Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito had an op-ed in the Gazette Sunday attacking the Affordable Care Act as unaffordable. With all due respect, I must point out that her past track record may compromise her status as an oracle.
For one thing, she had no problem with uncritically supporting the Iraq War. In fact, she was one of Bush's main cheerleaders. The cost of that war, by the way, is pushing $1 trillion dollars. And the cost in dead and wounded Americans is around 4,500 American military personnel and over 30,000 wounded. Estimates of Iraqi dead are all over the place but most estimate well over 100,000 slain. No sticker shock there.
As for the cost of lost revenue from the Bush era tax cuts, they were pushing another $1 trillion between 2001 and 2010 alone. Again, no sticker shock there.
I guess it's a question of priorities.