46. How to Repeal Obamacare?
So we’ve talked about how laws are typically made, and how the Democrat-controlled Congress in 2010 abused that process in order to make Obamacare the “Law of the Land”. Not too many laws of this magnitude have ever been repealed. So how do we get rid of it?
The typical way to repeal this law would be for the House to vote to repeal, requiring a simple majority vote. There will likely be enough Republicans elected to the House to accomplish this, and there may even be some Democrats that will vote to repeal.
Next, we need 60 Senators to vote to repeal. Unfortunately, there is only a slim chance that enough Republicans will be elected to reach this number, since only 1/3 of the Senate seats are up for election this year. It is possible, but doubtful, that Democrat Senators will vote to repeal.
Finally, and absolutely mandatory, is the election of a Republican President, since Obama will definitely veto any attempt to repeal and there will certainly not be enough Senators to override a Presidential veto.
So what if Republicans only win 51 Senate seats?? How about using the same tactics to repeal this law that were used to pass it?? Sounds fair to me! Unfortunately, there are Republican congressmen that may not agree to do that. On the other hand, the Supreme Court decision that the Individual Mandate is a TAX, not a penalty, should allow the Reconciliation Rule to be used, which only requires 51 votes. But there are Republican leaders that claim they have to have a budget in place before they can use that rule. Really?? The Senate hasn’t approved a budget for over 3 years! There was no budget when the Democrats used that rule to pass Obamacare! What gives??
This is where We the People come in! If we put Republicans in office to repeal Obamacare, it is their duty to represent their constituents and do their job!! How dare they balk at repairing the injustice the Democrats have done to our legislative system? We need to remind them that they work for us! And we will need to keep reminding them when it comes to ideas for real reform! It’s time to put We the People back into the legislative process!!
(Note: This commentary is by Dr. Jill Vecchio.)