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Posted at 9:01 PM ET, 02/ 2/2011

Did Republicans overpromise on health bill repeal?

By Stephen Stromberg

The Senate Wednesday declined to repeal the health-care law. And, notably, not a single Democrat voted to annul President Obama's signature reform, demonstrating the sort of solidarity that may make it difficult to undermine the law in ways short of outright repeal, such as defunding its implementation.

Republican politicians and activists have benefited from anti-health-care-reform sentiment among Tea Party types for months. But have they overpromised? House Speaker John Boehner didn't exactly guarantee outright repeal in November, but he and others in his party came pretty close.

Closer to the base, Dick Armey's Freedom Works, a Tea Party organizer, encouraged its supporters in the run-up to this week's vote to believe that repeal might actually have a chance in the Senate, its Web site declaring:

Now is the time to put pressure on moderate Democrats to repeal Obama's government takeover of health care. Below is our list of moderate Democratic Senators to call. Call these Senators now because if all Republicans vote with McConnell we still need 4 Democrats to vote to repeal Obamacare.

Armey, once the House majority leader, knows how to count votes. This is the sort of banner-waving that does more to maintain the enthusiasm of the movement (and scare opposing lawmakers) than anything else -- even if it means implicitly overestimating the chances of success.

But even if it's by implication, setting expectations high is risky -- just ask President Obama. The political system may not come close to accommodating the GOP's ambitious agenda on health care or spending. Republican lawmakers promise to debilitate health-care reform with other legislative methods, and they predict a huge battle soon over raising the federal debt limit -- risking even a collapse in government operations if Democrats don't accede to GOP spending goals. But it's unclear just how likely serious harm to the health-care law really is (no Democratic defections Wednesday isn't the best sign), and when reality conflicts with debt-ceiling brinkmanship, what happens?

It could be easy enough to blame everything on Obama and the Democratic Senate. Anti-Obama animus could well buoy the movement into 2012. And conservatives are usually more understanding than liberals when their politicians don't follow through as spectacularly as they'd hoped. Still, it's fair to ask: Will that be true in the era of the Tea Party?

By Stephen Stromberg  | February 2, 2011; 9:01 PM ET
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Did republicans overpromise?

Against stupidity (like this health care law) even the Gods contend in vain.

Posted by: aicohn | February 2, 2011 9:37 PM | Report abuse

If the democrats in the Senate want solidarity they will get it in 2012. Again they have refused to listen to the voters.Very few have even read the bill in it's entirety. Yet they are determined to support it to the end. It will end at the polls.

Posted by: vageorge | February 2, 2011 9:37 PM | Report abuse

The GOP is completely in the pocket of the insurance industry. They have used scare tactics assisted by the right wing press to convince people that no health care for 30 million is better, that denying insurance because of pre-existing conditions is better. The US has the most backward healthcare insurance system in the developed world and the Republicans, bought and paid for by their industry sponsors, want to keep it that way.

Posted by: jeffl240 | February 2, 2011 9:38 PM | Report abuse

@jeff1240: Unfortunately the Dims did not think that adding 30 million people to the health care rolls would increase the cost. This monster bill will further bankrupt the Nation. The lies, phony accounting tricks and all of the sleaze of passing this monster are not forgotten. As more and more comes out about this POS the more there is to dislike.

2012 will see the further correction of government when the Senate and White House are switched, then this will be fixed.

The lesson the Nation learned is that Democratic Progressive Union Socialist Communist Party can never be trusted with this much authority again.

Posted by: Bubbette1 | February 2, 2011 9:52 PM | Report abuse

The health care bill was quite a jolt for the GOP, they had control of the legislative branch for years and did not take any notable actions. The sudden desire to do something to benefit the working poor by the President and the majority of Congress woke them up to conduct one of the most negative and false propaganda campaigns in history. The sad part is the people who will benefit from the health care overhaul are the people who have been duped into rallying against it.
The original tea party was about who was going to control this nation, before it was a nation. This tea party has the same aims, attacking and defaming a democratically elected government.

Gotta put this fire out boys, so we can get back to sleep.

Posted by: country_main | February 2, 2011 9:52 PM | Report abuse

Well, the Senate Republicans like their House brethren don't really matter. They are there to do the bidding of their corporate sponsors, many of whom have a natural interest in increasing the number of insured Americans.

