Thursday, March 31, 2011

Eliminating Obamacare Slush Funds - Now We're Talking

From Human Events:
Republicans are testing the waters through a series of votes Thursday in the subcommittee on five pieces of legislation that would defund the law and limit power by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to access a $17.5 billion slush fund. Now we're talking.
The discovery of these slush funds has been little reported upon or noted, even in conservative outlets, with some exceptions. It forms one of the biggest impediments to rolling back Obamacare in the current fiscal year. That the Republicans in the House of Representatives are taking aim at this abomination only increases my admiration for His Tanned Magnificence. Keep up the good work. Man-crush? Oh-yeah.

Meanwhile, Henry Waxman apparently didn't get the memo from the 2010 elections that blaming Bush is not a winning strategy:
“The deficit crisis we find ourselves in is a man-made crisis,” said Rep. Henry Waxman, (D.-Calif.). “In fact, it is a Republican-made crisis." Republicans countered that ObamaCare will cost 800,000 jobs, and that 2.4 million Americans are officially excused from participating in the plan, including the Service Employees International Union, because they say they can’t afford it.

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