By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
If Mitt Romney wins the White House, he's much more likely to set up a series of roadblocks against President Obama's health care law than he is to wipe it off the books entirely or even block it by issuing waivers, as he's promised.
In cash-strapped Washington, President Obama's $1 trillion health care law is presenting a tempting target for lawmakers seeking funds for other projects, as Congress last week raided the health care piggy bank for the third time in less than a year.
"At this point, I think it would be smart to begin implementing the law, see how well the law works and then make changes if they're needed," said Igor Volsky, a health care analyst with the liberal Center for American Progress. "I don't see necessarily in the next four years making any major changes."
"The CBO looks at not just the trust fund in isolation, but looks at the budget as a whole," said Igor Volsky, a health care expert at the Center for American Progress. "Again, they've been doing this forever. Those are the rules of the road."