There is a idea lost in the political equation- longer life, better health for the American people; conspicuous control over access to medical care- not just for the healthy, employed, who pay regularly and seldom use medical care, and certainly not to exclude very sick children.

There would be a vacuum "whoosh" of power and directions that would be audible above the noise in Cairo if the Affordable Care Act disappeared. A distinct loss of purpose for a Party adrift without a hot trillion$ war, potentially in a dead heat with the Tea Party for a popular base among the satisfied and/or socially inert.

Forgotten are the aspirations of scores of millions of Americans to have affordable care, we will not be there even with the healthcare law-- when the costs of trying to defeat the bill are likely to swell our premiums; but we are worse without it, thrown back into the hands of people who simply care about their profits in our times of distress and illness.

It is just one to a customer you know...this thing called life.


Posted by: Peteskid | February 2, 2011 9:56 PM | Report abuse

So Stromberg, you decide the GOP promised something they didn't, and then you write an opinion piece on how they overpromised. So typical. Without controlling the Senate nor the White House the GOP knew they couldn't guarantee repeal - but they did promise they would bring that to a vote, which they did. However, they also knew by controlling the House they control the money so they'll try to defund implementation. Nothing happens without money. So what happens, the GOP runs in 2012 on the idea that they tried, but the dems in the senate are obstructionists. They need to control the Senate and the White House to fix this permanently. Not a band hand.

Posted by: Marin823 | February 2, 2011 10:35 PM | Report abuse

Name 1 other piece of legislation EVER, that immediately after passage - nearly 60 % of the American elecotrate wanted it repealed, and 27 states filed suit to have the legislation overturned.

The Democrats have continually lied about the costs of Obamacare, but the American electorate is not fooled. This issue is not going away and this legislation in its present form will not survive. The first piece was chipped away today.

Posted by: pilsener | February 2, 2011 11:20 PM | Report abuse

Not the first time. GW Bush promised to be a uniter not a divider, to end abortion, put prayer in the schools, stop Evolution from threatening the biblical creation myth, and to stop the homosexual agenda. Instead he gave us a de-regulated and collapsed banking system and housing markets, a monster debt and two (on credit) wars. Promises promises.

Hatred, Distortion, Distraction and Division is all Republicans have to offer America

Fear

Posted by: thebobbob | February 3, 2011 12:05 AM | Report abuse

I think that you have a quaint expectation that Republicans intend to be honest. Like Rip Van Winkle you may have an expectation that is reasonable for anyone not processing reality for the past thirty years.

For instance, let me give you this weeks FU to the American poeple: Fracing - a technique for extracting natural gas that includes upsetting subterranean rock formations and often polluting groundwater. While Cheney was administering our energy policy he also ensured that this practice was not regulated by our government. As a direct result of Republican leadership, many people have water running into their house that is polluted and can be set afire from their tap.

So, dear Stromberg, implying that Republicans ever have honesty or the best interest of their constituents in mind ~is~ a new idea.

Posted by: Super_Grover | February 3, 2011 12:42 AM | Report abuse

Sadly the Republicans overpromise on everything. Look at their accomplishments for the first six years of the Bush adminstration. Their two incomplete wars costing 1 Trillion dollars (Iraq war that was to cost 50 Billion top). Deficit busting tax cuts and unfunded expansion of Medicare. Tax cuts and benefit expansions are the easy work. Where the going got tougher, like Immigration reform, they failed. They have had a year and would not have any trouble passing a Health Care reform bill that was at least as good, but they have no bill. Their whole agenda is rhetoric but they have no workable proposals for any of our problems. Now that the Middle East has taken a leg down, look for more big increases in defense, all on the credit card. Maybe we could pass out vouchers and we all could buy the defense we want. Aren't vouchers the Republican solution for everything.

Posted by: chucko2 | February 3, 2011 12:57 AM | Report abuse

"Name 1 other piece of legislation EVER, that immediately after passage - nearly 60 % of the American elecotrate wanted it repealed, and 27 states filed suit to have the legislation overturned."

SOCIAL SECURITY.

Posted by: kingbobdoleiv | February 3, 2011 12:57 AM | Report abuse

Somebody mentioned Currently, a 60-year-old likely would pay five or six times more for private medical insurance than someone in his twenties but it may not be true always check "Wise Health Insurance" for lower price coverages

Posted by: peggycox | February 3, 2011 2:19 AM | Report abuse

I think that you have a quaint expectation that Republicans intend to be honest. Like Rip Van Winkle you may have an expectation that is reasonable for anyone not processing reality for the past thirty years.

