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Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman weighs in on shutdown
ksl.com ^ | September 29, 2013 | Dennis Romboy

Posted on 09/30/2013 9:02:58 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe

SALT LAKE CITY — A government shutdown wouldn't last long in the divisive fight over Obamacare that Republicans know they can't win, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. said Sunday.

"We're going to get beyond politics real soon, and then the real world does take over," he said on "Meet the Press." "If there's a shutdown, it will be a 24-hour shutdown."

Huntsman said it would be better to identify problems in the Affordable Care Act and fix them as the law proceeds.

"Republicans know this is a loser, so they're going to have to learn the lessons of this whole episode, and that will be you can't have an all-or-nothing approach," said the 2012 GOP presidential candidate.

The Republican-led House passed two amendments to legislation Saturday that would keep government running when the new budget year begins Tuesday. One repeals the medical device tax, while the other delaysthe Affordable Care Act for a year.

Sen. Mike Lee said he backs the changes, which the Democratic-controlled Senate almost certainly will reject.

"I support what the House did last night based on what I’ve heard about it,” he said on “Fox News Sunday.”

"Republicans are doing everything that we can to protect America from a shutdown and protect America from the harmful affects of Obamacare. This law is not ready to be implemented."

Lee, one of the most zealous opponents of the Affordable Care Act, said President Barack Obama has already made exceptions for unions, big business and other special interests.

“If it’s not ready for some, it’s not ready for everyone, and we should delay it for everyone," Lee said. "The best way to do that is by defunding it. The only way to do that is in connection with the continuing resolution."

All four Utah congressmen, including Democratic Rep. Jim Matheson, voted in favor of the amendments to the funding resolution.

"I voted for these provisions because I support these policies," he said after Saturday's vote.

"However, the most important issue at hand is avoiding a government shutdown, and I am disappointed that the leadership of the House of Representatives chose to add other issues to a funding bill that will not be accepted by the Senate and could very well lead to a government shutdown in less than three days."

Rep. Rob Bishop said few Americans are ready for Obamacare, which called one of the most intrusive and expensive policies ever signed into law.

"Even the president has acknowledged that there are serious problems with Obamacare, which is why he has unilaterally implemented delays of certain parts of the law," he said.

Huntsman said politics aside, it will be an "important experiment" this year to see if the plan works.

"We have a law. Let's recognize that. People who are waiting this week to find a health care policy that fits their circumstance, that's the real world," he said. "The question is how to make it work for people across this country."


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1 posted on 09/30/2013 9:02:58 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

FORMER...

and now we know why.


2 posted on 09/30/2013 9:04:35 PM PDT by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

We know that YOU are a loser, and a defeatist, Huntsman. Bob


3 posted on 09/30/2013 9:04:57 PM PDT by alstewartfan ("Guardian angels, wherever you may be Reach down and keep my soul for me. Al Stewart)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Another hyperliberal Impostor.

In what was once America-before-the-Undocumented-Tyrant
“all were equal under the Law”.

Are all equal under ObamaCARE/DeathCARE?

No.
Not POTUS. Not Congress. Not Union leaders.
Not their families.

Ergo.
It is not a law.
It is merely a selective death sentence.


4 posted on 09/30/2013 9:04:59 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Just because we have a law doesn’t mean its a good law. And this one isn’t a good law.


5 posted on 09/30/2013 9:05:28 PM PDT by Catsrus
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Huntsman said it would be better to identify problems in the Affordable Care Act and fix them as the law proceeds.

Countless numbers of them have not only already been identified, they are already occurring...what is he talking about?

6 posted on 09/30/2013 9:05:38 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Tailgunner Joe
"Republicans know this is a loser, so they're going to have to learn the lessons of this whole episode, and that will be you can't have an all-or-nothing approach," said the 2012 GOP presidential candidate.

only the democrats are allowed to have all or nothing.

7 posted on 09/30/2013 9:06:03 PM PDT by ilgipper (Obama is proving that very bad ideas can be wrapped up in pretty words)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Does anybody take Obama’s butt boy seriously (Huntsman)?


8 posted on 09/30/2013 9:06:08 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Bag of d8cks. There’s a reason he only ever got 1 delegate.


9 posted on 09/30/2013 9:06:26 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Have we heard from Pat Paulsen, Harold Stassen, Cindy Sheehan, Bob Dole, Ralph Nader and Cynthia McKinney yet?

10 posted on 09/30/2013 9:07:36 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the mainland US There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

These people are stupid.

If Obama will not deal with cutting Obamacare over a Government shutdown why do these turd think he will deal later?


11 posted on 09/30/2013 9:07:59 PM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Funny, if it’s such a loser why are the Dem Leaning folks in my family solidly behind Cruz now that this has become a battle?


