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House to Vote on Defunding Obamacare
National Review Online, by Robert Costa

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Posted By:Desert Fox, 9/17/2013 6:01:33 PM

Leadership sources tell me the House GOP will soon vote on a continuing resolution that simultaneously funds the federal government and defunds Obamacare. Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor are expected to announce the decision at Wednesday’s closed-door conference meeting. This means the conservatives who have been urging Boehner to back a defunding effort as part of the CR have won a victory, at least in terms of getting the leadership to go along with their strategy. But getting such a CR through the Democratic Senate and signed into law will be very difficult — and many House Republican

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: lostinmassachusetts, 9/17/2013 6:29:16 PM     (No. 9525183)

It is better to light one candle in the House than to curse the darkness of this administration.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Penney, 9/17/2013 6:38:45 PM     (No. 9525200)

Hope the votes in BOTH houses of the U.S. Congress are affirmative on defunding 0bamacare!

...Saddly, it doesn´t help in Missouri for the current legislative majority to be held by Republicans as Missouri´s GOP Senate vote go for the dem´s tax & spend follies. They ignore the will of the people they were elected to represent.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: trackman999, 9/17/2013 6:40:09 PM     (No. 9525201)

Last week I was in my reps office ( RUNYAN R-NJ)along with a lot of other angry constituents.We all taked to the staffers about this and replies were along the lines of it will just get voted down in the senate. Our collective replies were " SO WHAT, take a stand on this". Runyan got into office because we had had enough of the dem that was our rep for years. Runyan is huge ( former defensive tackle for the Philadelphia Eagles). Probably the biggest person in congress, but dumb as a bag of rocks.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: oh-heck, 9/17/2013 7:08:02 PM     (No. 9525242)

Way to show some spine. Vote to continue funding the existing government expenditures. Obamacare is new and shouldn´t be part of a continuing resolution. If the Senate want Obamacare, let them get some new cost estimates for the parts Obama is going to enact and let them propose increased spending to cover the cost.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Penney, 9/17/2013 10:58:04 PM     (No. 9525457)

GO CRUZ & LEE!!!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: LanieLou, 9/18/2013 12:55:17 AM     (No. 9525530)

The vote is important so peeps see how their congress critter stand.... Then Cruz & others need to just step back, let the inevitable disaster explode on ObamaCare supporters.

It´s already imploding. Let the progressives get splashed with the blood & venom this program will create when it EXPLODES in Oct.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: StormCnter, 9/18/2013 6:53:23 AM     (No. 9525664)

Isn´t this basically what Cantor proposed earlier? Forcing the Senate to go public with a vote? It should be interesting.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: beca, 9/18/2013 7:07:39 AM     (No. 9525677)

vote 10 if you have to.....even warren says it is crapola........vote vote vote

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Reply 9 - Posted by: quantumman, 9/18/2013 7:27:28 AM     (No. 9525699)

Every journey begins with one step. In poker the general rule is one cannot win the pot if one does not raise the pot. Zippy is no poker player, viz., his recent game of charades with Pooty Poot. Pubbies should go all in on this one.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: mws50, 9/18/2013 7:44:30 AM     (No. 9525724)

Boehner and Cantor have set us up, again.

The House will defund o-care, the Senate will not. In conference, Boehner will whine like a little baby about those mean old Senators and how they would not let him defund o-care. He will cave in the conference committee. This has already been planned and approved by Reid.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: rinohunter, 9/18/2013 7:56:06 AM     (No. 9525735)

It´s a very simple mantra: "If pResident Caligula aka PurpleLipps can exempt himself, his friends in the unions, Congress, devil worshipping/pedophile loving Moosescums, specially chosen big businesses....then the rest of America can be exempt."

