The Pardu

The Pardu
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Monday, April 28, 2014

GOP Districts Showing Signs of ACA Acceptance! OOPs!

The US House of Representatives, laden with tea party anti-government functionaries, has fought the implementation of the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act since swearing 
into the 112th Congress in January 2011. The nation fell for the "game" of Koch brothers's well oiled (via funding) political operatives who took a Koch tea party dream to reality and functionality. The electorate handed President Obama and the Democrats "a shellacking," according to President Obama. 

The House of OZ, has accomplished much since 2011. The House has performed without question subservient to the Koch brothers and other conservative oligarchs. 
We have experienced an international Standard & Poor's credit downgrade from AAA to a nationally embarrassing lower rating. 
We have experienced a government shutdown so wanton by some in the GOP, and in Congress, since they took the House.  
We are still dealing with a Sequester.  
We have million not receiving unemployment payments because the GOP will not place renewal of the payments up for a vote. 
Opportunity for the first stages of national rapid trail has been thwarted by GOP governors.  
GOP governors have also deprived millions in their states of opportunity for life sustaining healthcare and the most glaring example deprives the elderly and the disabled: Medicaid Expansion. 
We can go on for an hour about the failings of the House of OZ.  We have yet to touch on the key point of this piece: Lagging interest in ACA repeal votes. We will get there in a bit.

It is important to remember the origins of our current state of federal governance. I am linking to a piece related to the genesis of a tea party that has literally taken the nation to a new low regarding aid to Americans who need aid and the lowest Congressional ratings in US history.  

Basically, the Koch brothers and all they do is bad for the nation. Plain and simple without lots of flowery words and fanfare, these men are dangerous to the greater good of the United States, and rest assured via their money, they would be Kings.  

We have developed this piece with concern for the reality that is starting to manifest. A reality we knew would be the eventual outcome. The Affordable Care Act (AKA ObamaCare) is working its way into mainstream US psyche. It is a vital piece of legislation. Despite the humane benefit for millions, the GOP has adopted and developed strategy to deliver on a major Libertarian paradigm: anti health care reform.

The House has served the wishes of the Kochs and other oligarchs in a most heinous way. House speaker Boehner and Majority leader Cantor have enacted 54 repeal ACA votes. If you are not aware estimates are each vote int eh House votes cost approximately $1.4 to $1.6 million USD per vote. The math leads me here: 54 votes X $1.4 million per vote = $75.6 million USD!!!  

When will the nation learn and react to the fallacy of GOP governance?  If you need data to accept the premise of my question, find it here or the same piece here (ONLY for data brainiacs). Yet, we continue to place GOP officials in office, while too quickly forgetting the horrors of governance like that of George W. Bush. 

After five years of patiently watching the tea party and alleged anti-big government House literally waste millions on frivolous repeal the ACA votes, the inevitable is happening. The ACA is winning and shining yet another light on bad GOP policy and practice.

The Talking Points Memo is reporting (with effective charts) the extent to which Canto and Boehner have led the nation down a path that should end with each leaving the House of Representative. Since, they are safe in their districts, voters should as a minimum send them back to minor House leadership roles via giving the Democrats a majority in the House.

“Used with permission from the TPM websites, a service of TPM Media LLC.”

Obamacare Repeal Loses Support In Republican Districts (CHARTS)

AP Photo / Susan Walsh

In "tier 1 Republican seats" -- which the survey identified as the most competitive -- the poll found an 10-point swing among voters in the direction of "implement" during the same time period.
Read much more at TPM 

When Ted Cruz goes before audiences with ".....we should repeal every word of Obamacare." it is critical to know he is simply politicking. He knows the truth. He knows the GOP is losing the repeal battles to sane Americans who are seeing the good of the ACA.

I wonder how many SNAP families could have benefited from the $75.6 million wasted by Boehner, Cantor and their GOP House.

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