Up for Debate: House votes to repeal ACA again

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 11:18pm

What's your reaction to the U.S. House vote Wednesday to repeal the Affordable Care Act again? Are you fine with it? Do you think it's a shrewd political move heading into the November elections? Or are you angered by it? Do you think it's a waste of time?

Filed under: City Voices
Tagged: Up for Debate

125 Comments on this post:

By: gdiafante on 7/12/12 at 1:51

I want some of what bud is smoking.

By: slacker on 7/12/12 at 2:03

The legislature snuffed out my sweet ''roll-your-own'' racket... nothing is sacred anymore.

By: brrrrk on 7/12/12 at 2:07

BenDover said

"Not sure if this guy is patient zero but it seems to be of DU origins:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/101740411"

Thom Hartmann eats Republicans for lunch..... but unlike right wing pundits, he does it with logic and historical and economic facts. And also unlike right wingers like Rush, Hannity, and the rest of their ilk, he welcomes the opposition onto his show on a regular basis for debate..... so much so that he has a special line just for the right, and when they do call in they go to the head of the line. Go for it Ben..........

By: brrrrk on 7/12/12 at 2:10

Oh and Ben, if you decide to call in, let us know..... I'd LOVE to hear it.

By: BenDover on 7/12/12 at 2:13

It just boils down to the idea of whether government should be a small piece of a big pie or a big piece of a small pie, brrrrk. It's really not much more complicated than that.

By: Ummm... on 7/12/12 at 2:18

"It just boils down to the idea of whether government should be a small piece of a big pie or a big piece of a small pie, brrrrk. It's really not much more complicated than that."

At least it isn't in Little Bennie's simplistic world.

By: Rasputin72 on 7/12/12 at 2:25

BENDOVER.............You make a lot of good points and a few bad ones. It really doesn;t matter because the villagers do not understand either. Their entire modus operandi is to get free stuff to make up for the fact that they are not as successful as they think they should be. Not being able to see the big picture is one of their handicaps in their life journey,

By: Captain Nemo on 7/12/12 at 2:29

Hello

This act by the Tea Party Republican was nothing but a stunt. Pure showing boating for the base.

By: brrrrk on 7/12/12 at 2:32

BenDover on 7/12/12 at 2:13

"It just boils down to the idea of whether government should be a small piece of a big pie or a big piece of a small pie, brrrrk. It's really not much more complicated than that."

"Well, first of all, you know, I don't think the rationale of the conservatism is small government. It's limited government, but that doesn't necessarily mean small. It means that there are areas that you cannot take government into." - Mickey Edwards

For those who don't know...........

Mickey Edwards was a Republican Congressman from Oklahoma for 16 years, serving as a member of the Appropriations and Budget Committees, the ranking member of the Subcommittee on Foreign Operations, as well as a senior member of the House Republican leadership.

He was one of the three founding trustees of the Heritage Foundation, and national chairman of the American Conservative Union, and served for five years as chairman of the annual Conservative Political Action Conference. He was also the director of the congressional policy task force advising Ronald Reagan's 1980 campaign for the presidency.

Upon leaving Congress, Edwards taught at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government for 11 years, and now teaches at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, directing a political leadership program for the Aspen Institute. He was an advisor to Secretary of State Colin Powell.

Edwards is on the board of directors of The Constitution Project and has chaired task forces for the Brookings Institution and the Council on Foreign Relations.

Mickey Edwards, a Republican when Republicans were sane.

By: brrrrk on 7/12/12 at 2:37

Frankly I'd love to know what Ben and Rasp do for living. My bet is they sit in offices shuffling papers all day and don't produce a damned thing.....

By: Ummm... on 7/12/12 at 2:42

"Mickey Edwards, a Republican when Republicans were sane."

You know, I sort of miss those guys- all of whom are now castigated by the Tea-Crazies as "RINOs."

By: brrrrk on 7/12/12 at 2:45

Ummm... said

"You know, I sort of miss those guys- all of whom are now castigated by the Tea-Crazies as "RINOs.""

Yeah, who would have thought Democrats would have warm fuzzy yearnings for someone connected to the Reagan administrations.... let alone that Socialist Dwight Eisenhower.

By: Captain Nemo on 7/12/12 at 2:47

Not all conservatives (regressives) are stupid people, but all stupid people are conservatives.

