Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI): "If you take away the smoke and mirrors--the double counting, the non-counting, the discounting. . . . this thing has a $701 billion deficit."
Yesterday, Tuesday, Jan 18, another six states joined the legal battle to overturn the federal ObamaCare mandate, bringing the total to 26 states. Michelle Malkin has the details.
Here's an article from the Heritage Foundation: "How to Repeal Obamacare in the Senate." Harry Reid insists he won't bring the repeal bill to the floor for a vote because the bill "won't pass." Really? OK, the what are you afraid of, Harry? If ObamaCare is so great and everyone loves it so much, then bring the repeal bill to the Senate floor for a vote. As Ed Morrissey says at HotAir, tongue in cheek, "The Senate would spend hours extolling the virtues of ObamaCare and then hold a vote where the House repeal would get widely opposed. Such a spectacle would cement the spin that the Republican House leadership is radical, out of control, and unrepresentative of the American political consensus."
Or maybe not.Is it possible old Harry Reid won't bring the bill to the floor because it has a chance of passing? Then of course Obama (you remember him--Senator "I Vote Present") would have to veto the repeal bill. And then he and the rest of the senators who are up for reelection can run on THAT vote come 2012. Good luck, Champ.
You gotta love House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, daring Harry Reid to hold a repeal vote.