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Under GOP control, Senate finally passes bill to repeal Affordable Care Act

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posted on Dec, 4 2015 @ 10:11 AM
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now that reid is gone maybe things can get done in the senate, i have forgotten how many times the house passed a bill only to never see light in the senate under reid, i think it was 50 something. the 16th time it came to vote in the senate it passed, i bet reid hates that simple majority measure he got passed now.

so what do you think will the house pass it or kill it, me i say it's gonna pass, of course obama will veto it, and i wonder if the congress will override his veto, i'm thinking with all the trouble it's having i say yea.


The Senate passed the measure thanks to the special budget reconciliation procedure that allows the party in power to pass the bill with a simple 51-vote majority in the Senate, rather than the usual 60 votes needed to avoid a filibuster. But due to the GOP internal divisions, even reaching 51 proved to be a challenge for Senate Republicans, who hold 54 seats.
www.latimes.com...




Senate passes budget bill repealing Obamacare, defunding Planned Parenthood


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posted on Dec, 4 2015 @ 10:19 AM
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a reply to: hounddoghowlie

The house will definitely approve this bill. It will then be sent to Obama who will certainly veto the bill. At least the Republicans are trying to do something. Obama care needs to be killed so we can start from scratch to fix the healthcare system in America.



posted on Dec, 4 2015 @ 10:21 AM
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a reply to: Metallicus

i with you on that, what i want to see is how congress handles a veto, will they have the fortitude to do what's right and override it or will they cave.


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posted on Dec, 4 2015 @ 10:27 AM
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This is all theater. The Republicans knew it wouldn't pass and they knew they could never override an Obama veto.

All this is, is a dog and pony show for the GOP voters. During the election season the Republicans will run around the country taking credit for at least trying to repeal Obamacare and de-funding PP, but did so knowing that they could capitalize off of it without actually repealing or de-funding anything whatsoever.

Don't be fooled by political maneuvering.



posted on Dec, 4 2015 @ 10:32 AM
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originally posted by: hounddoghowlie
a reply to: Metallicus

i with you on that, what i want to see is how congress handles a veto, will they have the fortitude to do what's right and override it or will they cave.



They need two thirds of the votes for that.

I do not think THAT is going to happen - for that to happen people who voted AGAINST the bills in the first place need to support the override.

Seems like a highly unlikely scenario to me - this is all for show.
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posted on Dec, 4 2015 @ 10:33 AM
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originally posted by: Metallicus
a reply to: hounddoghowlie

The house will definitely approve this bill. It will then be sent to Obama who will certainly veto the bill. At least the Republicans are trying to do something. Obama care needs to be killed so we can start from scratch to fix the healthcare system in America.


It's funny how you seem to think that completely breaking the system (even beyond what it was pre-ACA) is "Republicans are trying to do something." Well yeah, they ARE trying to do something. # everything up for tons of people.

"Trying to do something" would be trying to FIX the ACA, not repeal it.
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posted on Dec, 4 2015 @ 10:34 AM
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originally posted by: hounddoghowlie
a reply to: Metallicus

i with you on that, what i want to see is how congress handles a veto, will they have the fortitude to do what's right and override it or will they cave.



Republicans in Congress only have a majority, not a Super majority. Good luck convincing the Democrats in Congress to support over-riding this veto.
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posted on Dec, 4 2015 @ 10:41 AM
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Well they at least tried to do what they promised during the last election. Even though it will not go anywhere, it's all on the democrats shoulders now.

This is also a snapshot of what a bernie sanders presidency will look like. Most of his bills will die in the other branches of government.



posted on Dec, 4 2015 @ 10:42 AM
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Veto time.



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posted on Dec, 4 2015 @ 10:48 AM
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Well they at least tried to do what they promised during the last election.


That's all that is required of the GOP by it's voter base. They don't actually have to do any work or produce results. As long as they are seen as opposing the Left and their programs, the brainwashed masses with vote Republican.



posted on Dec, 4 2015 @ 10:58 AM
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Money for bombs, the ayes have it.

