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Thu Jul 12, 2012, 01:55 PM

Health Care Law Repeal Efforts By House GOP Cost Nearly $50 Million: CBS Report

Source: Huffington Post

While Republicans lambast the cost of implementing health care reform, a new report shows that their efforts to repeal the law have come at a major cost to taxpayers -- to the tune of nearly $50 million.

The House of Representatives again voted to repeal President Obama's signature health care law on Wednesday, marking the 33rd time Republicans have attempted to take down the legislation. The 32 previous repeal efforts faltered at the hands of the Democrat-controlled Senate; the latest attempt is unlikely to break that pattern.

According to a report by CBS News, these efforts, widely viewed as symbolic political maneuvers, come with a high price tag.

CBS' Nancy Cordes reported Wednesday that Republicans' many fruitless attempts at repealing the Affordable Care Act have taken up at least 80 hours of time on the House floor since 2010, amounting to two full work weeks. As the House, according to the Congressional Research Service, costs taxpayers $24 million a week to operate, those two weeks amounted to a total cost of approximately $48 million.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/11/health-care-law-repeal_n_1666917.html?utm_hp_ref=politics

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Galraedia Jul 2012 OP
Garion_55 Jul 2012 #1
AllyCat Jul 2012 #6
Quantess Jul 2012 #9
Turbineguy Jul 2012 #2
Archae Jul 2012 #3
sakabatou Jul 2012 #12
my2sense Jul 2012 #4
AllyCat Jul 2012 #5
Booster Jul 2012 #7
The Last Democrat Jul 2012 #8
tanyev Jul 2012 #10
randome Jul 2012 #11

Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2012, 01:59 PM

1. as long as they pay it back, no biggy

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Response to Garion_55 (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 12, 2012, 02:12 PM

6. They'll pay it back with our tax dollars.

After they take more of our tax dollars to joust some more windmills.

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Response to Garion_55 (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 12, 2012, 05:49 PM

9. Haha. Drum roll, please...

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2012, 02:00 PM

2. Send the bill

to the Koch Bros.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2012, 02:06 PM

3. "Jobs, jobs, jobs..."

Whatever happened to that promise, anyway?

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Response to Archae (Reply #3)

Thu Jul 12, 2012, 06:50 PM

12. They turned it into "abortion, abortion, abortion."

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2012, 02:06 PM

4. Mismanagement of time

and resources by the party of obstructionist.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2012, 02:11 PM

5. They should lose their pensions and tax-payer paid health care coverage for this`

complete waste of our time and money, not to mention failing to represent their electorate. That would save us a bundle and maybe get them to start doing their jobs in the future.

How about the JOBS GOPpers????

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2012, 02:57 PM

7. Boner and his henchmen are total failures & are anything but conservative.

Apparently conservatism is nothing more than fraud. Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. So the idiots in Wash DC are insane conservative frauds.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2012, 05:24 PM

8. What do you expected?

There Republicans. If they wanted to repeal something they should be repealing the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act. Then, they would be doing something worth their time, and wages.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2012, 05:52 PM

10. See? The Republicans were right. We are wasting money because of ACA.


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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2012, 06:06 PM

11. Thank you, CBS!

I know, I know, it's CBS. But I give credit where credit's due.

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