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Charles R.
Democrat NY 13

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  • Repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

    by Representative Charles B. Rangel

    Posted on 2015-02-03

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    RANGEL. A million and one.

    Thank you for this opportunity to try to figure out what is going on on the floor today. Normally, Republicans are rational, intelligent people, and that is the reason why they keep talking about ObamaCare.

    It is clear to me that we are not voting on ObamaCare. I haven't seen ObamaCare in any of the papers we have today, so they must be saying that they want to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. That makes it easier to understand what they want to do.

    They want to repeal health care, and they want to replace it with, well, they want to--I don't know what they want to do, quite frankly, but I know they want to get rid of this.

    I think we have reached the point that we have exhausted the legislative process. I have figured it out. This Senate is prepared to join with them in this insanity. The only thing missing is the President of the United States.

    Now, they must have a plan how they are going to pick up two-thirds of this House and two-thirds of the Senate to tell the world: We don't want Americans to have health care.

    Now is the time for the spiritual leaders to come in, because I have been reviewing the Bible, and Christians, Jews, everybody says that we have a moral obligation, far beyond our legislative responsibility, to give the sick an opportunity to get well, to allow children the opportunity to breathe.

    And I know the concerns for the unborn that we all have. But what about the born, the aged, the disabled? The SPEAKER pro tempore. The time of the gentleman has expired.

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