Rep. Graves Votes "To Cancel Part Of Obamacare"

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

 Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-09) announced his support of H.R. 1173, the Fiscal Responsibility and Retirement Security Act of 2011.  The bill would repeal the CLASS Act, which is the new long-term care entitlement created by what he termed Obamacare.  The Obama Administration decided to halt plans to implement the long-term care program in October of 2011, after determining it was too costly and would not work.

Rep. Graves said, “The House took a positive step today towards canceling Obamacare.

  The long-term care entitlement was never financially sustainable, something the Obama Administration admitted last year.  Rather, it was budgetary trickery intended to make the cost of Obamacare look good on paper.

“Republicans in Congress need to vigorously continue our effort to cancel the entire Obamacare law.  Besides trampling on the Constitution and personal responsibility, the law is ungainly, intrusive into the private sector, and a drag on the American economy.  The report released by the Congressional Budget Office yesterday told us that Obamacare will, among other things, make Medicaid far more costly.  At a time when the CBO is telling Americans the national debt will approach $20 trillion by the end of the decade, we simply can’t afford to pay for another big-government entitlement program.”


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