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House holds 67th vote to repeal, defund or dismantle the Affordable Care Act

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  • Liberal Democrat
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    Colorado Springs, CO
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    I have my TV on in the other room, and noticed the headline on the Ed Schultz show...House holds 67th vote today to repeal, defund, or dismantle Obamacare. They are holding this vote today on a day when President Obama is meeting with a group of people that have had life saving benefits from the Affordable Care Act...mostly cancer patients.

    As Ed and others have pointed out again and again. The Republicans do NOT have a plan to replace it, at least one that covers those with a pre-existing condition. NOTHING. Go back to 2008.

    This has become their tribal ideology...the litmus test for any Republicans to serve their party. Repeal, defund, dismantle. No alternatives to offer.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Portland, OR
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    If at first you don't succeed, try, try, try, try, (you get the point), again.

    When did the Republican party become the party whose rallying cry is to yank health care away from millions of American citizens? Maybe they should look at their 1994 counter proposal to Clinton's single-payer plan. Oh wait--that's what we now have as law in this country.
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    jaredsxtn Wrote: If at first you don't succeed, try, try, try, try, (you get the point), again.

    When did the Republican party become the party that whose rallying cry is to yank health care away from millions of American citizens? Maybe they should look at their 1994 counter proposal to Clinton's single-payer plan. Oh wait--that's what we now have as law in this country.
    I guess you forgot; "god" told them so; like this Cindy said "god" will make you rich. I'm still waiting !! Regardless, the "pill" industry is just doing fine. What a country!!
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    Somehow "amnesia" has occurred in the whole Republican Party, & they forget that we have had MEDICARE in America for at least 50 years, especially used by Senior Citizens, to keep them healthy in their (golden) retirement years. AND I am sure the Republicans have also conveniently forgotten: the Senior Citizens had PAID INTO the system for many decades, (payroll deductions) in order to finally be able to receive it at retirement.

    BUT, like a THIEF in the NIGHT, the Republicans want to get into your Retirement Benefits, & STEAL them, & put all that money into their OWN private Swiss Bank Accts, --- so (1) they won't have to pay taxes on it & (2) it is all hidden offshore, so WE can't easily Get It Back. I am sure that BOTH of those are violations of Federal Law. But since when does THAT have any influence on Republicans? (Lying, cheating & stealing is their favorite hobby)

    In the past, Congress used to "borrow" money from the Social Security Fund (without our consent or knowledge) --- to pay for various Wars and other super-expensive projects. They'd put an "invisible IOU" into the SS acct, -- & like true-blue Americans, they always PAID IT BACK. /// BUT in the Modern Era, with greedy crooks in the US Banking Industry (Wall Street) & some in Congress --- they just did NOT pay it back, & now they want to "cover up" their massive THEFT, -- by creating a financial crisis -- or just "discontinue the whole Social Security Program" so we don't notice. But ---- GOTCHA.
    (P.S. -- At 9/11, all the computers were burnt up, which showed -- a massive Deficit in our US Budget -- of Billion$ -- & Trillion$ of Dollar$.) (cover-up).