Tomorrow Republicans will introduce a bill to repeal Obamacare. It is going to fail because it will get bogged down in the Senate and will be vetoed by the president, so this political move is not only foolish and a waste of time, but possibly counter-productive. Throwing this bone to the Tea Party and conservative base and losing the battle to repeal will legitimize Obamacare.
Repealing Obamacare will beimpossible with the current Congressional numbers. Starving Obamacare, however, seems like a promising strategy. At Politico, Rep. Steve King (R, IA) explains how to defund Obamacare as part of the strategy to get it repealed:
Now, I look forward to working with my colleagues on the next part of my Obamacare repeal strategy: attaching language to block funding for its implementation and enforcement onto every appropriations bill or continuing resolution from this point forward.
The continuing resolution that extended funding for the federal government until Mar. 4 gives us an opportunity to include language in the appropriations that fund the rest of this fiscal year — and must be passed to avoid a government shutdown. The language would prohibit any funds from being used to implement or enforce Obamacare.
On the topic of Obamare (but off-topic on repeal) Grace-Marie Turner has a wonderful list of the rights of Americans under Obamacare. They are not the rights people want, nor are they the type of rights that make you freer.