Skip to comments.House votes 232-185 to block the IRS from enforcing ObamaCare
Posted on 08/02/2013 10:39:04 AM PDT by NCjim
The House voted Friday to prevent the IRS from enforcing any aspect of ObamaCare, a bill meant to exact revenge against an agency that Republicans say is incapable of neutral enforcement of the law.
Members approved the Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act in a 232-185 vote. Four Democrats supported the bill along with every Republican. The vote capped off several days of work in the House on bills aimed at reining in government regulation and government overreach.
House Democrats cast the votes as merely for show, given opposition from the White House and the Senate majority. The Obama administration threatened to veto the IRS enforcement bill and said it would undermine the 2010 healthcare law that is aimed at expanding healthcare coverage.
Some of these healthcare votes have created awkward moments for Democrats. Earlier this month, 22 Democrats voted with Republicans to delay the individual insurance mandate, and 35 voted to delay the employer mandate.
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It’s a start
That is is.
Finally, something good out of Washington
So what? (I’m very cynical these days)
Now when people start freaking out the blame will lie with Harry Reid. It’s a start I guess.
The Dems have the majority and Obama would never sign it so it would need 2/3’s of both houses (IIRC).
“said it would undermine the 2010 healthcare law that is aimed at expanding healthcare coverage”
Almost right, but change “expanding” to “expending”.
Another symbolic vote.
So what about veto threat and the Senate?! Keep a-doing it and explaining to the MSM why!
Its terrible but that seems to be my feelings about almost every thing they do lately. All show and no go. They vote for this crap knowing it won’t get past the Senate or President but it makes them look like they are ‘trying’ to do something.
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I believe I read somewhere that the tax payer would cover 75% of their premiums.
It means nothing unless they defund the agency.
Make no mistake, this is the German Gestapo all over again. The internment camps are coming in the next 10 years or so.. The DHS has plenty of ammo and the organizing of Obama's Civilian National Security Force is underway. Heads up!
Dont poke the dragon unless you are willing to cut its head off too.
Yeah, what a pathetic joke. The IRS doesn't even bother to obey its own regulations, or claims no political administrators were involved in the massive political harassment of conservative organizations, but that it was all some janitor's fault for not following clear directions.
More like a yawn...
Unless they’re willing to use the power that they do have and that means something (defunding), everything else is a waste of time.
A ‘nothingburger’ ... Senate won’t pass it, Obama would never sign it. They have no leverage. Now, on the CR .... they do have leverage, IF they can find their spines and I have not one shred of faith that they will.
Just typical DC BS. Assuming it gets through the senate, about a 1 in 100 possibility, it would be vetoed and with the number in favor not 2/3s of the house, no override is possible.
Good, but only for the moment.
Smoke and mirrors.
Since they know Reid will never allow it to go for a vote in the Senate, it is nothing but a gesture.
Want to really put ObummerCare in the crosshairs, Boehner? Take up in the House Mike Lee’s Senate bill to defund ObummerCare.
Means nothing at all.
It’s DOA in the Senate.
B$ it is another useless vote to show us peasants how much they care. The only power they have is to deny the funding for it and I don't see any chance that Boehner will even bring that up.
They will however pass Amnesty in some form before the election.
This is good practice. Now just pass it again, exactly like this vote, except while attached to a CR, then we’ll be talkin...
the IRS should be burned to the ground
Uh...yeah! Is this for real?
Well all you need is for Harry Reid to be abducted by Aliens while on vacation ,D’oh
I wonder who the four house Democrats were that supported the bill along with every Republican. Maybe we could get them working on the RINO Republicans in the senate.
Unfortunately, what little is left of the centrist Democrats are usually in lockstep with the RINO Republicans.
His voting record was pretty much the same as your typical RINO Republican.
Whomever they replace him with will be worse.
All Republicans and four Democrats voted for the bill to defund Obamacare. I decided to guess who the four Democrats were prior to looking, and narrowed it down to five candidates: Mike McIntyre (NC-07), Jim Matheson (UT-04), Collin Peterson (MN-07), John Barrow (GA-12) and Nick Rahall (WV-03). I then clicked on the article, and saw that the four Democrats were McIntyre, Matheson, Peterson and Barrow. How did I know that the four Democrats would come out of my list of five? Because the five I listed are the only Democrats in the House whose districts gave Romney over 51% of the vote. Funny how that works.
However, it is worth noting that 10 Republican House members represent districts that gave Obama over 51% in 2012 (David Vadalao and Gary Miller in CA, Mike Coffman in CO, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen in FL, Tom Latham in IA, Frank LoBiondo and Jon Runyan in NJ, and Peter King, Michael Grimm and Chris Gibson in NY), and all 10 voted to defund Obamacare. That says a bit about how unpopular Obamacare is.
No. You really want to cut it you ZERO out the f*cking thing in the budget. But, Congress couldn’t be bothered to even pass the bills they are obligated in the first place.
C.R. as far as the eye can see, so the GOP can, once again, reach across the aisle....
RINO Cornyn has an even better idea, he will ask, ASK, the IRS Chief to not enforce ObamaCare.
Yep. Hard hitting stuff, that.
Friday good news. Thanks, bro. Now I can party properly tonight here in LALA land. The GOP is a train wreck but sometimes they come through.
According to my source (Daily Kos spreadsheet) there is one more rat seat where Romney got over 51%, Patrick Murphy’s district gave Romney 51.7%.
a right-winger who takes a quantitative approach ... didn’t think that was allowed. Must be outside of New England, for in N.E.the right runs on emotion-only.
Oops, you’re right; that means that the five Democrats I listed were the only ones in districts in which Romney got over *52* percent. The lowest Romney vote percentage in those five CDs was the 53.9% he got in Peterson’s MN-07.
I also use the Daily Kos spreadsheet for presidential vote by CD; I think I picked it up here in FR, probably from you. Those Kos election guys may be moonbats, but they sure can crunch those precinct-level numbers.