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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-11 05:01 PM
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House Votes to Repeal Affordable Care Act 245-189
Source: Crooks & Liars

After two days of debate which mostly felt like a replay of the mind-numbing debate we watched in 2009 and 2010, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act. All of the Republicans were joined by 4 Democrats. Here are some of the provisions already in effect which they voted to repeal:

* Excluding children under age 19 with pre-existing conditions
* Lifting lifetime and annual limits on benefits paid. No longer can a price be put on someone's life.
* Allowing young adults to remain on their parents' policies.
* Closing the Medicare Part D donut hole for seniors.


Read more: http://crooksandliars.com/breaking-news/house-votes-rep...
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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-11 05:05 PM
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1. Man they must be high-fiving............whoo wee......
so fucking proud they voted to repeal.......... :puke:
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Confusious Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-11 06:18 PM
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24. It's red meat to the base
Edited on Wed Jan-19-11 06:21 PM by Confusious
Later when they ask "why did you fuck us over on everything else?" they can point to this.

Of course, now the democrats could use this to show that the Republicans LOVE it when insurance companies pull your coverage when you get sick after a lifetime of paying, but they're always one to let a good opportunity pass.
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cbdo2007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-11 05:10 PM
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2. Cool, I love the precedent they're setting as well......pass any laws you want, we'll just repeal
them within a year.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-11 05:14 PM
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6. Repeal what? You do realize they did absolutely nothing and healthcare will stay as is.
Last time I checkec the senate also needs to pass this bill AND the president also has to sign that bill.

The republicans did nothing but a show vote to appease the teabaggers. In the end the healthcare bill will stand as is.
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PatrynXX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-11 05:20 PM
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9. Yeah. just a waste of money.
#1 promise that people already say hey wait a minute... currently waiting for them to toss medicare and medicaid and social security. (and the older generation wanted this? ) (meanwhile.... local news. 88 yr old goes wrong way on highway. crashes head on with another car, and behind that car semi crashes into car in middle. Minor injuries. X_X Lots of totaled vehicles....
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cbdo2007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-11 05:44 PM
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20. I know.....still, it's very pathetic the whole "you pass it, we'll repeal it" game...
Edited on Wed Jan-19-11 05:44 PM by cbdo2007
it could go on until the end of time.
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cbdo2007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-11 05:11 PM
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3. Is Boehner sending out letters personally asking Seniors for their Medicare D donut money back??
He should.
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cleanhippie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-11 05:12 PM
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4. Why didn't Dems just not vote at all?
Instead of giving the pukes the talking points about how so and so voted against the "job killing....", they should have just abstained.

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Webster Green Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-11 05:13 PM
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5. I guess they made their point. They're a bunch of cruel mutherfuckers.
Point taken, assholes.

Now, get to work.
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earthside Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-11 05:17 PM
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7. Good for them.
And I'll be a bit gracious here.

I find nothing wrong with what the House Repuglicans did ... they promised during their campaigns that they would have a vote to repeal ObamaCare and they did.

Now, for political reasons, I'm somewhat glad that this is as far as it goes (although, frankly, I think this is a crappy law and barely any reform at all).

But I don't know why anyone should complain that they kept their promise to their base supporters -- they did win the House majority after all. I'd like to see our President have as much deference to his base supporters.
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Plucketeer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-11 05:46 PM
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21. I agree with your points
All of them. But I'd like to know how we could put a price tag on this wasted effort. With these pukes talking about cutting unnecessary spending, how much was flung to the winds on this boondoggle effort? Might have been different if they had a hope in hell of getting it past the senate, but they KNEW that wasn't the case. They must all be Bull elephants, cause Bull shit is all they produce.



MR. Boehner.... where is my job?
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-11 05:19 PM
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8. Death panal votes by Republicans.
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ElsewheresDaughter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-11 05:25 PM
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10. McConnell Vows That House-Passed Repeal Will Get Senate Vote
* 28 minutes ago

The House voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to repeal last years health care overhaul law, sending the measure to the Senate, where Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is preparing to force a vote on the issue.
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Webster Green Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-11 06:15 PM
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23. Turtle don't run the Senate.
Fuck that prick!
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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-11 10:34 PM
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35. better hope they don't get it after 2012 or he will............
Dems are bailing out....maybe the Greens or Independants can pickup some seats. :shrug:

Kent Conrad N.D.
Byron Dorgan N.D.
Joe Lieberman
Jim Webb ? VA
Joe Manchin has to run again WV




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Webster Green Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-11 11:13 PM
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38. Probably afraid of getting shot.
If the rethug lizards get the Senate, we're done. Actually we're probably already done, but it hasn't quite set in yet.

