Paul Ryan Assaults Healthcare On Twitter And Gets BUTCHERED By The Public (TWEETS)

Republicans might have Congress and the White House, but they don’t have the people or public opinion on their side, and it shows. When House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) tried to attack the Affordable Care Act on Twitter today, he learned that the hard way.

Here’s the tweet in question:


“Things are only getting worse under Obamacare,” he says. Huh. That’s weird — before Obamacare, there was less choice, no central marketplace, insurance companies could reject you for preexisting conditions or set a lifetime cap on coverage, tens of millions weren’t insured at all, and insurance companies could take as much profit as they wanted instead of spending on healthcare.

However, little things like facts don’t get in the way of the bloviating of bullshit artists like Paul Ryan. Luckily, twitter users instantly tore his lies apart:


This one sums it up perhaps best of all:

Is the ACA perfect? No. After all, insurance companies are still taking 20 percent of the money that could be spent entirely on healthcare. However, Republicans want to move in the opposite direction. They’re not out to help people at all. That’s why, instead of developing a reasonable alternative, they have spent years and millions of taxpayer dollars trying to repeal Obamacare with no replacement. And, now that they have power, they fully intend to do so and leave the American people stranded without a fallback.

Featured image via Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images