Case in point:
That isn't really the main reason I think they should stop this repeal nonsense, though. The main thing that gets me is that for all of their talk of repealing and replacing, they've not once put forth a bill that would do both things. So far, all I've seen is a whole lot of repealing. "But Andre," you say, "they need to repeal it first to replace it!" I don't buy it. If they were actually serious about replacing it with something that Americans wanted, they would craft a bill that would both repeal the ACA and implement their new law. At the very least, they'd tell us what their alternative entails. They haven't even hinted at what their replacement would be. Any proposals I've seen involve bad ideas or irrelevant ones that wouldn't work.
What's more, these pointless repeal votes take up time that could have been spent on something more productive, like, say, the economy? Remember that old chestnut? I haven't seen a whole lot of compelling ideas there. Eliminate all of those terrible regulations and that health care law, because they create uncertainty, right? You know what else creates uncertainty? Continuously trying to repeal a massive health care law and failing. Oh, and nearly breaching the debt ceiling to prove a point. That makes people pretty uncertain, doesn't it?
Oh, and another thing! If whenever a recession comes around your only idea is to permanently cut taxes, cut spending, and eliminate regulations, what happens when you run out of taxes to cut, spending to cut, and regulations to get rid of? Are you going to hold a ritual to the gods of aggregate demand and hope they're feeling generous during that particular business cycle?
Riddle me that, why don't you?