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House Roll Call: 14     Vote Date: Jan 19th, 2011

Issue:  H.R. 2. Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act.

Result: Passed in House: 245 – 189, 1 not voting.

Bill Summary:  Repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (commonly known as Obamacare, effective as of its enactment. Restores provisions of law amended by such Act. Repeals the health care provisions of the Health Care and Education and Reconciliation Act of 2010, effective as of the Act’s enactment. Restores provisions of law amended by the Act’s health care provisions.

Analysis:  Would repeal the major 2010 federal power grab, commonly known as Obamacare. Obamacare was designed to expand oppressive federal mandates, in stages over several years, to make public resistance more difficult.

Unfortunately, this Republican repeal bill was essentially Republican posturing, as the measure had no future in the Democratic-controlled Senate. However, we give credit to those House Democrats who put principle over party to vote for repeal.

We have assigned (good vote) to the Ayes and (bad vote) to the Noes. (P = voted present; ? = not voting; blank = not listed on roll call.)

Although both Republican and Democratic administrations have promoted steps toward the complete nationalization of health care, Americans need to understand the history of this movement.   It originated in this country with the Socialist Party of America as far back as the early 1900s. And, as is generally the case with socialist schemes, they are promoted under the guise of humanitarianism in order to deceive the majority.

Universal access to low-cost health care may sound like manna from heaven to many. But the offering comes at the price of the real agenda of the socialists, both open and those masquerading as Democrats and Republicans. The real agenda is to enable government to transform its proper role as servant into the role of master. The strategy is to enable government to become the gatekeeper for basic necessities, such as health care, housing, energy, jobs, and food.