Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 1 Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on Reddit Tell A Friend Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites
OpEdNews Op Eds

The Nincompoop Caucus Sets a Record

By       Message Jim Hightower     Permalink    (# of views)   2 comments

Related Topic(s): ; , Add Tags
Add to My Group(s)

Must Read 1   Valuable 1  
View Ratings | Rate It Headlined to H3 3/4/15

Author 8272
Become a Fan
  (41 fans)
- Advertisement -

Reprinted from

The GOP-led House of Representatives has already achieved a historic legislative record.

A record in futility, that is. And absurdity.

In February, for the 56th time, they focused the entire array of brain cells in their 245-member caucus on an effort that would directly harm millions of Americans -- namely the repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

- Advertisement -

Yes, the Nincompoop Caucus has now wasted Congress' time and credibility by voting not once, not 10 or 20 times, but 56 times to take away even the minimal level of health coverage for previously uninsured people.

From Obamacare on the steps of the Supreme Court
Obamacare on the steps of the Supreme Court
(Image by will1ill)
  Permission   Details   DMCA

- Advertisement -

But wait" it's possible that I misstated that number.

It seems that House Speaker John Boehner's team has lost track of how deeply they've disappeared into the woods of right-wing fantasyland. Some counts put the number of wild potshots lawmakers have taken at the program as high as 67.

Meanwhile, the so-called "Obamacare" program that the Boehner Bunch is working so feverishly to kill turns out to be working better than anyone -- even its proponents, who once included Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich -- thought it would.

And, to the tooth-grinding dismay of the kill-Obamacare crowd, Americans like it.

Naysaying Congress critters scoffed from the start that no one would buy into the program. But on the deadline day for this year's sign-up -- which came only two weeks after the House's 67th vote for repeal -- a record number of people joined.

That means nearly 11.5 million Americans who had no coverage before the Affordable Care Act now do.

- Advertisement -

Did I mention that the lawmakers trying so furiously to eliminate coverage for those people enjoy government-paid coverage for themselves?


- Advertisement -

Must Read 1   Valuable 1  
View Ratings | Rate It

Jim Hightower is an American populist, spreading his message of democratic hope via national radio commentaries, columns, books, his award-winning monthly newsletter (The Hightower Lowdown) and barnstorming tours all across America.

Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon Share Author on Social Media   Go To Commenting

The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Related Topic(s): ; , Add Tags

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is not about free trade. It's a corporate coup d'etat -- against us!

The Post Office is not broke -- and it hasn't taken any of our tax money since 1971

The plutocrats who bankrolled the GOP primaries -- and what they want in return

Citizens United Against Citizens United: A Grassroots Campaign to Restore Democracy

The Audacity of Greed

The Trans-Pacific Trade Scam