November 11, 2014

How the GOP Senate can (and probably should) nix ObumbleCare

Via Forbes:

It goes like this. Senate Republicans would bring a reconciliation bill to the Senate floor. They would offer a one-line amendment: “The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 is hereby repealed.” Democrats would raise a point of order against the amendment, most likely under the “Byrd rule.” There is some disagreement about whether the parliamentarian would uphold that point of order, but rather than get into the details, I will assume she does. The amendment would be dead unless Republicans could muster 60 votes to overrule the parliamentarian (technically, the presiding officer, Joe Biden), which they cannot do.

However: all Senate rules are adopted and can be amended by a simple 51-vote majority. Outgoing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and his caucus reminded the nation of this fact when they “nuked” the filibuster for most judicial nominations.

Immediately after the parliamentarian rules the ObamaCare-repeal amendment out of order, therefore, Senate Republicans would give the required notice that they plan to change the Senate rules such that no budget-reconciliation point of order shall lie against any legislative provision repealing part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 . The next day, Senate Republicans would enact that rules change, and pass a bill repealing ObamaCare.

Just play the game they invented, is all.

Posted by Hube at November 11, 2014 11:41 AM | TrackBack

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Wow you cant make this crap up:

Marz retweets this crap...

Posted by: NA at November 12, 2014 01:18 PM

Thanks, NA. I just tweeted a reply. :-)

Posted by: Hube at November 12, 2014 06:58 PM

I read them, notice he had no response that supported his facts...big shock.

Posted by: NA at November 13, 2014 01:17 PM

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