U.S. House Plan Overturning ObamaCare Halfway There

Editor’s Note – Rep. Steve King (IA) has been calling for 100% repeal of ObamaCare from the beginning.  He is now beginning to get support from the GOP House leadership, however, without the people of this country behind this effort, it is still a very long shot.

Many are already seeing the devastating effects of ObamaCare, just ask any physician.  Or, any elderly patient trying to get care.

The Democrats are actually planning on using ObamaCare as a positive on the campaign trail this fall, believing that people are beginning to warm up to this disastrous legislation.  Polls are showing that it’s not as much of a hot button issue with some, which is exactly what the Progressive Caucus of the Democrat Party has been banking on from the very beginning.  America?

U.S. House Plan Overturning Obamacare Halfway There

If 109 more signatures gathered, even Pelosi couldn’t halt new vote

By Bob Unruh

A measure in the U.S. House of Representatives that would force the chamber into a new vote on Obamacare, even if House Speaker Nancy Pelosi doesn’t want it, is halfway toward its needed support.

The Plan is a discharge petition pushed by Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa.

Its target is the $940 billion, or more, bill adopted by the Democrat-controlled Congress in March. King’s measure has 109 signatures, exactly half of the 218 needed for it to move forward without hindrance.

House Minority Leader John Boehner and Minority Whip Eric Cantor, who have joined the campaign, released a statement encouraging the effort.

“Republicans are the proponents of limited government, personal responsibility, and constitutional liberties, principles which ‘Obamacare’ violates,” said King. “Recognizing this fact, every House Republican voted against ‘Obamacare’ just three months ago. Now that our repeal effort has been endorsed by House GOP leadership, House Republicans should stand by their votes by signing onto discharge petition No. 11.”

He said, “The American people did not want ‘Obamacare’ passed, and they have consistently called for their representatives to show that they stand with them by repealing the legislation. Our discharge petition provides an avenue for repeal that even Speaker Pelosi cannot block. Republicans recognize that a clean, 100 percent repeal bill is the best strategy for uprooting ‘Obamacare’ lock, stock and barrel, and will continue to show their commitment to ‘Obamacare’s’ repeal by quickly signing our discharge petition.”

Congressional officials said Pelosi, an adamant advocate for government-controlled health care, never would allow a vote on a plan to overturn Obamacare. But through the discharge petition process in the House, if a majority of members sign on, she cannot stop it.

The fact that support is required from 218 members also means any plan thus endorsed likely would pass the 435-member House.

The issue is expected to play a role in the elections, with voters, especially supporters of tea party principles, calling on their representatives to stand up against what a multitude of lawsuits already are describing as an unconstitutional power grab by Democrats.

Advocates say constituents need to call their representatives to tell them to get on board right away so that the petition is positioned to move forward whether or not the GOP becomes the majority in the House after the 2010 fall elections.

Florida Legislators Signing Already:

Rep. Connie Mack
Rep. Bill Posey
Rep. C.W. Bill Young
Rep. Gus M. Bilirakis
Rep. Jeff Miller
Rep. Thomas J. Rooney

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