Money for the people…

(crickets)



posted on Dec, 4 2015 @ 11:01 AM
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a reply to: hounddoghowlie

Just another example of Republicans wasting taxpayer dollars and legislative time. Which by the way, is quite limited. Especially seeing how Paul Ryan's House will only be in session 111 days next year, with many of those being partial days.

Republicans in control of Congress are rapidly becoming the biggest joke in American history.

If the GOPers in Congress had an ounce of empathy for the people they represent, they'd concentrate their efforts on fixing the ACA instead of wasting time & money on initiatives that they know have absolutely no chance of becoming law.



posted on Dec, 4 2015 @ 11:03 AM
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originally posted by: intrptr
Money for bombs, the ayes have it.

Money for the people…

(crickets)


Money from people is more like it.
Everybody I know including myself has had their insurance rates go way up in the last few years.
40% in my case.
So much for me saving $2500.
But Obama promises don't count do they.



posted on Dec, 4 2015 @ 11:05 AM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22

originally posted by: intrptr
Money for bombs, the ayes have it.

Money for the people…

(crickets)


Money from people is more like it.
Everybody I know including myself has had their insurance rates go way up in the last few years.
40% in my case.
So much for me saving $2500.
But Obama promises don't count do they.


May I ask, what state do you live in?



posted on Dec, 4 2015 @ 11:07 AM
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Good! That is what they were voted in to do. Now, repeal this monstrosity, then get to work on some real reforms in the health care industry. But, of course....Obama. These next 12 months cannot go by fast enough!



posted on Dec, 4 2015 @ 11:08 AM
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a reply to: Flatfish


Indiana



posted on Dec, 4 2015 @ 11:09 AM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22

originally posted by: intrptr
Money for bombs, the ayes have it.

Money for the people…

(crickets)


Money from people is more like it.
Everybody I know including myself has had their insurance rates go way up in the last few years.
40% in my case.
So much for me saving $2500.
But Obama promises don't count do they.

Inflations is across the board. Tax, cost of living in rent, groceries, all up.

(portion redacted)

The national debt is the primary spender of your money, that and inflation because of fiat currency.




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posted on Dec, 4 2015 @ 11:09 AM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22

originally posted by: intrptr
Money for bombs, the ayes have it.

Money for the people…

(crickets)


Money from people is more like it.
Everybody I know including myself has had their insurance rates go way up in the last few years.
40% in my case.
So much for me saving $2500.
But Obama promises don't count do they.


Perhaps your ire is misplaced. Obama the neocon did exactly what the insurance corporate oligarchy paid him to do.
Follow the money....

btw...the GOP knows this and they are expert at playing "rope a dope" phony political theater.

It's called capitalism....


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posted on Dec, 4 2015 @ 11:11 AM
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originally posted by: introvert
a reply to: Bluntone22



Well they at least tried to do what they promised during the last election.


That's all that is required of the GOP by it's voter base. They don't actually have to do any work or produce results. As long as they are seen as opposing the Left and their programs, the brainwashed masses with vote Republican.



Yep the name of the game for the GOP has become "block anything the Democrats want to do no matter what it is" instead of actually coming up with its own, unique political positions.



posted on Dec, 4 2015 @ 11:13 AM
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originally posted by: Krazysh0t

originally posted by: introvert
a reply to: Bluntone22



Well they at least tried to do what they promised during the last election.


That's all that is required of the GOP by it's voter base. They don't actually have to do any work or produce results. As long as they are seen as opposing the Left and their programs, the brainwashed masses with vote Republican.



Yep the name of the game for the GOP has become "block anything the Democrats want to do no matter what it is" instead of actually coming up with its own, unique political positions.


Our own unique political positions are the polar opposite of what many Democrats want... so blocking anything they do is a good start. Just saying...



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