Today’s the Day: Obamacare Repeal Vote
Later today, the House will vote to repeal the disastrous government takeover of healthcare that is Obamacare. The Repeal of Obamacare Act, as it is so aptly named, would repeal the exorbitant costs, mandates, taxes and infringements on freedom associated with the law.
Every year, Congress passes thousands of bills – most of which you’ll never hear about (commemorative coins, anyone?). The American people – by no fault of their own – are only privy to the major votes (debt limit increases, budgets, and massively transformational legislation like Obamacare) and political gimmicks (the student loan bill, Violence Against Women Act, and the payroll tax cut extension).
But some of these bills really mean something.
If passed, this repeal bill will be sent to the Senate, and if Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) doesn’t take up the bill for a vote, it will not only doom our country to further control under this bill, but it will show that the Senate disregards not only what is best for the country (repeal) but also what the American people want (poll after poll show a majority of Americans want this law repealed).
The House of Representatives will be taking a major step towards freeing our country from this intrusive and economically destructive law. The American people deserve to know that those in Congress are doing not only what is best for the country but also what their constituents want.
The Heritage Foundation has 5 reasons why Obamacare needs to be repealed. You can read what they are here.