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GOP: Repeal Obamacare By Voting

July 11, 2012 by  

GOP: Repeal Obamacare By Voting
The healthcare law may be a decider in many upcoming legislative races.

On Tuesday, House Republicans attacked President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform law with full force throughout a series committee hearings and events at the Capitol preceding today’s vote to repeal the measure.

The GOP attacks on the healthcare law were likely intended to bolster public opposition to the law while creating an atmosphere causing Democrats to publicly defend it. Republicans want voters to rally against the law in upcoming Congressional races by selecting conservative candidates.

“If you give us more elected representatives to fix this problem, we will fix this problem in 2013,” House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) said in an interview with CNBC.

Even if the House votes today to repeal Obama’s health plan, the Democrat-controlled Senate would kill the effort. And even if the Senate surprised conservatives by upholding the measure, Obama would veto the repeal.

“The last thing the Congress should do is refight old political battles and take a massive step backward by repealing basic protections that provide security for the middle class,” the White House said in a familiar statement. “Right now, the Congress needs to work together to focus on the economy and creating jobs.”

Today’s vote is the most recent of more than 30 House GOP initiatives to strike down the healthcare law. It is the first vote on the matter since Chief Justice John Roberts appalled conservatives throughout the Nation by becoming the deciding vote that upheld the law’s Constitutionality in the eyes of the Supreme Court.

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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  • LAVietVet

    ObamaCare no matter how good it is, will impact a huge, uncontrolled tax increase and will eventually destroy the economy and (ObamaCare) will self destruct.

    • Theodoe

      GOP voting upon repealing ObamaCare: The Republican Party should not waste time in congress on an issue which has no possibility of being acted on. A better policy would be to formulate bills on other pressing needs. Stalling the work of congress is another way of promoting gridlock and telling me that a party has no ideas to promote.

      • liberty49

        The House has already passed over 30 bills which would create more jobs and help our crippled economy but ‘king Harry’ in the Senate will not allow them to be debated or voted upon! He is ONE senator from Nevada and I want to know who died and made him KING? No ONE senator should have that kind of power!

      • Ted Crawford

        As Liberty points out, the House has passed several jobs bill, and several other bills and at least three budget proposals that Harry Reid refuses to allow to evn come to the floor for debate.The house has attempted to do their job.
        As to their vote to repeal PPACA being a waste of time, because it has no chance to pass, whilt that is true, why no concern that Obama is doing the same thing with his continued idiotic call to ” Tax the Rich ” that has no better chance of passing ! What’s wrong for one is equally wrong for the other.
        While I agree that Reids behavior is egreious, he is within the Constitutional rights of his position in the Senate.

      • Vigilant

        I would submit that the vote is not a waste of time. It is, to be sure, a symbolic vote, but one that needs to be taken to clearly define the issues in this all important election cycle. It forces Reps and Senators to take a side.

        If anything, the Republicans needed a lightning rod issue that would catalyze their supporters to come out and vote. Drawing the battle lines with this symbolic vote on an issue that decided the outcome of the 2010 elections will force Dems who defend a position that does not play well to the constituency.

    • Ted Crawford

      What you say is true LAVietVet, the only question is” Before or after the Country does? “

    • RichE

      I don’t think so, Massachusetts is still standing after six years of Romneycare.

      • Vigilant

        The level of Massachusetts state debt is second only to NY. It may be standing, but it’s wobbly as Hell. Even California is in better condition. Put that in your pipe and smoke it.

    • http://PeronalLiberty Alondra

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      Among the details leaked early by Cold Case Posse lead investigator Mike Zullo: There are allegedly several stamps bearing Registrar Alvin Onaka’s name “floating around” inside the Hawaii Department of Health.

      “I can’t disclose to you what we’ve discovered, but it’s going to be a shocking revelation at our press conference,” Zullo told Tea Party Power Hour host Mark Gillar in a telephone interview from Hawaii.”

      SPREAD this information with everyone you know. It will be on the WND TV

      In God We Trust.

      • Fred Brown

        Alondra, What difference does it make where the president was born. You do not have to be born in the USA to be a citizen, eligible to be president. I am sure you have read the legal description of citizenship in the USA. Many citizens are born while the American mother is abroad and the children are American cirizens. Geography is only one of the ways one is a citizen. McCain was born in Panama, for example. This birther business is a nonstarter.

  • scott

    If Obama is relected, I will be moving to Australia.

    • Joe Hammond

      Only if they accept you and you must have a skill they need. Australia controls its shores (they have no borders as they are the entire landmass). They choose who lives there and being from the USA holds no special pass. Just because your passport says USA does not mean you can go anywhere you want and squat……

    • gradybear

      so long Scott

  • Tom

    I know Mittens Romney Wrote the inital Obaaaama care bill for his home town but why doesn’t the Republican Party push him to use his executive orders to strike it out as a symbolic reminder of how it was struck in?

    • Ted Crawford

      Displaying bad behavior in response to your enemies bad behavior, makes YOU the enemy !

