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Post-repeal tactics

"Post-repeal tactics" Continued...

Issue: "Between Hell and Hope," Feb. 12, 2011

The latitude granted HHS, said Rep. Larry Bucshon, R-Ind., a freshman lawmaker who spent 15 years as a heart surgeon, "will take away what I consider to be critical . . . the decision-making process between the doctor, the patient, and the family."

Smaller repeal efforts. Lawmakers will try to roll back a paperwork nightmare tax provision in the law designed to raise $19.2 billion mainly on the backs of small businesses. Even Obama now is agreeing to ax the requirement that businesses file tax forms for every vendor with whom they do more than $600 in annual business. Said House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp: "The tree is rotten, you cut it down. If we can't cut it down . . . we'll prune it branch by branch."

Edward Lee Pitts
Edward Lee Pitts

Lee teaches journalism at Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa, and is the associate dean of the World Journalism Institute.

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