Darryl Lease, writing in the local rag, discusses the Republican Party’s dedication to
making sure sick people go bankrupt because of crushing medical bills voting against the tyranny of the Affordable Care Act.
He does the arithmetic and points out that House Republicans have voted to repeal it almost once a week.
Now, you’ll probably hear some folks question the wisdom of spending so much time trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act when, clearly, it’s not going to happen until after the November elections, if then.
Those folks just don’t get this whole tyranny thing. We’re talking about legislation passed in 2009 by the House and Senate, signed by the president and upheld as constitutional by the Supreme Court. You call that democracy? Smells like tyranny to me.
According to CBS News, the House has spent at least 80 hours, or two full work weeks, on the repeal effort. It costs taxpayers about $24 million a week to operate the House, according to the Congressional Research Service.
So that would mean these 33 votes have cost us about $50 million. Money well spent, I’d say.
Read the rest. Really. It is delightful.