Friday, July 31, 2015

Another Assault on Obamacare Fails – 49 More to Go?

Good Day World!

For those of us who need a reminder of what stupidity is:

Stupid is trying to do the same thing over repeatedly, and expecting a different result each time.

Enter senate Republicans.

They planned on using a must-pass highway bill to try to overturn President Barack Obama's health care law.

The Senate rejected a GOP-led amendment to repeal ObamaCare that fell several votes short of a 60-vote threshold to advance.

For the record, the House has voted more than 50 times to repeal the health law in full or in part. You’d think after this many rejections the GOP would get the idea. But no…

The takeaway:

Republicans are willing to let our infrastructure continue to crumble in order to repeal a health care law that’s provided over 8 million people with insurance who wouldn’t have been able to afford it.

Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), who leads the Senate’s ACA Works campaign, blasted the Senate’s vote.

“Repealing the Affordable Care Act has no place in a discussion about the highway bill. It's time for Republicans to move on,” he told reporters afterwards.

This marks the first time the senate has tried to repeal ObamaCare since Republicans took control of the chamber in January. Let’s hope we don’t have to suffer through 49 more doomed attempts to match The House record of 50.

Time for me to walk on down the road…

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