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SENATE DEMOCRATS URGE UNDOING OF OBAMACARE

Home - by - December 13, 2012 - 22:00 America/New_York - 19 Comments

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Many powerful Democrats, even some of the most liberal among them, are supporting what amounts to a dismantling of President Obama’s signature health care law.

Using “Republican” language to make their case, these Democrats are attempting to repeal some of the funding mechanisms as well as the cost-containment measures that were purportedly inherent in the law.

With some of their most influential constituent groups facing onerous tax increases that are slated to help fund the law’s mandates and regulations, Senators like Al Franken (D-MN), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Charles Schumer (D-NY), Patty Murray (D-WA), John Kerry (D-MA), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and others — all of whom voted in favor of the law — are aiming to delay or outright repeal parts of ObamaCare.

A top Senate staffer explained (after ObamaCare passed), “This is a coverage bill, not a cost reduction bill.” David Bowen, who helped to craft the legislation, said that Senate Democrats had planned to follow in the path of Massachusetts’ RomneyCare plan by providing insurance coverage first, “knowing that that would bring on a cost battle second.”

In fact, RomneyCare’s mandates and subsidies caused health care costs to dramatically increase in the Bay state, leading the current governor and state legislature to exert never-before-seen controls on insurers and health care providers as they also raised taxes.

Not surprisingly, as Senate Democrats have gotten a look at what exactly is in ObamaCare, the parts of the law that were intended to control costs have gradually been stripped from the legislation.

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h/t  My2Cents

» 19 Comments

  1. grayscape

    December 13th, 2012

    Hell no motherfuckers….you voted for it now eat it bitches!

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  2. FreeMan & Sarah Intend to Defend

    December 13th, 2012

    It is never about the idea with these yoke’s, it is just about the win. I’ll bet everyone is looking at re-election in 2 years and are worried about the backlash as Obysmal takes over the planet.

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  3. Edith McCrotch

    December 13th, 2012

    Like I said last night on this matter…Hell to the f*#kin’ NO.

    Eat it progtards!!!!

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  4. FreeMan & Sarah Intend to Defend

    December 13th, 2012

    Right on Grayscape – Own It Shitheads!

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  5. Nutjob

    December 13th, 2012

    Guess they should’ve read it, instead of passing it to see what was in it!….freaking robot morons!

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  6. FreeMan & Sarah Intend to Defend

    December 13th, 2012

    Just like them to drop the shit bomb and run for the door, rat finks.

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  7. MaryfromMarin

    December 13th, 2012

    If all the brainless people in DC suddenly disappeared, it would be more depopulated than Detroit.

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  8. grayscape

    December 13th, 2012

    I think Ayn Rand said something like “You can ignore reality…but you can’t ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.”

    In a sick way I’m looking forward to mocking whiney libtards when they begin to suffer for being dumbshits.

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  9. Unneutral

    December 13th, 2012

    I’d love to see the liberals wallow in their own shit.

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  10. Stranded in Sonoma

    December 13th, 2012

    Another showdown and Boehner will fold. But it won’t matter. The senate will create a bill and pass it for this specific exemption and if the house wavers, the press will call them heartless.

    Personally, I think the house should take the senate bill, gut it, and put forward a full repeal of 0bamaTax. Then send it back to the senate with a note saying, “If you want to exempt anyone, it will have to be everyone!”

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  11. sablegsd

    December 13th, 2012

    They all just realized they own stock in medical supply companies.

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  12. FreeMan & Sarah Intend to Defend

    December 13th, 2012

    Someone turned the light on and now the cock roaches are scurrying for cover.

    They won’t stop anything, just act indignant when questioned at a town hall meeting. Specter syndrome. ” I never intended the law to do that”…

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  13. Marq

    December 14th, 2012

    They should all be thrown out of Congress for dereliction of duty. They are supposed to represent the people and have our interests as their primary purpose. To pass a bill they didn’t even read is criminal. they should all have to be under the Obamacare Plan-then they can find out what’s in it when they need medical care like the rest of us.

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  14. tripseven

    December 14th, 2012

    Nope, too late to save your jobs now lib/progs!

    I’m voting you out…not that it worked last time.

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  15. Bad Brad

    December 14th, 2012

    Barry will never renig (hee hee hee) on any legislation he has pushed. Why, he’s the smartest mofo he knows. Just ask him, he’ll tell ya.

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  16. Jerry Manderin

    December 14th, 2012

    When people start getting HOSED rectally the light will go on and democrats will go the way of the Whigs.

    At least I hope so!

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  17. RightWinger

    December 14th, 2012

    “I voted for it before I voted against it” – the new battle cry of the Regressive Democrats!

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  18. Mr.Gates

    December 14th, 2012

    Getting rid of the IPAB and the mandate should be job 1. I don’t care who does it.

    Sure, it would be nice to watch democrats suffer under the weight of their own stupidity. But it isn’t worth it if we have to go along for the same box car ride.

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  19. Joe

    December 14th, 2012

    If the House would get some leadership, they could simply defund Obamascare. They hold the pursestrings. Impeach the bastard, while you’re at it.

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