Republicans failed attempt to repeal ACA

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Republicans failed attempt to repeal ACA
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Wed, 02-02-2011 - 7:55pm

The Senate on Wednesday voted against repealing the health-care overhaul but approved a measure eliminating a tax requirement that had irked small businesses.

In a debate reshaped by this week's court strike against the law, the Senate voted 51-47 against repeal. All of the chamber's Democrats who were present and one independent who caucuses with them voted against it, and every Republican voted for it. The measure, which Republicans tacked on to an unrelated aviation bill, had been expected to fail.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704775604576120602891006160.html

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"It's certainly an assault on individual Americans' freedoms when someone goes without insurance and they show up in the emergency room and they stick other Americans with their emergency-room bill," said Sen. Tom Harkin (D., Iowa). "The individual mandate is just common sense, and that's why so many Republicans supported it in the past."

I whole heartedly agree with this statement from Sen. Harkin.

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Wed, 02-02-2011 - 8:12pm
I can't imagine why anyone wouldn't vote for that change.
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Wed, 02-02-2011 - 8:56pm
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Thu, 02-03-2011 - 10:28am

"It's certainly an assault on individual Americans' freedoms when someone goes without insurance and they show up in the emergency room and they stick other Americans with their emergency-room bill," said Sen. Tom Harkin (D., Iowa). "The individual mandate is just common sense, and that's why so many Republicans supported it in the past."

"Resist, we much. We must, and we much. About that, be committed."

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Thu, 02-03-2011 - 10:50am
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Thu, 02-03-2011 - 11:39am

The Constitution in not for it.

But if so many republicans and democrats are for it, then they can easily amend the Constitution, can't they?

I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for that to happen.

"Resist, we much. We must, and we much. About that, be committed."

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Thu, 02-03-2011 - 11:50am
I guess we'll have to see what the Supreme Court says because some judges say it's constitutional and some say it isn't.
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Fri, 02-04-2011 - 7:19am

I think it is more accurate to say that most judges believe it is constitutional and some judges do not. The Constitution gives broad power to the federal government in matters that have big economic impacts across many states.

I don't have any real doubt that the Affordable Care Act will ultimately be judged as Constitutional. There is a slim chance that it won't.

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Fri, 02-04-2011 - 12:57pm

I think it is more accurate to say that most judges believe it is constitutional and some judges do not. The Constitution gives broad power to the federal government in matters that have big economic impacts across many states.

I am not sure what the point of this statement is. You do realize that the law was declared unconstitutional and that can only be overturned by a higher court? It's not up to a polling of judges to see what side they fall on.

And what part of the Constitution are you referring to in the second sentence?

I don't have any real doubt that the Affordable Care Act will ultimately be judged as Constitutional. There is a slim chance that it won't.

A slim chance? It's already been ruled unconstitutional. If the SC adheres to the Constitution, then it will stay struck down. But you have hope, there are liberals on the court that don't care what the Constitution says.

"Resist, we much. We must, and we much. About that, be committed."

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Fri, 02-04-2011 - 9:44pm

Typical - resorting to anti-liberal sentiments and insults.

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Fri, 02-04-2011 - 11:02pm

Typical, unwilling to put forth an answer. You've completely avoided an answer -- again. I never really expected one.

"Resist, we much. We must, and we much. About that, be committed."

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