In a foolish display of hostility, the Republican House voted to defund Obamacare, even though the legislation will not become law. They did it as a protest. What are they protesting?
1. They don’t want to provide affordable healthcare to 50 million needy Americans.
2. They don’t want social responsibility and substitute that with spite for most Americans.
3. They believe that the Affordable Healthcare Act needs improvement, like most legislation, but have not intention of addressing the need, fixing or replacing it.
Americans have certain shared needs that are common among many, if not most. When the capitalist free enterprise system fails to deliver and to produce, citizens still have life-essential needs. So long as 1% hoards 90% of the wealth, there will be a need to tax to cover responsible obligations.
The Affordable Care Act is a way to share the burden sensible and responsibly. Perhaps Republicans would like to see a Democratic-controlled congress save the day by taking the cost of insuring 50 million Americans and laying it on them in the form of taxes. That is a viable alternative.
Republican House members act like they are having a political convention up on the hill. They don’t know how to solve problems, so they have become the problem.
“House votes 230-189 to fund government, defund ObamaCare
By Pete Kasperowicz - 09/20/13 11:21 AM ET
The House on Friday passed legislation that defunds ObamaCare but would keep the government running through mid-December.
The legislation was approved on a party line 230-189 vote, with Rep. Scott Rigell (Va.) the only GOP no vote. Two Democrats voted for the measure, Reps. Jim Matheson (Utah) and Mike McIntyre (N.C.).
Passage of the bill sets up a showdown with the Senate, and moves the two sides closer to a possible government shutdown Oct. 1.
The ObamaCare language is expected to be stripped from the bill in the Senate, setting up a critical week of negotiations next week. House Republicans have canceled a planned recess to return to Washington Wednesday, and their leaders have warned the House could be in next weekend.
Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) bowed to conservatives in deciding to include the healthcare language in the continuing resolution. Republicans in the House had rejected an earlier proposal from their leaders that would have funded the government without defunding ObamaCare.”