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Posted on 07/11/2012 2:59:46 PM PDT by Olog-hai
The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives, on a near party-line vote of 244-185, on Wednesday once again passed a bill to repeal President Barack Obama's overhaul of the U.S. healthcare system.
Just like previous House efforts to end the two-year-old healthcare law, the bill is certain to be stopped by Obama's fellow Democrats who control the Senate.
Regardless, the fight over the landmark law, which has divided Americans and rallied the Democratic and Republican political bases, will likely rage on into the Nov. 6 elections.
Five Democrats joined all Republicans in voting to repeal the law, which requires nearly all Americans to obtain insurance or pay a penalty tax.
House Speaker John Boehner and fellow Republicans scheduled Wednesday's vote after a divided U.S. Supreme Court last month upheld the law.
"We were promised this health care law would lower costs and help create jobs," Boehner scoffed. "One congressional leader even suggested it would create 400,000 new jobs. Guess what? It didn't happen. It is making our economy worse, driving up costs and making it harder for small businesses to hire new workers."
House Republican Leader Eric Cantor said, "This is a law that the American people did not want when it was passed and it remains a law that the American people do not want now."
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi fired back by calling the Republican repeal measure "a useless bill to nowhere" that would hurt the "health and economic well-being of America's families."
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Well, since it went up 1.9 Trillion over 10 years in the span of a couple of months, I would be all over this with teh CBO numbers.
I would show soup lines and broken down infrastructure and say 1.9 trillion could create a lot of jobs instead of paying insurance companies.
Turn it on the Democrats.
The budget should be balanced. The Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance of foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt, people must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance.
Cicero (55 B.C.)
For the record, this vote to repeal Obamacare was more bipartisan in nature than the vote to enact Obamacare originally. Recall that not a single Republican voted for Obamacare (and 34 Dems voted against it).
Passage of a major piece of legislation without bipartisan support was without precedent in U.S. history: Social Security, Medicare, Voting Rights Act of 1964 etc. all had strong bipartisan majorities in their favor. That doesn’t mean they were “right:” only that they were far more legitimate in a democratic sense than Obamacare ever was.
Should Republicans manage to repeal this monstrosity, they would be well-served by making sure its replacement has bipartisan support. Simply passing their own version of reform on a party-line vote would merely perpetuate the debate and turn off many millions of independents.
The only reason those 34 rats voted yes is because they know it won’t go father.
Now those same 34 rats will run home to their districts and say “SEE! I UNDERSTAND! VOTE FOR ME!”
They only did it to save their rat butts.
You mean the guys that call the Republicans obstructionists?
Which makes this a bi-partisan bill, using the same logic the Democrats used to pass the first one.
I get it now! If 5 Dems vote with the Repubs, it’s a “near party-line vote”, but if ONE Repub votes with the Dems, it’s bipartisan.
” - - - Five Democrats joined all Republicans in voting to repeal the law - - - “
Who were the five Democrats?
And who were the Democrats that did not vote?