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Republicans are on track to fake-repeal Obamacare
Canada Free Press ^ | 01/05/17 | Matthew Vadum

Posted on 01/05/2017 7:59:41 AM PST by Sean_Anthony

Unless something changes, Republican leaders have no intention of repealing Obamacare

If Republicans in the brand new 115th Congress want to enrage supporters and destroy whatever grassroots goodwill remains they are off to an excellent start.

Daniel Horowitz has the gory details at Conservative Review:


TOPICS: Government; Health/Medicine; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: conservativereview; danielhorowitz; fakenews; fakerepeal; levin; marklevin; morebsfromlevin; nevertrump; obamacare; republicans; romneyagenda; romneycare; romneycare4all; romneycare4ever; talkradio; trump

1 posted on 01/05/2017 7:59:41 AM PST by Sean_Anthony
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To: Sean_Anthony

I’ve never trusted this Republican congress. Different session, same traitorous song-and-dance.


2 posted on 01/05/2017 8:00:45 AM PST by fwdude (Democrats have not been this angry since Republicans freed the slaves.)
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To: Sean_Anthony

How to own the downside without fixing anything.


3 posted on 01/05/2017 8:01:02 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (Higher Taxes, Less Freedom, More Bureaucracy! What could possibly go wrong?)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Still stupid.


4 posted on 01/05/2017 8:06:06 AM PST by steve8714 (My wife calls me Dr. Smartacus. This makes me happy.)
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To: Sean_Anthony

Republicans have never been anything but traitorous whores.

Every stinkin’ one of them.

Anyone who believes otherwise is a fool. Everything the Democrats say about them is true, as is the opposite...everything Republicans say about Democrats is true.

Burn it to the ground.


5 posted on 01/05/2017 8:06:24 AM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Sean_Anthony

I don’t trust Mark Levin’s Conservative Review.


6 posted on 01/05/2017 8:07:15 AM PST by conservative98
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To: Sean_Anthony

If they don’t repeal it, it will crash and burn on its own anyhow.

Problem is that by then the GOP will be branded as the party that sat by for four years and let it happen.

The Dems will then be able to ride to the rescue with a “fix” (i.e. single payer).


7 posted on 01/05/2017 8:09:46 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Sean_Anthony

This is exactly why I have been suggesting President Trump force their hand in a manner that will be FUN!!!

I want President Trump to VETO it!!, then repeal ALL Waivers issued by the Executive Branch, then Issue an Executive order mandating ALL FEDERAL EMPLOYEES except Military Personnel to enroll in and Purchase their own private and Family health Insurance plan from the Affordable Care Act Exchange in the State they legally reside.

Then issue another one Removing ALL Federal Funding from ANY State that does not have 100% of their employees enrolled in the Affordable Care ACt

And VETO EVERY ATTEMPT TO REPEAL UNTIL BOTH HOUSES ARE UNANIMOUS.

Crazy?? maybe, but I see this as the ONLY WAY OUT

The PEACE Order
The “Public Employee Affordable Care Enrollment” Order


8 posted on 01/05/2017 8:12:12 AM PST by eyeamok (destruction of government records.)
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To: Sean_Anthony
Unless something changes, Republican leaders have no intention of repealing Obamacare

Of course they do not - it was their votes that passed Obamacare.

9 posted on 01/05/2017 8:13:08 AM PST by gdani
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To: Sean_Anthony
Unless something changes...

Like every one of the executive orders exempting certain groups or mitigating draconian penalties getting revoked?

Who writes this dreck?

10 posted on 01/05/2017 8:14:05 AM PST by MrEdd (MrEdd)
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To: Sean_Anthony

the problem is... what do you do with those who currently have insurance that had preexisting conditions that the insurance companies were REQUIRED to cover?

If you simply repeal Obamacare... insurance companies will simply drop those people even if they are willing and able to pay.


11 posted on 01/05/2017 8:15:40 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (You can't spell Hillary without using the letters L, I, A, R)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Once insurance premiums rose in employer sponsored health plans to the point the employee cost sharing portion exceeded the federal withholding taxes in a paycheck ot was just a matter of time.


12 posted on 01/05/2017 8:20:56 AM PST by blackdog
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To: gdani
Of course they do not - it was their votes that passed Obamacare.

As a history major I am something of a stickler for historical accuracy.

Not a single Republican voted to pass Obamacare.


13 posted on 01/05/2017 8:25:13 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: TexasFreeper2009

That is not a valid excuse. What have they been doing the past seven years? The Democrats put up a 20,000+ page bill over night. They had clearly been waiting for the opportunity to drop that bomb, and now we are expected to wait while Republicans use repeal as a get-out-the-vote tactic. Sure, they could say their repeal needs some fine tuning, but to tell us they don’t have anything ready to go is simply nonsense.


