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Avik Roy explains that repealing Obamacare via the reconciliation process wouldn’t be difficult for a Republican president with Republican majorities in both houses of Congress. All that would be needed would be a repeal bill that strategically left in some of the spending cuts contained in Obamacare in order to make the overall repeal measure deficit-neutral.
What that means is that Republicans would only need 50 votes in the Senate to repeal Obamacare, instead of the usual 60 required to overcome a filibuster. That is to say that repeal is a likelihood if Republicans are able to capture the Senate along with the presidency in 2012. As Roy notes, even Mitt Romney, who is otherwise the biggest question mark on health care in the Republican primary, has committed to repealing Obamacare using reconciliation.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online