For instance, let me give you this weeks FU to the American poeple: Fracing - a technique for extracting natural gas that includes upsetting subterranean rock formations and often polluting groundwater. While Cheney was administering our energy policy he also ensured that this practice was not regulated by our government. As a direct result of Republican leadership, many people have water running into their house that is polluted and can be set afire from their tap.

++++++++++

THIS.

Posted by: moebius22 | February 3, 2011 3:07 AM | Report abuse

Republicans promised to bring repeal to a vote and they did. Democrats in the Senate, 23 of whom are up for reelection in 2012, voted against repeal. We the people will have the final say in November 2012. It's amazing that seemingly intelligent Democrat senators will jump off a cliff for the Chosen One.

Posted by: Chippewa | February 3, 2011 4:44 AM | Report abuse

The whole thing is a total waste of time. The courts will dismantle this monstrosity; it's already started. Congress should let things take their course and find something more useful upon which to spend their time.

Posted by: andrew23boyle | February 3, 2011 5:08 AM | Report abuse

Nope, the GOP did exactly what they promised to do. It was the Dems that upheld Obamacare and they will have to answer for this in the 2012 elections.

Posted by: Realist201 | February 3, 2011 6:08 AM | Report abuse

Gotta love the confused faces of "reporters" on the premise of fulfilling a promise! They said they would bring it up, they did. The idea that a symbolic moment is a waste seems hilarious coming from a bunch of idiots who fell for plastic columns and "folks" speeches.
Everybody is now officially on record for what they think of the health care bill - it won't be forgotten.

Posted by: dcjayhawk2 | February 3, 2011 6:33 AM | Report abuse

Most of the far right believes in the illusion that the "vast majority" of Americans want the health care bill repealed. They believe this because the right wing pundits keep saying so over and over again. Of course, poll after poll says otherwise.

Because they believe this illusion, they conclude that Democratic candidates will suffer for supporting it in 2012. The reality is that HCR is steadily becoming a political asset to those who supported it.

Posted by: tunkefer | February 3, 2011 8:13 AM | Report abuse

Republicans are smart, they know that a majority in the House and a minority in the Senate means the repeal bill will not pass. They promised to have a bill for repeal, which passed the House. They fought vigorously to get a vote in the Senate.

The Democratic law is unconstitutional, which is fine with Democrats.

Posted by: kitchendragon50 | February 3, 2011 8:57 AM | Report abuse

Did Republicans overpromise on health bill repeal?
No, but the Democrats oversold Obamacare and everyone knows it's Crap Care.

Facts?
Obama care was thrown together by partisan leftists. Democrats then had to go behind Locked doors with bribes, sweetheart deals, unconstitutional stuff and corruption to pass a 2000 page plus monstrosity that these crooks didn't ever bother to read before they put their X on it.
NOW, half the states are suing the government over it, the unions who were crying for it, don't want it and at last count there were droves of businesses looking for exemptions from this piece of crap. These are the Facts.

Fix what is broken and don't break what is fixed.
AND
Vote these illiterate incompetent Democrats out of office.

Posted by: thejames1225 | February 3, 2011 9:15 AM | Report abuse

Reputable polls consistently indicate that a MINORITY of the population wants to repeal healthcare reform. Tea Party and Republicans shout loudly that it's a MAJORITY. Conservative judges say "no" while progressive ones say "yes." Rand Paul says that Henry Clay's compromises caused the Civil War. Historians say that Clay worked tirelessly to prevent it.

It seems that whoever yells the loudest is right. Doesn't matter that what they are yelling is right or wrong. Facts don't matter, just perspective. My perspective is "righter" than yours. We have argued over the meaning of the Constitution since it was signed, and we still have no consensus as to what it means, but we're all sure it supports our view.

Yell louder. Let's see how loud we can be before the glass breaks. What kind of a country will we have post-constitution? Do you want to go there? There is no US in U.S. anymore; it's all ME. 300 million ME's.

Anybody remember the old Disney visual demonstration of nuclear fission? The hundred or more mousetraps with ping pong balls set on them? Throw in one extra ball and watch them all blow up going every direction. Welcome to the United States, circa 2011.