14 posted on 01/05/2017 8:28:11 AM PST by Yogafist
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To: blackdog

The GOPe is just worthless. This BS ACA repeal is just going to leave us with something worse. Even the “Cadillac Plan Tax” stays. The only hope I have to really cripple Obamacare is for Trump to strangle it with EOs. Add to that, more and more I am convinced we can assume nothing until after Jan 20. There is too much contradiction. At times Trump seems like everything we hoped and at times it seems like it was all just to get elected. We just won’t know until he’s in for awhile. I am not knocking Trump but there is no denying the uncertainty.


15 posted on 01/05/2017 8:31:00 AM PST by gibsonguy
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To: gibsonguy

“At times Trump seems like everything we hoped and at times it seems like it was all just to get elected.”

Mind listing some events/facts/statements that clue you in that it was all just to get elected?


16 posted on 01/05/2017 8:33:40 AM PST by odawg
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Obamacare could have been tied up in the Senate committee, but Olympia Snowe's vote allowed the legislation to move forward. So yes, the GOP did play a small part in Obamacare's implementation.
17 posted on 01/05/2017 8:42:15 AM PST by Major Matt Mason (Those that can, do, those that can't, work in the Beltway.)
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To: gdani

“Of course they do not - it was their votes that passed Obamacare”

Perhaps I misunderstand you, but obamacare passed without one Republican vote, thereby the whole “shoved it down our throats” meme.


18 posted on 01/05/2017 8:42:45 AM PST by bk1000 (A clear conscience is a sure sign of a poor memory.)
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To: odawg

“At times like it was all just to get elected.”
Perhaps a bit of an overstatement but he has brought in some GOPe people that give me pause including a very close friend of Bohner’s and he equivocates some here and there. But l recognize he has to tred very carefully until Jan 20. My point is we are aren’t going to know for sure what we have until he’s been there for a bit.


19 posted on 01/05/2017 9:31:21 AM PST by gibsonguy
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To: Sean_Anthony; All
Although I think that we are going to be very impressed with Trump’s proven business leadership skills, patriots need to start planning for major swamp-cleaning job with Congress in 2018 mid-term elections imo.

Patriots should also consider that the states can amend the Constitution to give themselves the power to recall bad-apple lawmakers and fire these swamp critters before 2018. (They said that Trump was not electable either.)

Also bear in mind that the reason that DC continues to be such a headache is because of the stolen state powers, and associated stolen state revenues, that corrupt lawmakers continue to use to oppress the states and their citizens.

Patriots need to support Trump in peacefully “forcing” the corrupt feds to surrender state powers that they have stolen from the states back to the states.

20 posted on 01/05/2017 10:08:07 AM PST by Amendment10
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To: Sean_Anthony
Nonsense.

The GOP wants Obamacare repealed and are going to repeal it.

21 posted on 01/05/2017 1:04:18 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: gdani

NO Republican voted for Obamacare.


22 posted on 01/05/2017 7:30:32 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Amendment10

First, you would have to create States again. Most Americans now see states only as distributors of Federal monies. States have no representation at the Federal level and have abdicated all their power to the Leviathan. They not only accept the usurpation of their powers (as do the people), but they welcome it.

The lack of accountability is the source of all government control. Senators don’t even pretend to be State agents, and the House is no better. They may give a token speech occasionally, but they never take any action to enforce the Constitution.

It has been so long since we’ve had a true Republic most people wouldn’t even recognize one. 80% of Americans think we are a democracy!


23 posted on 01/05/2017 7:56:35 PM PST by antidisestablishment ( We few, we happy few, we basket of deplorables)
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To: gdani
Of course they do not - it was their votes that passed Obamacare.

Say what?

24 posted on 01/05/2017 7:59:29 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Not a Romantic, not a hero worshiper and stop trying to tug my heartstrings. It tickles! (pink bow))
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To: SaraJohnson

NO REPUBLICAN DEFUNDED OBAMACARE.

The first step to getting better is to admit you have a problem. The Republicans have done nothing to defend our country. Republicans are not incompetent; they are complicit.


25 posted on 01/05/2017 8:03:55 PM PST by antidisestablishment ( We few, we happy few, we basket of deplorables)
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To: antidisestablishment

To defund Obamacare, they would have needed Obama’s signature and he would have vetoed such a proposition. Congress did not have the power to defund Obamacare on their own.


26 posted on 01/05/2017 10:31:50 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: SaraJohnson

Well, technically the house did have the power to withdraw the funding. What they didn’t have were the stones to pull the trigger.


27 posted on 01/06/2017 9:37:35 AM PST by gibsonguy
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To: gibsonguy

Right. Obama would have closed down the government by vetoing the Obamacare defunding in the quarterly budget and then the media would have blamed the Republicans for shutting down the government. Americans don’t know squat about the process and would fall or the screeching blaming and scare tacit of the left.


28 posted on 01/06/2017 9:53:24 AM PST by SaraJohnson
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