Skip to comments.One Thing That's 100% Guaranteed: The Healthcare Bill Will NEVER Be Repealed
Posted on 03/22/2010 7:15:03 AM PDT by blam
One Thing That's 100% Guaranteed: The Healthcare Bill Will NEVER Be Repealed
Mar. 22, 2010, 9:36 AM
Already Republicans plan on introducing a bill this week to repeal last night's historic healthcare vote.
Obviously that's going nowhere.
But looking out, Republicans will probably try to run on repeal in the runup until November. It's possible that will play okay at the ballot (we don't know) but anyone who thinks this is a realistic prospect is smoking something illegal.
First of all, to repeal the vote would be just as difficult legislatively as passing healthcare was, so just think of how hard that was. Republicans would need 60 pro-repeal votes in the Senate to defeat a Democratic filibuster. And remember, they'd need a President who wouldn't veto the bill (i.e. not Obama or any Democrat).
But even that's putting too fine a point on it. Here's the real story, and it gets down to the fact that this new bureaucratic superstructure is now permanently ossified into our federal government.
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Sad. Let’s get out of this rotting hell hole. Problem is, I can’t think of a better country to move to.
Never say never.
it can likely be taken down piecemeal....courts striking down parts of it, GOP majorities starving other parts of it from funding, tax revolts against taxes to fund it, etc.
Maybe not repeal but 85% neutering. (Odds are eventually you would have gotten a Republican bill dealing with pre-existing conditions, etc.)
Call your state legislature and MAKE ONE.
I’m certain Joe Weisenthal is defeated. The rest of us will fight to the end.
Never say never.
Don't tell me this is hopeless.
To be repealed, it first must become law. It will not become law until the question of constitutionality is settled.
This bill will NEVER become law, unless the constitution is overthrown.
The GOP would need at least 70 or more senators and 300 or more representatives to even consider a repeal of this. Given their track record of not only never repealing any entitlements when they had the power to do so, but also creating new entitlements when they had the power to do so, I would not put any stock in them to repeal this.
Stop posting Dem propganda. McCain Feingold was gutted.
DO the Republicans ever even try to repeal any government programs? All they ever do is play defense which assures long-term loss. The democrats have been working on this for decades and all GOP ever did was try to stop it. What they should have been doing was aggressively fighting against current government programs and interference. But, but, the would have lost elections. You have to admire the Dems. They were not concerned about November. Just full speed ahead and act on their evil principles.
Difficult, yes. Impossible, no.
Hell No! We are coming and we are going to kick your ass!
No sitting legislature can force its will on a future body.
One way or another socialism is always self-repealing. At some point the money has to run out.
The only question is whether when the Titanic sinks there are any lifeboats.
That’s like saying no one could stop Hitler. So, just let the camps continue.
Haven't you heard....Welfare is now a legitimate career choice.
why not....it wont cover anyone for a few years...so why can’t it be repealed...or better yet found unconstitutional.
Im certain Joe Weisenthal is defeated. The rest of us will fight to the end.
One good thing about the bill is the taxes and penalties start right away but the benefits don’t start until 2114.
It could be repealed in 2112 if Chairman O is defeated.
I don’t believe that. This bill can be repealed. The majority of the American public didn’t want it, and got it rammed down their throat by arrogant Democratic politicians. Allow me to borrow a remark from the Marxist Joe Hill: “Don’t mourn, organize”.
snip snip then, let’s get this hound dog neutered
Joe Weisenthal is just one more enemy that needs to be overcome.
It was voted in on a partyline vote, a HUGE BILL that impacts this entire nation....NO VOTE of such immense importance and impact SHOULD EVER be at the mercy of one tyrannical majority. There should have been a SEVENTY FIVE percent vote needed...just basically.
Maybe we can get Texas to secede and move down there.
I don’t even recognize this country anymore.
DO the Republicans ever even try to repeal any government programs?
Time for the conservatives to work and not stop working until we win.
