Republicans Blow $50 Million on Repeal Obamacare Game

July 14, 2012 at 11:51 AM Leave a comment

Remember the Republican “jobs agenda?”  Me either:

Republican Speaker of the House, John Boehner (Image via ThinkProgress.org)

Health Care Law Repeal Efforts By House GOP Cost Nearly $50 Million: CBS Report

While Republicans lambast the cost of implementing health care reform, a new report shows that their efforts to repeal the law have come at a major cost to taxpayers — to the tune of nearly $50 million.

The House of Representatives again voted to repeal President Obama’s signature health care law on Wednesday, marking the 33rd time Republicans have attempted to take down the legislation. The 32 previous repeal efforts faltered at the hands of the Democrat-controlled Senate; the latest attempt is unlikely to break that pattern.

According to a report by CBS News, these efforts, widely viewed as symbolic political maneuvers, come with a high price tag.

CBS’ Nancy Cordes reported Wednesday that Republicans’ many fruitless attempts at repealing the Affordable Care Act have taken up at least 80 hours of time on the House floor since 2010, amounting to two full work weeks. As the House, according to the Congressional Research Service, costs taxpayers $24 million a week to operate, those two weeks amounted to a total cost of approximately $48 million.

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Nice to see some actual reporting/journalism going on around here.  Republicans playing to their base with $50 million of our taxes money.

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