Republican Rep. Tom Graves and 42 House cosponsors introduced a budget plan Thursday to defund Obamacare without forcing a government shutdown, placing pressure solely on the shoulders of Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Graves’ Security, Stability, and Fairness Resolution is a continuing resolution budget bill that offers a fiscal year 2014 budget that keeps the government open but does not fund Obamacare. The Obama administration has already delayed the law’s employer mandate until 2015, after the 2014 midterm elections. The “Defund Obamacare” campaign spearheaded by Republican Sen. Ted Cruz has repeatedly been accused of seeking a government shutdown if
Of course the major media will line up behild the "rats" and declare it is the evil TEA Party extremists who are shutting down the Government. I hope this works because Obamacare is a trainwreck headed for all of us....
Hate to sayit but I don´t think defunding Obamacare will work because 90% of the spending is mandatory.So only % is exposed to be defunded.I think this is really a plan to showhow against Obamacare republicans are.
I´ve been saying for 2 years,the only fool proof way to get rid of Obamacare is make liberals pay their fair share. The unions in an uproar demonstrates this as does congressional staffers whining about it.
Two ways you can do this is by making exceptions illegal or have a 5% national sales tax to fund it.You can´t have a law where all liberals are carved out through one definition or another. I heard at one time you´re exempted if you´ve been a victim of historical oppression.Let´s guess who that excludes.
I haven´´t heard a single minority group complain about Obamacare,that ought to tell you something.
Defeating Obamacare by defunding in this way and in this session was never a realistic hope. But, I´m with Krauthammer, there are other ways to get it done. This is one of them. The thing will collapse upon itself when ordinary folks discover the personal financial impact.
Get rid of ALL the exemptions. Either we are all in or no one is in. If that is done, it is the end of Obamacare.
At the same time, we must offer a solution to the out of control cost of health care. Tort reform and treating health insurance more like auto insurance would be a huge savings. Get the bureaucrats out of health care. Make is more patient/doctor oriented. Put together something and roll it out in a big PR splash. Give it a snappy name make it easily understood. We have to offer a viable solution now.
It is not affordable if rates are skyrocketing over 2500% and you have to pay cash money to the doctor you want to see($2000 for one person to see her actual doctor for a year) otherwise you see a PA or NP. In an economy where folks are scraping by to survive one month to the next, this expense is just crippling.
I still think the Oklahoma lawsuit has a decent chance of knocking out Obamacare in any state that refused to set up its own exchange. The law is clear that the subsidies and employer mandate were intended only for those in states with an exchange. Congress thought this would make states jump at the chance to set up their own. It didn´t, and the plan now is to illegally provide subsidies and enforce the mandate in states without their own exchange. I´m admittedly cynical about the courts, but just not sure they are going to let the admin get away with its illegal plan.
Talking about the waivers of obamacare----everyong forgets the muslims also have this waiver. Now the unions are working on their waivers. DEFUND it - There is not one of the government entities capable of handling it---they say the software is not ready. It´s a Train Wreck due to happen for certain--stop the Train!
The Dems haven´t put forward a budget in 5 years. Why do the Republicans keep letting them get away with the Continuing Resolutions? They are breaking the law by not having a Budget. Shut it down until the Dems comply with the law then defund Obamacare in the Budget.
We need to pressure Bonehead Boehner, Cantor, McCarthy and the Rules Committee to make a rule regarding Obamacare that removes the mandatory spending. Those who argue that we can´t defund Obamacare because the spending is mandatory ignore the fact that the Rules Committee made it that way. If they can put it in, they can take it out. The argument that they can´t defund Obamacare is put over the the Gutless Old Part Establishment that has sold out to the Statists. People, we´ve got to turn up the heat on Boehner, Cantor and McCarthy. Long term, this is more serious than Syria. You can contact Bonehead Boehner here: speaker.gov
Bonehead Boehner came to Congress rebelling against the Establishment. Now he IS the Establishment. He needs to go! Crank up the heat, L-Dotters!
Implement the entire law as written on time. If the government is not ready, delay the entire law for a year. If the President tries to implement portions of the law, for example the spending part, the House acting on their Constitutional Authority, should withhold the funds. If Democrats want funds, they should demand the President implement the entire law.
This is a good start. When ( not if ) Harry Reid and the Rats reject it and make their scary move to shut down the government the GOP should pass another bill defunding enough three letter agencies ( EPA, IRS, NSA, NEA, etc ) along with Obamacare, to bring spending down in line with current income thus balancing the budget. When the rats howl extremist just point out that you tried the moderate approach of defunding only Obamacare but it was rejected. This is a stand the republicans could win if only they would fight and enunciate the reasons for these policies. It is long past time we have some leadership to oppose Obama´s destructive policies. I don´t believe we can win the blame game after the collapse the policies bring unless we learn to enunciated the reasons and have made the case before the collapse.
misery loves company. I agree. No exceptions. Particularly nancy and her whole family, harry and his whole family and obama and his whole family including those that should already have been deported. This freight train of death and misery has left the station and the left will be happy about destroying another superior American system. They won´t be completely happy until everyone, except themselves, are sick and miserable and begging for help that will never come.
Don´t you just love it when a new Congressman actually carries through with the action he promised in his campaign, and does not shrink back when Dems and RINOs call him a tea parties insurrectionist?!!!
