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Boehner, Ryan vow GOP House will press ahead with ObamaCare repeal effort
Fox News ^ | 7/1/12

Posted on 07/01/2012 2:27:06 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper

GOP House leaders said Sunday they will forge ahead with efforts to repeal President Obama’s health care law, drawing criticism from Democratic lawmakers who said Americans want them to instead go forward with efforts to improve the economy.

“We’re going to do it one more time,” House Speaker John Boehner said on CBS’ “Face the Nation.”

The GOP-led House has attempted to repeal the Affordable Care Act numerous times and is scheduled to take up the issue again July 11, less than two weeks after the Supreme Court ruled the law was constitutional.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2012; deathcare

The plan is apparently to go into the November election by being able to say "We have passed the repeal of Obama 2 or 3 times in the House of Representatives, but Obama and Harry Reid have blocked us. Let's elect the White House and Senate into Republican hands, and we'll get the job done."

1 posted on 07/01/2012 2:27:14 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

I’m all for that!

Full speed ahead.

Having said that...Boehner—hmmm


2 posted on 07/01/2012 2:30:11 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (54,000,000 0bama's people on welfare and food stamps?)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Some day, Americans are going to have to extract their heads from their butts and figure this game out. Nothing really gets done anymore because that just means the loss of a campaign issue.

The only thing I can think of at this point that “might” work is term limits. However on the flipside, it sure seems that our term limited legislators are doing all the damage they can do on the way out in Michigan.


3 posted on 07/01/2012 2:34:49 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: SoFloFreeper
“We’re going to do it one more time,” House Speaker John Boehner said on CBS’ “Face the Nation.”

Not good to give up your hand so visibly. What he is essentially saying is we'll go through the motions just one more time and then we'll stop. How idiotic is that? If he really believed in this he should have said "we will continue to work to repeal ObamaCare until it is repealed or Hell freezes over".

4 posted on 07/01/2012 2:38:17 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: plain talk

I think he means one more time before the election. Remember, it is only 18 weeks until we can fire Obamugabe.


5 posted on 07/01/2012 2:40:22 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper
“We’re going to do it one more time,” House Speaker John Boehner

Good idea. Now that the bill has passed and people are learning what's in it, we can get all the democrats who still support it on record.

The democrat base will have all those who do not support it on record. The democrat politicians will be put between a rock and a hard place. Please the freeloaders and...... lose their jobs via the elections, or do the right thing and..... loose their jobs via the far left wing radicals.

6 posted on 07/01/2012 2:41:59 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: TribalPrincess2U

It’s a safe thing to do, so he might actually do it.


7 posted on 07/01/2012 2:42:29 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

What’s the point of voting for a repeal? It then goes to the Senate where they either shoot it down or don’t vote on it at all.

I am SOO sick of this!!

Well, at least it forces the killers of liberty out of the closet and into full view for all.


8 posted on 07/01/2012 2:44:35 PM PDT by SilverKing88
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Yeah right. Speaker BoneHead is a REAL profile in courage isn’t he? Hold a vote he knows will go absolutely nowhere in reality. Tell you what, Mr. Speaker - attach the repeal to something the Senate HAS to vote on. Do something with a spine..for once.


9 posted on 07/01/2012 2:45:31 PM PDT by antonico
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To: antonico

Attach the repeal to EVERYthing the Senate HAS to vote on.


10 posted on 07/01/2012 2:49:42 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: SoFloFreeper

11 posted on 07/01/2012 2:51:19 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: cripplecreek
Nothing really gets done anymore because that just means the loss of a campaign issue.

Exactly. Besides, I don't see how their hearts can really be in it when it doesn't affect them because they're already exempt. It's been at least decades since we've had elected representatives of the caliber of those who said "Give me liberty or give me death", and the current crop even less so. Most of them are just the other wing of the globalist party or in it for their own personal power and ambition. The whole condition of modern politics makes it neccesarily so.

Just look at how we had to lean on our side in Congress to keep them from passing blanket amnesty. I know that issue will return. Just like the left doesn't give up on homo marriage until they've gotten their way, whatever it takes and no matter how many times it takes.

Glad my faith is elsewhere than in politicians. This country is soon to be no longer significant in world history.
12 posted on 07/01/2012 2:52:29 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: SilverKing88
Well, at least it forces the killers of liberty out of the closet and into full view for all.

Yep. There are 6(?) democrats not going to the democrat convention because they're in a close race already. Let's see how they vote on Obomatax now!
C'mon you 6 - are you in favor of massive tax increase designed to fund new massive entitlement program - or not?

13 posted on 07/01/2012 2:52:51 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: SoFloFreeper

One of the worse days in our nations history will be McConnel as Majority Leader in the Senate with Boehner as Speaker of the House, we need to get rid of them both in this process.


