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By JGillman, Section News
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.
And Dave Camp (R-CD4) listed a few reasons a couple days ago why repeal is a good plan.
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A couple of years ago, one writer opined that Andy Dillon might actually give up a cushy job and make a run for governor.
In the bizzarro world state that we live in, it might soon be even more true. Surprising as it might be, Andy Dillon might actually shed the comfort of a fat bureaucratic job for the gold fringe executive seat. And it might work. Not because Dillon is better, but because he is undermining the governor's better efforts with punitive management of the treasury.
The treasury department is the enforcement arm of Michigan's revenue collections. And true to the progressive mindset that you not only do-not-own what you think, he manages that way. Its bad enough to be PERSONALLY LIABLE for actions of an entire department you manage, but to carry that liability for decisions made prior to your own involvement? Charles Owens reports:
"In the majority of states, personal liability statutes have required that the responsible person be employed in a tax-supervisory position with the company during the time that the person's company failed to pay the government. However, Michigan's Treasury is departing from this body of law. Treasury now extends its assessments to persons not employed by the tax liable entity or were not employed during the time period in which the tax was not paid. That is, the state Treasury is now assessing persons for tax debts that arose before the person was employed by the company. It is assessing persons that were members of other holding companies that invested in the tax liable company - and had no hand in day-to-day operations. Treasury is assessing persons for debts which arose after they left the company. No other government jurisdiction practices such an expansive assessment."Nope.. Just Michigan.
And before someone says "Hey, Andy can be tied to this. Its HIS department after all", I would suggest we find some precedent setting moment in time. You know, some point in history where 'the buck actually stopped there.' This is SNYDER'S problem, and will be, no matter who makes the primary calls.
Wolves in the Hen house. All the best PR efforts, crony payoffs, Pure hogwash, and diplomacy doesn't matter if its undermined by the fiscal weapons of choice wielded by an abusive government and the lackeys therein.
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