For those political pundits who want change in the new session of Congress, forget that. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) wants to repeal Obamacare so badly she introduced the first piece of legislation at noon Wednesday, Jan. 3. Her Twitter post explains she wants to repeal the Affordable Care Act "in its entirety."
Think Progress explains the House of Representatives has tried to eliminate the legislation 33 times in the past two years. The cornerstone of President Barack Obama's first term, the Affordable Care Act has been the bane of the GOP's existence. Republicans have tried to stymie Obama's agenda since the bill's passage.
Despite the recent compromise on the "fiscal cliff" deal struck on New Year's Day, it appears the next two years of Congress is more of the same. Conservatives seem fixated on getting rid of Obamacare instead of trying to fix the multitudes of other problems facing America's finances. What about a comprehensive farm bill? How about entitlement reforms? What about defense spending, immigration reform, energy independence and job growth?
What issues should be a priority for the 113th Congress? Republicans can't keep hammering away at a dead horse.