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The Immoral Minority: How the Republicans purposefully sabotaged the Recovery.

33 Times

33 Times, Really?
Last week, the House of Representatives, in a colossal waste of time, voted for the 33rd time to repeal President Obama’s healthcare plan.
Going into the vote, there was absolutely no question as to the result and its utter futility.  The Republicans voted for repeal, as they do every time, and the Democrats (with exception of the five who voted against the bill when it passed in the first place) voted against. The repeal effort will then go nowhere in the Democrat-controlled Senate. Even if it did; it would be vetoed by the president.
Like so much in Washington these days, the exercise in the House had absolutely nothing to do with what the House is supposed to do, which is legislate.  It was pure political theater at its worst. Running a movie we have already seen 32 times is beyond boring. It is offensive.

The Big Problem

It seems that Republicans want everyone to have guns… and no one to have health care.
GOP thought the sky would fall when Social Security was passed in the 1930’s and again when Medicare was passed in the 1960’s. Back then their god Ronald Regan ranted and raved that Medicare was socialist program and that it would mean the end of America’s freedom.  Well, the bad news for them is that Medicare turned out just fine, just as the Affordable Care Act will.