House Republicans Vote (Again) To Repeal Obamacare

I guess when you vote people into office who say “government is not the solution, it’s the problem,” then you get stupid, symbolic political votes like the vote today by Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives, led by Speaker John Boehner (R). Of course I didn’t vote for any such anti-government candidate. I like my representatives to actually represent the people, not piss on them.

For the 33rd time in 18 months Republicans in the House voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). The vote was 244 to 185. I’m sure some Republicans will be quick to call it a bipartisan vote since five weasel Democrats voted along with Republicans , but let’s be clear, this circus is owned and operated by Republicans. The five Democrats who voted along with Republicans did so for purely political reasons as well. This vote had nothing to do with moving the country forward, it was a silly political stunt by Republicans who know repeal has no chance in the Senate (or the White House). So what happened today is another example of Republicans who say “government is not the solution” getting into office and proving it.

Oh, and by the way, while Republicans were wasting time voting to repeal health care reform for the 33rd time, we are working our jobs to pay our tax dollars to fund their government provided health care.

photo by Gage Skidmore

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