Jul
09
2013

Dick Durbin desperate for Republicans to share blame on #Obamacare.

Oh, dear: it would seem that Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois is having a bit of an… incident.

In a surprise move, Illinois Senator Dick Durbin is saying it’s time to change President Obama’s signature achievement: Obamacare.Deadlines for not one but now two important pieces of Obamacare have been delayed a year.  So when [Dick] Durbin, the number two Democrat in the Senate, was asked if he’s alarmed, he said it’s time to “change and improve” Obamacare.

[snip]

[Dick] Durbin is calling on Republicans to help change and improve Obamacare…

But… Republicans already have.  Quite some time ago, in fact.

H.R.2 — Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act (Engrossed in House [Passed House] – EH)
 

HR 2 EH

112th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 2


AN ACT
To repeal the job-killing health care law and health care-related provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the `Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act’.

SEC. 2. REPEAL OF THE JOB-KILLING HEALTH CARE LAW AND HEALTH CARE-RELATED PROVISIONS IN THE HEALTH CARE AND EDUCATION RECONCILIATION ACT OF 2010.

    (a) Job-Killing Health Care Law- Effective as of the enactment of Public Law 111-148, such Act is repealed, and the provisions of law amended or repealed by such Act are restored or revived as if such Act had not been enacted.
    (b) Health Care-Related Provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010- Effective as of the enactment of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (Public Law 111-152), title I and subtitle B of title II of such Act are repealed, and the provisions of law amended or repealed by such title or subtitle, respectively, are restored or revived as if such title and subtitle had not been enacted.

SEC. 3. BUDGETARY EFFECTS OF THIS ACT.

    The budgetary effects of this Act, for the purpose of complying with the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010, shall be determined by reference to the latest statement titled `Budgetary Effects of PAYGO Legislation’ for this Act, submitted for printing in the Congressional Record by the Chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the House of Representatives, as long as such statement has been submitted prior to the vote on passage of this Act.

Passed the House of Representatives January 19, 2011.

…245/189, with three Democrats coming to their senses.  I guess that you guys over at the Senate missed it, somehow.

Dick.

Moe Lane

6 Comments

  • BigGator5 says:

    Wait, I thought ObamaCare was TehAwesome and good?

  • Finrod says:

    Take off, nuke the entire site from orbit. Only way to be sure.

  • Herp McDerp says:

    Durbin suddenly realizes that the Democrats urgently need a real doctor to fix the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,” because the Democrats don’t know nothin’ ’bout birthin’ good legislation.

  • midwestconservative says:

    Burn it down, scatter the stones, salt the earth where it stood.

  • Catseyes says:

    Some things can’t be fixed. Ever.

    • sicsemperstolidissimum says:

      But you can use it to do some really fun things. If you make something a crime, you can’t punish people for things before it was that level of crime, ex post facto, and all that. Whereas, if someone has a history of, say, pot smoking, one can at any point pass a law permitting insurance companies to jack up premiums to some insane level to ‘account for the impaired risk assessment’. Perhaps even if their is already conflicting language in the insurance contract. That said, collecting would be a pain.
      .
      If the thought doesn’t tickle your heart, even a little, we probably have irreconcilable differences.
      .
      If you think it is a good idea to let government get in a position where they can get away with pulling that sort of crud, we probably have irreconcilable differences.

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