• The Onion: Republicans Vote to Repeal Obama-Backed Bill That Would Destroy Asteroid Headed for Earth

    Seems like Obama, once again, has failed to sufficiently reach across the aisle and seek bipartisan support for a major bill

    In a strong rebuke of President Obama and his domestic agenda, all 242 House Republicans voted Wednesday to repeal the Asteroid Destruction and American Preservation Act, which was signed into law last year to destroy the immense asteroid currently hurtling toward Earth…

    "The voters sent us to Washington to stand up for individual liberty, not big government," Rep. Steve King (R-IA) said at a press conference. "Obama's plan would take away citizens' fundamental freedoms, forcing each of us into hastily built concrete bunkers and empowering the federal government to ration our access to food, water, and potassium iodide tablets while underground."

    "We believe that the decisions of how to deal with the massive asteroid are best left to the individual," King added.

    Repealing the act, which opponents have branded 'Obamastroid,' has been the cornerstone of the GOP agenda since the law's passage last August. Throughout the 2010 elections, Republican candidates claimed that the Democrats' plan to smash the space rock and shield citizens from its fragments was "a classic example of the federal government needlessly interfering in the lives of everyday Americans."

    The way I see it, our Founding Fathers didn't write the Constitution with the intent of sending "a dozen high-thrust plasma impactor probes to shatter [a] massive asteroid before it strikes the planet"!

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    Tags: Barack Obama, House of Representatives, Onion Sportsdome, Republicans, Senate, The Onion

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