Sunday, November 25, 2012

House Speaker John Boehner (R, Oh) Risks Looking Like a Fool – Wants to Repeal Health Care Reform

Does He Not Want to be Taken Seriously?  (Ok, He Hasn't Before This, So Why Now?)

For a couple of years now the House of Representatives has regularly voted to repeal the Obama health care reform law.  The repeal always passes, after which the bill dies in the Senate.  Repeal was made a center piece of the Republican election campaign, which the Republicans decisively lost.  The Supreme Court ruled on the Constitutionality of the law, and found almost all of it passed muster.  It is now the law of the land.

So it is somewhat surprising, and largely inexplicable that Republican Speaker of the House of Representatives asserts that the law must be repealed.

The tactics of our repeal efforts will have to change. But the strategic imperative remains the same. If we’re serious about getting our economy moving again, solving our debt and restoring prosperity for American families, we need to repeal Obamacare and enact common-sense, step-by-step reforms that start with lowering the cost of health care.

Gosh Mr. Speaker, that is almost word for word the mantra of the Romney campaign, you know, the one that just lost by a massive amount of electoral votes including your own state of Ohio.

And speaking of Ohio, here is what the Speaker had to say about his home state and the law.

One state that has acted clearly and decisively with respect to Obamacare is our own state of Ohio. Gov. John Kasich announced Friday that Ohio will not implement one of the government-run exchanges mandated under the president’s health care law, and will preserve our state’s ability to regulate health insurance on its own.

I’m proud of our governor and lieutenant governor for taking this stand and resisting the federal takeover of health care in Ohio. Repeal of the president’s health care law is critically important to the economic future of our country.

Well that’s just fine John, but apparently you didn’t read or understand the bill, which states that if the states do not set up the health care exchanges the Federal government will do it for them.  And again, look at the vote in Ohio, doesn’t that tell you something.

So the Speaker will continue to insist that 2 + 2 = 5, that night is day, that the Bills won four straight Super Bowls, that Cincinnati borders the Gulf of Mexico and that the Obama health care reform act will be repealed.  But isn’t a requirement for being Speaker of the House of Representatives is that the occupant of that office must be a legal resident of the state of Reality?

Just kidding John, just like  you were with this April Fool’s inspired piece.

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