Paul Ryan: We can definitely repeal at least 85% of Obamacare via reconciliation

Paul Ryan was on with Mark Levin tonight to discuss how Obamacare would be repealed, and the budgetary process called reconciliation is the game plan. The nice thing about reconciliation is that it cannot be filibustered, but the down side is it only applies to legislation that has a fiscal impact. That’s why Ryan says that we can definitely repeal 85% of Obamacare because that percentage can easily be done via reconciliation. The remaining regulatory portion of Obamacare may still be included in the budget but that will be debated at the time. Even if it can’t be included Ryan says it would just be meaningless statute after the repeal of the rest of it.

But, he says, we must win the Senate or else we don’t stand a chance of repealing it with Harry Reid running the show.

Listen below:

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  • Arrrggghhh

    Who are the best conservative candidates that are in close races that we can send money to?

    • Check out here:

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    • You could get rid of the odious Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI). You’d be doing the state and the nation a big favor. He has a very good and viable young opponent, Barry Hinckley (who is on Facebook). Prof. Jacobson of Legal Insurrection has written at length about Hinckley.

      He just needs money. Whitehouse has deep pockets and a D next to his name in a progressive state.

  • 12grace

    Dirty harry and the Dems or RINO’s in the Senate must go!


    “GET OUT” by Ryan Bomberger/

  • We have to win the Senate because that’s the key to not only overturning Obamacare, but also implementing a conservative agenda, like reducing the size of government and cutting taxes. Make it happen, people. Vote.

    • 12grace

      And we must help to educate other potential voters as well as get people to vote. I have heard people say they don’t like either candidate and my response is a non vote is a vote for obama. A vote for obama is a vote for the complete annihilation of America.

  • anyonebutbarry2012

    Thanks again clark county Nevada for re-electing dingy harry. I will continue to boycott you till he is out of office. We have many bad eggs in congress both sides need to clean out as many as possible, bring back conservatism.

    • hey, I voted for angle. reid owns the frickin unions..bleh

      • And dingy’s son’s company owned the voting machines used in some counties. She was in the lead until votes started coming from those counties.

        • keyesforpres

          That’s outrageous!! Total conflict of interest. Can you imagine if a Republican candidate’s son owned some of the voting machines?

          • I know!! It was a sham. And as onegoodnathan said, dingy had the unions behind him. All those union (illegals) hotel workers were all bussed in care of unions to vote. Sharron should have won it.

      • 12grace

        I don’t think reid really won the election, do you?

    • keyesforpres

      They cheated. I don’t believe that weasel actually won.

    • IwjwI

      The unions had the contract to ‘take care’ of the voting machines. I watched a broken machine almost walked out with a union member to get ‘fixed’ after it had votes already in it.
      Reports were coming in that some machines already had Reid’s name checked before people voted.
      I believe the election was stolen.

  • drphibes

    Pinky must be excised.

  • *That’s why Ryan says we can definitely repeal 85% of Obamacare….*

    Not good enough. That’s why I’m pushing for a constitutional amendment banning ALL government-funded healthcare. No Medicare, no Medicaid, no SCHIP, no VA, no soldiers care, no public health service, etc.

    You either have private medical insurance or you don’t.

    Keep the government out of health. 🙂

    • Really? No Soldier Health or VA? thats kinda ridiculous. Those people sacrificed for us, and deserve it.

      • See my reply above. There’s no draft. These people chose to enlist — it’s a free jobs market after all.

        • Amy

          You have an interesting attitude Grace. Are YOU willing to step up to the line to defend freedom? THESE PEOPLE as you just called them were & are and if they are injured while doing so damn well deserve the few benefits they get.

          I would challenge you to walk up to the men & women in the links below and tell them ‘Thanks for screwing up your body while defending my freedom, but now you’ll have to find a private health care insurance company and foot this bill yourself.’

          I’m really tired of dealing with your kind of attitude – this is one military mom who continues to fight for the rights now & in the future for our warriors.

          People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf. George Orwell

          • I appreciate your response. These are tough, tough times and they call for some really tough decisions. Okay, let’s say TRUE COMBAT TROOPS get medical coverage. All others are responsible for getting their own medical insurance — the brass, the administrative staffs, the motor pool guys, the IT guys, the unmanned drone operators, etc.

