Boehner Confirms That Obamacare Vote Is Just For Show
House Speaker John Boehner seemed to confirm today that the upcoming House vote to yet again repeal the Affordable Care Act isn’t really substantive:
House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday that next week’s vote to repeal the health reform law is being held to provide new lawmakers a chance to vote on it.
“We’ve got 70 new members who have not had an opportunity to vote on the president’s health care law,” Boehner said. “Frankly they’ve been asking for an opportunity to vote on it.”
When asked if he wants to hold yet another vote on the law — after more than 30 have been held since the law passed — Boehner said, “Obamacare is going to drive up the cost of health care, it is going to drive up the cost of health insurance and make it harder for small businesses to hire workers. … I believe that at the core of who I am. I’m going to do everything I can to make sure we don’t wreck the best health care delivery system the world has ever known.”
Well, at least it’s not like they’re wasting legislative time on a completely pointless task. Oh, wait.