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How to Defund Obamacare
National Review, by Deroy Murdock

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Posted By:tisHimself, 8/30/2013 11:10:34 PM

Yet again, congressional Republicans have backed themselves into a corner by believing the Left’s anti-GOP talking points — this time on Obamacare. “Shutting down the government just because I’m for keeping it open? That’s not an economic plan,” Obama said in Florida last month. “Defunding the Affordable Care Act is not achievable through shutting down the federal government,” Senator Richard Burr (R., N.C.) parroted. As Republican senators Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Rand Paul, and Marco Rubio keep repeating, though few listen, they aim to shut down nothing. They want a continuing resolution that funds the entire federal government past September 30, except for

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: bubber, 8/30/2013 11:22:25 PM     (No. 9499265)

yeah,well...the libs may well have crossed the Rubicon on this...don´t you feel proud to be a conservative?...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: oh-heck, 8/31/2013 12:00:02 AM     (No. 9499284)

Never has an entitlement program kicked into gear on a continuing resolution. There is massive new spending for subsidies which according to the law are only available to individuals who buy insurance on a state created exchange. The revenue from the employer mandate has been put off for a year. The verification of income program has been put off for a year so we are trusting those receiving the subsidies to not cheat The People. And there are no background checks on the navigators who will be assisting. There needs to be a vote on whether Obamacare is ready to go this year and to actually specifically fund this program. The dems are screaming shutdown because they don´t have the votes.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Dixie, 8/31/2013 12:03:54 AM     (No. 9499289)

Good common-sense article.

Since it was posted so late on Friday night, is it a possible candidate for Must Reads on Saturday?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 8/31/2013 1:02:25 AM     (No. 9499313)

FTA: "Republicans should adopt the Left’s practice of giving bills delicious titles. How can they counter liberal claims that they want to padlock Washington? Call their Obamacare-defunding vehicle the Keep Government Open Act of 2013."

Love it - and the whole excellent article. Hope it is a Must Read.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: berthabutt, 8/31/2013 2:21:00 AM     (No. 9499341)

Wake up call to our mealy-mouthed, whiny Republicrats. Must Read, Please!!!


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Reply 6 - Posted by: bugger, 8/31/2013 5:16:02 AM     (No. 9499393)

FTA: "Fifth, while the Senate debates this bill, House hearings throughout September should showcase Obamacare’s victims."

Bingo! I have been thinking this for a long time. Obama likes to drag his props to the microphone to "tell their stories". When I see this I think of the millions of Americans who are suffering and are terrified of what the future holds for them. I wonder why the Republicans cannot tap into this and let "we the people" tell our "stories".

It would be very powerful. I also recall when Ted Cruz read Tweets from people "standing with Rand" when he took his stand in the Senate. The support was overwhelming and it had an impact.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: franq, 8/31/2013 9:52:06 AM     (No. 9499654)

May be true, #2, but rules have gone out the window.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: tisHimself, 8/31/2013 11:24:29 AM     (No. 9499827)



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Reply 9 - Posted by: Susannah, 8/31/2013 11:34:25 AM     (No. 9499839)

Well said, #8.

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