Skip to comments.Obama Warns GOP Against Shutting Down Gov't
Posted on 08/23/2013 12:07:49 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
Casting an eye toward upcoming fiscal fights, President Barack Obama warned Republicans Friday against trying to defund his signature health care law as he vowed to protect spending on education, scientific research and America's infrastructure.
Taking questions from college students in central New York, Obama decried the Republican approach as "penny-wise and pound-foolish," predicting the U.S. will fall further and further behind other nations in decades to come unless it prioritizes creating opportunities for young people.
"When Congress gets back to Washington, this is going to be a major debate," Obama said during a town hall at Binghamton University.
He said it's the same debate he and lawmakers have been having for two years; the difference now is that the U.S. has made progress in cutting deficits.
"My position is going to be that we can have a budget that is sensible, that doesn't spend on programs that don't work, but does spend wisely on those things that are going to help ordinary people succeed," Obama said.
These and other testy issues will come to a head in the fall, when Congress will face deadlines to increase the federal government's borrowing limit and to continue funding the government.
Obama reserved some of his harshest comments for GOP lawmakers seeking a government shutdown over his health care law, arguing that those lawmakers are not offering an economic plan. More than a third of House Republicans are urging their leader to take such a step this fall.
Instead, those lawmakers should focus on the "pocketbook, bread-and-butter" issues that affect Americans, Obama said...
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FUBO!! DEFUND IT!!
As far as I am concerned, this is like the rapist blaming his victim for being raped.
All obama has to do to keep the government running is sign whatever it is that comes before him funding everything other than obamacare.
If the GOP sends him a bill that funds ALL of government with the exception of Obamacare, and he veto’s it who really shut down the government?
Of course the lame stream media are going to say it’s the GOP’s fault and the low information voters will go along with it.
Only people who THINK will conclude rightly that the shutdown will be Obama’s fault.
No one has proposed shutting down the government.
Vetoing the CR would shut down the government
Those opposed to a govt shutdown should TELL OBAMA TO SIGN THE BUDGET!!!
Congress passes a budget that defunds Obamacare!
Passing that budget doesnt result in a govt shutdown!
OBAMAS TANTRUM, AND REFUSAL TO SIGN THAT BUDGET RESULTS IN THE GOVT SHUTDOWN!
“pocketbook, bread-and-butter” issues ???
like the 70 percent increase in INURRANCE Costs..[ in California] due to his pet project???
Perhaps this was a gaffe and he actually MEANT to say Bread and Circus Projects?
The GOP needs to get out in front of this NOW and warn Obama not to shut down the govt.
Stop letting HIM frame the debate.
It is Obama that will shut down the government over Obamacare. Everything else will be funded.
Obama and certain RINOS continue to lie and state that the Republicans (They really mean Tea Party) want to shut down government over Obamacare!
opportunities for young people? like Unemployment, Welfare, Food Stamps, and Free ObamaPhones?
Baraq alone will be responsible for shutting down the government when he refuses to agree to a CR that defunds the job-killing, economy-killing monstrosity which bears his name.
Waterloo. Wait until reality hits the liberal fools who cheered.
No, YOU will be shutting it down
If you close the whole thing down just to continue funding Obamacare, which everyone including your own party hates.
But the GOP would not be the ones to “shut down” the government. The Senate Democrats, by refusing to consider a continuing resolution or an actual budget as submitted by the House that does NOT include funding for Obamacare, and the White Hut through Obama’s arrogant refusal to even negotiate on any aspect of the funding for FY 2014, are the parties who are shutting down continued funding. There is statutory resolution possible, however, and that is to continue the sequester, which in fact never funded ANYTHING pertaining to Obamacare, and effectively defunds it altogether.
The Limbaugh Theorem applies here. Nothing can be shown to be Obama’s fault.
Stubborn arrogance is indistinguishable from simple stupidity.
Defund it. Shut it down. Call the Commie Clown President’s bluff.
this lying S-o-S has done everything he can to destroy young people's present opportunities and futures. I cannot bear to listen to this arrogant hypocritical two-faced pr*ck anymore!
Did McCain and Grahamnasty have to change their diapers after that stern talking to?
“Congress passes a budget that defunds Obamacare!”
I wish that was possible but the democrats still control the senate.
The gop will not get out in front of it because boehner has already stated that he has every intention of funding everything in a CR. He may not allow the levels to rise but the present spending is going to be maintained because boehner is a statist and wants big government.
FUBO! Shut ‘er down!!!!!!!!!!!
Last night Levin reported that Boehner has stated that he won’t defund it. Levin said we should now call it Boehnercare.
If Boehner had a set of balls he would warn Obama about shutting down the government and tell him hell would freeze over before funding for Obamacare was approved but everything else would go through.
But then Boehner is a surrender monkey with no balls.
0bama warned Assad not to use chemical weapons. 0bama huffed and puffed about crossing a red line. Assad called 0bama’s bluff. What happened? 0bama did nothing.
Because that is an extremely smart move, Boner and company will never consider it.
Of course they are not able to handle the whole ‘race card’ angle that would be attached to it, as well as the ‘partisan’ and ‘extreme’ screeching that would come from liberals in govt and the media.
They have zero idea on how to just deal with it, take the arrows, and do it.
Yea. I know.
There for a moment I was living in my dream America where we had an opposition party.
Now I’m coming back to reality.
What’s obama going to do about it:
go on another vacation
0bama lies - as usual.
Hold up your hand with all fingers extended upwards, and tell BO to “Read between the lines”. I’d bet the sucker would smile, and wave.
Partial Government control is Socialism.
There is partial Liberty with Socialism.
Total Government control is Communism.
There is no Liberty with Communism.
Conservatives are dedicated to conserving Liberty.
The Federal politicians who support whole or partial Government control are either Socialists or Communists.
Conservatives should not donate money or time to these Socialists or Communists.
Note to GOP: You know the guy’s record on “red lines.” Go ahead. Call his bluff.
(Remember the time he said “I don’t bluff”? That’s what bluffers always say. The stupid ones, anyway....)
Well then Obama can whine to the Senate that their inaction is RESPONSIBLE FOR SHUTTING DOWN THE GOV’T!!!
Split the CR into separate segments and pass them one at a time to be signed. Poison pill those he might not sign, and just don’t send one for deathcare.
Tragically, there are way too many repubs that actually want to fund obamacare. That’s the rub.
Obama has nothing to worry about. The GOP isn’t going to shut down the government nor defund Obamacare. The GOP leadership is as useless as balls on a priest.
Personally I’d prefer he be forced to veto the CR. The monies in that affect the entire government and the effect would be pretty quick and obvious. Kind of like the sequester on steroids. And since the CR and nobamacare take effect Oct 1, nobamacare would be stopped in its tracks, supposedly.
If the pubs wait to fight over the CR, nobamacare will already be in effect and I imagine it will be much harder to find enough cojones to do what needs to be done.
After all this time I thought it was Harry Reid who had the government shut down
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Conservatives want to fund the entire federal government except Obamacare. ABC News knows this but is aiding and abeting our Marxist leader.
Despicable media scum. I know right where I'm heading as soon as TSHTF.
IMPACH him, lawless law breaker
Here’s a crazy thought... let ‘ordinary people’ succeed on their own.
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