Senate GOP Will Use Reconciliation to Repeal Obamacare

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    'Mike Franc, Heritage’s Vice President of Government Studies, explained the details of reconciliation’s applicability thusly:

    Now that the individual mandate has acquired the official constitutional status of a “tax”, there is no longer any doubt that the Congress, and more specifically the Senate, can repeal it pursuant to the simple majority vote threshold available under the Budget Act’s reconciliation process. Some Senate insiders were concerned that the reconciliation process would leave too much of Obamacare intact, including the individual mandate. But today’s decision, while alarming in so many other ways, dispels with that concern.

    The mandate is now a revenue provision. Therefore, it is germane and not subject to a Senate parliamentary point of order to strike it from a repeal bill. The Senate’s filibuster process that would require a supermajority of 60 Senate votes to approve repeal is now irrelevant.'


    Senate GOP Will Use Reconciliation to Repeal Obamacare



    Justice Roberts is, indeed, a genius!
     
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    What part of official Constitutional status as a tax are you not getting?
     
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    While I will be happy the GOP uses any tactic within the rules to rid us of this insanity I have'nt alot to say about anything that comes out of Herritage. They started this ball rolling and now the GOP has to eat it regardless of involvement or not. All in an effort to fight Hillary.....
     
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    Karma is a bitch aint it?
     
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    Oh, I get the tax part loud and clear, and applaud it. That allows us to use an income tax to create a full single payer universal health care system.
     
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    Since Obamacare is a TAX and it originated in the Senate and not in the HoR.....it is illegal.

    Taxes can only begin in the HoR.
     
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    This ruling does not permit the federal government to nationalize an industry.
     
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    But of course, 'single payer' would require a new set of laws subject to the Senate rules just like the original Obamacare was.
     
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    Telling the right’s desire to repeal the ACA, yet mention nothing as to what they’d replace it with.
     

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