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    Who are the NERD fund donors Mr Snyder?

    Raise the curtain.

    Walberg, Michigan Republican Congressmen Vote To Repeal

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Fri May 17, 2013 at 12:07:43 PM EST
    Tags: Michigan, Congress, Republicans, Repeal, Treasury, Taxes, Contributions, Constitution, Obamacare, ACA, Candice Miller, Fred Upton, Dave Camp, Tim Walberg, Gary Peters, Dan Beneshek, Defund Away, IRS (all tags)

    The vote to repeal Obamacare like the original vote was decided along party lines sans two Dems who acknowledge the catastrophe their party has wrought.

    All of Michigan's Republicans stepped up to the plate to 'repeal' the 'affordable' health care act, with a couple of them making sure you know they did. It marks the third time the House has voted to fully repeal this law since 2011. Rep Tim Walberg (R-CD7) voted in favor of H.R. 45 to repeal the President's health care law, and said the following:

    "The reality of Obamacare is millions of Americans losing access to their current health care coverage, job destroying tax hikes and mandates, and massive health insurance premium increases.  This government takeover of health care will hurt families, hurt small businesses, hurt retirees, and hurt Americans seeking to find work in our tough economy, so I voted today to repeal it.  I support common sense, patient-centered solutions such as ending lawsuit abuse, expanding the flexibility of medical savings accounts, and allowing the purchase of insurance across state lines, that will truly make health care more affordable and help families."
    And he wasn't the only one.

    Fred Upton (R-CD6) heads the Energy and Commerce committee, which uses the platform to examine the costs of Obamacare (and actually uses THAT Name for it, which I find inappropriate and strange)as reported by insurers.

    Candace Miller (R-CD10) referencing previous appropriations efforts alongside the repeal vote says:

    "There is nothing more personal to each and every American than their health care and their relationship with their doctor.  And no issue is more important to each and every American than having a growing economy and job security.  Today the House acted for the 37th time to repeal ObamaCare because it puts at risk the doctor-patient relationship and it will destroy jobs and put countless others at risk.

    To make matters even worse, last Friday the IRS admitted that it unfairly and improperly targeted conservative groups for extra scrutiny by using purely political motives for conducting their duties to enforce the tax code.  So now because of ObamaCare every American will not only have to submit all private information about their income and earnings to the IRS, they now will also now have to supply their most private health information to a government agency that currently does not have the trust of the American people.

    ObamaCare has a myriad of fatal flaws that call for one action - the full repeal. The House has once again acted to get this job done and now if the Senate will join us we can get to work on a replacement to ObamaCare that has patient-centered reforms focused on protecting the doctor-patient relationship instead of putting it at risk, reducing costs instead of raising them, expanding access to care for all Americans instead of putting current care at risk, and finally creating jobs instead of destroying jobs."

    And Dave Camp (R-CD4) listed a few reasons a couple days ago why repeal is a good plan.

    Continued below

    The chart from The Energy and Commerce committee page below shows a summary of a FEW examples by state on the increased costs due to Obamacare. Click on it for the full sized image.

    Somehow, I suspect these are conservative estimates.  I have referenced our small business and its increased costs of 70% since the ACA was passed before.

    The worst part of this however, is that the debate shouldn't even be happening.

    The committee that produces this report ought not exist.  The law should never have been considered.  Congress never should have been allowed to mandate any purchase simply to exist. And if this thing actually originated in the US Senate, the law is invalidated by the US Supreme Court's recognition that the PPACA was in fact 'a tax.' Recall that:

    U.S. Constitution - Article 1 Section 7
    All bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills."
    We can't have it both ways right?

    And, none of the defunding efforts made by Republicans have nullified the bill. Miller claims:

    There have been seven bills passed by the Congress and signed by President Obama that directly repeal or rescind funding from at least 8 different ObamaCare provisions:

    • H.R. 4: Repealed the small business paperwork ("1099") mandate
    • H.R. 1473: Cut $2.2 billion from a "stealth public plan" and froze the IRS budget
    • H.R. 674: Saved taxpayers $13 billion by adjusting eligibility for ObamaCare programs
    • H.R. 2055: Made more cuts to CO-OPs, IPAB, IRS
    • H.R. 3630: Slashed billions from ObamaCare slush funds
    • H.R. 4348: Saved another $670 million from the "Louisiana Purchase"
    • H.R. 8: Repealed the unsustainable CLASS program
    All the while leaving open the other options that HHS and Sebelius have been using to try and get around clever little gimmicks.

    Frankly the government needs to be stopped until the liar in chief cries uncle. Somehow that seems unlikely to happen, so reminding folks WHOM is responsible for such a cluster-foxtrot situation is appropriate.

    In fact, I wonder who gives money to Mr. Peters and Friends?  Would it be a surprise to find 95 percentile going to Democrats from treasury workers, including a number of representatives from Michigan in the 2010 and 2012 cycle?


    Nothing like buying a job of increasing power I guess. And because Government is too big to manage, maybe we do them all a favor and shrink it back to constitutionally appropriate levels? To 10% of its size? Funding is within the-control-of-The-House-Of-Representatives no matter WHAT Dan Beneshek (R-CD1)says.

    Article 1, Section 8:
    The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;
    This is further backed up with Hamilton's comments in Federalist 66
    "The exclusive privilege of originating money bills will belong to the House of Representatives. "
    The senate can propose, the President can wish, but unless Congress (the House) agrees, nothing gets paid for.

    So Republicans have proven that they can take these symbolic steps forward, get a little copy, and impress their voting base.

    However, it will only be impressive when they are ready to spend a little political capital for the good of the nation, and repeal most of government next.

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    ZZZzzz... (none / 0) (#1)
    by Corinthian Scales on Fri May 17, 2013 at 12:57:38 PM EST
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-votes-to-repeal-obamacare-for-37th-time/2013/05/16/095d 2d66-be6d-11e2-a31d-a41b2414d001_story.html

    Please pass along for me, to "Team R" from Michigan, Benishemp in particular - bullsh!t sells, but nobody's buying it anymore.  They made this jagoff Speaker, again.  And, they do indeed still vote to fund PPACA implementation.

    OABTW, is Bo[eh]ner still drunk from the convention in Tampa, or just that pickled?


    Repeal won't pass the Senate and if if it did, (none / 0) (#2)
    by RushLake on Sat May 18, 2013 at 05:14:32 AM EST
    it would get vetoeds by Zer0. What might make more sense would be defunding Mao-bama care, which the house can do.

    As was revealed a week or two ago, much of the public either thinks it was already done away with or isn't even aware that it is imminent.

    Uh huh. Um, yeah. Right. Sure. Okay. Whatever. (none / 0) (#3)
    by KG One on Sat May 18, 2013 at 06:35:36 PM EST
    If you actually buy what they'll selling.

    I actually have a much better idea in a post going up either tomorrow or Monday.

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