Sunday, June 17, 2012

Ron Johnson on his defeated amendment to defund the Affordable Care Act: It was poorly constructed.

Has dumb Ron Johnson read any part of the Affordable Care Act? There's a strong indication, he hasn't. Case in point:
Democrats on the Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday beat back attempts by Republicans to use the 2013 Labor, Health and Human Services bill to defund President Obama’s healthcare reform.

Sen. Ron Johnson offered an amendment that would block healthcare reform’s Prevention and Public Health Fund from spending any money.  He argued that the funds are being used for lobbying and as a “slush fund.” That too was defeated.

Sen. Tom Harkin argued that attempts to defund the prevention fund were actually impossible through the appropriations process since the funding was already mandated by the Affordable Care Act.

Johnson admitted the amendment was poorly constructed. 
Beautiful. Any other "married into/or legacy business" millionaires want to run for senate?

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