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Forty words to repeal 2,400 pages

Republican Rep. Steve King has filed a bill to repeal Obamacare. This is its entire text:

Effective as of the enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, such Act is repealed, and the provisions of law amended or repealed by such Act are restored or revived as if such Act had not been enacted.

via Forty words to repeal 2,400 pages | Washington Examiner.


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Ann Coulter : What Part of “Party of No” Don’t You Understand? – Townhall.com

Inasmuch as Obamacare has a snowball’s chance in hell of passing (but did you see how much snow they got in hell last week?), everyone is wondering what President Obama is up to by calling Republicans to a televised Reykjavik summit this week to discuss socializing health care.

At least they served beer at the last White House summit this stupid and pointless.

If the president is serious about passing nationalized health care, he ought to be meeting with the Democrats, not the Republicans.

Republicans can’t stop the Democrats from socializing health care: They are a tiny minority party in both the House and the Senate. (Note to America: You might want to keep this in mind next time you go to the polls.)

As the Democratic base has been hysterically pointing out, both the House and the Senate have already passed national health care bills. Either body could vote for the other’s bill, and — presto! — Obama would have a national health care bill, replete with death panels, abortion coverage and lots and lots of new government commissions!

Sadly, as the president’s Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel has noted, the Democratic base is “@#$%^ retarded.”

The reason massive Democratic majorities in Congress aren’t enough to pass socialist health care is AMERICANS DON’T WANT SOCIALIZED MEDICINE!

Read the rest here: Ann Coulter : What Part of “Party of No” Don’t You Understand? – Townhall.com.

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Boehner Report on “Stimulus”: “Broken Promises, Bloated Government, and Wasteful Spending” | John Boehner

It’s been one year since President Obama signed into law the trillion-dollar “stimulus” spending bill opposed by Congressman Boehner. What have we gotten for all of this spending? More debt and fewer jobs.The Hill links to a report released by Boehner today that debunks the Administration’s claims that the so-called “stimulus” has worked “and touts Republican alternatives as better-suited to stimulate job growth.” Bloomberg News reports:

“Republicans released their own report, with House Minority Leader John Boehner saying the stimulus law’s first anniversary ‘marks one year of broken promises, bloated government, and wasteful spending.’

“Since the measure was passed, ‘more than 3 million Americans have lost their jobs, unemployment is near 10 percent and the deficit is set to hit a record $1.6 trillion,’ Boehner said in a statement accompanying the Republican report, entitled ‘Where Are the Jobs?’”

The Dayton Daily News reports that “Ohio unemployment was at 9.5 percent in February 2009 and rose to 10.9 percent in December 2009, the last month for which federal figures are available. Also, the state lost 107,800 jobs from February- December, 2009, according to federal data.”

And NPR reports that all of the new government spending proposed by the Obama Administration means “the national deficit will crest at a record-breaking almost $1.6 trillion in the current fiscal year.” Boehner says taxpayers aren’t getting their money’s worth. According to CNN:

“’The American people took on record amounts of debt to fund Washington Democrats’ trillion-dollar ’stimulus’ and a year later the nation’s unemployment rate is near 10%,’ said Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, the House’s top Republican. ‘Taxpayers aren’t getting their money’s worth from the trillion-dollar ’stimulus’ and struggling families and small businesses are rightly asking, ‘Where are the jobs?’”

To learn more about the “no cost” plan for creating new jobs supported by Boehner, click here.

via Boehner Report on “Stimulus”: “Broken Promises, Bloated Government, and Wasteful Spending” | John Boehner.

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Democrats Could Lose Powerful Anti-Bush Message – WSJ.com

WASHINGTON—Democrats are working hard these days to tell voters that the nation’s economic problems were created by President George W. Bush. But that line of attack—which has buoyed the party significantly over the past four years—may be losing its edge.

In a string of recent elections, Democrats have tried to paint Republicans as Bush acolytes ready to lead a revival of his policies. One widely aired television ad in the recent Massachusetts Senate race showed a picture of Republican Scott Brown, and then shots of former President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney. Mr. Brown won anyway.

The results suggest voters are beginning to worry less about what Mr. Bush did, and more about what President Barack Obama will do to dig the economy out.

Indeed, most polls suggest there is little debate about which president should be blamed. In the most recent Wall Street Journal/NBC News survey, 65% of voters agreed Mr. Obama had inherited the nation’s economic problems. But by a 49% to 43% margin, voters also said they disapprove of Mr. Obama’s handling of the economy, underscoring how they have shifted responsibility for the issue to the Democratic president.

Mr. and Ms. Bush waved as they departed Washington last January.

The changing dynamics could deny Democrats a powerful message in this year’s midterm elections and lighten a yoke that has weighed on Republicans since they lost control of Congress in 2006.

Some Democrats are beginning to acknowledge that invoking the Bush name might not be effective anymore. It has “lost any relevancy and therefore any potency,” said Paul Begala, a longtime adviser to former President Bill Clinton.

Sen. Robert Menendez (D., N.J.), who is running Democrats’ re-election efforts in the Senate, said the party instead wants to focus on Mr. Bush’s record, if not his name. “I don’t think this is about using George Bush as a bogeyman, but about Republicans owning up to their embrace of the economic policies that got us in this mess in the first place,” he said.

Republicans, for their part, are saying it is time to move on. “The American people aren’t waking up in the morning and blaming George Bush,” said Virginia Rep. Eric Cantor, the House Republican whip.

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