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Cruz Amendment To Do Away With Obamacare Voted Down

March 22, 2013 by  

Today, the Senate rejected an effort by Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) to repeal Obamacare; but it is probably far from the last attempt by Republicans to dismantle President Barack Obama’s healthcare plan.

Cruz’s effort would have been carried out through an amendment to the Senate budget proposal that sought to “establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to provide for the repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.” The amendment failed 45-54.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) put out a statement Obamacare  for being too expensive and “not working” in the way that was promised by Democrats.

“Three years later, the President’s health care law remains a job-killer that grows the government and slows the economy, which is why it’s important to repeal the whole thing and replace it with commonsense reforms that lower costs and that Americans actually want,” McConnell said.

 

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • Dave

    Thankfully…

    In other News, Obama got Israel and Turkey back on diplomatic terms again but the authors here won’t give Obama any credit for anything much less this.

    • jopa

      Dave; The President of Israel Shimon Peres also honored Obama with the Medal of Distinction the highest civilian award they have to offer.When giving speeches over there he was given thunderous applause and many standing ovations.I was given a much greater appreciation of the Israeli’s after seeing how they believe in the future of Palestine as much as they do their own future and wanting to work together.Fox news has a totally negative and very harmful and false report on what is actually fact.They try to claim Obama is Israels worst enemy when they just love him over there.All the networks were carrying the medal presentation except for Fox.Fox was running an ad for Hannity cutting down Obamas relationship with Israel.

      • jopa

        The Cruz amendment.What do they call it when someone does something 37 times and expects a differant result.That’s your GOP.

      • Vigilant

        Jopa says, “The Cruz amendment. What do they call it when someone does something 37 times and expects a differant [sic] result. That’s your GOP.”

        What do you call someone when they are too dense to understand that no differant [sic] result was expected or intended? That’s your committed propagandist.

  • jeff

    And you wonder why Republicans like Cruz are held in such low regard. Silliness like this is a total waste of time. We already had a vote on Obamacare-it was called the 2012 presidential election.

  • Thinking About

    Cruz has managed to overtake the likes of Michelle Bachmann. Did Cruz propose to put forth an effort to do away with his health care? If a bill has his name on it then you can mark it stupid.

  • Doc Sarvis

    Cruz and others are wasting the people’s time with these antics. They bring this up again and again like they are a one trick poney – come to think of it, I guess they are.

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