No, we did not “learn to like” Obamacare
As people learn what’s actually in the bill, that six months from now, by election time, this is going to be a plus because the parade of horribles, particularly the worry that the average middle class person has that this is going to affect them negatively, will have vanished and they’ll see that it’ll affect them positively in many ways…” NY Sen. Chuck Schumer, on | Read More »
Can Republicans kill Obamacare in 2012? Yes, We Can.
Or so posits Karl Rove. Despite the fact that the GOP is unlikely to get to 60 votes in the Senate, where there’s a will, there’s a way: The Budget Act of 1974 established the reconciliation process. The House and Senate Budget Committees can direct other committees to make changes in mandatory spending (like ObamaCare’s Medicaid expansion and insurance subsidies) and the tax code (such | Read More »
Could Obama be girding for a healthcare repeal fight?
The NYT reports this morning that Barack Obama, like many presidents before him, is now seeking line-item veto authority. President Obama, in his latest effort to signal fiscal responsibility against the rising debt, plans this month to ask Congress to give him and future presidents greater power to try to delete individual items from spending bills. In doing so, Mr. Obama will join a long | Read More »