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Reply 12 - Posted by: StormCnter, 9/18/2013 8:01:48 AM     (No. 9525742)

How in the world is Boehner (and/or Cantor) expected to force the Senate to vote on, much less approve, this bill? When this whole thing plays out exactly as predicted by people smarter than I, who is surprised? The House votes for it, the Senate declines to vote, or maybe even passes it (ha), and then the president vetoes it. So, the government goes into shutdown and do you really believe the Dems will be absorbing any of the fallout? So, what will be accomplished. Nothing at all except a big dent in GOP chances for 2014 victories.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Dadof4, 9/18/2013 8:34:22 AM     (No. 9525795)

With all due respect #12, your opinion is exactly what has gotten US into this mess .... Instead of standing up for principle and county, our "leaders" tuck tail and cower under their desks. If you truly believe in something, fight or !! Otherwise, get the %$#@ out of the way!

Geez, my beautiful little niece could fight better!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: StormCnter, 9/18/2013 8:39:26 AM     (No. 9525810)

Last post. That´s the point, #13. It´s fun to yell about standing up and fighting, but the goal should be achievable. Otherwise, it´s a waste of time and energy. We cannot defund Obamacare with this bill in this session. Everyone knows it, even Senator Cruz. Dreams die hard.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Zumkopf, 9/18/2013 8:46:42 AM     (No. 9525822)

This isn´t "War Games," whose PC money line was "the only way to win is not to play." In politics, and particularly government spending, the only way to win a vote on spending is to have one. And pre-emptive surrender to the Senate vote/veto threat is not a recipe for winning.

The Republicans´ argument is simple enough even to get out past an unfriendly MSM: "We have funded everything except ObamaCare. Everyone hates ObamaCare, which is an unfolding disaster. Obama and Harry Reid want to shut down the government to force ObamaCare on you. We don´t."

Hanging back and waiting for ObamaCare to "fail" is never going to happen. No matter how bad it is, the MSM will buy Dem spin that it is "a success with some hiccups". It just needs some tweaking. They will never, ever admit or report it is a failure. If we don´t kill it, it will live on and on.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: rmagnus, 9/18/2013 8:58:24 AM     (No. 9525839)

The timing to shut down the government is good. It has never looked more incompetent than it does right now and Obamacare is extremely unpopular.

Shutting down something that is perceived to be incompetent is an easy sell especially if it gets rid of something most people hate.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: sanddollar, 9/18/2013 9:15:07 AM     (No. 9525864)

This is a waste of time. We need to find another solution to Obamacare. Let it fall apart on its lack of merit.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: maryc, 9/18/2013 9:21:17 AM     (No. 9525877)

It is already known that this won´t work. It only keeps the republicans from looking like meanies. Shut it down. Start over. Not going to do it. Too scared. Cruz and Lee want to defund. The only way it will happen is to shut down obama´s cash flow and the majority, Cantor included, are too afraid

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Reply 19 - Posted by: dman, 9/18/2013 9:22:40 AM     (No. 9525880)

Defunding is preferable to delaying. Delaying only helps the Dems get through the 2014 elections. Remove all of the exemptions. All or nothing - let everyone feel the "pinch" - or not. That, at least, should be the opening position. Negotiate from there.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: peterfleming, 9/18/2013 9:36:33 AM     (No. 9525912)

It´s time for us all to make a list, the list of the decade maybe. Those against Obamacide are Americans, and anybody who votes to subvert the defunding in any way is now, for all times, a communist, a sympathized or an outright destroyer, nothing less. Start your own list and remember how the Boehners, Cantors, McCains McConells slipped and slided under the door to promote Obamacide at the last minute.
Washington is sick (and all of these mafia dons are exempt from Obamacide).

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Libertygal, 9/18/2013 9:36:58 AM     (No. 9525914)

They had best do something, as this is already hitting home for me. My soon to be daughter in law and best friend, died yesterday because she could not get, and retain, Medicaid benefits. She had a seizure disorder that Medicaid refused to properly diagnose, refused a simple CT scan with dye. The said it was not medically necessary. They repeatedly refused an MRI. Witbout it, the doctor could only treat her symptoms, which were increasingly worsening seizures of unknown origin.

