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President Barack Obama, campaigning in Virginia Friday, targeted House Republicans for yet another meaningless vote to repeal his health care reform law, nothing that they can vote 33 times on a repeal that will fail in the Senate but they can’t vote once on a middle class tax cut.
I notice the House of Representatives, the Republicans in the House of Representatives, they voted to repeal it again. That was the 33rd time they’ve done that—33 votes to repeal the health care bill. All it would take is one vote to make sure that all of you don’t see your taxes go up next year. You tell me what would be a better use of time.
House Speaker John Boehner didn’t respond personally to Obama’s charges but dispatched spokesman Brendan Buck to Twitter to say:
The unemployment rate is 8.2%. This month Republicans will vote to stop the looming tax hike. The President would like to raise taxes.
Obama used that to have some fun with Fox News:
Just in case some of your friends and neighbors, or you know, Uncle Jim, who’s a little stubborn and has been watching Fox News and he thinks that somehow I raised taxes, let’s just be clear: We’ve lowered taxes for middle class families since I came into office.
And so it continues…