Posted by: bullied | February 3, 2011 10:14 AM | Report abuse

We can be thankful that Democrats don't listen to Tea Baggers; leave that insanity to the Republicans to handle. The polls, properly designed and interpreted show that Americans do not want the health care bill repealed. Quit listening to FOX and right wing talk radio and get your information somehwere reliable, Tea Baggers, and you might know that.

Posted by: withersb | February 3, 2011 10:35 AM | Report abuse

to all,

acccording to the latest polls of Americans, well over 2/3 of voters want "obamacare" repealed. - be NOT deceived, the voters will remember & DUMP out the leftist/ELITIST/ignorant/ARROGANT DIMocRATS from the WH, the US Senate & even more members from the HoR.

the DIMocRATS are FINISHED in 2012, 2014,2016 & likely forever. and that's a GOOD THING!

note: despite my comment above, say "ADIOS" to "obamacare" as it has NO chance of survival in the SCOTUS.

further, it is UNCONSTITUTIONAL/stupid/LEFTIST/extremist nonsense like that benighted "healthcare" program that illustrates what a collection of DUNCES that BHO/DIMocRAT "leaders"/the left is/are and that there is just ONE word for "the obama presidentcy": FAILURE.

yours, TN46
coordinator, CCTPP

Posted by: texasnative46 | February 3, 2011 10:53 AM | Report abuse

Even the thickest headed GOP supporter after awhile has to become aware the Republican party today is not about them, it is about corporate power running America.

Whether it is big bad government or big business the people have no power.

Posted by: bm66535 | February 3, 2011 11:20 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: thejames1225
Facts?
Obama care was thrown together by partisan leftists. Democrats then had to go behind Locked doors with bribes, sweetheart deals, unconstitutional stuff and corruption to pass a 2000 page plus monstrosity that these crooks didn't ever bother to read before they put their X on it.
NOW, half the states are suing the government over it, the unions who were crying for it, don't want it and at last count there were droves of businesses looking for exemptions from this piece of crap. These are the Facts.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Har, Har. Here a rightie gives us an overwrought emotional perspective and calls it facts. How do people not understand the difference between fact and opinion? I gotta blame the media on this one. Most of the MSM hand out a huge daily dose of opinion and perspective that they pass off as factual and irrevocable. What we really need to do is boycot the MSM and starve the beast.

Posted by: rgray | February 3, 2011 11:59 AM | Report abuse

What I will remember is 2012 is that the Republicans promised jobs and they have done nothing! They are too busy with their social wacko agenda of restricting abortion, denying scientific research on climate change and trying to ensure that Americans do not have health care coverage. Nothing positive from the Republicans. Just the same idiotic pet issues. No jobs, no progress, no nothing.

Posted by: hockeymom1 | February 3, 2011 12:10 PM | Report abuse

kitchendragon50; all,

fwiw, the GOP "leadership" accomplished exactly what was needed in the "obamacare" vote. = they further marginalized the so-called "moderate Democrats" in the Senate & gave the TEA PARTY a very large hammer to beat the DIMocRATS at every level of government with in 2012 and in the elections to follow.

the "repeal obamacare" vote illustrated that there are NO "moderates" left in the DIMocRAT party & the so-called "Democrats" are in lockstep with the arrogant/ignorant LEFTISTS that today comprise what used to be called the Democrat Party.

truthfully, there is no longer a "Democrat Party". instead what we now have is a motley collection of:
1. LEFTISTS,
2.arrogant ELITISTS,
3. corrupt union bosses
(the "rank & file" of the trade union movement has mostly become TEA PARTIERS = we TP folks thank the DIMs for that "good service".)
4. racebaiters,
5. HATERS,
6. International A.N.S.W.E.R. radicals,
7. Code Pink nitwits
8. "gay rights activists"
AND
9. other LEFTIST fringe groups.

the current DIMocRAT Party (such as it now is) firmly controls about 30% of voters & that is a LOSING fraction in any bipartisan election. = the DIMocRATS by 2014 will be as dead as the Whig party.

yours, TN46
coordinator, CCTPP

Posted by: texasnative46 | February 3, 2011 12:27 PM | Report abuse

The GOP has no intention of fashioning any viable reform of health that extends coverage to tens of millions of uninsured. They have said so explicitly, and their "best" alternative proposal covered, what, a measly three million or so more persons??? But this is no surprise.

