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WASHINGTON – Worried about the new taxes, penalties and demands of Obamacare?
And some 31,000 names have been assembled in an online petition campaign to rally the public to the cause.
“Who would have thought we might have a chance to repeal Obamacare – this term?” exclaimed Joseph Farah, editor and chief executive officer of WND, in response to the plan by Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa.
As of the latest tally, the discharge petition had 165 names, more than three-quarters of the 218 needed in the 435-member House to advance quickly.
Farah created a public petition drive in support of King’s measure. He hopes to use the database of new names to launch a massive new “pink slips”–style campaign to persuade a majority of the House members to get on board.
The “pink slips” campaign last delivered nearly 10 million messages to members of the House and Senate, including protests of the impending vote on health care.
“We are less than four months from Election Day and every member of the House is up for re-election,” Farah noted. “Everyone is vulnerable right now. We have leverage we won’t have in January. Wouldn’t it be awesome if we could get the same House that passed Obamacare to repudiate it a few months later?”
“If you want to jump on this with me, just sign the petition,” Farah said. “Give me your e-mail address and we will keep you posted on the progress and further action needed.”