And it is certain to go down in history as one of the most blatant and toothless political stunts in Congressional history.
Countless Republicans made the repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act the centerpiece of their campaigns this fall, and now the incoming GOP majority is planning to deliver on that promise. The No. 2 House Republican, Eric Cantor of Virginia, announced Monday that the repeal vote would be held Jan. 12, just a week into the 112th Congress.
“Obamacare is a job killer for businesses small and large, and the top priority for House Republicans is going to be to cut spending and grow the economy and jobs,” Brad Dayspring, a Cantor spokesman, said in a statement. “Further, ObamaCare failed to lower costs as the president promised that it would and does not allow people to keep the care they currently have if they like it. That is why the House will repeal it next week.” According to Politico, the bill will be made available Monday night for members to read in advance of a Rules Committee meeting on Thursday and a Friday floor debate.
How bold of them. I wonder how long it will take the Republicans to take the brave step of scheduling another attempt to alter the first amendment and ban flag burning yet again?