Before the ObamaCare disaster becomes official in 2014, there will probably be many more Dems jumping on the repeal bandwagon.
Mississippi Rep. Gene Taylor has become the first Democratic co-sponsor of a Republican effort to repeal the health care law, joining 172 GOPers to call for a vote to end the legislation.
Taylor, an 11-term lawmaker known as a Blue Dog for his fiscal moderation, issued a statement Thursday saying that he is joining the “discharge petition” proposed by Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, signed into law on March 23.
“I didn’t vote for it, people don’t want it, and the taxpayers cannot afford it,” Taylor said in a statement issued on his website.
He told Fox News that he’d rather see Congress deny health insurance firms their antitrust law exemption — something lawmakers have tried to do.
“I want to see competition in insurance,” Taylor said.
If 218 lawmakers sign a discharge petition, it forces a bill to be brought to the House floor for a vote, although the majority leadership has maneuvers to avoid a vote.
Most Americans saw ObamaCare for the rancid socialist crap that it was. Anyone who actually read the bill could easily see the tax increases, penalities, and rationing aspects. We raised hell the whole time Pelosi and her merry band of thugs shoved it through Congress against the will of the American people.
Now that ObamaCare supporters have had the time to read the monstrosity they passed and can see for themselves the preemptive effects it’s having on the healthcare system, they’re in a state of panic.
ObamaCare needs to be repealed and replaced as fast as it got rammed through Congress.