Sen. Ted Cruz, sworn in today, confirms his first bill will be an Obamacare repeal. Called bill's chances "bleak."
— Aman Batheja (@amanbatheja) January 3, 2013
Important point here is he can use this unimportant info as something he tried to do for the people in order to get re-elected down the road.Pretty typical behavior of politicians.
I'll be calling my parents later to thank them for not giving me a name that includes the words "a man bath." Makes me wonder what my name says/means in other countries...
What's typical about a politician following through with a campaign promise. Empty gesture or not, it's what he promised in his campaign so mock it if you must, but a lot of people that voted for him were expecting this, and honoring the wishes of your constituency.... do you vote for the guy that does that opposite of what you want him to do?
Ted's a smaller choad than Rick Perry, but he's still a choad.
Well Ted that is a good start even if it can't pass..
It tells me which side Cruz is on. The correct side. Yes, I'll vote for him.
Hells bells health insurance is so perfect without all that reform crap that it is wonder that anyone ever thought we would need health care reform. Only 25% of every person in Texas has no health insurance coverage. Who wants to change that?
Introducing legislation that has no chance of passing - Typical Texas Republican waste. They are no better than the D's.
And 4:57 how is Obamacare going to fix that? Healthcare is definitely in need of an overhaul, but in typical Washington style we did it in the most useless, wasteful, dictatorial, Constitution be damned way. Let me know how well it works out for the masses.
If it weren't for greedy people not covering people who need it, we would not have Obamacare. This was an ass whipping for everyone, because of a few. Kind of like in school when the whole class got in trouble for a few troublemakers. It's just the American way.
My spouse has cancer. Our insurance company was bought by the Blackstone group several years back (pre-Obama. Once the private equity vampires took over, premiums went up, reimbursements went down and customer service began to really stink.As an economist, I would tell you that healthcare is an extremely inefficient market, one that allows for all kinds of manipulation and gaming. The Blackstone group obviously thought so too.Republicans tell us that we need more efficient markets, and that would be good if they only really meant what they said, but they never actually do that, they just leave the status quo alone, which sucks.The only way we are going to past the corruption, hi-jinks, price gouging and bullshit so prevalent in our healthcare industry is to standardize prices nationwide. No death panels are required, just standardize the price that can be charged. No "cash" price versus "insurance price". That would shake the snakes out of the system.
The healthcare system isn't broken (until you need healthcare).
The House has voted to repeal it three dozen times. Expecting a different result on #34 (which Bachmann tried right off the bat.)Maybe Cruz will have better luck with the Senate......otherwise, I'm going to say it's not the tie for symbolic gestures. There's a reason that pedophilia has a higher approval rating than the federal legislature.
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