If Republicans in Congress truly opposed socialized healthcare in general… Obamacare specifically, it would not be taking effect. All spending bills must be approved by the House of Representatives (controlled by Republicans) at the Federal level!
This could have been done in 2011, when the new “Tea Party” Congress took over… It wasn’t. It could have been done at any time during the campaign to get the Republicrat Romney elected (although this would remove the only reason a Conservative might have voted for that particular pro-socialized healthcare, pro-gun-control, pro-Federal Reserve, pro-TARP, pro-bailout, big government RINO). So now that their trap has failed to spring, and their candidate lost, how about feed simply feed us the cheese… and KILL OBAMACARE NOW!
I am under no illusions that the representatives in Congress will take any such actions. I know that their agenda no longer has them taking any chances in the pursuit of liberty. Sadly, given the choice between liberty and job security, Republicans who have resided in DC for 2+ years will choose job security every time. How about limiting spending? All spending bills have to go through the House of Representatives (again, entirely controlled by the Republican party). We were promised that if we sent them to Congress in 2010, they would bring the spending under control.
So when they raised the debt ceiling (also entirely under their control), what was the ‘carrot’ to their constituents? They would create the “super” committee to ensure spending cuts , with automatic spending cuts if it failed (to show how serious they were…) and how is that working out for us? Listen to the wailing about the “fiscal cliff” (of which the promised “sequestration” is a component).Details