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GOP-controlled House votes to repeal health law

By Associated Press


WASHINGTON >> The Republican-led House has voted to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law. But the election-year move stands no chance in the Democratic-controlled Senate.

The vote Wednesday was 244-185. By the Republican count, it was the 33rd time in 18 months that the tea party-infused GOP majority has tried to scrap, defund or scale back the law since grabbing the majority.

The vote came two weeks after the Supreme Court ruled that the law — Obama's signature domestic achievement — was constitutional.

Republicans criticized the law as a job-killing threat to the economic recovery. Democrats said repeal would eliminate consumer protections that already have improved the lives of millions.

Polls show public reaction to the law has been consistently negative. Republicans say voters in November will have the final say.

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Changalang wrote:
Politics. This will never be heard in this Senate or lame duck.
on July 11,2012 | 07:09AM
1local wrote:
Democrats and Obama are responsible for the Health care Tax on the American people - according to the Supreme Court ruling. Thanks go to inouye, akaka, hirono, hanabusa. taxation with representation...
on July 11,2012 | 07:23AM
Changalang wrote:
The law was affirmed by SCOTUS. It is the law of the land. This is red meat only to fire up the half of the country that does not like Obamacare. My statement is pure fact This vote has no impact on the implementation or course of the ACA. I have read the whole thing. By 2014 it is interwoven so deeply into the system that repealing it and yanking it out would cause system failure. It is intended as such and executes its mission expertly. You guys will love what comes out of MEDCAP, affectionately known as a death panel.The polling has gone to Obama's favor after the SCOTUS resolution. GOP is so old and tired that can't even see the ball, much less keep an eye on it. Zero traction. LOL.
on July 11,2012 | 07:41AM
Dragonman wrote:
Opps, sorry I misread your post 1local, my apologies.
on July 11,2012 | 07:51AM
LanaUlulani wrote:

Actually Florida the Land of the Seminoles is NOT implementing ObamaCare ObamaTax like the rest of the idiots who want money in the form of taxes to go to the U.S. government instead of to the keiki and mo'opuna. Florida rocks ! Land of the Seminoles ! The Unconquered People !

on July 11,2012 | 08:58AM
Fred01 wrote:
Have you been to Florida? Calling the Seminoles unconquered is plain silly.
on July 11,2012 | 10:23AM
Changalang wrote:
Yup, just ask the guy on the 20 dollar bill. LOL.
on July 11,2012 | 11:13AM
Dragonman wrote:
Taxation with out representation ? We are represented in congress. When the colonies declared their independence they had NO SAY in how and when they were taxed. Call or E-mail your representatives and let your voice be heard, but you should not spout off about taxation without representation when you do no know what you are talking about.
on July 11,2012 | 07:48AM
Taisho808 wrote:
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on July 11,2012 | 07:24AM
Fred01 wrote:
Actually, the Democrats are donkeys. The GOP is a bunch of elephant Dumbos.
on July 11,2012 | 10:24AM
control wrote:
Convienent that the ultra conservative Heritage Foundation and later, Romney, himself proposed many of the same health care initiatives. But now, because they were put forth by a democrat, it's now socialism, communism, and an evil tax. Can anyone say 'flip flop'?
on July 11,2012 | 07:41AM
kainalu wrote:
... and it also stops over 30-million Americans from qualifying for health insurance, to include - women - dependent children age 26 or younger - baby boomers that are counting on Medicare to subsidize their prescription medicine costs. It impacts those of us that currently contribute to the system by purchasing our own insurance or subscribing to one through an employer. Lets explore the detrimental impact of the GOPs advocation too.
on July 11,2012 | 07:54AM
LanaUlulani wrote:

Thank you ! But those who voted to pass ObamaCare ObamaTax should not have voted for it in the first place !

Now we the people face penalties and a TAX estimated to be as follows PER PERSON in a FAMILY:

Less than $9,500 = Mandated to buy health insurance

$9,500 to $37,000 income = Mandated to buy health insurance pay $695 per PERSON to the IRS

$37,000 to $50,000 income = Mandated to buy health insurance pay $750 per PERSON to the IRS

$50,000 income = Mandated to buy health insurance pay $1,000 per PERSON to the IRS

$75,000 income = Mandated to buy health insurance pay $1,600 per PERSON to the IRS

$100,000 income = Mandated to buy health insurance pay $2,250 per PERSON to the IRS

$125,000 income = Mandated to buy health insurance pay $2,900 per PERSON to the IRS

$150,000 income = Mandated to buy health insurance pay $3,500 per PERSON to the IRS

$175,000 income = Mandated to buy health insurance pay $4,100 per PERSON to the IRS

$200,000 income = Mandated to buy health insurance pay $4,700 per PERSON to the IRS

For HAWAIIANS who are on the lowest rung of the socio-economic ladder especially... this MONEY in the form of TAXES should NOT go to the U.S. government. IT SHOULD GO DIRECTLY TO THE KEIKI AND MO'OPUNA INSTEAD. Aue !

on July 11,2012 | 08:55AM
kainalu wrote:
Bold doesn't make your point any more than it does, dude. I bet it even makes some skip right over - nobody likes to be yelled at. fyi
on July 11,2012 | 09:30AM
LanaUlulani wrote:

Thank you for your response but it is not being considered. Mahalo.

on July 11,2012 | 11:00AM
Fred01 wrote:
Hawaiians are not the only people in this Country or on these islands. Get over yourself already.
on July 11,2012 | 10:26AM
LanaUlulani wrote:

Thank you for your response. Obviously you have a reading comprehension problem. In the BEGINNING of my post... I typed the word "FAMILY" which includes ALL families. Read it and review then you can respond. Mahalo.

on July 11,2012 | 11:01AM
Fred01 wrote:
The TEAPARTY is such a bunch of stupid cowards.
on July 11,2012 | 10:22AM
LanaUlulani wrote:

Actually the TEA Party is exercising their RIGHT to freedom of expression without government intervention. They have THAT RIGHT. Kudos to them for that.

In addition they do not want our money in the form of TAXES to go to the U.S. government and instead want our money to be used DIRECTLY for our keiki/children and mo'opuna/grandchildren instead which is awesome ! They are awesome ! Mahalo !

on July 11,2012 | 11:03AM
Changalang wrote:
The TEA Party is already extinct.
on July 11,2012 | 11:14AM
Denominator wrote:
As opposed to you?
on July 11,2012 | 01:01PM
Denominator wrote:
Thank you GOP. You gotta start somewhere. Keep the country focused on getting rid of this abomination and the guy that goes with it!
on July 11,2012 | 01:05PM
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