Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Do Nothing Congress Pushes Do Nothing Bill

The Republicans in congress have a problem with obsession. They are obsessed by anything that touches the ACA. Now they are advancing do nothing bills just because they have something to do with the Affordable Care Act.

Their campaign has nothing to do with what is good for our nation. After all, the "The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identified family planning as one of the greatest public health achievements of the twentieth century, finding that smaller families and longer birth intervals contribute to the better health of infants, children, and women, as well as improving the social and economic roles of women.” [1]

While the GOP works to curtail all women's reproductive rights, other issues are left on the shelf to gather dust. Things like a Highway Bill that isn't passed, and the Highway trust fund running out of money which could affect hundreds of thousands of people who depend on those jobs.

"Without necessary maintenance in the long-term, aging roads and bridges can crumble -- causing inconvenient emergency closures, or worse yet, catastrophic failures -- like the 2007 collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minnesota and the 2013 collapse of I-5 in Washington state." [2]
The Republicans seem to lay all the blame on the President, when it is the House of Representatives and the Senate who are at fault. It is the congress who passes bills, and the President signs them into law. So far, this do nothing congress hasn't passed any substantive bills, so how can it be the Presidents fault?

The obsession of the Republicans with eliminating the Affordable Care Act is the motive behind their current actions. It is a chance to chip away at the ACA, which is their pet peeve. It is the fact that the President is not a white man that motivates them to oppose him at every turn, and to look for any opportunity to ruin his Presidency.

Please write your person in congress, and demand that they start focusing on the pressing issues that they have ignored for the last 6 years. Demand that they keep the law intact which is in our Bill of Rights. The First Amendment (Amendment I) to the United States Constitution prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion. When the Supreme Court gave an exemption to the law to Hobby Lobby, they in effect made a law that is counter to the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States.