WHY ELECT SEMI-REPUBLICANS...? Can someone answer me that? What price, "Compassionate Conservativism"..?
Use “Cloward-Piven” strategies on the Kenyan’s programs and tank them..
A single no vote is not enough. Any republican who does not actively work to repeal must be counted in the enemy camp and not supported in any way.
Rostenkoski was chased by seniors, thrown out of office and his bill was repealed. Stop whining and start fighting. DO not post negative crap stories.
Indeed. There seems to be a growing chorus of people who want us to just put our hands in the air and surrender, without so much as a parting retort. Some claim to be conservatives, some are quite obviously not. I’m not sure giving up is the way to go. If the leaders give up, then look out for people taking to the streets. See my tagline. Hard to believe JFK said that.
Revolution 2 has begun.
They will too. This CANNOT be repealed stuff is BS.
We can see now that anything is possible, even the most repugnant things.
I’m not so sure about that.
We must offer sensible alternatives to the real health care problems while we are taking back congress, and the WH.
We must start telling the Med Mal (tort reform) nightmare stories. The Dems tell them, so can we. I’ve got a boatload of them (I do med mal insurance). Docs who have been forced out because a patient suffered a known risk, was advised of the risk, doc did nothing wrong.
We must propose risk pools to cover the high-risk Americans. There must be a way to do that without pushing our deficit beyond the breaking point.
Offer tax breaks for companies who offer employees insurance.
We must boast that our common sense comprehensive plan won’t cost our children... and have that be true.
We can’t afford the all-encompassing plan the Dems cooked. Fiscal responsibility will resonate in the upcoming elections.
Ah, and with folks like you, the white flag manufacturers will have a booming business.
There is NO law that can’t be repealed. And when I say that I have in mind any number of laws and associated bureaucracies that have ossified far more than this one will have in the next two or three years.
Put fear of the people into them by any means necessary or deal with what we have. Anything can be overturned one way or another but is unlikely because nobody will consider all the possibilities.
If you cant completely repeal, cant you take it apart one by one?
So many are busy, busy, busy putting that air of inevitability into place.
History is made every day as it was last night with this socialist coup. It can and will be repealed.
I agree. I am under the understanding that you can cut the funding for this and therefore stop the implementation of a lot of this. I think there are some things that can be kept, and other things can be severely ammended to the point of non-existance. So, it won’t be “repeal”, it will be more like “re-do”. I think they can get rid of a lot of this garbage by limiting it, or even turning it back with new legistlation. But before anything is done, I think that everyone should be clear on what is in this bill so as to make the case for such a thing being done. It needs to be well documented what this thing actually represents, so that the Dems cannot lie about all the wonderful things (lies) that the republicans are keeping from them.
Thatcher, in a country far more socialist than this, privatized about 2/3s of the economy. No, it wasn’t the same thing as removing benefits, but there is a way to do this and it must be done.
As a Pessimist (not to meention realist), of course I tend to agree.
But then again, did anyone ver think welfare reform was possible?
How about deregulation of trucking or the airlines?
It ~can~ happen. But it will take a wholesale change in the composition of Washinton.
No truer words were ever spoken.
The same arguments were made about McCain/Feingold. It’s there in name only. The guts of it have been taken out and done away with. That’s why Obama wants the Congress to consider a new bill because the old one is effectively gone.
What the Democrats have done is create a firestorm. Leading up to this vote, the Democrats have created more conservatives than the Republicans could have ever hoped to. Now that its enacted and people will be directly affected by it. Seniors losing Medicare benefits, lower income people losing their jobs over this, they will create even more conservatives. People are involved like never before. This health care crap has changed the whole political paradigm as we knew it before and the old rules don’t apply. They have attempted to govern against the wishes of the American people. The American people will not stand for it. This will utltimately be gutted.
This is too defeatist. It CAN be repealed by sections and gutted with a GOP Congress and President.
No the states will nullify it or a court will.
We are going to have to come up with a name for the hopeless people....hopelessers?