On Monday, Harry Reid and some of his bestest Senate comrades, sent a letter to new House Speaker John Boehner. In it, they warned him against proceeding with any action that would attempt to repeal Placebocare. Shortly thereafter, it was announced that the House will vote January 12th, on a bill to repeal Placebocare in its entirety.
I have had strong reservations about Boehner. What I have seen from him in the past has me concerned that he talks a tough game but that in the end, he works the “let’s all get along” deals that move this country on a continual path left. That said, while I live in Kentucky now, call me from Missouri. I’m willing to give Boehner the benefit of the doubt and see where his actions lead. Along with “from Missouri”, I guess you could say I’ll be “doing the Reagan” as I trust but verify.
Yesterday, in response to Harry Reid’s letter to him, Boehner sent the following response:
Senators Reid, Durbin, Schumer, Murray and Stabenow:
Thank you for reminding us – and the American people – of the backroom deal that you struck behind closed doors with ‘Big Pharma,’ resulting in bigger profits for the drug companies, and higher prescription drug costs for 33 million seniors enrolled in Medicare Part D, at a cost to the taxpayers of $42.6 billion.
The House is going to pass legislation to repeal that now. You’re welcome.
– Speaker-Designate John Boehner’s Press Office
I’m not the type that has physical responses to events but, I could have sworn I just had a tingle run up my leg!