There is a chance that America can stop the implementation of Obamacare, right now. The House of Representatives will soon be voting for what’s known as a “continuing resolution,” abbreviated, CR. The CR right now would include an automatic payment of $105.5 billion to implement Obamacare. House Republicans are aiming to strip out the money to put a knife into Obamacare once and for all.
Congressman Steve King writes of the automatic payment “These are the resources that fertilize this malignant tumor [Obamacare], which is extending its roots into every aspect of our health care system. These roots are tightening their grip, despite the House’s vote to repeal it; the public’s opposition to it, and the decisions of two federal courts ruling it unconstitutional.”
Reps. Steve King, Michelle Bachmann and other longtime Obamacare opponents like Congressman John Fleming are collecting signatures of their fellow congressmen to petition GOP leadership. The petition says that these members will not vote for any CR that includes the funding for Obamacare.
Congressman Fleming told The State Column “Obamacare is one of the worst pieces of legislation ever enacted. With unemployment hovering around 9%, Obamacare will hurt job creation in America by imposing half a trillion dollars in tax increases on small businesses and families depriving them of healthcare liberty.”
This kind of spending cannot be continued. As Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said, “At a time when Washington is borrowing about $4 billion a day, Democratic leaders want to cut about four and a half billion in government spending for the rest of the fiscal year and then call it a day.” Cuts of four or five billion dollars in a year simply won’t get the job done.
The biggest impediment to stripping the Obamacare funding from the CR is a case of weak knees among House GOP leadership. Yes, the Senate will never agree, and the president will likely veto any spending cuts that make it to his desk, and yes this is likely to cause a government shutdown. But is a shutdown really that bad? The Heritage Foundation has laid out what a shutdown will look like, and there isn’t much to fear. Social security payments will still go out, Medicare will still function and the military will continue to defend the country. In fact, a government shutdown looks a lot closer to the conservative vision of what the federal government should be doing in the first place.
If the CR is passed with the Obamacare funding intact, Congress will begin funding 150 new agencies. That can’t be allowed to happen. Let Congressman John Fleming know you’re on his side and you want Obamacare stopped now! Click here to visit Rep. Fleming’s web site.