House Votes To Repeal "Obamacare"

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Congressman Chuck Fleischmann voted today to fully repeal Obamacare. The effort passed 229-125, but the Senate has always backed the new law.

Rep. Fleischmann said, “Since Democrats blindly passed this legislation, against the will of the American people in 2010, hard working taxpayers have seen $1 trillion in new taxes and over $2 trillion dollars in new spending. This job stifling legislation has been cited by 70 percent of small businesses as a major obstacle to job creation and is causing restaurants like Hardees to move full-time workers to part-time.

“Even some Democrats are realizing how devastating this boondoggle has become. One of Obamacare’s chief architects, Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT), labeled it a ‘train wreck’. All of this before the embattled IRS is set to hire an additional 2,000 employees to enforce Obamacare. Americans don’t deserve to have their healthcare governed by this politically calculating entity. The first vote I took was to repeal Obamacare, and I will continue voting until we rid our nation of this law.”

Rep. Tom Graves also voted for the repeal.

He said in a speech to the House:

Madam Speaker, I rise today to say it is time to pull Obamacare out root by root.

We all know that it increases premiums and squeezes the family budget. We know that it does not let you keep the plan that you have today. We know that Obamacare is crushing jobs, and it‘s forcing many parents who have full-time jobs today into tomorrow’s part-time jobs.

And now, we have some new information as we prepare to vote.

The chief enforcers of this law – the IRS – have been outed as partisan political operatives. They’ve harassed and bullied and suppressed the political opponents of the Obama Administration.

Now they want to be in charge of our health care? Give me a break. I don’t think so.

Members, this is your chance. This is your chance to weigh in on the IRS scandal.

A vote to repeal is a vote to stop the IRS.

But, voting to keep Obamacare is a vote to empower the IRS as the health care police of the United States.

The choice is easy. Vote to take power away from the IRS, not to give them more.

 



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