When you think about what President Obama has done – and will continue to do to our economy – you have to laugh. If you don’t laugh, you will cry really, really hard.
Here’s why. Heritage breaks it down in great detail.
OBAMACARE. Thursday, the House Republicans voted to repeal Obamacare in full. They were joined by two Democrats (sub. req’d):
House Republicans renewed their long-standing effort to overturn the 2010 health care overhaul, passing a bill Thursday to repeal the law in its entirety.
The legislation, sponsored by Minnesota Republican Michele Bachmann, is the first such effort in the current Congress. The bill marks the GOP’s third attempt to fully repeal the law (PL 111-148,PL 111-152) since taking control of the House in 2011 — none of the attempts advanced in the Democratic Senate. In total, Republicans have voted to undo the law, or parts of it, more than 35 times, with the last vote for a total repeal in July 2012 as a symbolic gesture following the Supreme Court’s decision to largely uphold the law.
The bill passed Thursday comes more than three weeks after House GOP leadership unexpectedly pulled from floor consideration a measure (HR 1549) that would have extended enrollment in the high-risk pools by transferring money from another part of the law. Several conservative groups, like Heritage Action for America and Club for Growth, blasted the bill for attempting to fix the law and encouraged the House to vote on a full repeal.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) apparently set out to harm conservatives, and after continual outcry from the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) and others, they finally admitted that this was their intention, and apologized. Of course, the damage had already been done. Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel for the ACLJ, is representing Kevin Kookogey, whose organization was among those targeted. Sekulow says: Apology not accepted.