House Republicans to Act Swiftly to Undo Obama's Mess
When GOP law makers take control of the House in about an hour from now, they plan to hit the ground running. The Washington Post Reports that Republican House members have a "20-day plan aimed at undoing major aspects of President Obama's agenda as they seek to take advantage of the weeks before the Senate's return and the president's State of the Union address."
According to the WaPo article, the process will beging with repealing Obamacare (the House has scheduled a January 12 vote to repeal the legislation). GOP members will then seek to identify areas in which to cut billions of dollars in spending. Also on the agenda is the easing of regulations which stifle business activity.
Readers must recognize that most of this activity will be symboloic - even if the proposed changes make it through the House, there is little chance that the Senate will act given the Democratic majority in the chamber. These bleak prospects beg the question - if there is little chance of actually making these changes stick, shouldn't the GOP House members be focused on legislation to create jobs and grow the economy - or is symbolism enough?