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Health care repeal vote to open a political year in Congress

Challenge Politicians, Elect Statesmen

Challenge Politicians, Elect Statesmen

Editor:   Learn to see through the slight of hand.  Keep in mind the “rules” that have “prevented” Congress from passing a full repeal of Obamacare, as well as the “special rules” allowing said bill not to be derailed by democrats are made by the Congress itself.
Adjustment of those rules is part of the slight of hand used to create the ILLUSION that our government is far too complex to be understood by the common man.  As you know a true magician (read politician) never exposes those secrets.  

It’s time to CHALLENGE ALL POLITICIANS AND START ELECTING STATESMEN.

FILE – In this Nov. 22, 2015 file photo, The Capitol dome is seen on Capitol Hill. It’s been like a long-delayed New Year’s resolution for the GOP. But 2016 will finally be the year congressional Republicans put legislation on President Barack Obama’s desk repealing “Obamacare.” (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s been like a long-delayed New Year’s resolution for Republicans. But 2016 will finally be the year when they put legislation on President Barack Obama’s desk repealing his health care law.

The bill undoing the president’s prized overhaul will be the first order of business when the House reconvenes this coming week, marking a sharply partisan start on Capitol Hill to a congressional year in which legislating may take a back seat to politics.

There are few areas of potential compromise between Obama and the GOP majority in the House and Senate in this election year, but plenty of opportunities for political haymaking during the presidential campaign season.

Obama will veto the health law repeal bill, which also would cut money for Planned Parenthood. The measure already has passed the Senate under special rules protecting it from Democratic obstruction. But that’s the point for Republicans, who intend to schedule a veto override vote for Jan. 22, when anti-abortion activists hold their annual march in Washington to mark the anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in 1973 that legalized abortion.

Despite dozens of past votes to repeal the health law in full or in part, Republicans never before have succeeded in sending a full repeal bill to the White House. They insist that doing so will fulfill promises to their constituents while highlighting the clear choice facing voters in the November presidential election.

Every Republican candidate has pledged to undo the health law. The Democrats running for president would keep it in place.

“You’re going to see us put a bill on the president’s desk going after Obamacare and Planned Parenthood so we’ll finally get a bill on his desk to veto,” House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., told conservative talk host Bill Bennett over the holidays.

“Then you’re going to see the House Republican Conference, working with our senators, coming out with a bold agenda that we’re going to lay out for the country, to say how we would do things very differently,” Ryan said.

In the Senate, which reconvenes Jan. 11, a week later than the House, early action will include a vote on a proposal by Sen. Rand Paul, the Kentucky Republican who is running for president, for an “audit” of the Federal Reserve. Democrats are likely to block it. But, like the health repeal bill in the House, the vote will answer conservative demands in an election year.

Also expected early in the Senate’s year is legislation dealing with Syrian refugees, following House passage of a bill clamping down on the refugee program. Conservatives were angry when the year ended without the bill advancing. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky promised a vote, though without…

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