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Offline pjohns

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ObamaCare may be defunded
« on: July 24, 2013, 01:32:58 AM »
It appears that there is about to be a choice made between defunding ObamaCare, or keeping the government up and running; but that the two will be made mutually exclusive.

Here is a bit on the subject from The Hill:

Senate Republicans, including two members of the leadership, are coalescing around a proposal to block any government funding resolution that includes money for the implementation of the 2010 Affordable Care Act.
But such a move is a nonstarter for President Obama and congressional Democrats. Republicans have tried this maneuver in Obama’s first term, only to back off later to the chagrin of Tea Party leaders.

This time, GOP lawmakers are emboldened by problems plaguing the administration’s ObamaCare implementation. ...
In the House, 64 Republicans have signed onto a letter pressing [Speaker John] Boehner not to bring any legislation funding ObamaCare to the floor.

Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), the leader of the Senate effort, predicts the vast majority of the Senate Republican Conference will back his plan, giving him enough votes to sustain a filibuster of a stopgap spending measure.

Here is the link:  Government shutdown looms over ObamaCare - The Hill - covering Congress, Politics, Political Campaigns and Capitol Hill |

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Re: ObamaCare may be defunded
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2013, 08:59:16 AM »
Boehner Signals Clash With White House on U.S. Debt Limit
By Roxana Tiron - Jul 24, 2013 12:01 AM ET .

Congressional Republicans are staking their ground in fiscal negotiations that once again could pose the threat of default or a government shutdown -- the recurring theme surrounding efforts to reduce the nation’s deficit since 2011.

“We’re not going to raise the debt ceiling without real cuts in spending,” Boehner, an Ohio Republican, told reporters in Washington yesterday. President Barack Obama and Senate leaders are refusing to accept anything short of a clean debt-limit increase.

“We will not negotiate over Congress’s responsibility to pay the bills that Congress ran up,” White House press secretary Jay Carney said when asked about Boehner’s remarks.

Any discussion about raising the debt ceiling must start with the premise that “we are the United States; we do not default,” Carney said. “The president believes Republican leaders share that conviction.”

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Nevada Democrat, said yesterday that Democrats are “not negotiating on the debt ceiling.”

Congress should pass a debt-ceiling increase without any “hijinks” to ensure a stable economy, Senator Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat, told reporters July 18. “Attaching other issues to the debt ceiling is playing with fire,” he said.

‘Significant Cuts’

Boehner said Congress needs to find “significant cuts” in federal spending to replace $1.2 trillion in across-the-board spending reductions over nine years. Republicans also say they’re determined to make changes to entitlement programs such as Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.

Republican leaders have weighed whether to spell out the steps and timing of a tax-code rewrite as a trigger for raising the U.S. borrowing limit. Their goal is to curb tax breaks and use the resulting revenue to lower rates.

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, a Wisconsin Republican, said he’s been working “for a long time” on a package of spending cuts and government overhauls to be timed with the debt-limit increase. The former vice presidential candidate didn’t provide details. A 2014 budget blueprint he proposed would balance the budget in 10 years.  ...

Read the rest at Bloomberg News

We'll see whether the Republicans stand their ground.  :pondering:
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Offline GourmetDan

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Re: ObamaCare may be defunded
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2013, 09:42:12 AM »

Yeah, they might actually have enough anti-Obamacare support that they won't take the blame for shutting down the Federal Gov't this time.

I suspect the Dems know this and will want to 'compromise'...

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Re: ObamaCare may be defunded
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2013, 04:05:51 PM »
Bill O'Reilly was practically melting down last night in his interview with Mike Lee and Lee stood his ground with him.
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