Medicaid was constantly playing games with her benefits, approving her, then dropping her after 2 months. Her meds cost almost 400.00 a month out of pocket. After suffering greatly from uncontrolled seizures, she would spend weeks getting her benefits back to only have Medicaid turn around in a month or so, and do it all over again.

After about a year of this, she finally succumbed, unecessarily, while waiting for her benefits to restart. She died in her sleep, around noon, after having a seizure in the morning. She laid down to take a nap, and apparently had one in her sleep. She leaves behind 3 kids, ages 11, 14, and 16, and others that loved and cared for her.

This is only the beginning, and is going to get worse. They best act now, to stop this atrocity, before the government takes more of our loved ones from us. She was only 36.

I hold Obamacare directly responsible.

I am sick. Literally nauseated, so much so, I feel I could vomit.

I am not the first. I won´t be the last. In fact, I may be next. Or, you might be.

Call someone. Tell them to Vote. Take a stance. To all of those that stayed home, I really don´t like you right now.


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Reply 22 - Posted by: joeyinempirestate, 9/18/2013 9:37:39 AM     (No. 9525916)

Did Tom Delay put the brakes on impeaching Clinton because there weren´t enough Senate votes to convict(which everyone knew)? Hell no! Delay remains one of my all-time heroes.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: gwmcclintok, 9/18/2013 9:39:53 AM     (No. 9525921)

51 percent of Americans according to the Rasmussen poll are for shutting down the gov. to stop Obamacare. People have no respect for Obama and now is the time to take it to him. Don´t act like losers, Republicans. People are up in arms and want action, not deal making. Don´t listen to these toadies like some here who post....shut it down with your power: Defund! You have the purse strings. It is not about your re-election, but the American people who are losing their jobs. Stand up Republicans. It is time to saddle up, lock and load and go down the jungle trail and have at it!

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Reply 24 - Posted by: MissMolly, 9/18/2013 9:43:49 AM     (No. 9525929)

Can someone explain to me how forcing this to a shutdown defunds and destroys Obamacare? It seems to me that there´s a lot of hope in the air, clapping hands to keep Tinkerbell alive. So, how can this be successful?

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Marzipan, 9/18/2013 10:07:38 AM     (No. 9525976)

Great respect for all of you, especially 14. However, our country has been spiraling out of control rapidly since FDR and the only major slow down was outspoken folks who cared only for our nation, not their parties (Reagan, and the Tea Party movement et al) Sitting on hands hoping the more genteel personality, calm head, will prevail, has allowed the outspoken Socialistic trend to run our country over. So the choice is, stand for something, or fall for everything. Sure ´nough, this vote will probably not do diddly - but it will speak volumes in ´we´ve had enough and won´t take anymore´. Respect to all of you.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: starbaby, 9/18/2013 10:28:26 AM     (No. 9526002)

Defunding will stop Obamacare in its tracks. Which is exactly what must happen if we´re to ever get out from under it. I understand the argument from those against the defunding effort but I strongly disagree. How many millions of dollars will be wasted? How many people will lose their current health plan? How many already have? And when this thing implodes, and it will, then what? No, it might not work but if this is not worth fighting for, pray tell what is?

Why on earth would any reasonable person be willing to vote to spend precious funds on such an obvious catastrophe? We know the democrats simply do not care about money wasted or about the devastating effect Obamacare will have on the quality heath care Americans depend on every single day. I continue to insist that making the case for defunding should not be hard to do. Most Americans will listen to reason. (Although some never will, I know.) Bottom line is we´ll never know what´s in it and there´s too much at stake to risk writing what amounts to a blank check.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: RancherJack, 9/18/2013 10:28:40 AM     (No. 9526005)

Like the cable TV drama SUITS, I think it´ll be a lot of bluster followed by surprise moves and then anguish.

"I didn´t see that coming."

