ObamaCare mandate repealed by Senate

Isn’t it odd how quiet the American Media Maggots have been over this? They certainly don’t want the American Taxpayer to know that President Trump has been keeping up with his campaign promises. One of them was, of course, to repeal ObamaKare.

From TheHill.com:

Senate GOP repeals ObamaCare mandate

by Peter Sullivan

Senate Republicans have approved the repeal of ObamaCare’s individual mandate as part of their tax-cut bill, a major step toward ending an unpopular part of the health-care law.

The quote of the article, dribbling with uncommon common sense:

“Families ought to be able to make decisions about what they want to buy and what works for them — not the government,” Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) said, hailing the accomplishment.

“I believe if people don’t want to buy the ObamaCare insurance, they shouldn’t have to pay a tax penalty to the IRS.”

Was this passed in the dark of night like the ACA? Uh, no.

The Senate tax bill must still be reconciled with House legislation that does not include the mandate’s repeal. But that is unlikely to be a major issue, given support in the GOP conference for repealing the mandate.

No Democrats in either chamber voted for the GOP tax bills.

Now it’s time to make healthcare transportable across state lines, time to promote HSAs and past time to focus on the high cost of healthcare in America in the first place.

We’re just addressing symptoms at this point. It is time to address the entire system and throw healthcare into a free and open market with even more competition.

BZ

 

Nancy Pelosi’s marble loss, Part XXXI

Nancy Pelosi is no longer a California representative. She is now nothing more than a target-rich environment — though she’s held California’s 12th District since 2013.

First aside: imagine her chagrin at never having held a senatorial seat in California. Barbara Boxer, Diane Feinstein and even the neophyte Kamala Harris hold and held seats she’d never acquired. She’s had to run every two years as opposed to every six years for senators. Oh the pain, oh the shame.

Then from TheAmericanMirror.com:

Every Nancy Pelosi press conference is now a dementia-sodden incident rife with mistakes, malaprops and much worse in public.

At least she has a firmer grasp on bubbling mouth foam than does her compatriot-in-arms Jerry Brown, governor of Fornicalia.

That’s not saying much.

BZ

 

McConnell holds his mud?

GOP Not The Opposition Party

How I customarily think of the GOPEE.

And it couldn’t have occurred at a more important time.

The GOP is actually starting to make mouth music like they possess a pair.

From Politico.com:

McConnell: Not a ‘snowball’s chance in hell’ I’ll relent on SCOTUS

by Lauren French and John Bresnahan

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told a group of staunch House conservatives there isn’t “a snowball’s chance in hell” that he will back down from his opposition to confirming a Supreme Court justice before a new president is elected.

McConnell’s comments came after Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, the chairman of the Freedom Caucus, urged him to stay the course and not back down from a fight with the White House and Senate Democrats.

At first blush I must admit that I am surprised.  Considering the history of the GOP, I expected Mitch McConnell and the rest of the GOP to do what they do best: bend over and capitulate to Obama, Demorats and Leftist pressure.

After all, the GOP is responsible — good or bad — for the creation of Donald Trump.

Voters and a number of conservatives got tired of the GOP reneging on its promises and going back to what I term its GOPEE (GOP Establishment Elite) roots.  That means: “we’ll go along to get along because, at the end of the day, we’ll be bending elbows with our good friends the Demorats at local DC watering holes.”

CNN.com wrote:

Senate GOP: No hearings for Supreme Court nominee

by Manu Raju, Ted Barrett and Tom LoBianco

Washington (CNN)  In an unprecedented move, Senate Republicans vowed to deny holding confirmation hearings for President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee — even promising to deny meeting privately with whomever the President picks.

The historic move outraged Democrats and injected Supreme Court politics into the center of an already tense battle for the White House.

Yes, let the Leftist Demorat breast-beating commence.

“I don’t know how many times we need to keep saying this: The Judiciary Committee has unanimously recommended to me that there be no hearing. I’ve said repeatedly and I’m now confident that my conference agrees that this decision ought to be made by the next president, whoever is elected,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday.

Why would the GOP stick to its guns now? you may ask.  Because they realize the SCOTUS results are indeed so entirely critical.

Because, after all, wasn’t it the Demorats who said that elections have consequences?

“Elections have consequences and Eric, I won.”
— Barack Hussein Obama to House Republican Whip Eric Cantor, January 23, 2009

Well, ladies and gentlemen, elections do in fact have consequences.  So swig a big cup of Get The Fuck Over It, Demorats.  Finally, the GOP may actually wield the power it possesses.  After all, the Obama Administration has been lording its power over the Republicans and the American Taxpayers for almost eight years now.

But can the GOP-controlled Senate actually do this?

Apparently yes, it can.

And here’s the further rub, bub: McConnell made this play before Barack Hussein Obama was able to float a specific name for Scalia’s SCOTUS replacement into the public political ether.  Boo-hoo.

Thanks for reminding us that elections have consequences, Demorats.

You’re correct.  They do.

But: WILL Mitch McConnell hold his mud?

BZ

GOP Establishment Graphic GOP RINOs & Trump

Demorats threaten Demorats: vote or else

From the NYPost.com:

Democrats: vote or we’ll kick your ass

by Carl Campanile and Natalie O’Neill

Democrats are telling voters that they had better head to the polls — or else.

The New York State Democratic Committee is bullying people into voting next week with intimidating letters warning that it can easily find out which slackers fail to cast a ballot next Tuesday.

Who you vote for is your secret. But whether or not you vote is public record,” the letter says.

“We will be reviewing voting records . . . to determine whether you joined your neighbors who voted in 2014.”

It ends with a line better suited to a mob movie than a major political party: “If you do not vote this year, we will be interested to hear why not.”

The letter and accompanying post card was criticized even by party members, with one Democratic consultant saying it was the wrong way to inspire votes.

“It’s a threatening letter. It’s a scare piece that is unnecessary and inappropriate,” the insider said.

Brooklyn and Manhattan residents who received the note Wednesday were furious, calling it an attempt to browbeat them into showing up at the polls.

“I’m outraged. Whether I vote or not is none of your business!” said a Manhattan voter, who was so incensed that she complained to a local Democratic leader.

“The letter is ludicrous and menacing,” said the voter, who requested anonymity.

The woman also received a report card of her voting record, pointing out that she had failed to vote in two of the last four elections.

Overall, the notices were sent out to 1 million registered Democrats who had failed to vote in previous midterm elections, according to the group.

The committee — chaired by former Gov. David Paterson — defended the scare tactic, calling it standard practice throughout the country.

“This flier is part of the nationwide Democratic response to traditional Republican voter-suppression efforts, because Democrats believe our democracy works better when more people vote, not less,” said Peter Kauffmann, a committee spokesman.

Trust me, ladies and gentlemen, the Demorats are pissing their pants over the upcoming election results, as in: they’re going to lose both the House and the Senate.

Harry Reid is begging for support.

The Washington Post indicates there is a 95% chance the Republicans will take the Senate, and a 99% chance Republicans will take the House.

BZ