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House votes 232-185 to block the IRS from enforcing ObamaCare
The Hill ^ | August 2, 2013 | Pete Kasperowicz

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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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 0carenightmare; abortion; deathpanels; defundobamacare; irsobamacare; obamacare; zerocare
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1 posted on 08/02/2013 10:39:04 AM PDT by NCjim
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To: NCjim

It’s a start


2 posted on 08/02/2013 10:39:38 AM PDT by Regulator
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To: Regulator

That is is.


3 posted on 08/02/2013 10:40:25 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: NCjim

YAY!

Finally, something good out of Washington


4 posted on 08/02/2013 10:40:29 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: NCjim

So what? (I’m very cynical these days)


5 posted on 08/02/2013 10:40:35 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: NCjim
Now to Defund the festering pile of dog business
6 posted on 08/02/2013 10:41:05 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: NCjim

Now when people start freaking out the blame will lie with Harry Reid. It’s a start I guess.


7 posted on 08/02/2013 10:43:28 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Huskrrrr

The Dems have the majority and Obama would never sign it so it would need 2/3’s of both houses (IIRC).


8 posted on 08/02/2013 10:43:39 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: NCjim

“said it would undermine the 2010 healthcare law that is aimed at expanding healthcare coverage”

Almost right, but change “expanding” to “expending”.


9 posted on 08/02/2013 10:43:42 AM PDT by rightwingcrazy
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To: NCjim

Another symbolic vote.


10 posted on 08/02/2013 10:44:43 AM PDT by kabar
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To: NCjim
incapable of neutral enforcement of the law

I find that "reason" disturbing, since it implies that if the IRS was capable of violating, intimidating, and harrassing everyone, without any prejudice or political ax to grind, then congress would be cool with it.
11 posted on 08/02/2013 10:44:45 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Sacajaweau

Exactly!


12 posted on 08/02/2013 10:44:55 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: NCjim

So what about veto threat and the Senate?! Keep a-doing it and explaining to the MSM why!


13 posted on 08/02/2013 10:45:03 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Huskrrrr

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.
Pfffffttttt!


14 posted on 08/02/2013 10:45:17 AM PDT by sheana
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To: NCjim

Headline HOUSE REPUBLICANS JETTISON 16K NEW JOBS IN PARTISAN FIT


15 posted on 08/02/2013 10:45:18 AM PDT by txhurl ('The DOG ate my homework. That homework, too. ALL my homework. OK?' - POSHITUS)
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To: PATRIOT1876

BTTT!


16 posted on 08/02/2013 10:45:26 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: NCjim

I believe I read somewhere that the tax payer would cover 75% of their premiums.


17 posted on 08/02/2013 10:49:02 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: NCjim

It means nothing unless they defund the agency.


18 posted on 08/02/2013 10:53:12 AM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos...)
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To: NCjim
So, an Agency that is targeting people for their ideology will soon have unfettered access to their health records. The IRS already knows which Americans they want sent to internment camps or killed. Obamacare will give them other ways to kill people, especially the older ones who believe in the Constitution.

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!

19 posted on 08/02/2013 10:53:55 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
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To: NCjim

Dont poke the dragon unless you are willing to cut its head off too.


20 posted on 08/02/2013 10:54:59 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: NCjim
It's all for show isn't it?
This vote means nothing in the end.

Are they going to do the right thing and defund or aren't they?
21 posted on 08/02/2013 10:55:02 AM PDT by novemberslady (Texas For President)
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To: kabar
"Another symbolic vote."

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.

22 posted on 08/02/2013 10:58:37 AM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: Regulator

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.


23 posted on 08/02/2013 10:59:10 AM PDT by aquila48
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To: NCjim

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.


24 posted on 08/02/2013 10:59:49 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (You see, truth always resides wherever brave men still have ammunition. I pick truth. (John Ransom))
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To: Regulator

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.

DEFUND IT.


25 posted on 08/02/2013 11:01:38 AM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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DEFUND AND REPEAL.

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26 posted on 08/02/2013 11:03:46 AM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: NCjim

Good, but only for the moment.


27 posted on 08/02/2013 11:05:19 AM PDT by Gator113
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To: WayneS

correct


28 posted on 08/02/2013 11:06:25 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: NCjim

courtesy ping


29 posted on 08/02/2013 11:06:47 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: NCjim

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.


30 posted on 08/02/2013 11:09:51 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Regulator

Means nothing at all.


31 posted on 08/02/2013 11:11:26 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: NCjim

It’s DOA in the Senate.


32 posted on 08/02/2013 11:11:47 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: Regulator
It’s a start

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.

33 posted on 08/02/2013 11:12:20 AM PDT by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: NCjim

This is good practice. Now just pass it again, exactly like this vote, except while attached to a CR, then we’ll be talkin...


34 posted on 08/02/2013 11:12:27 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: NCjim

the IRS should be burned to the ground


35 posted on 08/02/2013 11:19:54 AM PDT by wny
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To: OneWingedShark
That is is.

All depends on what the meaning of the word is is is.
36 posted on 08/02/2013 11:27:35 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: NCjim

Uh...yeah! Is this for real?


37 posted on 08/02/2013 11:32:17 AM PDT by servantboy777
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To: SharpRightTurn

Well all you need is for Harry Reid to be abducted by Aliens while on vacation ,D’oh


38 posted on 08/02/2013 11:39:04 AM PDT by molson209 (Hillary Clinton)
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To: SharpRightTurn
Exactly. And it is a damn pity that Mike Lee can't get more than a handful of senators to sign on.

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.

39 posted on 08/02/2013 11:58:47 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: molson209
Don't forget that Harry Reid was one of the more centrist Democrats before he became majority leader.

His voting record was pretty much the same as your typical RINO Republican.

Whomever they replace him with will be worse.

40 posted on 08/02/2013 12:00:54 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: NCjim; fieldmarshaldj; Impy; Clintonfatigued; BillyBoy; GOPsterinMA; Perdogg; campaignPete R-CT; ...

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.


41 posted on 08/02/2013 12:02:16 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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42 posted on 08/02/2013 12:56:52 PM PDT by rhema ("Break the conventions; keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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To: SharpRightTurn

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....


43 posted on 08/02/2013 3:26:50 PM PDT by i_robot73 (We hold that all individuals have the Right to exercise sole dominion over their own lives - LP.org)
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To: i_robot73

bump


44 posted on 08/02/2013 3:28:09 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: i_robot73

RINO Cornyn has an even better idea, he will ask, ASK, the IRS Chief to not enforce ObamaCare.

Yep. Hard hitting stuff, that.


45 posted on 08/02/2013 3:42:52 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: NCjim

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.


46 posted on 08/02/2013 7:12:15 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: AuH2ORepublican

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%.


47 posted on 08/02/2013 7:44:05 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

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.


48 posted on 08/02/2013 8:25:27 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (we're the Beatniks now)
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To: Impy

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.


49 posted on 08/02/2013 9:17:42 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: NCjim

Good


50 posted on 08/02/2013 9:18:38 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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