Legislators don’t like to repeal bad law. It amounts to admitting a mistake. The Special interests that bribed them to vote for bad law still wants bad law to remain on the books. Legislators prefer to “amend” bad law and keep their presumed power over whatever issues the bad law dictates. It’s easier to amend and it keeps contributions coming from special interests.
A clean repeal should mean that all of the requirements and regulations in place because of the bad law should disappear and none of them should be retained in that law. A repeal should signal that the “unintended consequences” of the law are untenable. It isn’t just Obamacare that needs to be repealed.
Norb Leahy, Dunwoody GA Tea Party Leader