Finished goal of running the distance of 2,080 miles from Lafayette, LA to Washington D.C and back!!! 339.1 miles

0.0 miles run this week.
Daily running average for the week is 0.00 miles per day.
Total amount run in the past 800 days is 2,419.1 miles.
Daily running average overall is 3.02 miles per day.

Day143 Wednesday 01/19/11

ran 4.2 miles
The House of Representatives approved the repeal of Barack Obama’s health-care reform law today. This gesture was a campaign promise for the mid-term election by Republican candidates but, unfortunately it is only that, a gesture of coming through on a promise. It is better than nothing but it arrives at the Democratic majority-led Senate essentially dead on arrival.

The repeal passed 245-189. Every single Republican member of the House voted for the repeal including three Democrats; Dan Boren of Oklahoma, Mike Ross of Arkansas and Mike McIntyre of North Carolina.

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor told reporters that “The American people deserve to see a vote in the Senate.” Although the vote will fail, and if it wouldn’t Barack Obama would certainly veto the repeal, Cantor makes a great point. We do deserve to see this convoluted bill put to a revote. I want to see what Republicans and Democrats are going to vote for the repeal and which ones will not. That way, we can make a revised list of exactly which of our politicians are in Washington to rebuild and which ones are there to continue devastating the foundations of our nation. The health-care reform law is encompassing enough of an issue that, in its present form, any Senator or Representative who approves of ObamaCare defines with that one single vote a lot more about themselves than they want their constituents to know. It is a very risky move in either direction, as far as reelection is concerned. I am pretty sure I don’t stand alone when I say that any Senator or Representative who votes to continue ObamaCare without drastic revisions will instantly lose any chance of earning my vote. This health-care reform law is that big of a deal.

Check out Day141 for some unbelievable facts about Obama’s health bill.

1,708.8 miles to go.

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