2022 Election: GOP Vows To Repeal The Inflation Reduction Act to, er, Fight Inflation

The Republican Party Takes Flight

The Republicans have settled on a unique gambit to win the midterms (Axios, so all the weird formatting, emboldening, and enigmatic bullet usage is theirs):

Some key House Republicans are calling for the repeal of Democrats’ newly-passed drug pricing measure if the GOP flips control of one or both chambers of Congress next year.

Why it matters: The comments show Republicans are not giving up the fight against sweeping measures aimed at lowering prescription drug prices, and give a glimpse of what their health agenda could look like.

What they’re saying: “If the courts haven’t gotten to it beforehand, yeah we’ve got to do our job and try to defend the Constitution,” Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-Va.) told Axios, saying the law is an “unlawful taking.”

  • Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas), the top Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee, indicated repealing the drug pricing law is a likely agenda item. “Because those drug provisions are so dangerous, by discouraging investment in life-saving cures, I would imagine that will be a top priority for Republicans in the new session,” he said.
  • Rep. Buddy Carter (R-Ga.) replied “yes” when asked if he backed repeal of the drug pricing law.

“Vote for us, we’re gonna make your lives more miserable” seems like an odd campaign promise, but one that Republicans are totally capable of doing.

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10 Responses to 2022 Election: GOP Vows To Repeal The Inflation Reduction Act to, er, Fight Inflation

  1. w3ski4me says:

    The party of NO. No anything, except tax cuts for the rich, that’s a good use of government they think.
    I grew up with the idea they were a deliberative body that debated the merits of proposals. Boy was I wrong. And I suppose things have gone from bad to worse in my 68 years as well. All the Rethugs (as in Thugs) seem to want is to disrupt everything that might help citizens. Even the new inflation act? Gee, give me a break here. Damned spoiled brats are running the show.
    Gridlock is a cartoon compared to what we really have to face. And what is worst is that almost half of our country goes along with these nitwits.
    “What a world, what a world”
    w3ski

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    • osirisopto says:

      I’d rephrase that to read almost half of our voting population goes along for their ride.

      Read that to mean 24%+/- of the population on any given day are dumb shits, assholes and violence prone freaks who won’t take their meds.

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  2. “Vote for us, we’re gonna make your lives more miserable” seems like an odd campaign promise, but one that Republicans are totally capable of doing.

    Capable, hell it’s a winning strategery for them, most of the time. Their base would vote for getting poked in the eye with a sharp stick personally by Fled Cruz in the hopes it would make the libs quiver with fear.

    Wowbagger the Infinitely Prolonged is their ideal politician any more.

    https://hitchhikers.fandom.com/wiki/Bowerick_Wowbagger

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  3. ali redford says:

    KS Republicans have been using that statewide here since at least the tea party, saying that we the people have to make tough choices between things like health care, roads, hospitals, schools, name-the-common-state-service, or having Freedom. Seriously, they say it every campaign season, even as all can see that they themselves can have both state services and Freedom while they guard our Freedom to keep paying for it. People eat it up, then blame Dems when they lose their jobs or can’t buy enough food or pay for insulin. sigh

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    • … saying that we the people have to make tough choices between things like health care, roads, hospitals, schools, name-the-common-state-service, or having Freedom.

      Funnily enough we’re never, ever asked the same questions about paying more for policing or deploying the National Guard to do something at the border, or to pay for [checks notes] laying out a couple million taxpayer dollars to fund a cockamamie ‘election audit’ run by fucking assclowns, excuse me “Cyber Ninjas” who spent months and months dicking around with our voting systems only to come to the very same conclusion that was reached by our duly-elected election officials in November: that President Biden won the state.

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      • ali redford says:

        Precisely! And that’s why our local candidate forums have been timed candidate speeches only, no questions from those attending. They don’t have to worry about someone throwing a Spitball like that!

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  4. roket says:

    How’s that female voter registration coming along?

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  5. Buttermilk Sky says:

    Cruddy Carter is leading the charge to repeal drug price caps. The fact that he owns three pharmacies never gets mentioned.

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    • MDavis says:

      I suspect there’s more pharmaceutical stock ownership among that group. Also, Republicans can cooperate, allegedly, by supporting their pharma stock owning buddies and expecting a return assist when something affecting their stock comes up.
      Allegedly.

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  6. MDavis says:

    This is reminding me of that old time religion as described various places. Like from the dark ages, when parishioners couldn’t read the texts, they just had to take the preacher’s word for it.
    In those days, as I understand it, everyone was supposed to put up with the suffering in this vale of tears in order to earn eternal bliss later on….
    And if you were ever concerned about your immortal soul for any reason, you could always purchase a campaign contribution, er, wait – an indulgence from your local preacher.

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