Senate defeats Republican-led health-care repeal effort

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    44 - Senate defeats Republican-led health-care repeal effort

    While the Health Care Repeal vote result was absolutely no surprise, I am glad to see both parties could come up together in a bipartisan effort to get rid of the tax-reporting provision that would of hurt small businesses.
     
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    I have a feeling Repealing it will not be needed. Eventually at least I fully expect the Mandate to be declared a violation of the Constitution.
     
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    Here's a thought that should get the liberals here at USMB grinding their teeth.

    The case gets to the SCOTUS. By a 5-4 majority, not only does the mandate portion of the law get struck down by the SCOTUS (affirming the ruling by Judge Vinson, in effect) but they also adopt his logic as to the non-severability of that provision from the balance of the Obamacare law. In that event, the ENTIRE law could be declared by the SCOTUS to be unConstitutional. Null and void from jump street.

    No. That's not a prediction necessarily. Its just nice to picture the centerpiece of the Obama Administration's absolutely horrible domestic agenda getting completely uprooted and totally discarded.
     
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    Republicans giving America one more good screw.
     
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    The republicans have never in modern times done anything that helps the nation and its people. They are simply the supporting actors (tools) for the wealthy and the corporations as politics becomes more about money and its relationship to power. That that idea is not evident to all Americans demonstrates the mass distraction and fantasy media and journalism have become.

    "Something is profoundly wrong with the way we live today. For thirty years we have made a virtue out of the pursuit of material self-interest: indeed, this very pursuit now constitutes whatever remains of our sense of collective purpose. We know what things cost but have no idea what they are worth. We no longer ask of a judicial ruling or a legislative act: is it good? Is it fair? Is it just? Is it right? Will it help bring about a better society or a better world? Those used to be the political questions, even if they invited no easy answers. We must learn once again to pose them." Tony Judt 'Ill Fares the Land'
     
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    The only reason the Republican idea of the individual mandate was needed is the absence of what liberals and progressives wanted in the first place...a public option or the ability to buy Medicare before the age of 65.

    I hope our right wing ideologue activist Supreme Court rules against the bill. It will finally FORCE the public option on the insurance cartels who have gotten away with murdering more American than al Qaeda.


    "Republicans approve of the American farmer, but they are willing to help him go broke. They stand four-square for the American home--but not for housing. They are strong for labor--but they are stronger for restricting labor's rights. They favor minimum wage--the smaller the minimum wage the better. They endorse educational opportunity for all--but they won't spend money for teachers or for schools. They approve of social security benefits-so much so that they took them away from almost a million people. They think modern medical care and hospitals are fine--for people who can afford them. They believe in international trade--so much so that they crippled our reciprocal trade program, and killed our International Wheat Agreement. They favor the admission of displaced persons--but only within shameful racial and religious limitations.They consider electrical power a great blessing--but only when the private power companies get their rake-off. They say TVA is wonderful--but we ought never to try it again. They condemn "cruelly high prices"--but fight to the death every effort to bring them down. They think American standard of living is a fine thing--so long as it doesn't spread to all the people. And they admire of Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it."
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    Ya gotta get that Jealous thinkings out of ya head.
    Where did OBama Get 350,000,000.00 to run for President <not from the minorities or young people who voted for him---your not that niave are you.
    All poloticians have to be in bed with the money just the way it is ya know like all college kids recognize the smell of POT--ya might not like it but it is there.
     
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    Take note folks, the Democrats voted AGAINST the will of the people again.

    remember this in the coming elections
     
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    Anyone who believes that a 2000 page bill crafted by politicians...dem. OR rep....is actually good for the country, is a well indoctrinated tool.
     
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    And you libs in modern times have never done anything but erode people's freedom in the name of compassion for them. An especially nefarious form of tyranny our framers warned us about.
     
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