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OBAMACARE: House GOP needs a civics lesson

Letter by Bruce B. Hoeft, Tacoma on Oct. 2, 2013 at 12:52 pm with No Comments »
October 2, 2013 12:52 pm

In middle school, I learned that when a bill passes the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate, and is signed by the president, it becomes law. The legality of the law under the Constitution can be challenged, but if the Supreme Court votes to support that law, then that’s it.

Obamacare was passed by Congress, signed by the president and affirmed by the Supreme Court. If Republicans don’t like the law, then they can overturn it by creating a “no health care” bill and going through the same process. Instead, they refuse to fund the entire U.S. government unless Democrats agree to dismantle an existing law that the Republicans don’t have the support to overturn through constitutional means.

They lost the game in the bottom of the ninth, but they’re going to pull up the bases and break all the bats unless they get three more outs. That’s not how it works.

Were House Republicans paying attention in middle school? Oh. Maybe they haven’t reached it yet. Well, that would explain the tantrums.

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