House Votes to Defund Obamacare

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    The House of Representives just voted four amendments to the 2011 fiscal Continuing Resolution that completely defunds Obamacare. The Republicans campaigned on this issue and have done as they promised. The American people spoke loudly in the 2010 elections saying stop this program, we do not want it! Every poll before the election showed that and the polls continue to say repeal Obamacare.

    Now, watch the Democrats and the President demogogue this issue just as if there were no election. As usual they will ignore the wishes of a large majority of the people and try to have funds put back to start implementing this unconstitutional law. They should just hold back and wait for a final court decision before spending any funds for Obamacare. If the Supreme Court rules it unconstitutioal those funds will have been totally wasted.

    From the beginning of the Republic all forms of insurance, including health insurance have been regulated by the states. Just because states do not move in the direction the Dems and the President want does not give the federal government the power to step in and usurp that authority. The federal government's powers are spelled out in the Constitution which does not say they can usurp state powers and regulate insurance or require anyone to purchase it. States can do that, which Massachusetts has done. Other states may follow in good time depending upon the wishes of the citizens of each state. So, let's get rid of Obamacare and get back to Constitutional government. We all will be much better off for it because it will preserve our individual liberty.
     
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    most Americans like the legislation.

    why are they voting against the publics will?
     
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    I don't know what polls you are looking at, but all the reputable ones say a big majority of Americans want the law repealed. Even if your statement were true that does not make it Constitutional! By the way, which party won the 2010 election on repealing Obamacare?
     
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    I feel like you really don't know shit about anything.
     
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    time for dueling polls.

    I think the consensus polling shows that most folks think this bill was an abomination. It didn't do what it was supposed to do, it was made to work only with accounting gimmicks horrible even by the low standards of DC and it is already a huge source of corruption in the sale of exemptions.

    The republicans campaigned on repealed and defunding. They made a promise. They seem to be keeping the promise.
     
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    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 57% of Likely Voters at least somewhat favor repeal of the health care law while 38% are at least somewhat opposed. Those figures include 45% who Strongly Favor repeal and 31% who Strongly Oppose repeal. This poll is dated Feb. 14, 2011.
     
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    rass is biased
     
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    You disagree with them so they are biased? Over the past several elections they have been among the closest to predict the final result. You don't do that if you are biased!
     
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    Even the Gallup and Zogby polls show a majority want Obamacare repealed. In the Gallup poll taken January a quarter of Dems even want it repealed!! Are Gallup and Zogby biased too?
     
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