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January 20, 2011

House Votes to Repeal Health-Care Law (vote was 245-189)

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN):

Obamacare as we know is the crown jewel of socialism. It is socialized medicine. The American people spoke soundly and clearly at the ballot box in November. And, they said to us Mr. Speaker that in no uncertain terms, “Repeal this bill!” So today this body will cast a vote to repeal Obamacare. And, to those across the United States who think this may be a symbolic act, we have a message for them. This is not symbolic.

This is why we were sent here and we will not stop until we repeal a president and put a president in the position of the White House who will repeal this bill. Until we repeal the current senate. Put in a senate who will listen to the American people and repeal this bill. Because what has been the result Mr. Speaker? It’s been this. It’s been job loss. It’s been increases on costs to the American people… This will break the bank and we won’t let that happen to our country. So make no mistake Mr. Speaker. We are here to stay and our resolve is firm. We will continue this fight until Obamacare is no longer the law of the land and until we can pass a bill that will actually cut the cost of health care.”

House Votes to Repeal Health-Care Law (vote was 245-189)

The Wall Street Journal

The Republican-led House voted Wednesday to repeal the sweeping health overhaul, making good on a GOP election promise .

The vote was 245-189 in favor of repeal, with three Democrats joining all Republicans in the majority.

The three Democrats who voted for repeal were Reps. Dan Boren of Oklahoma, Mike McIntyre of North Carolina and Mike Ross of Arkansas.

Republicans also plan to choke off funding to implement the law, since their control of the House gives them new leverage to control annual appropriations spending.


Rep. Mike Pence: Republicans Want to Repeal Healthcare 'Lock, Stock and Barrel'

The Hill

House Republicans will vote to repeal the healthcare law "lock, stock and barrel," Rep. Mike Pence said Wednesday.

The remarks by the Indiana Republican, who is thought to be mulling a White House run, shows not all lawmakers shying away from colorful rhetoric in the wake of the Arizona shootings earlier this month. Pence is also a conservative favorite, and the remarks could be seen as a play for the base.

Pence made the comments as the House moved toward a vote Wednesday to repeal the healthcare law.

“Today House Republicans are going to stand with the American people and vote to repeal their government takeover of health care lock, stock and barrel,” said Pence in a one-minute speech on the House floor.

In an interview with The Hill, Pence said he continues to use the phrase because he believes clear communication and consistency are important.

"I think it’s important that we speak plainly, that we speak confidently, and that we speak respectfully," said Pence.


Wild Thing's comment........

Good job Boehner and all that worked so hard on this to make it happen! A promise kept, and its a good sign.

Love what Michele Bachmann said too.

Posted by Wild Thing at January 20, 2011 04:55 AM


Michelle Bachmann is becoming a force to be reckoned with. Think Sarah Palin with voting power.

She along with Pence and Ryan are the stalwarts of the Conservative voting bloc in the Congress. I feel that it is their influence that brings a lot of the waffeling RINO members on board.

As far as Ryan is concerned, we have a real champion in him. As a member of the Appropriations Committee he will make sure that the funding for the various parts of this monstrosity, is blocked and that it stays that way.

If only we had someone like these three in the Senate. If the voters in Nevada, Washington and Alaska, had been smart, we well might have.

Oh well, 2012 is right around the corner.

Posted by: Sean at January 20, 2011 10:39 AM

Good development for sure. The democrats saying that Obamacare is so great and Geithner saying that repeal will destroy the economy are pretty thin arguments. Given that no one read or had time to read the bill when it passed, how do they know whether it's good or bad?? And who wrote it?? Beck says the Apollo Group wrote it. What the hell?
A hot potato will be handed to the Senate, this will be interesting.

Posted by: Jim at January 20, 2011 12:18 PM

Sean, that was a great breakdown of the various good people we have.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 20, 2011 03:50 PM

Hi Jim, good to see you. Yes it really will be interesting to see the next thing to happen. The attitude Reid has about not allowing it speaks volumes again as to how little they pay attention to the majority of the citizens wants.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 20, 2011 03:54 PM