Saturday, January 02, 2016

Another year of pointless time-wasting posturing by GOP ahead...

What we should really be angered about is that the Republicans plan to do nothing, NOTHING, about any of the problems facing the US except these pointless bills that they know the President will veto, yet on the hard stuff like an Authorization to Use Military Force in the fight against Daesh, or an overhaul of the tax code, or updating the Affordable Care Act they do nothing. All of these things the Republicans refuse to (not can't, mind you, refuse to) do. Congress has become nothing more than a re-election machine to keep lazy, stupid whores in a powerful job. That’s what we should really be angered about.

From HuffPost: Yet Another Health Care Repeal Vote To Open Congressional Year
 WASHINGTON (AP) — It's been like a long-delayed New Year's resolution for Republicans. But 2016 will finally be the year when they put legislation on President Barack Obama's desk repealing his health care law.
The bill undoing the president's prized overhaul will be the first order of business when the House reconvenes this coming week, marking a sharply partisan start on Capitol Hill to a congressional year in which legislating may take a back seat to politics.
There are few areas of potential compromise between Obama and the GOP majority in the House and Senate in this election year, but plenty of opportunities for political haymaking during the presidential campaign season.
Obama will veto the health law repeal bill, which also would cut money for Planned Parenthood. The measure already has passed the Senate under special rules protecting it from Democratic obstruction. But that's the point for Republicans, who intend to schedule a veto override vote for Jan. 22, when anti-abortion activists hold their annual march in Washington to mark the anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in 1973 that legalized abortion.

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