legislation so they can then shout from their soapboxes  “see government doesn’t work”.

Opinion | How the G.O.P. Sabotaged Obamacare

Even worse, these lawsuits helped make the A.C.A. the salient partisan issue of the Obama administration, turning the law into the ultimate Republican litmus test: Implementing a state insurance exchange or expanding Medicaid, even when it seemed in a state’s interest, became treasonous for the party.

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