Skip to comments.House GOP to push CR defunding Obamacare
Posted on 09/18/2013 10:27:24 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
House Republican leadership will attempt to pass a government-funding bill with language that defunds Obamacare, according to senior aides.
The bill, called a continuing resolution, will likely come to the House floor late this week, roughly two weeks before funding for the federal government expires on Oct. 1.
The attempt to defund Obamacare, which has almost no chance of being enacted into law, signals that Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy felt the need to take a sharp turn to the right in order to pass a government funding bill through the House. The House GOP leaderships preferred plan - to attach a non-binding rider to defund the law - was rejected by several dozen rank-and-file Republican lawmakers, in an embarrassing setback for Boehner, Cantor and McCarthy.
No decisions have been made, or will be made, until House Republican Members meet and talk tomorrow, Michael Steel, a spokesman for Boehner, told POLITICO.
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DEFUND! DEFUND! DEFUND!
The Republican leadership must put on a pretense and must put on show, before they push through the next debt ceiling increase and or amnesty.
I have a Pennsylvania name for liberal RINO’s making conservative noises right before the election year.
“The Specter Dance”...........
Forcing someone to act as though they have a backbone doesn’t mean that they have one.
I’ll get a little more excited when this bill is actually on the floor, but until they’re lowering Obamacare into a hole in the ground Boner and Co. have proven themselves to be liberal politicians first and American conservatives second.
Obama is really scared of this move. The Tea Party has him rattled. He’s getting all wee-wee’d up!
It’s the only way to stop the train wreck Obamacare will cause.
Wait until the last day of the current CR then send it to the Senate. Immediately after getting it to the Senate then the House needs to recess.
It funds everything except obamacare.
there is no need to shut down gov’t - just a need to shut down obamacare.
Agree with you. I’ll believe it when I see it. Boehner and Cantor are no doubt looking for an escape hatch.
That said, I do think this is winnable. The polls are running against Obamacare and Republicans seem to be gaining some momentum against it. This is the time and place to fight this battle.
RE: there is no need to shut down govt - just a need to shut down obamacare.
That is, of course, IF the Senate approves the CR. If not, well, the government in effects shuts down.
It remains to be seen as to WHICH PARTY will get the blame if the shutdown happens...
When the government gets shut down as the result of a Democrat action, or in action, the Republicans are not without options and if they resort to clever stagecraft they can seize the initiative. They can pass a new continuing resolution every day and every day call a press conference telling the public they just funded the government again, of course, without Obamacare. Let the public understand through these public demonstrations that it is the Republicans who are funding government and Democrats who are shutting it down.
Every day they can walk a new continuing resolution over to the Senate and present it to them. If they cannot get television coverage ( remember when the Democrats walked across to pass Obamacare?) Surely the Republicans can think of something to get themselves face time.
My recommendation, you ask? Speaker of the house Boehner should strip down to a breech cloth and walk the continuing resolution to the Senate. That will both gain him television exposure and reveal his tan lines.
there is no need to shut down govt - just a need to shut down obamacare.
And that is EXACTLY the words that Republicans need to repeat over and over again. We are shutting down Obamacare, NOT the government.
Another companion argument should be that the country simply cannot afford the costly monstrosity of Obamacare. The debt has already reached an unsustainable level and must be reduced. Which would conveniently set the stage for future debt reduction moves.
I truly believe a huge majority of the people in this country would support defunding obamacare. What I don’t understand is why Boner and Cantor are afraid of not being re-elected when they know most people want it defunded.
Good recommendations, especially the last one. lol
Remember, “shutting down the Government” is fiction, it’s merely shutting down nonessential services like Federal Parks and Tourist attractions. Social Security and Medicare is guaranteed funding along with the military.
its merely shutting down nonessential services
But the White House party schedule will be uneffected. So will golf outings and vacations. Priorities you know.
Why not have the true Republicans request a BINDING, updated, Federal Financial Impact Statement for 2012-2013 for Obamacare?
It should take a month or two to complete, allow for a vote to delay Obamacare for a year, and then show the great financial harm to our Economy that the Statements numbers will document.
Wharton, Stanford, Michigan and Princeton could also file their independent Financial Impact Statements to compare to the Office of Budget and the Congressional Budget Office Financial Impact Statements.
As B. Hussein is fond of saying: We need to get all the facts first.
The GOP won’t do it. To many in buisness WANT Obama care.
Keep the phone calls and e-mails going.....don’t let up!!
Somebody needs to explain that the business special interest have money but no votes. After being outspent 6 to 1 by Bloomberg et all 2 democrat state senators went down to defeat in Colorado.
When voters are passionate about an issue attack ads accomplish nothing. Voters are passionate about Obamacare and Amnesty.
Remember Colorado. Throw out, throw out, throw out.
As though it were funded in the first place.
Exactly. I would loudly remind the communists of how they promised us in the beginning that Obamacare would actually save us money, and then ask them what they need funding for anyway. What difference does it make?
Hillary had 900 files... with what we know about N S A, there’s probably a lot that is being held over the heads of certain congress member’s heads.
Not like guns. There is no massive grass roots organisation like the NRA.
The recalls in Colorado were organized by ordinary folks in Colorado, not the NRA. NRA, to their credit, ran a few ads. That was it. This was a 100% grassroots effort.
Interestingly enough, more democrats than republicans voted to recall Angela Giron in Pueblo. The gun laws, environmental laws and election laws were rammed through like Obamacare was. That, more than the laws themselves, prompted the recalls.
Is Obamacare disliked as much as what the Colorado state nuthouse did? If so, the money spent on attack ads won't matter.
Go out and talk to people about Obammacare. Most are worried, but want some sort of socialized care (remember, we have socialized medicine now).
And health care does not have the same reaction in the populace as guns. Guns as a symbol in American life are very powerful. Healthcare is not. I used the NRA as an example because it represents not the forces of moneyed class, but a true grass roots organization. It is narrowly focused on one task, and has resisted attempts by those on the right and left to wander into areas outside of that task.
Healthcare does not have that reaction. Even on this board, there are many who want and demand that someone else pay for top tier health care because it was “Promised” them.
Simply put, we will have single payer healthcare, with all of its horrors, soon. To many forces want it.
About the time the death panels start denying grandpas surgery they may see the light.
Big Business money is all that matters.
Business rights the policy, sets the laws, and controls the regulation. The average congress critter knows that he or she can help draft a law, and then retire to the firm that wrote it.
Take a look at the FDA and the incestuous pharmaceutical companies.
“to attach a non-binding rider to defund the law”
Now that’s the strategy of fraudulent Republicans. Way to go Boys!