  • Joe Hammond

    Mittens is no longer the gov. of Mass……He stuck it on the people of Mass and they now have to live with it….What will he do to the USA? Another no-win war in Iran? More massive spending for the military industrialists? Tax breaks that will bust the budget more than Obama has? Off shore the Federal Reserve?

    The Neo-cons need to quit crying and come up with some plans to fix the transportation weaknesses of the nation, fix the electrical grid, stop the piggies on Wall Street from doing it again, and break up the big banks of New York.

    But crying and pouting seem to be GOP neo-con staples at this time…….

    • Nadzieja Batki

      Then why don’t you go post on the neo con sites and tell them what you are telling us.

  • Tom

    That’s why I am still going to write in “Ron Paul”! I figure I surely am not going to win with option 1 and option 2 so what really have I got to lose at all in this vote.

  • Fred Brown

    I have yet to talk to anyone who understands the Affordable Helath Care Act and is part of it who wants it repealed, including the insurance people. Polls show that, when asked about parts of the act now in place, that Republicans favor it by over 50%. We need universal health care to be an advanced nation.

    • Ted G

      To advance as a nation we need our elected officials to support and defend the US Constitution and the BOR. Limited Federal Government! Cut and eliminate all agencies that are not specific to the enumerated powers granted to the federal Government.

      Bring the outrageous spending down 30% and we might be able to come out of this.

      Obama has not cut anything, nothing and he doesn’t plan to…all focus is how to rape the taxopayers to fund this monstrosity of a government. Look at how all the talk is about taxes and this BS fairness of his communist/socialist philosphy.

      Its all a lie to grap power. It’s up to we the people to take the power away from these deceptive parasites.

    • Nancy in Nebraska

      Universal healthcare is socialism! The reason The United States of America USED to be the greatest nation on earth is because we were not socialists! We were made up of strong independant individuals. When you water down the freedoms and expect the government to take care of everybody you lose that greatness!

      • Nadzieja Batki

        Marlin Maddoux in his book Free Speech or Propaganda on page165, made a comment as to what is perceived as the American mentality. “When we see an enemy or a sick dog or anything weak and helpless, two things happen: first we are consumed by a desperate desire to reach out and help the poor thing; then we search for ways we can blame ourselves for its terrible condition”.
        That is the quality of compassion that is used against ourselves. Human predators see it as a got you moment of exultation, someone else will now be responsible for their wellbeing.

      • TIME

        Dear Nancy,

        A point well taken, just how odd is it that the US strives to act like the UK?
        Is that strange, or what?

        Afterall it was the UK & the Crown we were alledged to have been fighting for our Freedoms from such a form of leadership way back in 1770′s.

        But that slight detail seems to be missed by so many, { so the question remains why is that? }

        Is it the accent?

        Or is it that just after we lost our Rights back in 1860 and the “UK Orphan system” became the very model of what we call ” the United States Public Education System.” back in the 1880′s.

        Peace and Love

      • TIME

        Dear Nadzieja,

        Perhaps within that persons “OPINION” – but thats not quite so for everyone.
        Thus as an “OPINION” really of what value is it?

        Peace and Love

  • RichE

    Will Republicans replace Obamacare with Romneycare or No-care? If Romneycare then what’s changed? If No-care then the Republicans will become the “no-care” party. It seems like a lose-lose situation for the Republican party.

    • Nadzieja Batki

      God forbid that Democrats/Leftists be given a NO to their demands.

  • bob

    We do not need a massive bloated beurocracy of nonmedical personnel overseeing a supersized Socialist healthcare law to be an “Advanced Nation” we need to find waysto reduce costs with the existing health care system not a centralized one with ,and you beeter damn sure believe it “death panel’s deciding who will recieve what care based upon certain criteria. Go ahead and go t canada and see their system at work.Why do you think every years thousands of Canadiens come to the US to get the care that they are denied in Canada? go look at the “model of this in the UK” and see how it doesnt work. Yes Mitt instituted a healthcare system in Mass. it does work, not always well but it works. Most of all it didn’t bankrupt the state. healthcare reform YES, ObamaCare HELL NO!!!

  • Steven(garrick)Archibald-McGreggor

    What “middle class”?,..We are all but gone,…Carter,Clinton,both Bush’s,and now Doh’blame’r have worked real hard at turning the “middle class”into part of the “lower class”,..Doh’blame’r is really adding salt into the wound’s with “we created 80,000 job’s in the month of june!,horay!,..The real truth is,that 85,000 american worker’s left and went on disability,..Apparently,this abomination of an administration has made it way too easy to get on the disability wagon train,..which is a real shame,..Even more salt,is the amnesty to illegal’s when millions of us legal citizens WANT to work,but,do not consider working from home on your computer a job, is too easy to do a half-assed job that way,and for the majority,that is not how we roll.

  • revnowwhilewecan

    You can call it whatever you like. Obamacare, Romneycare or Uranuscare. All political affiliates aside, if this flies, the government will be a middleman and I think EVERYONE here knows how that works! BTW if free markets only help BigCorp, then why don’t they support Ron Paul? Hmmmmm……….

  • GregS

    Hey! Hey! Ho! Ho! ObamaTAXCare’s got to go! Defeat the Dems to make it so!


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