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By JGillman, Section News
The vote to repeal Obamacare like the original vote was decided along party lines sans two Dems who acknowledge the catastrophe their party has wrought.
All of Michigan's Republicans stepped up to the plate to 'repeal' the 'affordable' health care act, with a couple of them making sure you know they did. It marks the third time the House has voted to fully repeal this law since 2011. Rep Tim Walberg (R-CD7) voted in favor of H.R. 45 to repeal the President's health care law, and said the following:
"The reality of Obamacare is millions of Americans losing access to their current health care coverage, job destroying tax hikes and mandates, and massive health insurance premium increases. This government takeover of health care will hurt families, hurt small businesses, hurt retirees, and hurt Americans seeking to find work in our tough economy, so I voted today to repeal it. I support common sense, patient-centered solutions such as ending lawsuit abuse, expanding the flexibility of medical savings accounts, and allowing the purchase of insurance across state lines, that will truly make health care more affordable and help families."And he wasn't the only one.
Fred Upton (R-CD6) heads the Energy and Commerce committee, which uses the platform to examine the costs of Obamacare (and actually uses THAT Name for it, which I find inappropriate and strange)as reported by insurers.
Candace Miller (R-CD10) referencing previous appropriations efforts alongside the repeal vote says:
"There is nothing more personal to each and every American than their health care and their relationship with their doctor. And no issue is more important to each and every American than having a growing economy and job security. Today the House acted for the 37th time to repeal ObamaCare because it puts at risk the doctor-patient relationship and it will destroy jobs and put countless others at risk.
And Dave Camp (R-CD4) listed a few reasons a couple days ago why repeal is a good plan.
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Today there is a vote to repeal Obamacare.
Will Democrat congressmen from Michigan join the common sense crusade to repeal the miserable legislation that has proven to be too costly for families and business, or will they double down on the progressive stupidity that brought it about? Will Gary Peters, who plans on advancing his career with a US Senate run stand with working families who are finding their hours reduced, and premiums exploding?
Today, Michigan Congressman and 2014 Senate candidate Gary Peters will have another opportunity to vote against the train wreck, formerly known as ObamaCare.
For years, Gary Peters has been a "proud", staunch supporter of the President's costly health care law. But, a report by the non-partisan Society of Actuaries shows that ObamaCare will increase the costs of medical claims in Michigan by more than 25% and by an average of 32% nationally. Personally, I have seen 70% increase already. It has forced our business to make other changes.
Recall the words of ObamaCare Architect, Sen. Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus
"I just see a huge train wreck coming down." -And surprisingly even THIS by Sen Harry Reid:
"unless we implement this properly it's going to be a train wreck, and I agree with [Baucus]."And Schmuck Shumer?:
"ObamaCare could raise premiums"Of course Senate Democrats have a solution: More taxpayer dollars are needed to stop the oncoming health care disaster. Yeah, ObamaCare already needs a 'taxpayer bailout'.
Remember when..."The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act--ObamaCare--was sold to Americans as the solution to the problems plaguing our nation's healthcare system."?
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By JGillman, Section News
Have you ever taken your socks off after three days use, and put them back in the drawer unwashed to be used again at a later date?
NO? Me either.
It just happens to be the analogy (well ONE of them) that comes to mind with what appears to be Michigan Democrat's pick for the US senate seat that is being vacated by Carl Levin in 2014. Gary Peters is one of those cats that have been around for too long, with policy desires that stink to high heaven, and will be hauled out for even higher levels of destructive office occupation when they have nothing better to offer.
And they really don't. Have. Any. Better. Oh..Whats that smell?
MEET MICHIGAN DEM'S #1 RECRUIT For US SENATE
There is nothing like a made up global crisis to provide for a cronyism scheme that is enforced by government to instill confidence in a free people, hmm? His vote for the The job killing Waxman-Markey Bill; The "American Clean Energy And Security Act Of 2009" cleared the house 219-212. Had it passed the senate, it would have mandated changes in the way we live our lives, eventually putting controls on when and HOW we could use energy without paying severe penalties. In fact, if taken to the extremes, the air you breathe could have actually been taxed under that bill.
Take a deep breath. There is more.
The effect on industry would have been even more draconian, effectively putting the EPA in charge of operational elements of all industry, adding regulatory expense and killing jobs. A 20% mandate on renewable energy built in to the bill would have made it nearly impossible for energy producers to keep costs at a level that promotes local (U.S.A.) manufacturing and jobs. More jobs would flee to other nations that have yet to strangle their industrial base with such unrealistic legislation.
More smelly socks below.
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The hook is set, and if it makes it back to the boat, we're going to be gutted.
Given the false choices and the deceptive leadership of the governor and his purchased Republican credentials, the resistance is getting slimmer.
We will post a district primary recruitment list after today.
Call your rep unless you want Obamacare in Michigan.
Its that simple.
The easy wimpy way to reward your crony friends well into this entire ACA debacle is to roll over play dead, and permit those buddies waiting in the wings to apply THEIR form of 'capitalism'.
Right Governor Snyder?
With all due respect, it takes a little more substance to represent your state sir. Especially when 26 states are ready to tell Obama where he can stick his health care. They pretty much have already. And given the outcome of the upcoming electoral contests in the Senate, the Congress, and yes, the 'occupied' White house, its likely that doing anything to capitulate with the insanity would be a foolish endeavor we would have to roll back anyhow.
Why in the heck would we want to complicate things further?
Take a lesson from one of your counterparts. Governor Rick Perry has kicked Obama's messenger, 300 style, into the abyss from which such laws emanate.
He pretty much told that gal to deliver a go-to-hell with the mandate, expansive overreach, and unconstitutional buggery of the american people with a letter delivered today. A message for the man who was elected president in our nations fit of idiocy, who has shown himself to be incapable of recognizing cause and effect, misunderstands markets, and has no respect for what our founders shed blood for.
Read the letter below the fold. Would that we Michiganders have such courage in our executive office.
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One might think "Hey, on the bright side I get my efficiency rebate now that the law is valid!"
That's right. Remember Obama declared that if the Supreme court was a bunch of meanies and took your free health care away, you also would not get any of that money back for the free health care you were paying for. I think he said:"
"By this August, nearly 13 million of you will receive a rebate from your insurance company because it spent too much on things like administration and CEO bonuses and not enough on your healthcare,"
Yeah. That's how it works.
Yo.. Big O?
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Mr Bolger, with regard to the new health care exchange, listen to the next Governor.
"I think it would be wiser for our policy leaders in this state to wait until November, that's the final decision break point on this healthcare debate."
In other words, take your time.
And a side note on the question of WHOM is to be running the exchange? Name three or four of the current governor's best friends, and you will be pretty close. If they are not currently, then they are soon-to-be, as it will involve vast amounts of money.
Let me remind the house leaders of testimoney they heard earlier this year (Below the fold)
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Attorney General Bill Schuette on yesterday's decision by the nation's highest court.
One thing Bill. It not only raises the stakes in November, but rather going forward, we MUST have solidly conservative persons in decision making positions.
Remember this now, and again in 2014.
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