14 posted on 07/01/2012 2:55:24 PM PDT by stockpirate (No longer proud to be an American! SCOTUS is just as corrupt as congress. IMPEACH ROBERTS!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

One of the worse days in our nations history will be McConnel as Majority Leader in the Senate with Boehner as Speaker of the House, we need to get rid of them both in this process.


15 posted on 07/01/2012 2:55:37 PM PDT by stockpirate (No longer proud to be an American! SCOTUS is just as corrupt as congress. IMPEACH ROBERTS!)
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To: antonico
I read the title and thought, "Ryan , maybe. But Boehner....no way, not a chance." One of the biggest mistakes the GOP made after Obama was elected was to put Boehner in charge of the house. To me he's not too far off from Nancy in drag (or whatever they call it when women dress like men).

Besides, things like this (AHC, aka ObamaCare) almost never go away.

16 posted on 07/01/2012 2:55:49 PM PDT by HusbandMan
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To: Norm Lenhart

Attach the repeal to EVERYthing the Senate HAS to vote on.


You are exactly right...or the House should vote NOT TO FUND this travesty.

What a bunch of loser’s...


17 posted on 07/01/2012 3:00:27 PM PDT by AFret. ("Charlie don't surf ! ")
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To: mrsmel
Glad my faith is elsewhere than in politicians. This country is soon to be no longer significant in world history.

I'm with you. I can only look out for my own soul and pay hard for America but its not looking good. Even here at FR I'm seeing posters trash the founders and calling for a dictator.
18 posted on 07/01/2012 3:14:44 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: SoFloFreeper
"The GOP-led House has attempted to repeal the Affordable Care Act numerous times" What happened? Did Boehner Wet His Pants and refuse to bring up the vote????
19 posted on 07/01/2012 3:21:05 PM PDT by radioone
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To: SoFloFreeper

Do something that actually matters you bunch of useless bums.


20 posted on 07/01/2012 3:23:22 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: concerned about politics
get all the democrats who still support it on record.

I would expect an overwhelming 'rat vote to repeal. After all, they know full well that it will never see the light of day in the Senate, so why not vote against it now, get the monkey off their backs, and move on.

21 posted on 07/01/2012 3:27:38 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: mrsmel
"Besides, I don't see how their hearts can really be in it when it doesn't affect them because they're already exempt"

A far better tactical maneuver by the House would be a one page bill adding all federal employees to obamacare with no exemptions. Then have the dims explain why they are against such "fairness".

But Boehner has been studying the John Roberts school of lightweight politics and we get another meaningless vote. More fluff that can be easily deflected by the dims as election year posturing. Stupid party indeed.

22 posted on 07/01/2012 3:29:46 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: SoFloFreeper
GOP House leaders said Sunday they will forge ahead with efforts to repeal President Obama’s health care law, drawing criticism from Democratic lawmakers who said Americans want them to instead go forward with efforts to improve the economy.

This is exactly what the Democrats would be doing if this scandal had taken place under a Republican president.

Lead on House GOP leaders.

23 posted on 07/01/2012 3:31:47 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Getting rid of Obamacare WILL help the economy.

Obamacare is one reason the economy is bad and getting worse.


24 posted on 07/01/2012 3:33:45 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: SoFloFreeper

Before acting on anything, the GOP players need to do some kick-ass PR in venues where democrat idiots frequent, i.e., reality shows, inane sit-coms, NPR, soap opera, CNN, etc. Use third-grade English. Make them understand the truth. To act without more support would be an exercise in futility.


25 posted on 07/01/2012 3:38:19 PM PDT by MayflowerMadam (Please, God, when I wake up tomorrow, can Joe Biden be President?)
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To: lodi90
A far better tactical maneuver by the House would be a one page bill adding all federal employees to obamacare with no exemptions. Then have the dims explain why they are against such "fairness"

Make sure it includes all special interest groups, PACs, and companies lobbying congress. Far too much lobbying is being done by people who get exemptions from the very laws they support.
26 posted on 07/01/2012 3:40:09 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: lodi90

That would be a great idea, and might actually even work, so they’d never do it.


27 posted on 07/01/2012 3:44:29 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: cripplecreek
Make sure it includes all special interest groups, PACs, and companies lobbying congress. Far too much lobbying is being done by people who get exemptions from the very laws they support.

If the self-appointed elite don't keep the rest of us busy working to support ourselves and their chosen blocs-for-votes, we might have too much time on our hands to notice what they're up to and time to actually fight to oppose them. As it is, only the entitlement bloodsuckers and unemployed hippies of all ages have time to "occupy" and harrass law-abiding taxpaying working people.
28 posted on 07/01/2012 3:51:57 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: concerned about politics

but now as a tax, the filibuster rules are different.


29 posted on 07/01/2012 3:54:13 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: SoFloFreeper

A cautionary note to all:

There have never been any freebies that have ever been repealed.