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Reply 28 - Posted by: strike3, 9/18/2013 10:58:55 AM     (No. 9526061)

Let´s put it this way, your next election and career in Washington is riding on this vote.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Eheu Fugaces, 9/18/2013 11:10:01 AM     (No. 9526085)

Let´s go ahead and hope against hope that sufficient Democrats in the Senate have seen the light, and will vote in for defunding as well. We´ve all noticed that Harry Reid´s union buddies appear to be disillusioned with Obamacare.

Since our represenatives have declared that commplete repeal is not possible (even though we repealed a constitutional amendment eighty years ago), this is the best alternative so far.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Arby, 9/18/2013 11:10:38 AM     (No. 9526086)

May the force be with them. They already have justice, common sense and righteousness on their side.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: nevernaught, 9/18/2013 11:29:31 AM     (No. 9526114)

If you are an elected Representative in the House, you had better vote the opinion´s of the people who sent you there, If you don´t, it´s good bye Charlie. The majority who elected you, pay your salary, and watch you closely. They don´t like people who get absorbed into the morass of trading votes that goes on in DC.

Obamacare is going to destroy the medical profession in this country. It is the idea and standard of a Community Organizer who knows nothing worthwhile. From the same people who have killed 58,000,000 babies. Doesn´t make much sense does it.

Bring defunding to a vote, and go on record with a vote to get rid of the most worthless bill that ever passed a political body.



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Reply 32 - Posted by: Butch59, 9/18/2013 11:37:40 AM     (No. 9526124)

It appears that this country has reached a point in history in which the decisions of the "governing" few are going to decide whether the grand experiment of self governing that was given to us will suceed or fail. And for the past 5yrs, we are seeing the seeds of failure being sown more and more. And it surly looks like all of it is comming to head with the CR up for extension, debt ceiling being reach, and I can´t remember what else is comming soon. But, what IS relevant is that old saying that I had to type a gazillion times in high school typing class "Now is the time for all free men to come to the aid of their country". I have never seen that more apt than in these times. Yes, I´m for voting to defund Obamacare. How will it help you ask? It just might force the MSM to begin to reveal to the public all the failures of Obozo. And if the Republicans can make a good case for what they have done and why it was done, they just might be able to get more of Americans behind them and put the pressure on dims.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: coldborezero, 9/18/2013 11:51:42 AM     (No. 9526155)

Re#14: That is the problem, isn´t it? The goals of conservatives are NEVER "achievable", are they? So we don´t fight. The communists(dims)ALWAYS fight,tooth and nail,with blood in their eyes, for THEIR goals, no matter the odds. We, on the other hand, try to be "reasonable", to "choose our battles", to never fight unless we are guaranteed a certain victory. How has that worked out for us? I will tell you:

THE PROGRESSIVES/DEMOCRATS ALWAYS WIN!
THE CONSERVATIVES ALWAYS LOSE!

Just look at the last one hundred years. The Constitution has been rendered moot. The commies are winning on every front. Why? BECAUSE THEY FIGHT!


I, for one, am damn tired of playing for the losing team. I am backing Ted Cruz all the way to the bitter end. We may lose, but at least we fought. The rest of the pubbies can sit on the sidelines. SCROOM!

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Reply 34 - Posted by: coyote56, 9/18/2013 12:05:21 PM     (No. 9526176)

With appreciation as a conserative to all you Ldotters who believe Obamacare should fall on it´s own & not defund it in the House - I think it will be the same with who you might want for president like Jeb Bush or some other elite Republican. Last night on Hannity pretty well told the tale - Hannity was for defunding while Stuart Varney(who I usually respect) & Dana Perino were with Rove to let it die because Republicans will get blamed. Bring on Rand Paul,Marco Rubio & Ted Cruz(who they are trying to devour). Cruz should stay in the Senate because the "Canada thing" will not work. My ideal ballot is Paul/DeMint in no particular order. Pence,Sessions,Gohmert & other Republican Govenors will also work. Let the "Tea Party" roll & pray like hell! II Chronicles 7:14

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Rafter, 9/18/2013 12:58:58 PM     (No. 9526245)

A symbolic vote would be satisfying in some respects.