"mandatory" spending is only mandatory because congress said it was. Anything passed into law can be undone. No congress is bound by the actions of a previous congress. This is the greatest argument against social security as opposed to private retirement plans. Any future congress can do with it as they wish, as evidenced by previous congresses.
#2 you are for the following reasons. The Antideficiency Act ´requires´ the government to only spend money on functions that are necessary to preserve property and human life, and makes it illegal for federal employees to spend money that has not been appropriated. Also, 90 percent of the law has not been implemented. So, it can be defunded. A legal expert and former Justice Department counsel Hans von Spakvosky of the Heritage Foundation writes: The bill offered by Lee and Cruz may might not stop all of the funding for all of the provisions in ObamaCare, but it will stop just about everything. "Mandatory spending is stuff for entitlements, Social Security, things like that. “But that ignores the fact that the Hyde Amendment, which has been attached every year to discretionary budget spending, has been used for 40 years to prevent funding by Medicaid for abortions.”
Therefore the Hyde Amendment is a “great example” of how to use the bill to accomplish that.
Obamacide is a murderous law anonymously written to control, kill, maim, destroy the lives of American citizens, and to exempt Muslims, unions, government bureaucrats, and all the criminals in Congress who allowed this killer bill to pass: Boner, Cantor, Issa, McCarthy, Paul, Reid, Puglosi, Boxer, Feinstein. Every one of them you see smiling on television is responsible for this madness, this insanity.
Good luck with that. I hate to say it but the New Deal and Great Society simply set the stage. Americans said nothing and government grew. Obamacare is just the final cog in the wheel.
We are nearing the Marxist utopia where 50% of the country will support an all powerful federal government so they can support the other 50%... essentially the Eloi of H. G. Wells. The end result is that 50% will toil in a lingering malaise to support the debauchery and hedonism of the rest. Wonderful.
The only thing that could save this country would be to do a complete 180... and we know what that would mean. Sorry for such a depressing opinion.
One thing that stands out about defunding Obozocare is the simple fact that far too many congress critters, of both parties, take the attitude that once anything is passed into law, they must work togather to insure that it does what it was intended to do. Too many Republicans in the House have this attitude and simply have no inclination to go to battle with te opposition party. They don´t believe that that is their job. Just like John McCain, they are supposed to "get along with their friends across the isle". And so the American public and taxpayers suffer. But rest assured that THEY will not suffer. They get to grant themselves to be above the law. It´s time for a complete cleaning of the swamp of corruption that is Washington DC. There are a very few that should be retained, but they could be re-elected once the swamp is cleaned and all the problems are solved.
If it cannot be repealed now, then the Republicans need to take a stand and tell the President that congress will fund Obamacare in a C.R. only if the administration agrees to immediately cancel all exemptions (ie: big business, congress, unions, etc). Let this mess apply to everyone equally and then, only then, will it be funded. Republicans would stand on principal and if Obama doesn´t agree to that, he needs to defend himself or he will be responsible for the government shutdown.
# 4 Amen. Paul Ryan has some interesting ideas on the debt ceiling negotiations to delay Obamacare , which could possibly be sold to Democrats . The most logical and commonsense approach is to convince enough Democrats to delay implementation. Shutting down the government is moronic and to what end ? Democrats all voted for Obamacare , it´s the law and it has been upheld by the USSC. Because the Republicans don´t like it , Democrats are supposed to jettison Obama´s signature legislation ? Does anyone seriously think Harry Reid and the rest of the 55 Senate Democrats , plus Barack Obama are going to say , " Gee, the government is shut down, Republicans are getting hammered , let´s help them out and agree to defund Obamacare ? " I know DeMint tells his followers that Obama will sign a bill defunding Obamacare , but, he´s lying to them just to get contributions. Hannity said yesterday that if the Republicans lose the House because they shut down the government , it would fine with him because this is the hill to die on. DeMint must be paying him a fortune to spout garbage like that . The Senate can amend and add back funding for Obamacare and return it to the House. The House Republicans will always be left holding the bag . Obama is on the ropes because of Syria , but , it looks like the far right is about to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory with this defunding stunt. Delay is the way .
Assuming that the house will not fund das FDR&DS(fascist disaster regime & death squads) and that is a stretch. What would be the downside of shutting down the MF&FCR as well? MF&FCR (malignant feral & fascist caliphate regime)
Observation: The MF&FCR can not do anything right then the best we can hope for is that the caliphate regime mob do nothing.
Here´s some more fun facts; housing sales going up but housing prices going down or flat? The Blackstone´s et al are buying houses with cash to rent them and guess where some of the cash for foreclosure, short sales, etc is coming from?...money launderers. Yep, ZeroHedge exposed that a few days ago. Ain´t that great? How in the world are all the people falling out of the work force eating and paying for stuff? States are helping to place people off welfare and onto federal disability because states don´t have to pay federal disability. Yeah, one county in Alabama has 1 in 4 people on federal disability and ONE doctor who signed ALL their disability forms. That, thanks to the Clinton/GOP "ending welfare as we know it." Sure did. In the law it´s ILLEGAL to investigate fraud plus there´s no provision for it in the law. So now you know how so many unemployed are making it. Thank you Mish and ZH for that tidbit. There´s now a lobbying group of real economists who took all the fed debt numbers and figured out how much debt we really have. It ain´t 17 trillion. Right this very second and not including unfunded mandates, our debt is 200 trillion. It´s over, kids. There´s no coming back. Obamacare is merely icing. This is what lawlessness looks like.
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