The Senate is already rolling back President Barack Obama’s legacy.
It passed the continuing resolution, S. Con.Res. 3, that tears away the fees, taxes and subsidies from the 201o Patient Protection and Affordable Cart Act, Obamacare, shortly after 1:25 Thursday morning, 51-to-48.
All Republicans, except for Sen. Rand Paul (R.-KY), voted for the resolution. Paul criticized the budget resolution for not addressing the federal debt and for not having a companion replacement bill. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D.-CA), who is recovering from a scheduled medical procedure was absent from the chamber.
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I can only think this is a good thing, even though there may be some short-term pain. Assuming the Congress gets replacement legislation in place quickly.
The libertarian/Constitutionalist in me wants to point out that the U.S. Constitution provides not one shred of authority for the Federal government to create, mandate, or sell health insurance. The best thing they could do is to mandate a level playing field for private insurers - and that would be to remove any boundaries to selling across state lines.
But no one asked me. No worries, though: I volunteered to provide my opinion here. :)