An Obamacare Repeal Vote That Counts, Despite The Inevitable Veto

capital-building (7)From – forbes.com – By Grace-Marie Turner

The Congress has, for the first time, sent legislation to the president repealing great swaths of Obamacare.  The House passed repeal bills in every Congress since the health overhaul law was enacted, but the Harry-Reid-controlled Senate never acted, blocking the bills from reaching the Oval Office.

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HAM
5 years ago

Unfortunately, there have been a few instances, in the past in the military, where incompetence was ignored until it was too late.

Too many of us were busy with our lives over the years to pay really close attention to politics (just like many young people today). We allowed these politicians to stay in office so long they now have too much power and not allowed the system to work the way our forefathers intended. This same I inattention allowed Socialists to gain a foothold.

Maybe there should be term limits if voters continue to vote in incumbents until they are in office 15, 20, 30 years.

HAM
5 years ago
Reply to  HAM

The above was in response to RuelD.

Ruel D
5 years ago

Sounds like the first step in the right direction. My question would be, why did we ever go in the wrong direction in the first place? I hate the name “Obamacare”. The man may have been the big cheerleader for the atrocity, but he didn’t make it happen by himself. Members of both parties, either by action or inaction, made this horrible bill into law.

HAM
5 years ago
Reply to  Ruel D

Hi Ruel. Obama was proud of the name Obamacare as long as he could thump his chest and take credit for it. As soon as it became clear that it had been sold based on lies to the “gimme crowd”, “uninformed” and “Obama droolers” he changed his tune and declared he didn’t like that name. They then started calling it the “Affordabe” Care Act (ACA) and sometimes Patient Protection Affordable Care Act (PPACA) to distance Obama from it. No he wasn’t the sole driving force behind it but he pushed for it by foul means, not allowing any input from Republicans/conservatives. It was shoved down our throats and Obama deserves to be associated to it by that name forever. Since he liked his name on it in the beginning, his name should be attached to it now that everyone knows what an atrocity it is (except of course the ones who mostly have their premiums paid for by us and can afford to get the $500 deductible plans because they don’t pay the full premiums).

Ruel D
5 years ago
Reply to  HAM

Ham,
Agree with all of your premises but one. Conservatives indeed made their voices heard in the run-up to the ACA. Seventy some odd percent of the American public did not like the bill. Most of us were shocked when Mrs Pelosi told us we had to vote for it to find out what was in it. When Ted Kennedy died and the voters of Massachusetts unexpectedly voted in a Republican to take his place, the political pundits said the ACA was dead. Two weeks later it was enacted into law. As far as I’m concerned, the Republicans let that happen. Oh, they whined about Democrat dirty tricks, but politics is dirty tricks and the Republicans were there to protect us from the Dem dirty tricks. They didn’t, and I believe they didn’t so that we would vote them into controlling the House and Senate. I think that their inaction of the past few years has been a tactic to get us to vote a Republican into the presidency. I also think that it backfired on them; hence Mr. Trump. What I don’t like about the name “Obamacare” is that it lets the Republican snakes who helped it happen off the hook. I agree with you that it will make a great “legacy” for Mr. Obama.

HAM
5 years ago
Reply to  Ruel D

Hi Ruel. I don’t believe all Republicans sat back and let Obamacare happen for nefarious reasons. Incompetence by leadership, yes. I think Republicans underestimated to what lengths Obama & his people would go to push forward their agenda. Republican leadership was not ignorant to how ruthless and corrupt Chicago politicians are so they should have been smarter. Unfortunately, they weren’t so we need to put people in Congress who are.

We can speculate but may never know for sure what really went in Obama’s first 4 years in office. We do know Republican leadership let us down and the “good ole boy” network needs to be voted out.

Ruel D
5 years ago
Reply to  HAM

Ham,
I agree that not all Republicans are nefarious, but I believe that the vast majority are. You don’t get to be a professional politician unless you vest yourself in a world of back-scratching, lying, butt kissing, and dirty tricks. Try this. Take the reasons you gave for Republican inadequacy during the present administration and apply it to the command structure of a military, fire, or law enforcement organization. Would they wash then? Politics is the operation of a civil and social body, and is as vitally important as the operation of the three types of organizations mentioned above. Both parties should be doing a much better job at the National and State levels.

HAM
5 years ago
Reply to  Ruel D

I think incompetency, no matter what organization, leads to disasters so yes to answer your question, it would wash.

Ruel D
5 years ago
Reply to  HAM

Ham,
I think we had a misunderstanding. What I was trying to say in my post was that incompetents would not be tolerated in the organizations I mentioned and I think you agree. I also think that we both agree that incompetents should not be tolerated in politics.

Me
5 years ago
Reply to  Ruel D

In other words “He didn’t build that” ? LOL!

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