Specifically, Mr. McCarthy mentioned a tax on medical devices that pays for a part of the health care law. The House voted in the early hours of Sunday to rescind the tax and delay the health care law by a year as conditions for financing government operations and avoiding a shutdown.
The Republicans still believe in pork (business as usual).
Rescinding the tax on medical devices sends some pork to corporations that members of the House feed on. It’s Congress’s way of taking advantage of a really bad situation.
While giving in to Corporate America seems like a good way of defusing the situation that will happen when the government shuts down, it is only going to increase the “pork” going out to Corporations, when the situation of America not paying its bills comes around.
Not only that, as the Republican say, Obamacare, like Katrina, is going to need all the help it can get to keep a massive failure from happening, and not funding any part of Obamacare, pretty much leaves everyone (at least most Americans) in a giant Industrial Medical Congressional Complex, with no one coming to give you any help.
And, like Sandy and the affect the Tea Party Congress had on the relief effort, the Republicans are going to do all they can to make sure that help is not forthcoming.