How an actual shutdown would play out longterm is hard to guess.
In the short term, O-Bomber and his ruthless minions will flog the issue mercilessly.
They´ll try to turn it into another Katrina-style disaster, with women and
children suffering most, etc etc

There is a chance right now that the GOP can take the Senate in 2014 and hold the House.
Then both chambers could vote to defund or repeal ObamaKommieKare.

The obvious fear on the Hill right now is that a wrong move that plays terribly in
the MSM but has no real impact would sink chances to capture the Senate next year.

It´s a tough call.
There are arguments on either side.
I´d say vote to defund and then negotiate out of a shutdown in conference, which
appears to be the plan.
It´s a tougher spot to be in than inexperienced people realize.
The MSM is a relentless propaganda machine.
Katrina! Katrina! Katrina!
They lie... 24/7/365...

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 9/18/2013 1:11:39 PM     (No. 9526267)

Republicans must fight! In a fight, there will be pain. Face it! Is this democracy worth fighting for? Is freedom? So the MSM will freak out- we already know they will sling every bit of mud and slime. The Democrats are now disjointed. If there ever was a time to fight, it is nOW! Gvt shutdown? Puh-leeze. And empty threat. They will do emergency funding- 30 days at a time if necessesary- the powers in control will see to it. There is no money, anyway- it´s all "Monopoly" money.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: coldborezero, 9/18/2013 1:20:59 PM     (No. 9526276)

#36. No democracy is worth fighting for. Democracy is a loathsome beast and was held in contempt by our Founding Fathers.

LONG LIVE THE REPUBLIC!

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Reply 38 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 9/18/2013 1:28:32 PM     (No. 9526287)

Sincerest sympathies to #21.

This was in a recent email from the Tea Party: "John Boehner and his “Republican” cronies in the House are trying to use a procedural trick that will end up funding Obamacare at 100% while allowing them to still claim to be in favor of stopping it.

Speaker Boehner is trying to commit political fraud. He believes people like you and me are too dumb to understand what he is up to. He believes he can slip this funding bill through right under our noses!"

Is this what #10 refers to?



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Reply 39 - Posted by: nevernaught, 9/18/2013 1:32:02 PM     (No. 9526288)

#21... I´m sorry for the problems your future daughter in law was having with her coverage with Medicaid. As my wife explained to me, Medicaid is a state coverage funded by the Federal government. Each state´s regulations may be different, but I think all have Death Panels in the form a group of people either approving or denying medical procedures requested by Doctors. The same can be said for some Medicare procedures.

Medicaid is the process that provides coverage for illegal immigrants and all people have to prove that their cash assets are $2,000 or less for treatment. Those people can own a home and car which aren´t included in the assets totals.

Medical treatment for Illegal´s is breaking the bank in several states. I don´t understand how they could keep taking her off and putting her back on the program. Usually if you are eligible for the program you will continue to get treatment, unless those panels deny the services they deem unnecessary.

Again, losing a loved one is a terrible experience to go through for anyone. Especially if you know that procedures that could have helped her were not approved. Soon we will be Canada and the UK.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: oh-heck, 9/18/2013 1:36:30 PM     (No. 9526294)

This is a horrendously written law. It needed massive vote buying to pass. The part that has already gone into effect (the PCIP) had less than a fifth the expected enrollment yet still went through the entire budget. This law is sooo unpopular that no one wants a budget debate. Obama is not going to implement the entire program on time. He is not collecting the employer mandate OR verifying claims for the premium tax credit. No new entitlement spending should ever be started on a continuing resolution. Stand and fight you wimps. If the House doesn´t appropriate money it doesn´t get spent. Force the Senate to debate and reject a passed CR.

