No matter what the Republicans in Congress say as they pass Eric Cantor‘s legislative move to repeal Obamacare (don’t worry, the Senate will send it to the crapper), it should be clear that the health care program benefits the Middle class. Especially with tax cuts.
Take a look:
Save this to argue with your Republican friends (as if they’ll listen!)
- Eric Cantor: Republicans DID have an Obamacare alternative! (dailykos.com)
- BOEHNER: Congressional Republicans resolved to repeal Obamacare – Washington Times (gds44.wordpress.com)
- The GOP healthcare ‘alternative’ (maddowblog.msnbc.msn.com)
- Eric Cantor says House will vote on Obamacare repeal in July (radio.woai.com)
- House Majority Leader Eric Cantor schedules vote to REPEAL OBAMA-CARE for July 11, 2012. (investmentwatchblog.com)
- Mission Impossible: Romney’s ambitious first term agenda (firstread.msnbc.msn.com)
But they’ll bring it up again…
This from the Herald Mail:
- US Sen Schumer: ‘No Way’ Senate Will Vote To Repeal Health Law (forexlive.com)
- Repeal Of Affordable Care Act Falls 13 Votes Short In Senate (outsidethebeltway.com)
- Senate votes on Affordable Care Act repeal: Rejects it (dailykos.com)
- GOP senators force vote on health law repeal – Washington Times (news.google.com)
- “All Senate Republicans appear ready to repeal health care law” and related posts (politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com)
- Senate Republicans forcing a vote on health law (boston.com)
“Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.”
As I settled in this afternoon awaiting a coming ice storm (the first of these just missed us last night) and curious about what’s going on in Egypt where around 2 million people were demonstrating today for Hosni Mubarak‘s resignation (in a speech this afternoon he said he would not run for reelection and would be out of office by the Fall… as you might guess, this does not seem good enough for the demonstrators who want him out now) I wondered what was happening on C-Span 2.
I thought I’d watch the Senate debate the FAA Funding Bill and what do you think happened? Senate Republicans have attempted to repeal last year’s sweeping health care law via an amendment to a FAA funding, proposed by the beloved Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) Not since the Earth’s creation some 6000+ years ago, when men and dinosaurs peaceably shared the world, have I heard such idiocy.
So, instead of solving the major problem of supporting and improving Airline regulations, we are listening to Republicans tell us that most Americans are opposed to the Health Care law (although recent polls indicate that an average of 80% of those Americans DON”T WANT IT REPEALED!) They are adamant that 50 million people who became covered due to parts of the Affordable Care Act should be dropped from coverage… and at the same time they will continue to waste our time and money with this kind of folderol. I thought Harry Reid was going to keep this crap off the floor.
I guess this is going to be Mitch’s strategy… no matter what bill is proposed, Mitch will see to it that an amendment to repeal Health Care will be included. And we will look on in disbelief. Maybe we need 2 million Americans to stand outside of Congress until Mitch and his pals decide to take an early vacation.
- On Aviation & Health Care: Senate Poised To Vote On Repeal (blogs.abcnews.com)
- GOP Plans To Force Vote On Health Care Repeal (huffingtonpost.com)
- US’s Reid: Sees ‘Serious Talks’ To Cut Deficit;But Not Soc Sec (forexlive.com)
- Republicans Look to Build Steam for Health Care Law Repeal After Florida … – Fox News (news.google.com)
- Senate’s 47 GOP members agree to back health care repeal bill – USA Today (news.google.com)
- Senate Republicans Seek State Opt-Out of Health-Care Overhaul (businessweek.com)
- Hosni Mubarak Addresses Egypt [Updated] (laist.com)
- In Congress, GOP backs Obama’s Egypt stance, Dems not so much – Christian Science Monitor (news.google.com)
- Democrats, GOP form chorus on Egypt (politico.com)
- How McConnell Could Force a Repeal Vote (politicalwire.com)
- How the GOP could force a repeal vote in the Senate (firstread.msnbc.msn.com)
- Senate fight looms after House healthcare repeal – Los Angeles Times (news.google.com)
Quote for the Day – Thre Majority Leader on Senator McCain’s opposition to ending “Don’t ask, don’t tell”…
“First, Sen. McCain said he would seriously consider repealing it if the military leadership thought we should, and [when] the military leadership said it should be repealed, he pulled away the football. Then Sen. McCain said he would need to see a study from the Pentagon. When the Pentagon produced the study saying repeal would have no negative effect at all, he pulled away the football again.
“And his latest trick, he said yesterday that he opposed repealing ‘don’t ask, don’t tell,’ a proposal that would be a great stride forward for both equality and military readiness … because of the economy,” Reid added. “I repeat, the senior senator from Arizona said he couldn’t support repealing ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ because of the economy.
“I have no idea what he’s talking about and no one else does either.”
- Reid rips McCain over ‘don’t ask’ (politico.com)
- McCain stands firm on “don’t ask” … even after that study (shortformblog.com)
- Mother of 9/11 Hero Calls on McCain for “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Repeal (gayrights.change.org)
- ‘Don’t ask’: McCain clashes with military leaders (sfgate.com)
- McCain slams Pentagon’s ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ study – MiamiHerald.com (news.google.com)
1. It’s another one of Gillibrand’s challengers out…
2. Targeting Health Care repeal will easily kill Pataki for future political gain.
This from TPM:
I’ll give you a clip, but it is worth reading the whole thing: