Tuesday, January 4, 2011
This didn't take long
I was hoping to have a couple days off from politics before the 112th Congress started, but with the Republicans, I wasn't guaranteed even that. House Republicans are pushing through a bill that would repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Now this might seem stupid to you, and that's because it is. While the original bill is far from perfect, it's a step in the right direction towards a complete overhaul. Besides, the Republicans won't be able to get the repeal through since the Democrats stil control the Senate and President Obama as a veto pen he has yet to break in. And even if the House Republicans try to cut funding, the president hopefully vetos that bill, thus shutting down the government. Either way, the Republicans lose on this issue. So unless they want to seal their fate for years to come, it would be smart to just not do this.