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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-11 06:35 PM
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25. Ya, well good luck on that Mitchy-boy
Edited on Wed Jan-19-11 06:37 PM by GoddessOfGuinness
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-11 05:26 PM
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11. The three dems that voted yes are: Boren, McIntyre, Ross (AR) - (not voting: Giffords)
Edited on Wed Jan-19-11 05:30 PM by Tx4obama
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pinboy3niner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-11 05:30 PM
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12. Self-delete--you beat me to it, lol!
Edited on Wed Jan-19-11 05:32 PM by pinboy3niner
:toast:
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-11 05:33 PM
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14. I was editing my comment when you were posting ;) Thanks anyway. n/t
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-11 05:37 PM
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15. Boren = Oklahoma and McIntyre = North Carolina n/t
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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-11 06:10 PM
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22. I see old sicko Craavack voted for the repeal. He had better give
up his health care because he has an illness - sleep apnea. He does not need health care anymore than many of his constituents. And he may have gotten himself elected in an off year but the attitude of northern MN people is not with him in this. We are watching crackass.
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mcollins Donating Member (506 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-11 05:32 PM
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13. Doesn't mean anything.
They will never get it though the Senate. They have no plan to replace it. The majority of the people don't want it.

(R)s screwing up the country again.
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JackRiddler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-11 05:37 PM
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16. Who are the four Democrats?
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-11 05:39 PM
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17. See comment #11 n/t
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JackRiddler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-11 05:42 PM
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19. Thanks, sorry!
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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-11 05:40 PM
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18. Way to go House! Any good reason why these are bad provision other than corporate interest?
I wonder why those reps' constituents thought that those reps would be acting in the best interest of the people. When those reps just hold hands with Big Insurance.
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demwing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-11 06:53 PM
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26. Repealed? ROFL!!!
Edited on Wed Jan-19-11 06:59 PM by demwing
and then everybody LAUGHED
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martymar64 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-11 06:54 PM
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27. Now that bill can go die in the Senate.
The repeal would have to make it through the Senate and be signed by the Prez.

Somehow I don't see either of those happening.

This vote is purely theater for the Tea Baggers.
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SoapBox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-11 06:57 PM
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28. The Party of No = The Party of the Very Bad Joke
...they simply hate Americans and America.

Money and power...all they care about.

Pull your head out, America.
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DinahMoeHum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-11 07:29 PM
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29. This is just Kabuki theater for their base.
Move right along, nothing to see here.
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LawnKorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-11 07:31 PM
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30. Exercise in futility
Such is the Republican Party.
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IrishEyes Donating Member (178 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-11 07:58 PM
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31. Here are the full names of the three democrats

Mike Ross from Arkansas 4th congressional district.
Dan Boren from Oklahoma 2nd congressional district.
Mike McIntyre from North Carolina 7th congressional district.

The fourth is Giffords who did not vote for obvious reasons.
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ProudDad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-11 08:07 PM
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32. More Kabuki theater
to keep people from focusing on the REAL job killers; the war machine and corporate greed...

Wonder what next week's smokescreen bullshit will be...
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Festivito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-11 08:07 PM
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33. Oh, but I so want to die for not being able to afford my HC! Swoon.
It does my heart good to know that a yacht will be extended due to my selfless dying.
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CBHagman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-11 08:35 PM
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34. Welcome to the spiteful-ass Congress.
That's really the most I can say about them, and they don't deserve anything more.
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fantomas Donating Member (43 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-11 10:56 PM
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36. What a nice waste of my tax dollars
How about doing some actual work besides reading the constitution and passing meaningless bills?
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-11 11:08 PM
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37. Idjits
But somewhere, some low-information voter just thought that "Obamacare" was declared dead.

And they'll vote Republican AGAIN for this "courageous action" of saving the world from dangerous "socialism".
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