Republicans in Congress have made it crystal clear that they are willing to fund all of government except Obamacare. President Obama said that Republicans are trying to extort him and the American people in this regard. Really Mr. President? And in true form, Senate majority leader Harry Reid has said that any bill defunding Obamacare is dead and blames Republicans for attempting to shut down the government.
Now why would he and the President say that? The Affordable Healthcare Act, or Obamacare, is the single largest tax ever levied against the American people in history. Apparently, they are not willing to give that up without a fight, after all, that is quite a chunk of “change” (no pun intended). They will not stop spending above their means, so maybe it is understandable in that respect, they also want to raise the debt ceiling again and that means borrowing more money that we cannot afford to pay back.
Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz says he’s willing to try and filibuster the Senate’s action, but because of Senate procedure, he may not get the chance.
Cruz and Utah Senator Mike Lee have been pushing all summer to defund the health care law, but Arizona Republican Senator John McCain warns that a government shutdown over the issue could hurt the GOP. By saying that, McCain once again shows his “RINO” side.
Republicans said the move was designed to put some Democratic senators on the spot. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor named several who are up for re-election next year, including Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu and Alaska Senator Mark Begich. Two Democratic members of the House voted with Republicans Friday to defund Obamacare and fund the government until the end of the year: Utah Representative Jim Matheson and North Carolina Representative Mike McIntyre.
70% of Americans do not want Obamacare, so why aren’t Democrats listening? Every single thing Democrats, especially President Obama, told us about Obamacare is a lie! It will not make healthcare “affordable.” It is, in fact, quite the exact opposite. Healthcare costs are already higher because of Obamacare and the costs will continue to rise. If this law is so darn great, they why has the President exempted large corporations and congress from it? By doing that, President Obama has already broken his own law.
Why do Democrats continue to lie about the “benefits” of this train-wreck of a law?
The latest estimate, as the chart details, is that Obamacare will cost $2.6 trillion dollars in its first real decade. The bill does not fully go into effect until 2014. Therefore, the estimate begins with that year. Now that is “convenient” for Democrats who are up for re-election, isn’t it?
No wonder they are so desperate. No wonder they have to lie to get their point across.
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