Boehner vows to repeal Obamacare

WASHINGTON (Reuters)—Representative John Boehner, expected to be named the next speaker of the House of Representatives, vowed on Wednesday to repeal health care reforms pushed into law by the Obama administration.

“I believe that the healthcare bill that was enacted by the current Congress will kill jobs in America, ruin the best healthcare system in the world, and bankrupt our country,” Boehner, an Ohio Republican, told a news conference. “That means we have to do everything we can to try to repeal this bill and replace it with common sense reforms to bring down the cost of health care.”

While I’m heartened by Boehner’s statement, he could and should have put it more strongly. He should have said, not that “we have to do everything we can to try to repeal this bill,” a comment with too much hedging and qualifying language, but, “We are committed as a party to repealing this totally unacceptable bill and we will not give up until we have done so.”

Posted by Lawrence Auster at November 04, 2010 04:41 PM | Send

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