As House Republicans consider dropping yet more of their Obamacare repeal efforts, Sen. Cruz wasn't the only one to remind us of the pledge to repeal Obamacare using reconciliation. Levin reflected on a specific conversation he had over three years ago on his program with the Boehner-endorsed replacement for Speaker, Paul Ryan, on exactly this topic that neither Ryan nor the GOP leadership want to utter these days...It's not complicated: We promised the voters full repeal of #Obamacare on reconciliation. We should do exactly that. https://t.co/wcdyix4Ohy— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) October 21, 2015
TRS: Paul Ryan was on with Mark Levin to discuss how Obamacare would be repealed, and the budgetary process called reconciliation is the game plan. The nice thing about reconciliation is that it cannot be filibustered, but the down side is it only applies to legislation that has a fiscal impact. That’s why Ryan says that we can definitely repeal 85% of Obamacare because that percentage can easily be done via reconciliation. The remaining regulatory portion of Obamacare may still be included in the budget but that will be debated at the time. Even if it can’t be included Ryan says it would just be meaningless statute after the repeal of the rest of it.Catch all that? Reconciliation...repeal 85% of Obamacare...oh, and if they win the Senate!
But, he says, we must win the Senate or else we don’t stand a chance of repealing it with Harry Reid running the show.
And now, they won, but not a damn word about it. There's no plan from Ryan, save for a little lip service over the summer, or the rest of the GOP leadership for that matter to pursue reconciliation. On the contrary, they've practically abandoned this legitimate strategy (among many others) and have settled in, just as Levin also warned, to accepting this lawless takeover of healthcare. So in affect, this so-called 'game plan' was another DAMN LIE. Ryan's principles have continued to slip just as Boehner's over the years. And now Ryan wants to be the reluctant new Speaker?
As the Freedom Caucus now considers backing Paul Ryan for the Speakership, the Tea Party Patriots have a poignant message for them: CHOOSE WISELY!
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ADDENDUM: Levin also had a stern warning for the Freedom Caucus...
CR: Mark Levin had a warning for the House Freedom Caucus last night. After stories started breaking that the Freedom Caucus was leaning towards supporting Paul Ryan for Speaker, Levin had a short and simple warning for conservatives. Paul Ryan is not a conservative, even though he is a nice guy. Don’t be fooled, don’t vote for Ryan.
UPDATE: Via Mark's show on the following Monday...
If you can repeal 85% of Obamacare, why would you vote for a continuing budget bill that prevents repeal? That’s exactly what Paul Ryan did, which is why there’s no wonder why Conservatives in the House and Senate question Ryan and his record.Levin reads Americans for Limited Government senior editor Robert Romano's piece, "Repeal Obamacare via reconciliation, Speaker Ryan"
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