Skip to comments.Defiant House Delays Obamacare; Government Shutdown Looms
Posted on 09/29/2013 5:58:57 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
In a move that makes a government shutdown very likely, House Republicans approved a spending plan early Sunday morning that would delay Obamacare for a year and repeal its tax on medical devices.
The temporary budget resolution now goes back to the Senate, where Democrats have consistently said any changes to President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law is a deal-killer.
The decision to vote on the House amendments overnight emerged from a rare weekend GOP caucus meeting called by House Speaker John Boehner. The votes, taken after midnight, were 231-192 for the Obamacare delay, and 248-174 for the medical device tax repeal, mostly along party lines.
Two Democrats broke rank and voted for the Obamacare delay: Mike McIntyre of North Carolina, and Jim Matheson of Iowa.
Seventeen Democrats voted for the tax repeal. Meanwhile, a bill to guarantee pay for military personnel during any shutdown passed 423-0.
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THIS IS A BIPARTISAN BILL!
Shut her down!
Delay, delay, delay—then never pass bummercare......
Our enemy is not flesh and blood ... but some o'them flesh and blood critters sure do act like ol slew foot, eh ?
This is the Repub’s last stand.
If they lose this, they are the new Whig party.
CNN: “House makes move to make shutdown likely”
Fox: “House votes to avoid shutdown”
2 alternate realities. 2 countries.
Bipartisan Government Shutdown, here we go. Whoo hoo!!
The key vote of resistance showed only 19 Republican U.S. Senators voting the right way, the others were with Harry Reid and Barack Obama on Friday.
Boehner has lost the mantle of leadership to Ted Cruz and now has to put on this show to pretend he is a leader.
In the end we know Boehner caves as usual.
Once again, media bias is on full display.
Good...shut the Feds down. Really...other than the Fed “workers” getting a paid vacation, what does it matter? At least during the “shut-down” maybe some of the Feds will “shut-up”.
And the two will never reconcile, and cannot coexist indefinitely. I wonder if a final breakup is inevitable?
Obama has said the exchanges will open on the 1st regardless. Let them open.
The House should reply by saying let them open. Let anyone who so desires sign up. But there is no compromise on the mandate because the tax (penalty) did not originate in the house and we have no plans to originate a new tax.
Further, they should vote on a new bill which prohibits companies from dropping employees from healthcare plans to force them into the exchanges.
The GOP needs to up the ante.
“Boehner has lost the mantle of leadership to Ted Cruz and now has to put on this show to pretend he is a leader.”
Ted Cruz failed last week. That’s just a fact. I’m no fan of Boehner, but the house had voted to defund obamacare long before that vanity “symbolic” filibuster that didn’t accomplish anything.
Now we have a bipartisan bill that funds the government and the burden is on Reid to keep the government running.
Isn’t it sad this country has become so dependent on the government machine it can’t even be shut down for repairs and maintenance every once in a while??
The republican leadership is in bed with the democrats with this bill, I have said all along that they wanted this healthcare bill to pass, now with this move the make sure voters do NOT feel the effects of Obamacare until after the mid-term elections.
Traitors everyone of them, and no they did not cave they want the same ends as the fascists because they are fascists too.
Da Coyote, the repubs just gave the democrats the greatest gift of the mid-term elections, a delay in Obamacare.
Shut it down for the next three years. It would be amazing to see how well the American people could adapt if they could keep all the money that is sent to the bottomless pit of Greedy Government.
Agree with all your points.
They are not in session because the fight is over, the democrats won, Boenher gave them what they needed the most, a delay.
I agree. Shut it down until further notice. When you are going in the wrong direction. The first thing you need to do is stop moving.
Keep the faxes coming! Free fax resources:
Or do you just gripe and complain?
“...before that vanity symbolic filibuster that didnt accomplish anything.”
It may not have accomplished any substantive or procedural changes in the Senate, but some positives came out of it. I think it influenced the House’s response to the Senate’s bill; more people are tuning into to the details of the Obamacare disaster, the current and future harms it is inflicting.
Should we go back to the good old days when the man ruled the house, and the little lady just looked pretty? Why not? The current democrat regime and its syncophantic press want exactly that kind of arrangement. Whatever daddy(Obama) wants daddy gets. Enough said. Now send us some more tax money and shut up./p>
Boner's resolve has stiffened? (With apologies to Carlos Danger)
Idiots. They’re HELPING ZeroCare succeed!
