Earlier this week the U.S. Senate once again voted to reject the will of the American people by blocking legislation to repeal part of ObamaCare. Sen. Mike Johanns (R-NE) had authored an amendment to repeal a costly reporting requirement for small businesses found in the new health care law, but 35 Senators - all Democrats - dug in their heels and blocked the amendment, deliberately refusing to make their priorities the same as the American people's.
Because it was brought to the floor under a suspension of the rules, the amendment needed at least 67 votes (two-thirds of the Senate) to pass. The measure received bipartisan support from 61 Senators, which means it could easily pass if the Senate considers it again - perhaps next year - as a stand-alone bill.
ObamaCare threatens to hamstring economic recovery by imposing enormous new costs on American taxpayers, costs that even the Obama administration has admitted could lead to employees losing their coverage.
According to a chart compiled by the Center for Health Transformation, ObamaCare already threatens to increase costs for American businesses by more than $4 billion, and the 159 new agencies, offices, and commissions that ObamaCare creates will add even more uncertainty to an already weak economy.
It's stunning that 35 Democrats would ignore this mounting evidence against their health care overhaul - which they promised would reduce costs - but that's exactly what they did on Monday by voting to keep this destructive law intact.
That vote shows just how big of a hill we have to climb, and that's why we're continuing to build a grassroots movement to repeal and replace ObamaCare.
Thanks for all you continue to do.
Chief Operating Officer
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