Sure enough, Stephen, their "high" expectations for total repeal of HCR might be a political problem for them, but only if the American people begin to realize in sufficient numbers that the GOP standard for HCR isn't "high" like their expectations for repeal. No, their standard for health care is the status quo. And they think that's good. I don't; I think it's "low."

Posted by: post_reader_in_wv | February 3, 2011 12:29 PM | Report abuse

post_reader_in_wv; all,

healthcare is NOT a CONSTITUTIONAL part of the federal government's responsibilities. period. end of story.
(that's why the SCOTUS will strike down "obamacare", when it makes its way to the Supreme Court. = US Judges Vinson & Hudson are 100% CORRECT. = "obamacare" is UNCONSTITUTONAL.)

what SHOULD be done by the Congress is repeal "obamacare" immediately & then strike down every conflicting federal law which prohibits/inhibits free INDIVIDUAL choice in healthcare.


as President Ronald Reagan used to say: "Government is not the solution to the problem. Government is the problem."


yours, TN46
coordinator, CCTPP

Posted by: texasnative46 | February 3, 2011 12:48 PM | Report abuse

@ texasnative46:

Oh boy, you are extremely delusional. Have you ever left Texas? Have you ever left your basement? The world out there is not as scary as you think but you have to be brave and take those first few steps. Good luck!

Posted by: rgray | February 3, 2011 12:59 PM | Report abuse

pilsener wrote: "Name 1 other piece of legislation EVER, that immediately after passage - nearly 60 % of the American elecotrate wanted it repealed"

I'm assuming that you're not illiterate because you managed to type your post. But I'm at a loss for how you could be so uninformed. You're either stupid, willfully engaging in cognitive dissonance, or you're lying (hey, wait a minute, are you really Mitch McConnell?)

No recent independent poll shows that 60% of the electorate wants the bill to be repealed. You'd be hard pressed even to show that 60% of the republican electorate supports full repeal.

Since checking your facts apparently exceeds your mental capacity, you're in luck. Organizations like factcheck.org have done the work for you. Maybe you can manage to point and click enough to have an informed opinion before you post again.

Posted by: RufusPlimpton | February 3, 2011 1:09 PM | Report abuse

@texasnative66:

I wasn't raising the issue of constitutionality. You were. So be it. That battle will be fought in the higher courts, no doubt going all the way to SCOTUS.

But not a single syllable of what you wrote refutes my major point, namely, that the GOP has no intention of creating health care legislation which extends coverage to the tens of millions of uninsured. No Republican solution (constitutional or otherwise) has been forwarded which changes this. Apparently you're OK with that. I'm not.

And let's assume that the Constitution doesn't allow the current HCR legislation to stand (a possible but not certain outcome), what remedy will you then propose? Or shall we continue with the status quo? That's where all of your (and the TP's and GOP's) arguments lead: to no significant reform.

Posted by: post_reader_in_wv | February 3, 2011 1:58 PM | Report abuse

to "rgray"; all:

personal to "rgray": do you have any idea how clue-LESS that your posting to me makes you LOOK to many here, who know precisely WHO/WHAT/WHERE i am?
(fyi, i get many emails/phone calls at my home/NGO office, reference what i post here on "PP".)

fyi, i'm far from my beloved TX & (unlike you) i KNOW what i'm talking about.

laughing AT nitwits, like you, who believe that anyone from TX is more ignorant/unknowing/uneducated than any person from any other locale.
(do you have any idea of how STUPID/MEAN-spirited/FOOLish that even bringing up someone's/anyone's place of birth/residence makes you LOOK?)

fyi, ONE (though certainly not THE thing)of the things which is destroying the Democrat Party (the traditional party of "the common man") and making it into the "DIMocRATS party of lunatics, bigots, wierdos, nitwits, HATERS, "gay rights extremists", illegal alien apologists, antisemites, racebaiters, common criminals & FOOLS" is SELF-important, UNknowledgeable morons like you seem to be.
further, that motley collection of nitwits/idiots/HATERS & other "know-nothings" are assuring that the formerly powerful Democrat Party is to be the PERMANENT minority in American politics. = FACT!
(the incredibly STUPID acts of "the national DIMocRAT leadership" are the MAIN cause of that debacle. - we former Democrats did NOT leave our party; instead, the DIMocRAT "leaders" made it impossible to honorably remain IN the Democrat party. = the "leaders" LEFT us & frankly what they DID makes most of us want to vomit!)

