Shrinque Wrote:
Oct 23, 2012 9:22 AM
I was under the impression that Obamacare was pushed through by the process of reconciliation, making it a spending bill as opposed to standard regulation. Further, the SCOTUS's decision that the "individual mandate" is, in reality, a tax certainly affirms that this is budget/spending legislation. Therefore, a repeal bill would be exempt from filibuster and would only require a simple majority. If the GOP wins the WH, they would only need to have 50 seats in the Senate, as Ryan would then cast the deciding vote to end Obamacare and save America.