House Republicans, who constantly call for budget cutbacks, have spent over $50 million in taxpayer money trying and failing to repeal Obamacare.
The House GOP has reportedly spent up to 89 hours debating or voting on repeal of Obamacare. Ironically, Republicans have constantly attacked the financial waste of Obamacare.
That $50 million could have provided subsidies for about 4,500 families of four in the Obamacare exchanges, or one year of foodstamps for 31,131 people.
The Huffington Post recently calculated how much it would cost at just 80 hours of debate:
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CBS’ Nancy Cordes reported Wednesday that Republicans’ many fruitless attempts at repealing the Affordable Care Act have taken up at least 80 hours of time on the House floor since 2010, amounting to two full work weeks. As the House, according to the Congressional Research Service, costs taxpayers $24 million a week to operate, those two weeks amounted to a total cost of approximately $48 million.