Mitt Romney’s imaginary first day in office looks to be a long one. He has vowed to repeal Obamacare on day one, thereby taking medical coverage from millions of Americans (children with pre-existing conditions, elderly, poor and 18- to 26-year-olds) who are currently covered, thanks to the Affordable Care Act, giving insurance companies back the freedom to charge whatever they want, to deny coverage if you should be diagnosed with a serious illness and re-opening the “donut hole” for seniors on Medicare, costing them $550 more a year on prescription drugs.
On day one Mr. Romney also vows to get the Keystone Pipeline approved. An Aug. 6 report in the Washington Post reveals some disturbing facts about the proposed pipeline. Several major university studies show that even a small leak in the proposed pipeline would contaminate the Ogallala Aquifer, which is the irrigation and drinking water supply to eight states, which is why President Obama requires further studies before committing to the project.
Mr. Romney also promises on his first day to undo all of the regulations that President Obama put in place, so we can expect Wall Street banks and credit card companies to return to the unscrupulous practices that we enjoyed so much under George W. Bush. Of course, allowing giant corporations to set their own rules and regulations will mean that there will be no limits to the amount of CO2, farm runoff, mercury, smog and other poisons unleashed into our air, water and food.
Mitt Romney also has big plans to start a trade war with China and to attack Iran. Wow, that’s a busy first day, Willard!