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    Republicans to attack healthcare law funding

    Thu Nov 4, 2010 2:10pm EDT

    McConnell takes hard line, says wants repeal

    Senate Democrats: law protects against insurance abuses (Adds Democratic reaction, analysts comments)

    By Richard Cowan

    WASHINGTON, Nov 4 (Reuters) - U.S. congressional Republicans will try to repeal President Barack Obama's healthcare law next year but their leader in the Senate acknowledged on Thursday they will likely have to settle for far more modest changes.

    Two days after Republicans scored big victories in congressional elections, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell took a hard line against Obama's landmark law and showed no sign of compromise when the new Congress opens for business in January. "We can and should propose and vote on straight repeal repeatedly" of the healthcare law, he said.

    McConnell's remarks, in a speech delivered to the conservative Heritage Foundation, acknowledged that Obama would veto such legislation, which probably would be blocked by the president's fellow Democrats in the Senate anyway.

    More realistically, McConnell said Republicans, who will hold a majority in next year's House of Representatives, should aim to hobble the healthcare law by "denying funds for implementation" of the measure. Annual spending bills for agencies, including ones that implement the healthcare law, are normally written first in the House.

    UPDATE 2-US Republicans to attack healthcare law funding | Reuters
    Now read below.....

    Wednesday, February 17, 2010

    Poll: Start over on health reform

    A Zogby International poll released Tuesday shows that 57 percent of Americans do not like either of the competing health care bills produced by the Senate and House and say Congress should start over, as a group of bipartisan lawmakers head to a health care.

    Poll: Start over on health reform - Washington Times
    Near 60 percent of Americans wanted Congress to start over. Then after it passed.....

    March 24, 2010 6:30 PM

    Poll: Most Want GOP to Keep Fighting on Health Bill

    A CBS News poll released Wednesday finds that nearly two in three Americans want Republicans in Congress to continue to challenge parts of the health care reform bill.

    The poll finds that 62 percent want Congressional Republicans to keep challenging the bill, while 33 percent say they should not do so. Nearly nine in ten Republicans and two in three independents want the GOP to keep challenging. Even 41 percent of Democrats support continued challenges.

    Poll: Most Want GOP to Keep Fighting on Health Bill - Political Hotsheet - CBS News
    Why they thought they should press ahead with something so many Americans clearly did not want I don't know, but what happened Tuesday shouldn't be a surprise. The Republicans will attempt to carry out the will of the majority of voters. The Democrats can co-operate or continue to fight, which would likely lead to more losses for them in 2012.
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    Re: Republicans to attack healthcare law funding

    Yep, the voters are just beating down the doors of Congress DEMANDING that their insurers be allowed to kick them off plans after they get sick, discriminate against them for preexisting conditions. They are just FURIOUS that the government stepped in to make sure that all children have health care, and that all adults will soon be able to purchase it.

    You do realize that of those people who say they don't like the bill, at least some of them are unhappy because it didn't go far ENOUGH?
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    Re: Republicans to attack healthcare law funding

    I have a suggestion. Let's go item by item and ask what they want removed. Would republcians find that fair?

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    Re: Republicans to attack healthcare law funding

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Yep, the voters are just beating down the doors of Congress DEMANDING that their insurers be allowed to kick them off plans after they get sick, discriminate against them for preexisting conditions. They are just FURIOUS that the government stepped in to make sure that all children have health care, and that all adults will soon be able to purchase it.
    If you asked any number of the dozens of Dems that lost their job on Tuesday, they'd agree with you.

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    Re: Republicans to attack healthcare law funding

    ~55% in the house.
    Minority in the senate.
    No white house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    ~55% in the house, representing largest seat gain in history
    A significantly larger minority in the senate
    No white house - but then, it was not up for election, else it would be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    If you asked any number of the dozens of Dems that lost their job on Tuesday, they'd agree with you.
    Why would I ask them? Why would they have access to any different information than I do?
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    Re: Republicans to attack healthcare law funding

    Defund it.

    Then send a repeal bill, including a newly written healthcare reform bill that people actually want, to Obama so he can veto it.

    Then do it again, and again, and again, and again. Make Obama get that veto pen out over and over.

    Then beat him by 20 points in 2012.

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    Re: Republicans to attack healthcare law funding

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Defund it.
    Impossible.

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod
    Then send a repeal bill, including a newly written healthcare reform bill that people actually want, to Obama so he can veto it.
    Would never even make it to Obama's desk.

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod
    Then do it again, and again, and again, and again. Make Obama get that veto pen out over and over.
    So you'd rather that the Republicans just make asses of themselves rather than actually contributing to any useful legislation.

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    Then beat him by 20 points in 2012.

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    Re: Republicans to attack healthcare law funding

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Impossible.
    LOL, it's basically already done. Much of it is not yet funded, and now never will be.

    We'll repeal this POS when we kick him out in two years.

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