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GOP support grows to force shutdown over funding ObamaCare
The Hill ^ | By Jonathan Easley - 07/22/13 08:32 AM ET

Posted on 07/22/2013 10:05:21 AM PDT by Perdogg

Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) said he’s recruited more than a dozen Senate Republicans willing to shut down the government to prevent President Obama’s healthcare law from going into effect.

Lee said the Republicans would block a continuing resolution to fund the government beyond Sept. 30 if it includes funding for ObamaCare.

“This is the last stop before ObamaCare fully kicks in on Jan. 1 of next year for us to refuse to fund it,” Lee said Monday on “Fox and Friends.”

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections; US: Utah
KEYWORDS: 0carenightmare; stopobamacare

1 posted on 07/22/2013 10:05:21 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: sickoflibs; BillyBoy; SeekAndFind

ping


2 posted on 07/22/2013 10:05:45 AM PDT by Perdogg (Cruz-Paul 2016)
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To: Perdogg

That’s the right stuff. Finally.


3 posted on 07/22/2013 10:08:37 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Army dad. And damned proud.)
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To: Perdogg

First, the GOP must decide to shutdown O2 to RINO Boehner.

Get rid of that jerk by any means possible, or go the way of Detroit.

He is small slime - studying to become big time slime under the Slimemeister, Barack Slimebama.


4 posted on 07/22/2013 10:10:40 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Perdogg

Finally! Some REAL action against Obamacare rather than those stupid bills to “recind” it, that have ZERO chance if succeeding.

At least this would finally be utilizing what real (albeit small) power the Republicans still have over it.

Now if only they have the cuts to see it through to the end. Somehow, I think NOT.

I’ll start getting excited if they seem like they are going to stick with this plan. Until then, I’ll reserve any praise for the Pubbies.


5 posted on 07/22/2013 10:11:08 AM PDT by FourtySeven (47)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

BETTER

LATE

THAN

NEVER!!


6 posted on 07/22/2013 10:11:24 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The test of every religious, political, or educational system is the man that it forms." H. Amiel)
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To: Perdogg

You can always count on John McLame and his Gang Of Whatever to come riding in at the last moment with a coordinated surrender.


7 posted on 07/22/2013 10:12:06 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Perdogg

Kick some ass, Mike!


8 posted on 07/22/2013 10:12:49 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Perdogg

Fifty three Democrats will vote to end any filibuster. Two independents will vote to end any filibuster. McCain and Graham and Collins and Kirk will vote to end it. All they need is one more Republican and it’s a moot point.


9 posted on 07/22/2013 10:14:00 AM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: Perdogg

trying to distract from amnesty.

There is no way Bonehead would allow BamaCare to be defunded


10 posted on 07/22/2013 10:16:44 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Perdogg
RE: Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) said he’s recruited more than a dozen Senate Republicans willing to shut down the government to prevent President Obama’s healthcare law from going into effect.

If funding is to be withheld for Obamacare, It's not going to come from the Dem controlled Senate. IT MUST COME FROM THE HOUSE.

Thus far, the House has done nothing but pass bills to REPEAL Obamacare (37 times thus far). It's not going to work as long as Harry Reid is majority leader.

Time to try another strategery (sic). DEFUND Obamacare.
11 posted on 07/22/2013 10:17:51 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Perdogg

Wow!

Twelve whole Republicans?


12 posted on 07/22/2013 10:19:15 AM PDT by Alex in chains
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To: 0.E.O

“All they need is one more Republican and it’s a moot point.”

They can count on Rubio for that. He might hold out for some more illegal immgrant dollars before caving.


13 posted on 07/22/2013 10:21:26 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: Perdogg
GOP support grows to force shutdown over funding ObamaCare
but while everyones attention is there ,
Boehner and Reid will dramaticly change America by "Shamnesty "
14 posted on 07/22/2013 10:22:34 AM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” - Ronald Reagan)
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To: GeronL

” trying to distract from amnesty.

There is no way Bonehead would allow BamaCare to be defunded”

Dog & pony show.

You nailed it.

now, back to amnesty....


15 posted on 07/22/2013 10:22:52 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (K I L L T H E B I L L !!)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

Let’s keep an eye on this, but let’s stay focused for a minute on Obamacare.


16 posted on 07/22/2013 10:27:54 AM PDT by Perdogg (Cruz-Paul 2016)
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To: SeekAndFind

There is a House bill (in fact, there have been several, IIRC), but it will have no clout without Senate support. They are not withholding funding (because they can’t); they are saying that if it is funded, they will not allow the rest of the government to go ahead.

