Richard Davis’ assessment of Obamacare ("Like it or not, Obamacare is here to stay," Oct. 2) requires some clarification. First, the fact that President Obama was re-elected is not a resounding approval of Obamacare by the American people. It is a reflection of the Republican’s failure to put forth a viable alternative candidate. Obama is the first president in U.S. history to win a second term with fewer votes than he received in his first term.

Obamacare is the most partisan social program ever, being passed without a single republican vote, and made legal by a single supreme court justice who turned sides.

Nearly every major poll today shows that the majority of Americans actually do not approve of Obamacare, and even Congress has deemed the law too onerous to apply to themselves. Thousands of businesses are moving workers to part time or stopping growth in order to avoid penalties, and individual families are already seeing their rates increase. Yes, there some who will benefit from Obamacare, but in classic liberal ideology, Davis overlooks that these benefits are paid for by others.

Much like his re-election, President Obama will now likely be a default winner because of the current ill-conceived strategy to defund this monstrosity.

Ryan Phillips