Monday, December 27, 2010

Starve the Beast: The Republican Plan to De-Fund the Health Care Law

House Minority Leader John Boehner
looks like he is thinking, "Just you wait..."

Original post by Jim Angle | December 27, 2010 | Fox News
Republicans have made absolutely clear what they intend to do to block the new health care law -- starve it.
 Incoming Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, recently told Fox that "We can dent this, kick it, slow it down to make sure it never happens. And trust me," he emphasized, "I'm going to make sure this health care bill never ever, ever is implemented."
 Brad Blakeman, who worked in the Bush White House agrees, saying, "They are going to be looking at the budget items that affect healthcare. They are going to be dissecting that 2000-page bill and picking apart those parts of the bill that can be defunded now." 
Jim Kessler, the vice president for policy at Third Way, a centrist Democratic think tank, offers this analogy for the Republican strategy: "You have a car -- that's the health care bill. And they're doing enough things to mess up the engine, to make it only drive at 45 miles and hour, not 65 miles an hour. But it's still a car, it's still driving and it's still going to get there."
It'll just take longer, he says, but stopping the funding won't stop the law, only complicate it, according to Kessler. "The law is not contingent on funding. Just how effectively it will be implemented is contingent on funding."
Well, I guess it is going to be Boehner who is up to bat. What a ball game! Just when it looked like the game was over, there is one more inning. The health care deal was a lock, but as it turns out, there is a huge loop hole. Congress has to approve funding. It is more likely that an asteroid smashes Washington DC than for that to happen in the next two years.
It is clear that the American people do not want it. The whole reason that congress was lost to the Republicans is the ire of the folks got stirred up over this deal. The Tea Party movement would never have got up enough steam to be even a little patch of grass, much less a grass roots movement.
Watch as this unfolds. The Republican party will truly become the party of one word... NO!
What do you think?
P. V. Street

1 comment:

  1. It's sad, but I think Snowe, Murkowski, Brown and the rest of the rinos will fold on every issue.

    They have proven time and again that they care more about obama than they people whom they work for...


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