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Senate defies Cruz, strips language defunding ObamaCare
« on: September 27, 2013, 01:38:59 PM »

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Re: Senate defies Cruz, strips language defunding ObamaCare
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2013, 01:42:02 PM »
This is the big I TOLD YOU SO moment.

If Cloture didn't pass, it would have needed 60 votes to strip ACA language. It wouldn't have been stripped with 54 votes.

A lot of people owe Cruz an apology. This is exactly what he was fighting against and said would happen.

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Re: Senate defies Cruz, strips language defunding ObamaCare
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2013, 02:09:02 PM »
Senator Cruz issues a press release on today's vote.

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Press Release of Senator Cruz 
Cruz: Vote Latest Example of Washington Not Listening to the People 

 

Contact: press@cruz.senate.gov / (202) 228-7561
Friday, September 27, 2013


WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) released the following statement regarding today's vote in the Senate to invoke cloture on H.J. Res. 59:

"Today's vote by Sen. Harry Reid and the Senate Democrats to fully fund Obamacare was yet the latest example of Washington not listening to the people.

"Obamacare is a 'train wreck,' a 'nightmare,' to use the words of its Democratic author and a union leader who previously supported the bill. It is the biggest job killer in America.

"As Teamsters President James Hoffa explained in a letter to Sen. Harry Reid and Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Obamacare is hurting 'millions of working men and women ... and the families they support,' and it 'will destroy the very health and wellbeing of our members along with millions of other hardworking Americans.'

"Senate Democrats refused to listen.

"President Obama has granted exemptions for big business and Members of Congress, but Senate Democrats refuse to grant the American people the same exemption. Instead, they used political power to maintain their privileged position while doing nothing to respond to the pleas of millions of Americans.

"But this fight continues. Now the bill returns to the House. The House showed remarkable courage voting to defund Obamacare, and I hope and believe that the House will stand by their resolve and continue to lead the effort to stop the Obamacare train wreck.

"Obamacare is killing jobs, forcing people into part-time work, causing health insurance premiums to skyrocket, and threatening the healthcare of millions of Americans.

"Today, far too many Republicans joined Harry Reid in giving the Democrats the ability to fund Obamacare. When the bill comes back to the Senate, when the House yet again stands for principle and fights for the American people, I very much hope that Senate Republicans will rise to the challenge. We are stronger when we are united, and we can defeat Obamacare only if Senate Republicans come together, stand with House Republicans, and champion the millions of Americans being harmed by this disastrous healthcare law."

http://www.cruz.senate.gov/record.cfm?id=345822
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Re: Senate defies Cruz, strips language defunding ObamaCare
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2013, 02:50:32 PM »
Senator Cruz issues a press release on today's vote.

http://www.cruz.senate.gov/record.cfm?id=345822

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Re: Senate defies Cruz, strips language defunding ObamaCare
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2013, 05:08:02 PM »
God Bless him for trying.

As for the other GOP senators.  There was a time they could thread a needle and get away with it.  No longer with the internet is that possible; they are either with the voters or the lobbyists.  There was SIX lobbyists for each senator pounding them to pass this with Obamacare intact.


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