Alabama REP Mo Brooks introduced recently a piece of legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare. What’s absolutely epic about this guy’s initiative is the fact that his bill only contains one line.
And what’s even more ironic is that Mo Brooks, a Republican from Huntsville titled his bill “The Obamacare Repeal Act”, which is the definition of short and to the point; the bill is aimed at repealing Obama’s legacy and it was introduced on the same day the House of Representatives led by Speaker Ryan cancelled its vote on the American Health Care Act.
The one line bill reads:
Effective as of Dec. 31, 2017, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is repealed, and the provisions of law amended or repealed by such Act are restored or revived as if such Act had not been enacted,”
Mr. Brooks told his constituents that as a member of the now infamous House Freedom Caucus, he was in favor of a no-vote on Speaker Ryan’s bill. During a recent interview with Alex Marlow on SiriusXM, the Huntsville Republican referred to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan’s repeal/replacement bill as being a horrible piece of legislation.
Moreover, he described “Ryancare” as:
The largest Republican welfare program in the history of the Republican Party. If the American people want to repeal Obamacare, this is their last, best chance during the 115th Congress. At a minimum, the discharge petition will, like the sun burning away the fog, show American voters who really want to repeal Obamacare and who merely act that way during election time
The “keep it simple stupid” approach i.e. the simple solution is always the best solution, especially when it comes to demolishing bureaucratic Behemoths like Obamacare. Many people are flabbergasted by the legalese which makes laws so complicated that they’re basically in another language, so lawyers can make big money.
The general rule of thumb says that the degree of corruption in any piece of legislation is directly proportional to the number of words contained therein.
Mr. Brooks’s bill has no ambiguous language nor “three stages/phases” to hide behind. This is a litmus test for any Republican: either you’re for repealing Obamacare or you’re not.
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