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Thursday, June 25, 2015

SCOTUS ACA Vote Sheds More Negative Light On GOP Anti-ACA Strategy

SCOTUS vote to uphold tax credits for ObamaCare  enrollees: 6-3 to uphold!

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In March of this year, the Congressional Budget Office estimated a repeal of the Affordable Care Act would result in a $210 billion to the deficit.  John Boehner and his House of Representatives know the CBO estimate and filed the data away behind a wall labelled "winning elections."

In 2012, Marketplace Dot Org estimated the cost of House of Representative votes. Marketplace came up with a figure of $2 million each day for a session of Congressional voting. 

About our math: We calculated the cost of a vote by totallilng the annual salary of 435 House members. Then we added that to the total amount of annual allocations each House office receives. Finally, we divided that by 366 days in 2012 to determine the total cost per day. Click here to check our math (link may not work properly).
A CBS Miami affiliate posted the following in May 2013. The CBS affiliate estimates House cost per vote at $1.4 million per vote.
May 16, 2013 - The Congressional Research Service said it costs $24 million to run the House for a week, so the first 33 votes cost taxpayers approximately $48 million. The numbers translate to approximately $1.45 million per vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act in the House of Representatives.
As of February 2015, the GOP Tea Party infested House voted 56 times on a 'message vote regarding ObamaCare. "Message vote?" The John Boehner House with all GOP elected representatives knew their votes would never pass the US Senate. Yet, they persisted for sake of sending a message about their disdain for the Affordable Care act. I also feel they worked to send message to their major anti-ObamaCare constituents: Uber wealthy Wichita oligarchs, the Koch brothers their Million-Dollar Donors Club supporters.

The math is clear. The House frivolously expended (56 X $1.4 million) = $78.4 million on messages to conservative America.

Despite reliable and verifiable data mentioned above John Boehner took to the microphone and uttered as follows.


 House Speaker John Boehner

"The president's health care law is hurting our economy by driving up health costs and making it harder for small businesses to hire. Today's ruling underscores the urgency of repealing this harmful law in its entirety."

 Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell

"Today's decision makes one thing clear: Congress must act to repeal this misguided law. Obamacare has not only limited choices and increased health care costs for American families, it has made it harder for American businesses to hire."

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Despite the fact 16 million healthcare enrollees have opted to enroll int he aca, despite the fact millions of pre 26 years of age derive medical benefits via their family coverage and despite the fact seniors derived pharmacy ad donut hod relief via the ACA, the GOP charges on with effort to repeal.

Today we are actually watching the destruction of a party for sake of 'message.' We are hearing what amounts to electoral threats of "full repeal" with a GOP win of their White House in 2016. GOP leaders know as well as any sane American a full repeal of the law will induce all aforementioned personal and budget horrors, they charge on.  Is there any real value in continuing to message uber wealthy oligarchs for campaign contributions?

We await a credible fact check of Boehner's claims of economic personal and corporate doom with the proliferation of ObamaCare.

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