LIARS! GOP Committee Says HELL NO To Defunding Obamacare
Immediately after the 2014 elections, an op-ed appeared in the Wall Street Journal from House and Senate leaders John Boehner (R-OH) and Mitch McConnell (R-KY). In it, they pledged to get the country back on track, which included “renewing our commitment to repeal ObamaCare, which is hurting the job market along with Americans’ health care.”
Obamacare repeal was a campaign promise for nearly every Republican—you’ll recall that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell campaigned on repealing the law “root and branch”—and one of the most decisive issues that propelled Republicans to retake the Senate from Democrats. Yet, the unimaginable happened: Republicans never repealed Obamacare. In fact, they hardly even tried.
Today, with little fanfare, McConnell’s Senate appropriators will advance a bill to fund the law they promised to repeal. The start of that process began this morning when the Senate’s Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor and Health passed a spending bill that provided full funding for Obamacare.