After two House Republicans called it "ObamaCare," Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) asked the chairman whether these "disparaging" remarks should be allowed on the House floor.
"That is a disparaging reference to the president of the United States; it is meant as a disparaging reference to the president of the United States, and it is clearly in violation of the House rules against that," she said.
Because Wasserman Schultz only asked if it would be appropriate to curb the use of the term "ObamaCare," the chairman said he would not rule on a hypothetical. But he did urge members to "refrain from engaging in personalities or descriptions about personalities in general."
I don't remember any Democrat taking the floor of the House of Representatives, to ask their fellow Democrats to refrain from using the term "Reaganomics".
Reaganomics (a portmanteau of Reagan and economics) attributed to Paul Harvey, which referred to the economic policies promoted by the U.S. President Ronald Reagan during the 1980s. The four pillars of Reagan's economic policy were to:
- Reduce government spending,
- Reduce income and capital gains marginal tax rates,
- Reduce government regulation,
- Control the money supply to reduce inflation.