#1 Georgia Republicans push for Obamacare by killing bill meant to stop it by Eglman 18.03.2014 18:01

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ATLANTA, March 19, 2014- Establishment Republicans joined democrats Monday in an effort to destroy a bill that would have placed a massive thorn in the President’s healthcare law from within the state of Georgia.

“That eleventh hour betrayal effectively killed the bill, but it could still be brought back to life by amendment of companion legislation,” said HB707 chief sponsor Representative Jason Spencer. “I will identify the Republican Benedict Arnolds, the King George the Third and his myrmidons who ship wrecked my path breaking, patriotic bill (HB707) to prevent the federal Leviathan from commandeering the machinery of state government or resources to enforce ill-conceived federal health insurance mandates. A patriot saves his country from his government. HB707 would have been the first occasion in a century to draw a constitutional line against state complicity in endless federal encroachments.”

The House voted 115:59 to approve Spencer’s bill two weeks ago.

Republican senators Staton, Chance, B. Miller, F. Millar, J. Murphy and Renee Unterman all voted along with Democrats to table the bill in the Senate, which effectively killed it at that moment.

Georgia, having a Republican super-majority, illustrates a prime example of Republican legislators using campaign rhetoric against Obamacare to win reelection, but refusing to actually legally stop the federal healthcare mandate when given the chance.

http://benswann.com/georgia-republicans-...ant-to-stop-it/

#2 RE: Georgia Republicans push for Obamacare by killing bill meant to stop it by algernonpj 18.03.2014 18:52

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A show of hands by those who are surprised. I have a bridge to sell you.

#3 RE: Georgia Republicans push for Obamacare by killing bill meant to stop it by Rufus T Firefly 18.03.2014 19:14

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"We have to destroy the village in order to save the village"
~US Military leaders, Vietnam, circa 1968

"We have to pass the bill in order to find out what's in the bill"
~Nancy "Stretch" Pelousi

"We have to save Zero-care in order to kill Zero-care"
~Georgia GOP

plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose

#4 RE: Georgia Republicans push for Obamacare by killing bill meant to stop it by algernonpj 19.03.2014 16:28

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Quote: Rufus T Firefly wrote in post #3
"We have to destroy the village in order to save the village"
~US Military leaders, Vietnam, circa 1968

"We have to pass the bill in order to find out what's in the bill"
~Nancy "Stretch" Pelousi

"We have to save Zero-care in order to kill Zero-care"
~Georgia GOP

plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose

#5 RE: Georgia Republicans push for Obamacare by killing bill meant to stop it by ThirstyMan 19.03.2014 17:17

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"Georgia, having a Republican super-majority, illustrates a prime example of Republican legislators using campaign rhetoric against Obamacare to win reelection, but refusing to actually legally stop the federal healthcare mandate when given the chance."

Hey LOOK! we're not the only ones who noticed this.

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