Dem Rep Debbie Wasserman Schultz said people shouldn’t use the term “Obamacare.”
So with that in mind, I’m pleased to report that we’re one step closer to not having to use the word, because the House voted earlier to defund Obamacare:
The House voted to defund President Obama’s health care overhaul on Friday during a sustained burst of floor activity on a temporary spending bill.
The House passed the health care measure, 239-187, as an amendment to a bill that would keep the government lights on through the end of the fiscal year but also impose deep cuts on domestic programs.
I don’t think it’s asking too much to not pay for something a federal judge has ruled unconstitutional at least until the appeals process has played out.
The House also voted to stop giving taxpayer money to Planned Parenthood.
Cecile Richards has an interesting view of “American values”:
“This afternoon’s vote is a victory for taxpayers and a victory for life,” Pence said in a statement. “By banning federal funding to Planned Parenthood, Congress has taken a stand for millions of Americans who believe their tax dollars should not be used to subsidize the largest abortion provider in America.”
But Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood, denounced the proposal as an “extreme and dangerous piece of legislation.”
“The outcome of this vote is not a surprise, but it is radically out of step with mainstream American values and it is out of line with the issues voters want Congress to focus on,” she said.
Cutting spending is an issue many voters want Congress to focus on. I’m not thrilled with the government using my money to kill babies either. Everybody send poor Cecile a case of Ramen noodles to ease the pain.
What kind of sick clique are you hanging around where killing the unborn is a “mainstream American value”?
Anyway, Michelle M’s going to post the roll-call vote(s) when they’re available.
There are a couple more votes going on today that I’ll catch up on later — including a funding bill for PBS. With any luck, Arthur will be on suicide watch this weekend.