I’m told the Speaker’s office is about to announce that the House Rules Committee will meet on Thursday, and that a rule to consider the repeal of Obamacare will be brought to the House floor on Friday. The House will then vote on the repeal of Obamacare on Wednesday, January 12. In order to comply with the new transparency rules, the repeal legislation will be posted tonight, available here.John Hayward writes at Human Events:
Senate Democrats saw the Republicans pouring on canvas and loading their guns, so they decided to fire a warning shot across their bow. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and four members of his caucus produced a letter warning House Speaker John Boehner they would block any effort to repeal the legislation. This is not unexpected, but if Reid manages to keep ObamaCare’s tentacles wrapped around America’s throat until 2012, copies of that letter will start turning up in Republican campaign ads. Voters compelled to choose between keeping ObamaCare or purging Democrats from the Senate might not find that a difficult choice.If the Nevada gangster Dingy Harry Reid is able to block any repeal of Obamacare, all voters need to be reminded of is the higher premiums that greeted them in their current year open enrollment packages.
For all the talk of seniors and the so-called "donut hole," remind them how Democrats and Obama cut $500 billion from Medicare to pay for their socialist healthcare scheme, and have snuck the "death panels" back into the plan.