So true Ummm

By: Rasputin72 on 7/12/12 at 6:26
UMMM..........Don't you understand that being "stupid" is why the Conservatives have the money and the intelligent Liberals are trying to get it. Stupid is the "In Thing" right now. If you don't believe it why don't you ask one of the MNPS students. (Hume Fogg & MLK excluded)

Translation; it is us 1% that is rich and the smart ones. The other tea bags are the stupid conservatives.

By: yogiman on 7/12/12 at 2:49

Does any of you know what the word "Dhimmitude" means? I suggest you read page 107 on Obama's original health care bill.

In case you're too busy to look it up, it means Dhimmitude is the Muslim system of controlling non-Muslim populations conquered through jihad. Specifically, it is the taxing of non-Muslims in exchange for tolerating their presence and as a coercive means of converting conquered remnant to Islam.

Look it up, folks. It could make you proud to have Barry as your new dictator.

By: jvh2b on 7/12/12 at 2:53

Hey bud try being productive looking for facts....would at least beat that non sense you just pulled from your hind end....care to divulge where you got those numbers (other than your behind...)

By: yogiman on 7/12/12 at 2:58

It would be better if he would go back home to Kenya, budlight.

By: Captain Nemo on 7/12/12 at 3:01

Survival of the fittest seems appropriate. And I also know that the Bible has some teachings about how we live, eat, worship, etc., that makes good common sense, but people don't want to take the time to study it.

Another Widescarper plow job

By: BenDover on 7/12/12 at 3:05

I'm just a lowly tech guy, ummm... blessed with the ability to speed read and type about 60 wpm.

By: Captain Nemo on 7/12/12 at 3:08

By: Rasputin72 on 7/12/12 at 10:57

Bfra........Without suspense the story might not have appeal. I think you should use your imagination as I did.

Translation; I sold a lot of dope at Wally World to get where I am today.

By: budlight on 7/12/12 at 1:45
Enough of my opinion today. I need to look for a job.

Translation; why do they keep firing me form job after job.

By: BenDover on 7/12/12 at 3:14

Aside from my position on gay marriage and legalizing pot, there are very few things I say that can't be found in Reagan speeches. The claim that the Repubs have swung a hard right since Reagan is just another red herring either founded in ignorance or malicious deception.

You want to talk about big government Republicans then look at Nixon... his health care plan was a liberal wet-dream. He imposed price controls... he founded the EPA... started the war on drugs (as a treatment program). He's the intrusive overzealous big government republican poster boy.

By: brrrrk on 7/12/12 at 3:41

BenDover said

"The claim that the Repubs have swung a hard right since Reagan is just another red herring either founded in ignorance or malicious deception."

When Romney says this, I might agree with you

"We're going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that's crazy. <...> Do you think the millionaire ought to pay more in taxes than the bus driver or less?"

-- President Ronald Reagan, June 1985

At the same time 23 states (21 are under complete Republican control I believe) are attempting to pass clearly unconstitutional laws that would restrict a women's access to abortion. And then we have a number of Republican controlled states that are attempting to pass voter registration laws that are blatantly designed to suppress minority voters... some even admitting it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=EuOT1bRYdK8

By: Rasputin72 on 7/12/12 at 6:10

A great day of comments. Class warfare is in full bloom. Busing,private schools,crime, gated communities,Wal-Mart and the Chinese,elimination of the middle class via a world market have brought this country to the beginning of the end. From the time I was a Freshman in college I have held firm to my belief that this country was an economic and political accident. The anomaly of having a middle class protected this country for many many decades. Now the Emperor has no clothes.

By: dargent7 on 7/12/12 at 7:00

I'm not jealous of Uncle Mitt's wealth.
We had people like him crawling all over Detroit.
The Henry Fords, the Lee Iacocco's, John DeLoreans, Walter Chryslers.
But, don't try and say they resonate with the middle class.
They, and their children, all attendended private schools and lived in gated communities.
Bloomfield Hills and Grosse Pointe is like Detroit, like Belle Meade is like East Nashville.
Difference is, Al Gore or a JFK could respond to the middle class, directly.
People like GW Bush and Romney give them lip service, at best.

By: yogiman on 7/12/12 at 7:04

But who wants to see a bare assed emperor, Rasputin72? The one the US has would up with looks like hell even with his britches on.

By: FaceBook:Emmett... on 7/16/12 at 8:36

The House of Representatives is doing its job of expressing the will of the people. The Senate refuses to do its job and Harry Reid will not allow this - or anything else - to come to a vote. He knows that the 51 votes needed to repeal are there because some Democrats actually would like to avoid extinction in November. Anyone who can't see exactly what's going on is too stupid to chew their own food.