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Video: Rep. Robert Pittenger (R-9-NC) says NO to Defunding Obamacare
NC Townhall Video ^ | August 5, 2013 | NC Townhall Video

Posted on 08/05/2013 9:33:33 PM PDT by VitacoreVision

Rep. Robert Pittenger (R-9-NC) says NO to Defunding Obamacare


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBaSTgK1XZc

During Robert Pittenger's Town Hall meeting August 5, 2013, he was asked if he would vote with Mike Lee to defund Obamacare. He gave a resounding answer. Robert Pittenger is a Congressman to the 9th District of North Carolina.

Email Robert Pittenger or call: (202) 225-1976
https://pittenger.house.gov/contact/email-me

Kick This Out Out!



Name: Robert Pittenger
Congress: North Carolina, District: 9, Republican
Cumulative Freedom Index Score: 62%

Key Votes:
http://www.thenewamerican.com/freedomindex/profile.php?id=P000606


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: congress; northcarolina; obamacare; robertpittenger

1 posted on 08/05/2013 9:33:33 PM PDT by VitacoreVision
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To: VitacoreVision

He should be asked if he intends to participate in ObammyCare and if he intends to FORCE his staff members to participate also.


2 posted on 08/05/2013 9:36:28 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Senator Foghorn says, You should never resist being raped, robbed, beat down or murdered.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Exactly!


3 posted on 08/05/2013 9:38:08 PM PDT by JSDude1 (Is John Boehner the Neville Chamberlain of American Politics?)
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To: VitacoreVision

Hopefully he can be replaced at the very next election!


4 posted on 08/05/2013 9:38:21 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (E)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

bump


5 posted on 08/05/2013 9:39:58 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: faithhopecharity

It will be too late.

The disloyalty of the GOP to the American people will not be forgotten.


6 posted on 08/05/2013 9:50:51 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: VitacoreVision

De-funding Obamacare is a false hope. They will levy fines and confiscate entire companies to fund it if need be. Only driving a stake through its heart will rid us of it.


7 posted on 08/05/2013 9:59:50 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: chris37

It is really amazing how sever of the R’s are just enabling the Radical or socialist or communist agenda. Even when it’s against the voters’ wishes.


8 posted on 08/05/2013 10:00:10 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (E)
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To: faithhopecharity

Democrat/Republican-—same coin, different sides.


9 posted on 08/05/2013 10:30:56 PM PDT by yadent
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To: VitacoreVision
IF NOT NOW, WHEN?

Spineless Gelding Old Party must meet oblvion before Nov 2014.
10 posted on 08/05/2013 10:42:48 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: VitacoreVision

Well maybe that answer will seal the fate of his next election.
With all this talk of terrorists on the loose I hope they aim their anger at our congress people.


11 posted on 08/05/2013 10:48:22 PM PDT by funfan
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To: VitacoreVision

So can someone please explain to me why hussein’s health plan is driving up all our health insurance premiums?


12 posted on 08/05/2013 11:00:32 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: VitacoreVision

Pig


13 posted on 08/05/2013 11:31:36 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: VitacoreVision

The gaydar just blew the lense of the gage.Bet that is the reason.


14 posted on 08/05/2013 11:35:52 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Jack Hammer

That is simple to understand....some one has to subsidize the 30 million uninsured. And that some one is those who presently can afford health insurance.


15 posted on 08/06/2013 12:05:33 AM PDT by entropy12 (Obama is now a lame duck, but with 2014 House majority, he will be dangerous socialist!)
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To: Jack Hammer

Why is the cost of insurance increasing? Lots of reasons but three:

1. Mandatory coverage for pre-existing conditions.
2. Expansion of coverage to include payment for routine physicals and exams.
3. All mental health paid on same basis as medical diagnosis.


16 posted on 08/06/2013 12:27:43 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: SpaceBar

“De-funding Obamacare is a false hope. They will levy fines and confiscate entire companies to fund it if need be. Only driving a stake through its heart will rid us of it.”

If defunding it doesn’t drive a stake thru it, what will? This is the only power remaining for Congress. It can no longer overturn previous Congresses, or oversee other branches, or set an entire budget.

If the GOP fails to defund it, I believe that party is dead, and then nothing will stop Obama, until/unless a third party arises, which would take decades.


17 posted on 08/06/2013 1:52:26 AM PDT by ReaganGeneration2
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To: VitacoreVision

If this scumbag funds it, he owns it.


18 posted on 08/06/2013 2:00:11 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: VitacoreVision

I hope somebody steps up to challenge this p.o.s. in a primary.


19 posted on 08/06/2013 2:02:04 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: VitacoreVision

my understanding is...

PPACA’s funding is in perpetuity,
from the law itself. —>

PPACA can not just be ‘zeroed’ on this times budget,
what has to happen is a new law with specific
language to stop funding.

if not correct, please enlighten me.


20 posted on 08/06/2013 2:48:42 AM PDT by RockyTx
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To: yadent
Democrat/Republican-—same coin, different sides.

With respects...

Democrat/Republican-—same coin Turd, different sides ends.

And don't ever try to polish a turd...