            • Amy

              While I appreciate creative ideas to our financial sh**storm, it’s always been our troops who have taken the brunt of the cuts and it’s wrong. Constitutionally speaking, national defense is the one and only area the federal government should be spending money on.

              You seem to have limited knowledge as to how the military works so I would suggest you do some research. Lots of motor pool guys/gals out there missing limbs because of IEDs. My oldest daughter is one of the admin people – who always deployed to the sand box cross trained to do something else that put her in combat areas. The IT guys, brass & admin staff who work on the bases in Afghanistan are the ones getting shot up by the very Afghani’s we’re supposed to be training. All around, the troop’s bodies take a beating. Those 20 mile marches, jumps out of airplanes and carrying 100 pound rucksacks takes a serious toll on knees, hips, shoulders, etc.

              There are responsible ways to balance the budget and even cut back on defense (which I am all for), but it should NOT be at the expense of those who willing to sacrifice their bodies & lives to defend your freedoms.

        • KenInMontana

          No draft? That has nothing to do with it, the benefits are offered to young men and women for enlistment, the longer the enlistment the better the package. Like any other employer, if you want to attract quality, you need to offer enticements. Besides the fact your take on what’s offered is wildly out of date, it’s not the “full ride” it used to be, unless you become disabled in service to your country.

          As to the draft, they may not be pulling numbers yet, but watch what happens if you refuse (as an 18 year old male) to put your name in the hat. But hey, you don’t have any skin in the game so why should you worry? Some anonymous, wet-behind-the-ears, 18 year old boy will stand in your place, right?

    • I like it except for the no VA or soldier care. If I never had to pay anything to government, I’d gladly pay for soldiers to be taken care of when they get back from fighting to keep me safe.
      Other than that, I agree- government has no business in healthcare.

      • Well, the no-VA and no-soldiers policy obviously would have to be phased in, so that no one who served with the expectation of paid medical care would be rooked.

        However, beginning on some date certain, all soldiers would have to rely on private medical insurance — or none at all. There is no draft. It’s a free market. Anyone thinking about enlisting would have to make tough decisions like everyone else.

  • DO IT!
    DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • hbnolikeee

    I still don’t understand (there’s alot of that apparently) how the bill could have survived the lack of a severability clause.

  • Stop setting the stage for anything less than a full repeal.

  • odin147

    cmon florida missouri ohio montana etc… we need to get some conservatives into the senate

  • sjmom

    Signs of hope.

  • Susanna958

    What he’s not saying is, the death panels are written into the stimulus bill. They go into effect 1/1/2014.

  • Enoch73

    We need more Paul Ryans!

  • I feel like Claire McCaskill of Missouri will be defeated. Sarah Steelman is a great candidate.

    Scott Brown of Massachusetts is in a tough race and should he win, he doesn’t always vote with Republicans. Elizabeth Warren would be a disaster if she wins.

    • c4pfan

      Why don’t I ever read about RINOs saying that a vote for a conservative is better than the lib?

  • Sober_Thinking

    Harry Reid… corrupt speedbump to America’s survival. It’s despicable that the unions re-elected him in 2010 – the corruption and garbage that kept him in power is staggering. Granted, the conservatives in that state didn’t turn out en masse… but Reid is a corrupt traitor to this nation and just like Obama, should never have been elevated to his current office.

    I pray that EVERYONE wakes the heck up and votes these monsters out of office.

  • pmb88

    If the dems were able to get the whole of obamacare passed via reconciliation then couldn’t the repeal of the entire law be done via reconciliation and not have to worry about the remaining 15% of it.

  • I think Paul Ryan is a dark horse for VP you know… Alan West as well… But I’m still betting heavily on Marko Rubio.

    • NHConservative0221

      Why do so many like Rubio?

      Seriously? He’s pretty similar to Obama in that both are were very light on experience before getting into the limelight.

      Granted their policies are radically different for the most part.

      Sadly the thing Rubio is most known for is his hispandering. His Dream Act is pretty similar to Maobama’s.

      We don’t need Rubio and his pandering. Also, I think he’s doing it based on racism — if he wasn’t Hispanic would he really be pushing for the Dream Act?

  • aZjimbo

    This stuff is very complicated.