My favorite congressman Representative Steven King of Iowa, whom I would love to see make a run for president, has brought to the house a discharge petition for Obama care. Please read this thoroughly and click on the links.
Congressman King's petition is great beginning to ObamaCare's repeal
Months after the worst piece of legislation in American history -- and the most costly piece of legislation estimated to cost upwards of $2.5 trillion -- was passed, the massive effort to repeal Obamacare is growing. Polls show that this highly unpopular piece of socialism is still opposed by the American people as much as it was during the year-long debate and votes in the Democrat-controlled Congress.
A solid majority of Americans want Obamacare repealed. Even the selfish corporations, which gave the final impetus to passing Obamacare by supporting it, are now realizing what a terrible pact with the devil they made to cut out special exemptions for themselves. They are dropping health care plans, increasing health care costs to their employees, and writing off huge expenses due to the imposition of Obamacare on their companies, etc.
Now one of the most activist and courageous members of the United States Congress, Iowa Republican Congressman Steve King, has stepped forward to begin the arduous task of repealing Obamacare.
What Congressman Steve King has done is to introduce a discharge petition, which is a very public way of knowing which member of the House of Representatives who talks about repeal of Obamacare -- and there are a lot of moderate Democrats who say they want to repeal Obamacare to the voters in their congressional districts -- will actually vote for repeal of Obamacare. This will get them on record before the November election.
Indeed, with the new rules regarding the discharge petition procedure which a previous Republican-controlled Congress installed, American citizens can check this link to the Clerk of the House's website each and every day to see if their Congressman has signed the discharge petition: http://clerk.house.gov/111/lrc/pd/petitions/Dis11.htm
Once 218 members of the House of Representatives sign the discharge petition, Speaker Nancy Pelosi must bring the legislation to repeal Obamacare up for a vote on the floor of the House of Representatives.
Already, all the members of the House Republican leadership -- including next year's probable new Speaker of the House, Congressman John Boehner, the House Republican Leader -- have signed on to Congressman King's discharge petition. Undoubtedly, most, if not all, of the 177 Republicans will be signing the discharge petition. Their constituents, of course, may check each day by clicking on the link to see if their Republican congressman has signed the discharge petition.
If all House Republicans sign Congressman King's discharge petition beginning the process of abolishing the abominable Obamacare legislation, 41 Democrats in the House will also need to sign the discharge petition. Americans need to put pressure on Democrat Congressmen, especially in districts which President George W. Bush and Senator John McCain won (and there are over 60 of those congressional districts which Democrats now control) to sign Congressman King's discharge petition.
Americans need to follow-up each day by going to the House Clerk's link and see if their member of the House of Representatives has signed on to the discharge petition. If they have not signed it, voters should contact their relatives, friends and neighbors to ensure that these Democrats who say they are for repeal actually sign the discharge petition.
Congressman Steve King has a special message to all Americans willing to help in this major effort to repeal Obamacare: "My friends, Congress will be out for 11 days starting from tomorrow, in that period of time I encourage all interested citizens and outside groups to republish the link that shows the list of those who have signed on to the discharge petitions. If you happen to see a member your group is familiar with or happen to see your own congressman, that has not signed onto the discharge petition, please call them immediately and urge them to sign right away. The final outcome of this discharge petition hinges on our grassroots, our conservative coalition groups and all concerned Americans. I thank you all for the support and look forward to seeing you at a future meeting soon."
This discharge petition on the part of Congressman Steve King is a very noble effort which should encourage all Americans who are disgusted at the sharp leftward turn the Obama administration and the Democrat-controlled Congress have taken America. Just this week, the Democrats in the House of Representatives "deemed" a budget to be passed (i.e. pretended they passed a budget) because even they were embarassed by the trillion dollar deficits year and year and year in their budgets.
Recently, Congressman Steve King and his partner in this effort to get 218 signatures on the discharge petition, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, Republican from Minnesota, wrote this to their fellow members of the U.S. House of Representatives:
"...Since Obamacare was signed into law, the American people have become more and more opposed to it. With every new day, Americans learn more about the detrimental provisions that were tucked into the bill's 3,000 pages. They've seen the cost estimates skyrocket, and they've come to realize that they will not, in fact, get to keep the insurance that they currently have. Americans want this law repealed completely. Now it's time to turn up the heat. Now it's time to demand a vote. Unfortunately, in Congress the Speaker has almost total control over which bills are allowed a vote on the floor. In the case of the repeal of Obamacare, a discharge petition is the only way that the American people will get a vote in the House - so long as Nancy Pelosi holds the Speaker's gavel.
The American public is growing increasingly distrustful of politicians. The effort to move a discharge petition will allow the American people to separate the pretenders from those who are truly committed to repealing Obamacare. While individual Members can make this or that argument against signing on as a cosponsor of repeal legislation, a discharge petition puts the question in a different and simpler way: Do you want to repeal Obamacare or not?
The American people want action, and through the discharge petition, we can give them a very clear means by which to measure the effort of Congress to repeal Obamacare...."
All Americans who do not want to pass along these trillion dollar deficits as far as the eye can see to their children and grandchildren, need to step up and help Congressman Steve King get the 218 signatures on the discharge petition to repeal Obamacare."