21 posted on 08/06/2013 3:08:09 AM PDT by SERE_DOC ( “The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it.” TJ.)
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To: VitacoreVision

House Members are pretty lucky because of gerrymandering. He probably won’t be kicked out even for this stupid statement. House members can say whatever they want and get reelected. Much more difficult for Senators. For example, John Boehner should be kicked out of the House, but he received 96 percent of the vote last election. The Democrat only received 4 percent. There was zero primary but even if still, I don’t know if the Republican would win against Boehner. It sucks!


22 posted on 08/06/2013 4:06:49 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: VitacoreVision; WILLIALAL; SeekAndFind; stephenjohnbanker; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; Impy; ...
RE :”Video: Rep. Robert Pittenger (R-9-NC) says NO to Defunding Obamacare”

HA-HA, watched video.
he is asked if he will vote with Mike Lee ‘yes’ or ‘no’ as only options and so he replies 'no', OMG...

Mike Lee is in the Senate, This congressman Pitt is in the House so they CANT vote together.

Duhhhh,

Sen Mike Lee and Cruz need to round up 51 Senators to kill the Senate CR (as a budget item) and replace it with their own in the Senate where they live. That requires getting all Republican Senators and a few Dems too to go along.
And to get Reid to put it up for a vote. Its real simple.

I imagine House members dont appreciate being told what to do by Senators who cant even win over their own house.

23 posted on 08/06/2013 5:24:18 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: VitacoreVision; All

Please listen to what is being said in the video. Maybe I’m overlooking something, so somebody please clarify if my analysis is wrong.

The misguided TP patriot who asked Rep. Pittenger if he is going to vote yea or nay about defunding Obamacare seems to be confused about the federal lawmaking process. More specifically, while the HoR can initiate and pass an Obamacare defunding bill, neither the Senate or Oval Office will support such a bill as Rep. Pittenger seemed to try to explain to the gentleman. So all that HoR yeas for defunding Obamacare amount to is increasing the possibility that incumbent conservatives who vote yea will be reelected in 2014. (In that context, I’m surprised that Rep. Pittenger didn’t politic a yes.)

Another perspective on the politics of conservative lawmakers NOT defunding Obamacare is the following. Constitution-ignorant “patriots” have shown, imo, that they are “fire fighters” as opposed to “fire preventers” as evidenced by allowing Constitution-ignoring socialist to take of the country in the first place. And from what I hear, conservative DC lawmakers may be counting on the Obamacare tax to give voters the kick in the teeth that they arguably deserve for not getting off their butts to kick Obama out of the Oval Office in 2012. So the good thing about the inevitable Obamacare tax tsunami is the following imo. It will hopefully drive conservatives and former Obama supporters to get off of their couches and elect new conservative faces to Congress in 2014.

And speaking of 2014 elections, if outraged conservatives and former Obama supporters get mad enough to elect 2/3 majority conservative control in both Houses of Congress in 2014 elections, and I don’t know if that is possible in 2014 election cycle, then a conservative supermajority Congress will be able to do the following under the Constitution’s Clause 2 of Section 7 of Article I. Clause 2 will allow Congress to override presidential vetoes. This means that a conservative Congress will be able to repeal Obamacare without Obama’s signature.

Again, who cares about defunding Obamacare, since it actually can’t be done at this time because such a bill won’t have the support of the Senate and the Oval Office? On the other hand, patriots need to wise up and try to elect a conservative supermajority to Congress in 2014 who will be able to repeal Obamacare without Obama’s signature.


24 posted on 08/06/2013 11:28:21 AM PDT by Amendment10
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To: VitacoreVision
Robert Pittenger is a Congressman to the 9th District of North Carolina.

Soon to be former Congressman to the 9th District of North Carolina most likely.

25 posted on 08/06/2013 11:30:06 AM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: sickoflibs
HA-HA, watched video. he is asked if he will vote with Mike Lee ‘yes’ or ‘no’ as only options and so he replies 'no', OMG...

Mike Lee is in the Senate, This congressman Pitt is in the House so they CANT vote together.

So you're saying everyone on this thread needs to chill?

26 posted on 08/06/2013 11:32:59 AM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: entropy12

In other words, civilization is screwed.


27 posted on 08/06/2013 11:37:44 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: Grams A

In other words, those who cling to civilized values, pay their bills, work hard to get ahead, and make all the sacrifices to maintain society.... we’re screwed, thanks to the barbarians at the gates.


28 posted on 08/06/2013 11:40:18 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: Impy
RE :”So you're saying everyone on this thread needs to chill? “

SHHHH, I dont think they picked that up.
Standard rant thread.

Hey, if a few GOP Senators want the Dem CR blocked then they should block it, not demand the House do what they plan on failing at.
If they want to tell the House what to do they should run for Speaker themselves, but they wont because that jobs no fun.

They need to round up 51 Senate votes.

Here's a few Senate Seat's they cant count on to help block the Reid CR : Angle , O Donnell, Akin, Mourdock.
See??? sometimes winning elections matters.

29 posted on 08/06/2013 11:51:16 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: Jack Hammer

I do believe you’re correct. One of my friends who has Medicare thinks it’s wonderful that she can get all her regular check-ups done now every year and “it no longer costs her one thin dime”. Attitudes like this, regardless of an individual’s age, make my hair stand on end. Who does she think pays the doctor?

It is all so crazy.


30 posted on 08/06/2013 2:43:58 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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