Tea Party firebrand Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) is apparently unsatisfied with the number of meaningless symbolic votes Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) is holding, saying in a recent interview that he would prefer to repeatedly waste the House of Representatives’ time by voting to repeal the Affordable Care Act every single month. He told Accuracy in Media for an upcoming documentary:
WALSH: If I were the Speaker, starting last year, every month we would have voted to repeal ObamaCare. I would have pulled ObamaCare up on the floor of the House yesterday.
Walsh’s scheme is an exercise in both redundancy and futility several times over, because no matter how many times the House passes a repeal (it only takes one time to matter), the Senate, controlled by Democrats, is not going to do the same. And even if they did, President Obama would certainly veto a bill killing his signature legislative accomplishment.
Meanwhile, Walsh would continue to enjoy his government healthcare while wasting everyone else’s time.