12 posted on 09/30/2013 9:08:37 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
"Huntsman said it would be better to identify problems in the Affordable Care Act and fix them as the law proceeds." That pretty much sums up the GOP-E position on Obamacare and why we need to clean house.
13 posted on 09/30/2013 9:08:57 PM PDT by Yogafist
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To: Tailgunner Joe
"We have a law. Let's recognize that. People who are waiting this week to find a health care policy that fits their circumstance, that's the real world," he said.

No sir...countless stories like this are the "real world."

14 posted on 09/30/2013 9:09:31 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I pegged this guy ten miles off.

What a raging Democrat this bonehead is.


15 posted on 09/30/2013 9:13:53 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (This post coming to you today from behind the Camelskin Curtain. Not the Iron or Bamboo Curtain...)
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To: cableguymn

Who is smarter, Colon Bowell or Johnny Huntsman?


16 posted on 09/30/2013 9:15:17 PM PDT by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

It’s not 1994. It’s truly limited thinking that would cause someone to think that something that happens today is going to work out exactly like it did 20 years ago.


17 posted on 09/30/2013 9:16:33 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Huntsman
Portsman
2016

"We're as woman as Hillary!"

18 posted on 09/30/2013 9:17:07 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: cableguymn
If there's a shutdown, it will be a 24-hour shutdown.

With this guy's track record the gov't will be shut down for years.

19 posted on 09/30/2013 9:18:36 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The MSM is dredging the bottom of the barrel, for any RINO, to finger the conservatives and tea partiers as the obstructionists.

Once the MSM’s current mission is accomplished, they begin recruiting for their next RINO assignment, in the ongoing battle of using the RINOs (McCain, Graham, Frum, Brooks, Cornyn) to monkey-hammer constitutional conservatives.


20 posted on 09/30/2013 9:19:04 PM PDT by bkopto (Obama and Biden are merely symptoms of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Weakling, has been surrender monkey.


21 posted on 09/30/2013 9:20:56 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Huntsman said politics aside, it will be an “important experiment” this year to see if the plan works. “

This idiot wants to experiment with our healthcare system and destroy a big chunk of the economy. Perhaps we should get two rusty knives and a magnifying glass and do some experimental surgery on his brain to make sure he has one.


22 posted on 09/30/2013 9:22:13 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Get lost. You made your money, now you want to dictate how everyone can loose theirs? Get lost. These RINOS never go away. Please, go away.


23 posted on 09/30/2013 9:24:34 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Huntsman said it would be better to identify problems in the Affordable Care Act and fix them as the law proceeds.

Like its existence? Like the fact that many who passed it and signed are still not in prison servicing Big Leroy?

24 posted on 09/30/2013 9:32:02 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: quantim
Who is smarter, Colon Bowell or Johnny Huntsman?

I'm going to have to go with "False".

25 posted on 09/30/2013 9:36:01 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Grams A
This idiot wants to experiment with our healthcare system and destroy a big chunk of the economy. Perhaps we should get two rusty knives and a magnifying glass and do some experimental surgery on his brain to make sure he has one.

Actually, from where he's starting, he'd probably end up better off.

26 posted on 09/30/2013 9:37:58 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Still Thinking

post #18 was awesome, it was the funniest post on 3 wheels if one was flat.


27 posted on 09/30/2013 9:38:10 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL

Which one was flat? Hillary?


28 posted on 09/30/2013 9:39:21 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: GeronL

Huntsman...be quiet, quisling.


29 posted on 09/30/2013 9:44:30 PM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
 You know,it's funny... With all of the dramatic events of the last few days, I found myself wondering, "I wonder what former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman thinks about all this..."
30 posted on 09/30/2013 9:55:24 PM PDT by Haiku Guy (Gun Control Haiku: Say "Registration" / And they call you paranoid / So say "Privacy")
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To: Haiku Guy

Let’s all take a deep breath until Gary Johnson and Mitch Daniels weigh in...


31 posted on 09/30/2013 9:56:36 PM PDT by JediJones (The #1 Must-see Filibuster of the Year: TEXAS TED AND THE CONSERVATIVE CRUZ-ADE)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

with all due respect, why voice an opinion nobody gives red hot D about hearing?


32 posted on 09/30/2013 10:00:30 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (Er)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

There was a reason Obama picked Huntsman to be Ambassador to Communist China....and it wasn’t because of his hot daughters


33 posted on 10/01/2013 3:04:19 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Fact Is: GOPe want ObamaCare.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Huntsman is so totally a Democrat—though he faked it pretty well for a time in Utah.


34 posted on 10/01/2013 3:19:11 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Who asked this loser to comment?


35 posted on 10/01/2013 8:41:05 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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