30 posted on 07/01/2012 3:59:55 PM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (I wanna start a Seniors' Motor Scooter Gang. Wanna join?)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Yea, because Boehner is such a reliable defender of conservative principles and really holds the line when the pressure hits. <\GIVE ME A BIG FAT BREAK>


31 posted on 07/01/2012 4:01:16 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency.)
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To: concerned about politics

Not a good thing!! The dems in close elections will have cover to vote for repeal, as they know that it will never be voted on in the senate. Instead concentrate on those remaining in office that voted for it when it was passed, THEY HAVE A RECORD, now make them defend it!!!


32 posted on 07/01/2012 4:13:04 PM PDT by Forrestfire (("To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society." Theodore Roosevelt))
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To: SoFloFreeper
GOP House leaders said Sunday they will forge ahead with efforts to repeal President Obama’s health care law, drawing criticism from Democratic lawmakers who said Americans want them to instead go forward with efforts to improve the economy.

1) Two years worth of polls show that Americans want Obamacare repealed. They didn't want it passed in the first place and they wanted the Supreme Court to strike it down. Maybe the Democrats should, for once, actually listen to what the American people want instead of telling them what they want.

2) Repealing Obamacare will improve the economy in a huge way.

Hopefully someone, somewhere in the GOP will be bright enough to hammer on these two obvious points repeatedly without worrying like a neurotic that someone on the Sunday morning talk shows will insult them. And hopefully that someone will be inspire John Roberts to go find some fragment of a spine.
33 posted on 07/01/2012 4:28:28 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: TribalPrincess2U
My question--Why didn't Boehner and other leaders get behind Bachmann when she wanted them to kill the appropriations bill to implement Obamacare?

Probably for the same reason they didn't block Campaign Finance Reform--looking to the SC to block it. But they failed on that, too. The SC said although the Campaign Finance Reform Act DID abrogate freedom of speech, the evils of so much money in politics was the greater evil, so they woud allow a slight curtailing of free speech.

How can the SC iterpret the law, when they refuse to follow the Constitution. There is no such thing as a slight infringement on freedom of speech, just as there is no Constitutional way to allow for Obamacare.

vaudine

34 posted on 07/01/2012 4:40:32 PM PDT by vaudine
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To: antonico

You’ve got to be kidding. The Senate hasn’t passed a budget in three years...Harry Reid is the biggest boob (next to Obamugabe) in D.C.


35 posted on 07/01/2012 4:42:15 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

36 posted on 07/01/2012 5:14:30 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: vaudine
My question--Why didn't Boehner and other leaders get behind Bachmann when she wanted them to kill the appropriations bill to implement Obamacare?

I am glad someone brought this up.. all you guys pinning hope on these idiots when we have seen proof that they will do what they say. I am thinking the best thing to do is participate in making the whole thing crash. give the dems everything they want, there wont be nothing left to support them in a few years.

37 posted on 07/01/2012 5:15:48 PM PDT by 09Patriot (your freedom to be you, includes my freedom to be from you.--Wilkow)
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To: cripplecreek
Freeper has been taken over by trolls. It seems not much Zapping going on these days and they are pilling up making the site like DU.
38 posted on 07/01/2012 5:40:48 PM PDT by angcat (ROMNEY/RUBIO 2012)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I will only believe they are sincere when it actually happens. It’s an old legislative trick to propose legislation that you know has no chance of actually passing, to make yourself look god to your constituency. What counts is how you vote when something needs every vote to pass, and will go into effect if passed.


39 posted on 07/01/2012 5:46:54 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can't be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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To: angcat

I’ll be glad when the election is over and Decon will be spread around in abundance.

One thing you can say about FR, we don’t lock the doors for elections like the DU.


40 posted on 07/01/2012 5:59:59 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: SoFloFreeper

They could already make the claim they’ve tried to repeal. This may be going to the well one time too many before the election.

If you can’t get it done, then the public may turn away from further efforts, saying, “it’s time to move on.”

I used to bow to the professional pols about things like this, but the Republicans seem to be tone deaf and bad at public relations these days.


41 posted on 07/01/2012 6:10:25 PM PDT by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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To: Venturer
Damn! I can't believe it took 23 posts on this thread before your statement of what should be self-evident.

The biggest impediment to economic growth and new hiring are the uncertainties caused by ObamaCare and its cornucopia of regulatory land mines, tax hikes and unfunded mandates.

Repealing it will get rid of those uncertainties.

42 posted on 07/01/2012 6:12:40 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: cripplecreek

Term limits is stupid. If a great statesman gets in office, a rotten one is being groomed and positioned to usurp him through manipulation of media and news. Only a guarded awareness of the moral and ethical traits of who you vote for is gonna change anything. You only force out the good one and make his place available to the rotten one just waiting in the wings. Term limits is a stupid response.


43 posted on 07/01/2012 7:07:28 PM PDT by 5cents
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To: 5cents
Term limits is stupid.

After a statement like that, you've already lost all credibility to determine what is and isn't stupid.
44 posted on 07/01/2012 7:13:07 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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