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Sun Oct 13, 2013, 05:36 PM

Hey, Congress, YOU voted for ACA/Obamacare

President Obama did not just decide this, sit down, and with the flick of pen, enact this law. CIVICS 101. The Legislature branch of the Government proposes laws, gets voted on by both House and Senate of Congress, then goes to the President for his signature. If CONGRESS had not voted APPROVAL for the ACA, it would never have reached the President's desk for his signature. What is so difficult for the TEABAGGERS to understand about this? YOUR fellow Congresspeople APPROVED this: Republicans and Democrats, not just TEA PARTY, or the President. You tried 40 times in the House to repeal this, but went down to defeat in your own branch of Congress. Now, what does THAT say? The only way you think you can get your own little way is by "terrorism/hijacking"?????

Perhaps, Colin Powell's words are a good analogy here. To paraphrase him,"You bought/broke (voted for) it, so now YOU own it, so you pay (live with) for it."

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HockeyMom Oct 2013 OP
PoliticAverse Oct 2013 #1
rickford66 Oct 2013 #2
Nuclear Unicorn Oct 2013 #3
rickford66 Oct 2013 #4
Rex Oct 2013 #5

Response to HockeyMom (Original post)

Sun Oct 13, 2013, 05:45 PM

1. Actually not a single Republican in the House or Senate voted for the PPACA when it passed. n/t

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 13, 2013, 08:05 PM

2. But they had a lot of input when the law was being written.

Once they pretty much gutted what could have been a reasonable law, they sat back and let the thing get passed.

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Response to rickford66 (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 13, 2013, 08:09 PM

3. Is this meant to make the Dems look like chumps?

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Reply #3)

Sun Oct 13, 2013, 08:48 PM

4. Just the facts.

We should have pushed harder for universal health care. Then maybe a public option or expanded Medicare would have passed.

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 13, 2013, 10:42 PM

5. That dam democracy thing.

Congress voted on it and it passed and became law, now the POTUS is merely trying to enforce a law that was passed. The GOP is so intent on missing out on the next election cycles.

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