Isn’t the Tea Party controlled GOP supposedly the party of fiscal responsibility? Then why do they keep wasting time and tax-payer dollars trying to repeal Obamacare?
Recently, the Tea Party driven U.S. House of Representatives voted to repeal Obamacare. This is the 33rd time in 18 months that they have voted to repeal at least a part of the law or de-fund it. That is almost twice a month.
Republicans call it a “symbolical vote”, which to me sounds more like “a waste of time”. The reasons for continuing to press this issue is purely political- the representatives in the House have to be able to go to their constituents in November and say, “Hey look, I tried”.
We, the tax payers, are paying members of Congress to work; not to continually make silly “symbolical votes”, just to score some political points. The House has voted almost twice per month since 2010 to ruin Obamacare. Think about all of those tax dollars wasted arguing the same points, making the same speeches and tallying the same votes again and again.
Look, whether you agree with Obamacare or not, you’d have to be blindly biased to agree with the House voting repeatedly to scrap the law. Even when the House passes it, they know there’s not a chance that the Senate will pass it. And even if the Senate did, do they really expect Obama would sign a bill repealing it?
And what about Mitt Romney’s and the GOP’s promise to “Repeal and Replace” Obamacare? Seems to me that the GOP is stuck on “Repeal” mode and lacking a little in the “Replace” department. What plans have Mitt Romney or other GOP leaders suggest to replace Obamacare? I honestly would like to know. Anybody? It’s really easy to be the party of “NO”, but it’s not that easy coming up with solutions that work.