Wednesday, January 19, 2011

House passes health law repeal

With thoughts of the Tea Party in their heads, all Republicans and three Democrats voted to scrap ObamaCare. Knowing that the bill stands little chance of passing the Senate and a veto by President Obama, the Republicans stayed true to the voters and went on record against maybe the worst bill to ever get through Congress and the President.

This vote, along with the news that 26 states now are suing the Federal Government over the bill on Constitutional grounds, gives us new hope that maybe, just maybe, the voters and politicians get it. Our freedom is at stake and we conservatives are in an all out war with the progressive/liberal left for the survival of our Republic.

House Republicans passed a bill to repeal President Barack Obama’s health care plan Wednesday, taking their first major step toward rolling back the massive overhaul that has dominated the American political landscape for almost two years.

The vote was 245 to 189, and unanimous GOP opposition gave the vote the same partisan feel of the March vote to pass the law, underscoring once again the hardened political lines of the health care debate. Only three Democrats backed the repeal, a smaller number than Republicans had once predicted.

The bill will head next to the Senate, where Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has promised to block it. If it did receive a vote, the repeal bill would be unlikely to draw support from even a majority of senators. Even so, House Republican leaders have challenged Reid to give the bill a vote since Democrats, who control the chamber, have little to fear.

Read full POLITICO article here.

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