Skip to comments.House GOP to attach Obamacare delay to CR
Posted on 09/28/2013 10:31:21 AM PDT by LostInBayport
House Republicans will vote to pass a one-year delay of Obamacare in exchange for funding the government, a plan that drastically increases the chances of a government shutdown this Tuesday.
The decision was announced by the GOP leadership in a closed meeting Saturday afternoon, according to sources present. Republicans will also pass a bill to fund U.S. troops if the government shuts down, according to GOP lawmakers. The Houses funding measure will keep the government open until mid December.
This puts Senate Democrats and the White House at loggerheads with House Republicans, a standoff that could lead to the first government shutdown since 1995.
Senate Democrats passed a bill to fund the government until Nov. 15, but kept intact Obamacare.
Weve had enough of the disunity in our party, Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) told the meeting of House Republicans Saturday afternoon. The headlines are Republicans fighting Republicans. This will unite us. This protects the people who sent us here from Obamacare.
House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said it would be the fastest whip check in history, as every member raised their hand, saying they would support the bill.
The House is expected to vote Saturday, sources say.
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And Cantor saying "this protects the people who us here from Obamacare" is just ridiculous. The cancer will still spread unless the law is DEFUNDED.
Lets start that conversation by acknowledging we arent going to deport 12 million illegal immigrants... bringing these workers out of the shadows and into being taxpaying members of society. Imagine 12 million people who are already here coming out of the shadows to become new taxpayers.12 million more people assimilating into society. 12 million more people being productive contributors. [but hes not in favor of amnesty, snicker, definition of is is]
...by softening its edge on some volatile social issues and altering its image as the party always seemingly "eager to go to war... We do need to expand the party and grow the party and that does mean that we don't always all agree on every issue" ... the party needs to become more welcoming to individuals who disagree with basic Republican doctrine on emotional social issues such as gay marriage... "We're going to have to be a little hands off on some of these issues ... and get people into the party," Paul said.
House Republicans will vote to pass a one-year delay of Obamacare in exchange for funding the government, a plan that drastically increases the chances of a government shutdown this Tuesday. The decision was announced by the GOP leadership in a closed meeting Saturday afternoon, according to sources present. Republicans will also pass a bill to fund U.S. troops if the government shuts down, according to GOP lawmakers. The Houses funding measure will keep the government open until mid December. This puts Senate Democrats and the White House at loggerheads with House Republicans...
“...drastically increases...”? I would say “hopefully increases”. Shut down the feds. The feds (with few exceptions) aren’t worth employing.
We have ALWAYS survived government shutdowns (about 17 times in recent history) - doing so is just a “bump in the road”. But, it is not the GOP who has been making the threat, and it is not the “vetted rebels” in the GOP that has made the threat - it has been the White Crib and the Senate Majority Leader who are really making the threat as a proxy for the GOP NOT making the threat. The Libs are trying to project the shutdown that they are threatening onto the GOPe.
Then shut it down!!!
Better to go down in to ruins relatively free than as a groveling slave.
“The cancer will still spread unless the law is DEFUNDED. “
There’s a whole lot of complexity here and behind the scenes maneuvering. If all of the House Republicans voted for it I believe it is a good move. In chess you’d like to immobilize the king in one move. But it seldom happens that way in real games. A lot of pawns are knocked over first. I hope they’re playing chess as Obama is playing checkers.
If this makes it through the Senate it will still be a powerful tool to run on in ‘14. Plus, there’s a chance that President Tin Ear will reject it. This puts further pressure on Democrats and it runs out the clock on funding, which is more a Dem problem than an Rep problem.
A one-year delay of Obamacare doesn’t fix a damn thing.....it needs to be killed and killed NOW, period.
For the next year we will be ini dated with stories of people that have died because of the “delay” and on and on.
If the republicans do not fund Obamacare, it will be Obama that shuts down the government.
These monkeys didn’t learn a damn thing from Cruz.
paul is a stinking RINO, if every republican stood strong it can be done!
“House Republicans will vote to pass a one-year delay of Obamacare in exchange for funding the government”
LOL! This isn’t even coherent.
The effort to keep up The Big Lie is starting to wear the media down, they’ll soon be suing their Dem bosses for repetitive motion disorder...
so...up to the next election, we will be seeing this “budget crisis” battled out every 3 months?
4 more huge opportunities for the Dems to parade their “victims” and threaten voters with non-existent cuts that will be blamed on the GOP.
Unions routinely “shut down” govt services like public education when they strike.
How come Dem groups can do this- but not millions of fed-up taxpayers?
Unions are NEVER attacked as “terrorists” for depriving kids of education - nor are Teamsters who strike, shut down nation’s ports!
Unions can “shut down” government, but never demand-side taxpayers, who are called “extremists” for boycotting massive insolvency, high costs, and fiscal mismanagement!!!!!!!!!!!!
ini dated = inundated
” Do you think that perhaps they are trying some sort of incremental strategy?”
In Judo if you’re pinned by a guy who weighs more you inch your forearms under you and move bit by bit until you can escape. I think that’s exactly what’s going on. If so, kudos to the R’s.
But it doesn't stop Republicans from making it an issue in the primaries or general.
Linsey Graham for instance will have to run on his vote for cloture and this extension will give us time to educate the American people on what that really meant. And even if they push past Oct vote, Republicans can raise hell over where these politicians ALREADY STOOD on Obamacare.
I’ve said the Republicans should do this only as a last resort, but you can add it to the litany. (Obama has already said he’ll veto a delay.)
“We tried to repeal Obamacare. We tried to defund it. We tried to make Congress live under it. We tried to give you, the working people, the same break that the Democrats gave Big Business. We tried to delay it. The Democrats stomped on each of these efforts, contrary to the will of the people. Vote them out. Give us control. We’ll do everything we can to end this program.”
Then DO IT!!!
The Republicans WON the 1995 shutdown. Nobody noticed anything different, there was no disaster as the Democrats predicted, Clinton was forced into signing welfare reform (which he had vetoed twice before), and we got a balanced budget -- at least, on paper. The Republicans gained 2 Senate seats.
Is this why the Establishment (in both parties) is so afraid of another shutdown?
Rand Paul has stood with Cruz, Lee, and the rest on defunding Obamacare and helped Sen. Cruz with his filibuster. He was very good on the drones. There are plenty of RINOs; let’s not start picking fights with one of the limited-government, constitutionalist Republicans.
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