Congress Sends Obamacare Repeal Bill To Obama

In what is mostly seen as a colossal waste of time, Congress has passed a bill to repeal Obamacare, despite knowing that President Obama is definitely going to veto it. It's the first time such a bill has made it through, so that's a victory for Senate and House Republicans, at least (considering how this is the 62nd time they've tried). But alas, the legislation, which aims to get rid of affordable health care (and comes with a side of defunding Planned Parenthood), will certainly die when it lands on Obama's desk.

New Speaker of the House Paul Ryan argued that the bill is totally not a waste of time, even though you'd have to think he knows enough to realize that the president probably isn't going to sign a piece of legislation that would get rid of what's widely considered one of his crowning achievements. Ryan said:

It’s up to the president to decide if he wants to side with the people whose health care costs have skyrocketed out of control, or the abortion industrial complex whose profits have skyrocketed out of control. Congress is holding President Obama accountable.

Even though Obama has already promised to veto the measure, the GOP is hoping to muster enough votes for a veto override. However, Republicans are unlikely to get the amount of votes they need.