Thursday, May 16, 2013

$55 Million Wasted On 37 Symbolic Obamacare Votes

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA)
For the 37th time since 2011, House Republicans will hold a vote to repeal Obamacare on Thursday, bringing the total cost of all of their failed repeal votes to roughly $55 million in taxpayer money, according to one estimate. 
Last year, CBS News calculated that the number of hours spent on 33 repeal votes — then roughly 80 hours, or two full work weeks — cost taxpayers an estimated $48 million. Since then, Republicans have held three more votes (another $4.5 million) and will add another $1.5 million with their latest...
The article goes on to list four better ways that money could have been allocated. So much for being the party of fiscal responsibility.

No comments:

Post a Comment