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January 13, 2011

House GOP: Health Care Repeal Vote Is Still On

The repeal vote was scheduled for earlier this week but was postponed in order for the House to pass a resolution on the shootings in Arizona (they were against it, even Ron Paul who normally votes no or skips these kinds of ceremonial votes played along).

Now it's time to get back to work.

A Cantor spokeswoman confirmed the vote Thursday afternoon.

“As the White House noted, it is important for Congress to get back to work, and to that end we will resume thoughtful consideration of the healthcare bill next week,” said Cantor spokeswoman Laena Fallon. “Americans have legitimate concerns about the cost of the new healthcare law and its effect on the ability to grow jobs in our country. It is our expectation that the debate will continue to focus on those substantive policy differences surrounding the new law.”

Naturally there's the whole "How can the GOP do this now?" thing out there and it will only get worse during the debate and after the vote.

Personally, I think they should have done it this week.

If the House wanted to take a few hours to say nice thing about their friend and colleague, fine. That's certainly understandable and appropriate. But the idea that all serious business gets put off indefinitely gives a nut like Loafnerd far too much credit and power.

I think a more appropriate tribute to the wounded Giffords would have been to continue on with the work at hand as soon as possible. It would have demonstrated that the Congress and the country is stronger than any one person and that neither will not be held hostage by the acts of a mentally defective and violent man.

Did the Ninth Circuit shut down because of the death of Judge Roll? No. The court house in Tuscon will be closed for a few hours tomorrow to allow people to attend the Judge's funeral but otherwise, the business of justice goes on.

Thankfully, there's no similar need for members of Congress to attend a funeral for one of their own.

Next week it's back to business and for all the nice talk about improving the discourse (which is all it is for liberals...talk), debate will be heated, lines will be drawn and votes will be taken. Just as it should be in a representative republic.

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