|By Bill Lambrecht, St. Louis Post-Dispatch|
The vote scheduled Wednesday in the
Rather than quell the uprising the 2010 health insurance generated, the
The legislation will pass. But why go through this again given that the Democratic-run
"I think it's good to get people on record. The election is just around the corner," said Rep.
Republicans may have lost in the high court. But, as Luetkemeyer sees it, the decision to uphold based on the government's power to levy taxes presented opportunity.
"If you don't vote for the repeal, you're voting for an
"The media asks why, why, why? It really boils down to one simple word: resolve," he said.
The court ruling was viewed as an opportunity for Democrats to resell the law which, for the most part, has not been a winning issue for them politically. But some in tough re-election races could choose to vote with Republicans and distance themselves from the
It was unclear this morning whether Reps.
The Obama administration is seizing the opportunity to trumpet the law's benefits:
But in what the pollster described as a significant change, support for the law itself spiked upward since the
Now, in the aftermath of the court ruling, the poll found sentiments on the law even, with 47 percent supporting and 47 percent opposing. The nationwide poll of 1,003 adults was conducted by telephone from
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