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But, but, but - the RW has said that it is so fiscal conservative that it won't spend a dime that isn't absolutely, positivily necessary. Insanity is often defined as doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different outcome. So why spend an $1.4M, when they know that this bill will never see the light of day in the Senate? Because they can - now if one considers that fiscally responsible, I have a bridge that I am sure you will need on your trip to fantasy land.
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May 14, 2013
House to Vote Yet Again on Repealing Health Care Law
By JEREMY W. PETERS
WASHINGTON — The 37th time won’t be the charm. But House Republicans are charging forward anyway this week on a vote to repeal President Obama’s signature health care overhaul, which will put the number of times they have tried to eliminate, defund or curtail the law past the three-dozen mark.
“This is what, the 40th time they’re going to do it?” scoffed Representative Nancy Pelosi of California, the Democratic leader, confessing that she had lost count. “Thirty-eight? 39? 40? 41?” She eventually settled on “high 30s” as her best guess.
Three dozen is a lot for a bill that currently has no prayer of becoming law. But the figure 37 actually understates the amount of time Republicans have devoted to litigating and trying to dismantle the president’s biggest legislative accomplishment.
The repeal vote, which is likely to occur Thursday, will be at least the 43rd day since Republicans took over the House that they have devoted time to voting on the issue.
To put that in perspective, they have held votes on only 281 days since taking power in January 2011. (The House and Senate have pretty light legislative loads these days, typically voting only three or four days a week.)
That means that since 2011, Republicans have spent no less than 15 percent of their time on the House floor on repeal in some way.
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