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Keeping the Pledge: A Look at House Efforts to Repeal & Defund ObamaCare
Posted by Press Office on January 31, 2012 | comments
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Tomorrow the House will vote to repeal the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) Act, an unsustainable entitlement program whose phony “savings” were used by Democrats to mask the true cost of the president’s job-crushing health care bill before it was rushed into law.

Repealing the CLASS Act is only the latest in a series of legislative efforts designed to repeal and defund ObamaCare, a law that is making it harder for small businesses to hire new workers and provide insurance to their employees. Here’s a quick look at some of what the House Republican majority has done to repeal, defund, and take apart the unpopular health care law piece by piece, “step by step:

  • DEFUNDING THE LAW: The House passed a jobs-focused budget (H.Con.Res. 34) that fully repealed and defunded the government takeover of health care. And several amendments to H.R. 1 would prohibit funding from being used to implement or enforce provisions of the law.

Now the House will vote to repeal the CLASS Act, whose phantom “savings” were “crucial to garnering support for passage of the health care law,” according to a bicameral Congressional investigation. Policy analyst Grace Marie-Turner cites the Democratic chairman of the Senate Budget Committee who called CLASS “a Ponzi scheme of the first order, the kind of thing Bernie Madoff would be proud of.” Even the administration admits CLASS is “totally unsustainable” – now that ObamaCare is law, of course.

Click here to read H.R. 1173, the CLASS Act repeal bill, and learn more about the GOP jobs plan at jobs.GOP.gov.

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