House GOP leadership responds to public demand for 42nd symbolic vote to repeal Obamacare

2 Aug

WASHINGTON–seeking to brush off charges that Republican priorities are out of line with the pocketbook issues that matter to average citizens, the House today held its 42nd symbolic vote to repeal Obamacare.

“Everywhere I go, people come up to me and say ‘Eric, please–the most important thing you can do is hold a pointless vote on Obamacare,'” said Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R–Virginia). “We’re tired of substantive action on jobs and tax reform–that’s what I keep hearing.”

Speaker John Boehner concurred. “Gosh, I’d like to respond to the President’s tax initiatives, his agenda on reducing inequality, and his views on America’s place in the world,” he said in a press conference. “But what Americans really want is for us to just keep talking about how he’s a socialist and not passing any legislation, so what can I do?”

In the most recent initiative, the House voted to prevent the IRS from enforcing a tax penalty on Americans who do not have health insurance. This is the latest tactic in the quest to eliminate Obamacare, replacing the previous effort which would have allowed citizens to spit in the face of anyone purchasing insurance through the new health exchanges.

President Obama said that the Republicans were, in their own way, contributing to fixing America’s problems. “I believe that the United States will be better off if the Republican Party never holds national power again, and apparently neither do they,” he said in a speech.

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