Wednesday, July 11, 2012

House Vote to Repeal ObamaCareTax

Just as they did in January 2011, the House of Representatives, in a bipartisan fashion, have voted to repeal ObamaCareTax with a 244-185 vote.

This vote, largely symbolic, was the first to have taken place since the Supreme Court found ObamaCareTax constitutional, making it possible to survive as a tax.

There has been a lot of discussion and debate about the futility of having this vote. Pat Caddell, a Democrat strategist who is very critical of Obama, has written a series of articles (Part I, Part II) that are quite thought-provoking and argue to repeal only the mandate tax to tie Obama to it in November. Liberal columnist Eleanor Clift has argued for Obama to spend more time on selling ObamaCareTax. I have advocated that Republicans should educate Americans on alternatives to the "popular" parts of ObamaCareTax consisting of children staying on their parents' plan until age 27 and the "pre-existing conditions" rule.

Just as I said in January 2011, Democrats need to stand by this legislative and Constitutional mockery, with their votes, and show their constituents they do. I agree with Eleanor Clift that the President, if he feels strongly enough about it, that he should defend his signature legislation that took 3 1/2 years of his attention away from creating jobs and improving the economy. Of course if he does this, it will doom him this November, as Americans will realize the truth about ObamaCareTax, catching the president in a major lie. It will draw a clear distinction between Obama and the takers, and Mitt Romney and the makers, making it that much easier for Americans to decide which way to vote in November.

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