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Obama Warns GOP Against Shutting Down Gov't
ABC News ^ | Aug 23, 2013 | By Julie Pace

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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aca; bhofascism; bholiar; defund; donttreadonme; nobamacare; obama; obamacare; shutdown; socialisthealthcare
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1 posted on 08/23/2013 12:07:49 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: onyx; trisham; TheOldLady; DJ MacWoW; RedMDer; musicman; Lady Jag; Alamo-Girl; bd476; The Cajun; ...

FUBO!! DEFUND IT!!


2 posted on 08/23/2013 12:09:54 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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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.


3 posted on 08/23/2013 12:10:12 PM PDT by Turbo Pig (...to close with and destroy the enemy...)
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To: Jim Robinson

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.


4 posted on 08/23/2013 12:10:59 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Jim Robinson

5 posted on 08/23/2013 12:11:23 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog

No one has proposed shutting down the government.

Vetoing the CR would shut down the government


6 posted on 08/23/2013 12:12:24 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Jim Robinson

Those opposed to a gov’t shutdown should TELL OBAMA TO SIGN THE BUDGET!!!

Congress passes a budget that defunds Obamacare!
Passing that budget doesn’t result in a gov’t shutdown!

OBAMA’S TANTRUM, AND REFUSAL TO SIGN THAT BUDGET RESULTS IN THE GOV’T SHUTDOWN!


7 posted on 08/23/2013 12:13:02 PM PDT by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: Jim Robinson

“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?


8 posted on 08/23/2013 12:13:52 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team / al-Kilab Division)
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To: Jim Robinson

No.

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.


9 posted on 08/23/2013 12:14:02 PM PDT by CrappieLuck
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To: Jim Robinson
Defunding Obamacare? that's worse than eating your corn seed!

CC

10 posted on 08/23/2013 12:14:27 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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Good heavens, think of all the things we'd miss if the federal government shut down! The list is enormous:

1.

11 posted on 08/23/2013 12:14:53 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Jim Robinson

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!


12 posted on 08/23/2013 12:17:09 PM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: Jim Robinson

opportunities for young people? like Unemployment, Welfare, Food Stamps, and Free ObamaPhones?


13 posted on 08/23/2013 12:17:27 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (E)
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14 posted on 08/23/2013 12:17:38 PM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: Jim Robinson

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.


15 posted on 08/23/2013 12:18:22 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Army dad. And damned proud.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Hahahahaha Obama.

Waterloo. Wait until reality hits the liberal fools who cheered.


16 posted on 08/23/2013 12:19:57 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: RedMDer

Perfect


17 posted on 08/23/2013 12:20:52 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Jim Robinson

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.


18 posted on 08/23/2013 12:21:11 PM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: Jim Robinson
FUBO photo: FUBO FUBO.jpg
19 posted on 08/23/2013 12:21:59 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Turbo Pig

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.


20 posted on 08/23/2013 12:23:22 PM PDT by alloysteel (Unattended children will be given a Red Bull and a free Kazoo. Reminds me of Congress...)
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To: Jim Robinson

Defund it. Shut it down. Call the Commie Clown President’s bluff.


21 posted on 08/23/2013 12:23:25 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Jim Robinson
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.

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!

22 posted on 08/23/2013 12:23:29 PM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Did McCain and Grahamnasty have to change their diapers after that stern talking to?


23 posted on 08/23/2013 12:23:52 PM PDT by moovova
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To: G Larry

“Congress passes a budget that defunds Obamacare!”

I wish that was possible but the democrats still control the senate.


24 posted on 08/23/2013 12:25:13 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: CrappieLuck

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.

LLS


25 posted on 08/23/2013 12:25:46 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Jim Robinson

FUBO! Shut ‘er down!!!!!!!!!!!


26 posted on 08/23/2013 12:25:48 PM PDT by texgal (end no-fault divorce laws return DUE PROCESS & EQUAL PROTECTION to ALL citizens))
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To: SeekAndFind

Last night Levin reported that Boehner has stated that he won’t defund it. Levin said we should now call it Boehnercare.


27 posted on 08/23/2013 12:26:07 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: Jim Robinson

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.


28 posted on 08/23/2013 12:34:17 PM PDT by ZULU ((See: http://gatesofvienna.net/) Obama, do you hear me?)
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To: hal ogen

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.


29 posted on 08/23/2013 12:35:06 PM PDT by forgotten man
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


30 posted on 08/23/2013 12:35:25 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: LibLieSlayer

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.


31 posted on 08/23/2013 12:38:29 PM PDT by CrappieLuck
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To: Jim Robinson

What’s obama going to do about it:
whine
cry
go on another vacation
blame Limbaugh
what?


32 posted on 08/23/2013 12:39:06 PM PDT by svcw (Stand or die)
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To: GeronL

0bama lies - as usual.


33 posted on 08/23/2013 12:39:48 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog

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.


34 posted on 08/23/2013 12:39:54 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Jim Robinson; All

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.


35 posted on 08/23/2013 12:43:05 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Jim Robinson

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....)


36 posted on 08/23/2013 12:45:45 PM PDT by clintonh8r (white Caucasian)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Well then Obama can whine to the Senate that their inaction is RESPONSIBLE FOR SHUTTING DOWN THE GOV’T!!!


37 posted on 08/23/2013 12:47:20 PM PDT by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: Jim Robinson

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.


38 posted on 08/23/2013 12:48:44 PM PDT by glock rocks (No comment.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Tragically, there are way too many repubs that actually want to fund obamacare. That’s the rub.


39 posted on 08/23/2013 12:49:55 PM PDT by lakecumberlandvet
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To: svcw
....two words MORE CLOWNING!



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40 posted on 08/23/2013 12:51:13 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team / al-Kilab Division)
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To: MeshugeMikey

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.


41 posted on 08/23/2013 1:12:28 PM PDT by huckfillary (qual tyo ta)
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To: SeekAndFind; All

Exactly right.

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.


42 posted on 08/23/2013 1:14:39 PM PDT by upchuck (My therapist says I have a preoccupation with vengeance. We'll see about that!)
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To: Jim Robinson

After all this time I thought it was Harry Reid who had the government shut down


43 posted on 08/23/2013 1:15:23 PM PDT by molson209 (Hillary Clinton)
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To: MeshugeMikey
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44 posted on 08/23/2013 1:16:09 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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45 posted on 08/23/2013 1:21:23 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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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.


46 posted on 08/23/2013 1:23:31 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Jim Robinson
FUBO take someone else’s money and give it to ordinary people. What an insult, to call welfare monkeys “ordinary”!
The dope in the white hut thinks that spending like this is “wise”? Stand your ground, call his bluff, NO INCREASE OF THE DEBT CEILING!!! Let's have a budget NOW or impeachment for high crimes. Malfeasance in office is criminal.
47 posted on 08/23/2013 1:28:34 PM PDT by BatGuano (You don't think I'd go into combat with loose change in my pocket, do ya?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
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.

48 posted on 08/23/2013 1:31:30 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Jim Robinson

IMPACH him, lawless law breaker


49 posted on 08/23/2013 1:45:16 PM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: Jim Robinson

Here’s a crazy thought... let ‘ordinary people’ succeed on their own.


50 posted on 08/23/2013 1:53:06 PM PDT by headless_thompson_gunner
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