It depends on what you define as failure. Did he win on cloture? No.
He gave a voice to those of us who are angry because the GOP has abandoned their constituents. He reminded us all standing on principle gets things done, things we did not think possible 2 weeks ago. It might start with baby steps, but we are moving forward.
The members of the House who were sent to Congress to repeal Obamacare gained strength as a group. They never would have consulted with Cruz had he not filibustered [not technically a filibuster, I know] last week. Boehner had no choice but to listen. He might fold yet, but if he does he will be seen as the loser he is. ( Gohmert caught leadership trying to be sneaky last night. Busted!!)
The dems are comparing us to:
1. slave owners (oppressors)
2. muslim terrorists (bombs strapped to chests)
3. Mafia (extortion)
4. My favorite: the GOP wil deny cancer treatment to every woman alive if Obamacare is defunded.
They are scared.
We are starting to unite. I would say that is a huge success.
Shut it down!
I’m sure we can stand not going to Federal parks or having the IRS breathing down our neck!
“the repubs just gave the democrats the greatest gift of the mid-term elections, a delay in Obamacare.”
You are delusional. Many people said the same thing after the supreme court upheld Obamacare before the last election.
If Obama wanted to delay the implementation he would just delay it. He doesn’t need an act of congress to do it.
He is planning to enroll millions of people on Obamacare next year with subsidized health insurance and they will all vote democrat.
Barn voters will not see any of the huge increases in payroll deductions for a year, that is what the delay gives them.
So the .gov mercenaries will still be paid, when they receive their orders to open fire on Tea Party rallies and burn down patriots' houses.
2 alternate realities. 2 countries.
Irreconcilable differences. Conservatives want freedom; liberals want control. There is no way to close this gap. We are hopelessly polarized, a house divided amongst itself. Eventually something’s gotta give.
Actually, BC, Stockpirate is not that far off.
By kicking this can down the road a year, the GOPe has concealed from the unwashed masses the full impact of OdingaCare. When the next selection cycle rolls around, they will enter the polls oblivious to OdingaCare’s onerous effects, only thinking about the lure of “’Bawma gibsme free sh!t”.
Yes, Odinga could simply wave his hand and the seas will stop rising and this would be delayed. But by doing this, he has legitimized OdingaCare in the minds of the sheep, and at the same time, made the GOPe collaborators.
"Bummercare" . . . LOL !
Peter King is that you?
And the rats won't take it. They want complete surrender.
Can two nations occupy the same geographic area?
Can we each declare individually, which country we belong to, and then live side by side, with separate systems for everything?
I vote to be in the nation which does not allow those in power to use my money and labor to satisfy their urges to take pity on others—Mr. A feels sorry for Mr. B. so he steals from Mr. C to pay B. A feels like he is moral and helpful to B.
A feels superior to C, his slave.
In terms of that particular bill, perhaps. In the larger scheme, he focused attention within the Republican Party as to exactly how many Quislings are elected to the Senate.
Ted Cruz scattered more D.C. cockroaches in 21 hours than commentators, pollsters, lobbyists and special interests have in 21 years. That isn't failure. It sets the framework for long term success.
He also put immense public pressure on the House to stand its ground. That isn't failure either. It's reminding the American public and the Republican Party alike that the conservative base actually matters, and I for one appreciate that.
Didn’t accomplish anything? lol
He’s murdering the GOPe and the dems.
Look today he’s calling the Senate back and busting on the media for not calling the senate out.
Just damn he is the one driving this bus.
Because of him, the Rs are fighting. Is that nothing?
Speaking of Delay...I understand that Tom "The Hammer" Delay was just exonerated by an appeals court from the overreaching charges of Ronnie Earl, and the false prosecution by a partisan hack judge.
The higher court ruled that there was no problem with the fundraising practices he engaged in, and the law that he was accused of violating was not even in effect at the time.
Of course, this all cost him years of his life and millions of dollars, but he said "this ain't over yet". When asked if he was ruined politically he indicated that he still has some surprises up his sleeve.
So, imagine a Speaker "The Hammer" Delay, and a president of the Senate Ted Cruz.
What a Texas dream team.