a final point: in case you wonder WHERE all the former "moderate to conservative Democrats" & "the rank & file" of the trade union movement are NOW, check out THE TEA PARTY in your local area & you will find most of us.
(PITY that you are evidently so ignorant, SELF-absorbed & filled with UNreasoning BIGOTRY that you cannot see beyond the end of your nose.)

to ALL: IF you are angry & disgusted with BHO & the "leadership" of the DIMocRATS & believe (as we TEA PARTIERS believe) that the future is abject FAILURE & continuing LOSS for the DIMs at each election, come join the TEA PARTY & help us return sanity/commonsense to our CONSTITUTIONAL republic. you will be warmly welcomed!

yours, TN46
coordinator, CCTPP

Posted by: texasnative46 | February 3, 2011 6:03 PM | Report abuse

post_reader_in_wv,

WHEN (rather than IF) the federal courts PERMANENTLY strike down "obamacare" as the UNCONSTITUTIONAL, UNaffordable, STUPID foolishness that it IS, then we conservatives of THE TEA PARTY & our allies in the GOP will come up with a commonsense solution to the problem in healthcare.
(fyi, we TEA PARTIERS have a LOT of healthcare priofessionals, noted academics & attorneys who, as i write these lines, are preparing a new/affordable/CONSTITUTIONAL plan for the USA, which will be introduced into the HoR after "obamacare" is outlawed. - i can tell you NOW that the TPP plan will PROHIBIT any illegal alien from receiving anything but "lifesaving care", until such time as they can be returned to their own country = the USA cannot afford healthcare for 13,000,000 illegal alien's. period. end of story.)

yours, TN46
coordinator, CCTPP

Posted by: texasnative46 | February 3, 2011 6:13 PM | Report abuse

Ross Kaminsky has an excellent evisceration of Stephen Stromberg's goofy "progressive" tongue-bath:

"Right on cue, here's what passes for analysis from the Post: "House Speaker John Boehner didn't exactly guarantee outright repeal in November, but he and others in his party came pretty close." Let me summarize for you, Stephen: Neither Boehner nor others guaranteed repeal. You know what they say about "close," and in what situations it counts.

Stromberg's assessment that Republicans could be erring by "setting expectations high" shows a complete lack of understanding of the impact of the votes. As Jim DeMint (R-SC) put it earlier this week, "Well, we need to get everyone on record so Americans and the voters in 2012 will know where their senators stand on it." And now we know.
...
Again, Mr. Stromberg, let me make this simple for you: First, it will be easy to blame Obama and the Democratic Senate because given the issues that Americans are focused on now, it's extremely likely that a lack of progress will be their fault. Second, the animus is against the health care takeover and the reprehensible process by which it was shoved down our throats; it is not specifically anti-Obama, as shown by his personal approval ratings being much higher than Congress' ratings or Obamacare's ratings. And third, conservative politicians have -- perhaps for the first time in a generation -- something to be proud of. They didn't promise to repeal Obamacare, but they promised to try. And they'll keep doing everything they can to weaken and defeat the unconstitutional law -- as promised -- with each and every successful hack at Obamacare representing a small but spectacular success."

Repeal Appeal
http://spectator.org/archives/2011/02/04/repeal-appeal


Posted by: FreedomFan | February 6, 2011 12:35 AM | Report abuse

This law has already helped my family. Without it my child would be uninsured.

Posted by: shelter2 | February 7, 2011 1:42 PM | Report abuse

shelter2; all,

to "shelter2": OK. so "obamacare" SUPPOSEDLY helped YOUR child be insured BUT later also "as a whole boondoggle" bankrupts the USA.
(as it WILL if the SCOTUS doesn't strike it down as UNCONSTITUTIONAL.)

PLEASE, tell me HOW it will have helped your child or any other person IF it destroys our national economy.
(fyi, the GAO says that "obamacare" will be FIVE times as expensive as it is now AND add another TEN TRILLION dollars to the national debt.)


to ALL: folks, the TRUTH is that BHO & the statist/leftist/extremist DIMocRAT "leadership" cannot keep spending TRILLIONS of dollars on "social services"/entitlements/anything without BANKRUPTING our nation.
NOTHING IS FREE! there is NO "federal aid" = it's YOUR money that they are wildly spending!

the election of 2012 is coming in about 21 months & you need to thinks seriously on that!

yours, TN46
coordinator, CCTPP

Posted by: texasnative46 | February 7, 2011 5:02 PM | Report abuse

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