First order of business?

@laglen (19783)
United States
January 4, 2011 9:04am CST
The House Republicans are jumping into 2011 with attempting to repeal the Health Care Reform Bill. http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSN0314683520110103 The new bill is available to read online at http://rules-republicans.house.gov/News/Read.aspx?id=444 and is up for a vote on January 12th. Wow 8 days to read 2 pages? thats odd..... It looks like the new bill is picking up some Democrat support http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/01/04/house-health-care-repeal-vote-pick-dem-votes/ If not repealing, then some lawmakers are proposing defunding the bill. http://washingtonindependent.com/81303/gop-rep-we-can-de-fund-health-care-reform-instead-of-repealing-it So, do you think that our Legislators should repeal this, or cut funding, or leave it alone? What are the possible ramifications?
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@hofferp (4739)
• United States
4 Jan 11
I'd like to see the entire law repealed, but if the Senate doesn't go along with it, at least defund it...now...before we spend any more money (like paying Andy G. to tell us how great it is...). Then I'd like them to start over (after they work on higher priorities, like jobs, economy, etc.). There are some good things in the health care law. Let's find them, pay for them and implement them. In other words, I'm for an incremental approach to fixing things, because there are always so many unintended consequences. But as I noted above, let's work on top priorities first (which Obama and Congress should have been doing) and that now includes downsizing government, reducing the deficit, etc., along with jobs, the economy, etc.
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
4 Jan 11
Dont ask for much do ya? I agree with you that there are some very pressing matters. I also agree, scrap the current health care and look at what is good in it. For crying out loud, over 2000 pages there HAS to be SOMETHING good...
@hofferp (4739)
• United States
4 Jan 11
Heck, I was just getting started... So, no, I'm not asking for a lot. Wait until you see the rest of the list! As for finding something good in the 2000-page bill...I'm still looking for stuff... I'll let you know when I find it...
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
5 Jan 11
lol great bed time reading, puts you straight to sleep eh? Then while your reading, are you going to laws they are referencing? It is like a huge puzzle.