If the Senate votes it down, then and only then ask when the Administration is prepared to implement the entire law.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 9/18/2013 1:52:39 PM     (No. 9526318)

The House has already voted 40 times to defund Obamacare.
There are 200 Democrats in the House and 233 Republicans.
The majority of House Republicans, registered Republicans and voters are not Tea Party.
The count I have seen is only 30 to 40 House members are Tea Party.
There is no guarantee that this dead end even makes it out of the House.
The Senate is overwhelmingly Democrat- they have a 10 seat majority.
The CRA , of course , gets voted down-the government shuts down
and among other disasters, military families do not get a pay check.
The Democrats and Obama are going to sit back and enjoy the debacle.
I hope every selfish , short sighted , Constitutionally ignorant and arrogant Tea Party House member
gets a primary challenger
because this stunt only hurts the conservative cause.
DeMint and Cruz have been shameful and dishonest by telling followers that defunding would
be " so easy to do " and that it all hinged on Republicans.
The way to defund Obamacare is through the courts and in the voting booth , not by shutting down the government.
Enjoy your Democrat controlled House in 2014.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: Steve7940, 9/18/2013 3:31:48 PM     (No. 9526439)

This is going nowhere.

Dems won´t vote on it in the Senate.

President wouldn´t sign it.

This is a waste of time.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: MissMolly, 9/18/2013 3:57:42 PM     (No. 9526472)

Amen, #41 and #42 (and others who hold similar opinions farther up the thread. It seems so neat to just declare "defund it" and presto, it can be done. Well, no. Cruz, Lee and Demint have even less influence in the Senate than the true believers have in the House. We´re heading for an absolute debacle and we´ll be killed in 2014. Cruz and Lee are simply raising their profiles. Neither of them think this can be done, but are pretending otherwise. I don´t know what in the world has happened to Jim DeMint. He said nothing about defunding Obamacare when he was in the Senate and all of a sudden Heritage is fundraising off the effort. Hmmmm.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: kono, 9/18/2013 4:38:29 PM     (No. 9526524)

I must be the only person confused by the one-sided action here. We´re hearing cries to block the flow of government-held funds (i.e. taxes collected) into the program, but nothing about also blocking the collection of those funds from the private sector to the government.

While I oppose the ´services´ Obamacare promises (threatens?) to deliver, I´m equally against the confiscatory ´revenue´ collection built-into the bill for its funding in the first place.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: gwmcclintok, 9/18/2013 4:52:36 PM     (No. 9526536)

#41....thank you Karl Rove...you losing nobody.
you always lose...you and your Ford Republicans always lose....Dole, Bush, McCain, Romney...lose lose lose.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 9/18/2013 5:30:17 PM     (No. 9526570)

And thank YOU, James Carville, for your always insightful and informative input.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: cake crumb, 9/18/2013 5:54:38 PM     (No. 9526611)

Exactly, #40, and most of the votes they bought have been given waivers for Obamacare, including congress itself, both active AND retired.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: gone2pot, 9/18/2013 8:35:00 PM     (No. 9526798)

As the Titanic settles on the bottom of the Atlantic, the GOP finds a Dixie cup to bail it out. Oh yeah, let´s party.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: NotaBene, 9/18/2013 10:02:09 PM     (No. 9526858)

The Republican House has greatly decreased the budget deficit by keeping expenses unchanged. Maybe they could explain that.

Obamacare should be part of budget control. Commies always find nice words.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: Bohallx, 9/18/2013 10:02:54 PM     (No. 9526859)

#47 ~ we´ve had most of the summer for someone to come up with this ´waiver´ Congress has IN WRITING.

Can you do that for us. I´m curious to see what it´s about.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: dr fate, 9/18/2013 10:07:23 PM     (No. 9526865)

#41 #42 #43 When the going gets tough, please stay the hell out of my foxhole!

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Reply 52 - Posted by: laurahome, 9/18/2013 11:36:03 PM     (No. 9526930)

#12-please stay out of MY foxhole. So we should go along to get along, eh? No way, Jack. I want that list of congress people to see who the wimps and other rinos are. That will give us a laundry list of who to throw out of office asap. Starting with the Speaker and the Minority leader. is nil.

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