My personal philosophy is to NEVER make promises I can't keep. I've done myself some serious harm by being a "man of my word". But it is important to me that during my short stay on your planet, that I be a noble being.
I'm not a politician. My promises are based on the resources I control. Politicians are a whole different class of creature, they lie, steal and cheat to popular acclaim. In my 50 years as an adult (I'm 69) I can't remember one President who wasn't accused of misrepresenting and misinforming the public. Not one. Really.
Trillions in debt and bread lines are all very dramatic. I have no purpose to spin anything, as per my disclaimer, I am posting my opinions, nothing more. I'm nobodies puppet (except for the Cats). Your opinions are no more and no less valuable than my own.
Deciding failure in advance is not really valid or useful. The law has been passed, the SCOTUS has upheld it. It is what it is and all the bitching in the world won't affect reality by an iota. By the time the next election occurs, we'll see for real how this worked itself out. Would I have done this differently? Probably, I'm big on simplicity and this plan is stunningly complex. Will it work well enough? I certainly hope so. Why would I wish for failure? This is my country and I want nothing but the best for it.