This is a very positive thing, because as long as Harry Reid is in charge and the Dems have a majority, they’re not going to be able to actually repeal the thing.


17 posted on 07/22/2013 10:35:17 AM PDT by livius
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To: EQAndyBuzz

As long as GOP campaign contributors are making money on contracts pretending to implement it, it will never be repealed.


18 posted on 07/22/2013 10:36:45 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Perdogg
...more than a dozen Senate Republicans ...

Pathetic. Every dang GOP Senator should kill O'CommieCare.

19 posted on 07/22/2013 10:39:20 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg
EXACTLY the type of backbone we need. EXACTLY the type of backbone John Boehner should have shown as Speaker of the House.

He needs a junior senator to show him the way?

20 posted on 07/22/2013 10:48:56 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

It’s only the right stuff when they prove they have the nads to do it; by doing it. It’s all skittle crapping unicorns until they actually do it.


21 posted on 07/22/2013 10:58:47 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: RJS1950

Gotta start somewhere. I don’t recall anyone in the Senate calling for a shutdown. Lee might start the ball rolling. But he won’t get anywhere if we don’t support politicians who actually want to do the right thing for a change.


22 posted on 07/22/2013 11:00:18 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Army dad. And damned proud.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

This could be a game changer/turning point for Republicans if they are united and resolved. You have to carefully pick you battles; this one appears to be winnable.

The compromise and appease approach to politics has yielded nothing but failure and diminishing political fortunes for Republicans. This is their last big change IMO.


23 posted on 07/22/2013 11:02:43 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Shutting down the government is terrible politics. It may feel great to some of the flamethrowers here but independent voters hate it. Go through with this and you can kiss the senate and maybe even the house goodbye.


24 posted on 07/22/2013 11:05:47 AM PDT by Blackirish (Forward Comrades!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Blackirish

The problem we have today is that too many people are worried what makes good politics and not worried enough about what makes good government.

We’re going broke. Obamacare is but one of many unconstitutional acts which will help push us over the edge.

And I daresay that many of the same independents you say hate shutting down the government hate Obamacare just as much. I’ve yet to see a national poll that shows majority support for it.


25 posted on 07/22/2013 11:19:47 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Army dad. And damned proud.)
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To: Perdogg

Mike Lee and Ted Cruz stand so much taller than the rest of the Republican Senators, you can’t even see the others.

BTTT


26 posted on 07/22/2013 11:24:11 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Perdogg

It’s a pity this is just a threat and the Rats know it.


27 posted on 07/22/2013 11:27:58 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Justice for Trayvon: Dig up his body and shoot him again.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Yes lots of people don’t like Obamacare but if you read the polls some are liberals that don’t like it because it doesn’t have single payer. We gave a good chance now. Read today’s headline in the WSJ. The economy is getting worse. ....No way these exchanges will be up by Oct 1. They haven’t even hired the navigators. The house of cards IIS collapsing. When your enemy is lighting himself on fire stand back. Shutting down the government would be beyond stupid.


28 posted on 07/22/2013 11:36:14 AM PDT by Blackirish (Forward Comrades!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Perdogg
for us to refuse to fund it,

He needs to talk to Boehner, currently he is the only person that can defund this mess and if you think he will, then make a campaign donation to Michelle Bachman, oh wait, she gave up trying.

29 posted on 07/22/2013 11:58:49 AM PDT by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: Perdogg

Good for him. WE need about 40 more just like him for a majority.


30 posted on 07/22/2013 11:59:44 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Blackirish

And no way will the monstrosity known as Obamacare be stopped without cutting out its heart.

We have seen over and over and over again that this government is lawless and its leadership will obey the laws only when it suits them to do so. We’ve gone quite far beyond business as usual.

I will grant you that the Republican Party as a whole is horrible at message control. Therefore should the party actually listen to its conservative wing for a change and place itself in active opposition to the Democrats, failure to manage the message would be problematic.

However, I’ll always advocate smaller government and any legal means to accomplishing that smaller government here.


31 posted on 07/22/2013 12:05:50 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Army dad. And damned proud.)
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To: Perdogg

Do they have to vote to defund? We are still on continuing resolutions. Simply strip out anything relating to ACA and sent the funding bills along.


32 posted on 07/22/2013 12:33:48 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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