12 July 2012

the shitshow on the hill

does anyone else remember john boehner crying about how his house of representatives was going to focus on getting america back to work?  "jobs, jobs, jobs, it's all we should be focusing on. not this frivolous nonsense our democratic colleagues have been working on the past two years".  (i paraphrase).  what a bunch of bullshit.

how many times has boner's precious house voted to repeal the affordable care act?  let's see...33.  33 fucking times, when they damn well know that bill will get nowhere.  even if it were to miraculously get through the senate, there's no way in hades president obama is _EVER_ going to sign away his signature piece of legislation, legislation that has been appropriately passed and whose legality has been confirmed by a conservative supreme court.

we can argue about the merits of the bill till the cows come home (i, personally, am in favor of something far more liberal but would've happily settled for the public option i didn't get for the sake of lame compromise), but the law is here and it's here to stay.  the mandate, whether a tax or not, is the only way the very popular provisions (pre-existing conditions coverage, parental coverage till 26, subsidies for lower-income families, insurance exchanges, etc.) can exist.  the mandate--i might remind y'all--was a republican idea, one that embraces its "personal responsibility" mantra, so i don't understand why in the eff it's all of a sudden a shining example of the socialist government take-over (oh wait, yes i do, it's because president obama signed it into law).

my point of all of this being...that the republican-controlled house of representatives seems to care more about wasting taxpayer time and money on frivolous and vindictive actions than on getting america back to work.  i hope this great effort results in all of their asses being kicked the fuck to the curb this november.


p.s. i created one job this month...which is one more than mitt romney.  yay me.

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