Rolling my eyes: Continuing Resolutions

  1. Stop the lie about the government shutting down.
  2. IT IS NOT A SHUTDOWN, it is a S L O W D O W N and
  3. I am sick of Continuing Resolutions: A Stinkin’ CR

I want to refresh Jim Jordan’s memory, and might as well call out the House Freedom Caucus to refresh their memories too. Let us go back to an article on  

We all know how those follow-on Omnibus Bills have turned out for taxpayers: 

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Laudable Pursuit: Politically Palatable

“…a politically palatable way to give states the freedom needed to craft their own health care solutions. At the heart of this effort must be true freedom from the federal regulations that are the main drivers of our nation’s rising health care costs.” The Laudable Pursuit: The Next Steps Towards Health Care Reform by Mike Lee, July 28, 2017

Late afternoon today, Mike Lee emailed his view on the pathetic state of affairs regarding the nightmare vote-a-rama in the Senate. It could not have come at a better time for me. I am so utterly disgusted with the elitist progressives in both parties for speaking out of both sides of their mouths while working to sabotage the few honorable men and women in the House and Senate. 

Anyway, here is the link to the page for the Chairman’s Note by Senator Mike Lee. I think his entire emailed  from today should be available when the site is updated in the next twenty-four hours. Nonetheless, they are pasted below for expediency.

God Bless Mike Lee and Ted Cruz and Jim Jordan and Mark Meadows and all of those honest Republicans who stand for repealing the heinous Obamacare nightmare. Thank you for fighting for my right, for every American’s right, to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.

From Mike Lee’s email

July 28, 2017

“to elevate the condition of men–to lift artificial weights from all shoulders, to clear the paths of laudable pursuit for all, to afford all an unfettered start and a fair chance, in the race of life.” –Abraham Lincoln

Chairman’s Note: The Next Steps Towards Health Care Reform

Last night was a setback for health care reform. There is no way around that.

But it may also be a blessing in disguise.

The bill we were voting on, what many in the media were referring to as a “skinny” repeal bill, was truly an anemic effort. While it did repeal the individual mandate permanently, it provided only temporary relief from the employer mandate and medical device tax. It also left the rest of the Affordable Care Act’s regulations, taxes, and subsidies completely intact. By some estimates it repealed just two percent of Obamacare.

Even worse then the product we were voting on was the process that led to last night’s vote. 

The bill we voted on around 1:30 this morning was only released about three hours before. It was only a handful of pages, so there was time to read it (for a change). But there was no serious debate or deliberation about its contents. Amendments could be offered, but without reports from the Congressional Budget Office about their impact on the economy and the federal budget, they required 60 votes for passage.

The bill was written in secret, with no input from either the formal congressional committees charged with oversight of our health care system, or the informal working group assigned by our leadership to craft the legislation.

My preferred amendment sat at CBO for four weeks without being given a “score” detailing its projected costs and benefits. My colleague Ron Johnson (R-WI) waited four months for a CBO report on various Obamacare provisions, without any response.

This is not the way the Senate is supposed to work. It is not the way a free people is supposed to govern itself.

When the bill failed, many declared the issue dead. But as long as Obamacare is on the books, hurting millions of Americans and driving up the cost of healthcare, this issue isn’t going anywhere.

We must now go back to the drawing board. We must to go back to the proper committees of jurisdiction and start from the beginning by identifying the specific policy problems we are trying to solve and then craft reforms to solve them.

The United States is a large, vibrant, and diverse country. There is no reason to assume the health care policies that work in a state with the demographics of Florida will also work in a state like Utah.

What we need to identify is a politically palatable way to give states the freedom needed to craft their own health care solutions. At the heart of this effort must be true freedom from the federal regulations that are the main drivers of our nation’s rising health care costs. 

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Revolt and FULL Repeal, Basta!

After going through yesterday’s nightmare analysis of #Ryanocare and learning of Vice President Pence’s warning  I felt spitting mad. However, a few things have happened since Speaker Ryan’s announcement that brought me great pleasure because honestly, I am sick of Leftwing Republican Leadership (LRL House and Senate – you have clink a bunch of different links).

It is high time for the full on Republican Revolt

Mike Lee and Ted Cruz have been fighting totalitarians in and out of the party at great personal expense for a long time, God Bless them. They have been the the most vocal, most principled and consistent conservatives in taking on Team LRL. Surely now is the time for the Republicans and Conservatarians in Congress to step up, speak out, and press forward with a serious #FullRepealFirst bill and then move on to Cut, Cap, and Balance the Budget with Mike and Ted. 

BTW, I am looking for a less cautious statement, Senator Cruz

Now for the Good News:

1)  Thanks Jim Jordan: GOP Congressman to introduce alternate Obamacare repeal bill  

2)  Thanks Mike Lee, you know how to #FrameTheDebate: This Is Not The Repeal Bill We Have Been Waiting For  

3) Thanks Rand Paul: Exclusive – Sen. Rand Paul on Paul Ryan’s Obamacare Lite..

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Remember what the American people were sold: FULL REPEAL

WHEN will GOP Leadership just go with the flow and have an UP or DOWN VOTE on #FullRepeal?

Or is the GOP Leadership afraid to merely shut up and and simply vote Yes or No on #FullRepeal?

Jim Jordan did a fantastic job on ABC yesterday. He understands how to #FrameTheDebate when it comes to #ObamacareHell.  Jordan understands that:17040848719_b3c71b538c_b

  • Americans have lost their doctors. 
  • Americans are paying penalties for care they cannot afford nor deserve.
  • Americans have outrageous increases in premiums that keep going up.
  • Americans know the ACA is a taxpayer nightmare for generations to come.
  • Americans know they had the best healthcare system in the world long before the Progressives began meddling in and changing the system. 
  • Americans know that Congress has the right to to FULL REPEAL ALL OF THE ACA.
  • Americans know Congress has the power to set the nation back on proper course.

To clarify things for Republican Leadership: 

  1. Americans know Jim Jordan is keeping his promise to fully repeal Obamacare.
  2. Americans support Jim Jordan for his integrity in pressing forward with #FullRepeal.
  3. Americans heartedly commend Jim Jordan for breaking away from weak Republican Leadership.  

And to be sure there is no misunderstanding, Americans are sick and tired of middle-of-the-road–milk toast – mediocre Republicans in the House and Senate. Americans will no longer tolerate your backroom dealings with your front room facades. 

The #BetterWay, the best solution, is to simply vote on One Sentence: Full Repeal First.

Additional Sources: 
  1. Exclusive – Rep. Jim Jordan: The Nine Lies Americans Were Told About Obamacare
  2. Four Questions And Answers About Jonathan Gruber’s Obamacare Lies
  3. Wilson: ‘You lie’ has been vindicated
  4. Joe Wilson Proved Right. Obama Did Lie on Illegal Alien Health Coverage
  5. Top 10 Disasters of Obamacare
  6. New Numbers Confirm Obamacare Is Collapsing

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Get on with Full Repeal

So I saw this article with alleged comments by former Speaker John Boehner on my Twitter feed this morning and thought my head would explode.  John Boehner, it seems, has come out of the shadows. It makes me wonder why he is emboldened to to speak out in such a a manner. Who pushed him into the light? 

Honestly, I want to thank Boehner for confirming that I need to keep on encouraging my congressman, Bill Posey, to support #FullRepeal. 

In the meantime….

Thank you, Jim Jordan for standing firm on repealing Obamacare. Thanks for being consistent

As for the rest of the GOP wafflers, get on with full repeal already. You can do it one more time. 

REPEAL AND REPLACE’ OBAMACARE — WITH THE FREE MARKET

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