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Sunday, July 14, 2024

Another day, another meaningless vote to repal Obamacare

Speaker of the House John Boehner: Let’s have another meaningless House vote
(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The Republican-controlled House of Representatives, as it has done several times before, votes today to repeal Obamacare.

And the Democratic-dominated Senate, just as it has done each time the House tries to strike down the law, will vote just the opposite.

Another day in Washington, another political game that means nothing.

Republicans will offer a resolution to strike down the law but they will offer nothing to replace it or provide health care protection.

It’s a political move designed to stir up emotions since the Supreme Court, in a split-vote, declared the health care “reform” the law of the land.

In the kind of irony that only occur in the American political system, presumptive GOP Presidential nominee Mitt Romney is promising to repeal Obama care if elected in November even though the Affordable Care Act was modeled on the plan that Romney created as governor of Massachusetts.

Romney’s opponents for the GOP nomination hammered him for that law.  Now they are expected to unite behind his promise to repeal a law he helped create.

It’s a political ponzi scheme where both sides posture and pontificate and only the overpriced health care industry benefits.

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1 thought on “Another day, another meaningless vote to repal Obamacare”

  1. Most Republicans on Capitol Hill might publicly declare being against the law, while privately telling their corporate sponsors they won’t really do anything to modify this massive giveaway to insurance companies. This allows them to differentiate between the Parties, to give the appearance of conflicting ideals during the election, while actually being for the same thing. Bread and circuses for the masses.

    Yet the elephant in the room no one wants to admit: when did having health insurance equate to having adequate health care?

    It’s too bad the partisans can’t see past Obama to fight for real health care reform alongside Independents. The whole argument has been framed to give us one or the other, while better solutions exist that are entirely ignored.

    Why is this so? If money runs Washington, then money from large corporate donors is behind this control of the argument. It doesn’t take a PhD to figure out who benefits most from mandatory health insurance.

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