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Tiahrt, "Defund Obamacare"
Tiahrt Press Release ^ | 24 March 2010 | Congressman Todd Tiahrt

Posted on 03/24/2010 8:32:34 PM PDT by Kansas58

Less than a day after President Obama signed the Democrat’s healthcare bill into law, the Ranking Republican of the House subcommittee with funding jurisdiction over federal healthcare spending has proposed House-Senate strategy discussions to defund the new law. U.S. Congressman Todd Tiahrt (R-Kan.) has sent a letter to House and Senate leaders proposing that meetings begin immediately to "undo the damage" done by the new healthcare law, including moves to defund the new mandates.

Tiahrt is the Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education.

"Now that President Obama has signed the unconstitutional healthcare bill into law, Republicans need a full-court-press strategy to undo the damage Democrats have created," said Tiahrt. "I am calling for strategy discussions with House and Senate leaders so we can begin the process of defunding every federal mandate contained in the president’s new law."

(Excerpt) Read more at tiahrt.house.gov ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Kansas
KEYWORDS: 111th; appropriations; funding; ks2010; obamacare; tiahrt
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Kansas Congressman Todd Tiahrt has the right idea: Even without a veto-proof majority, next year, the way to stop this stuff is to DENY any attempt to FUND the enforcement of or the administration of Obamacare! Also, we can probably force lots of votes on the same issues, even before the next election, just to keep this issue in front of the voters!
1 posted on 03/24/2010 8:32:34 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Kansas58

Repeal, reform, replace, reload, de-fund.


2 posted on 03/24/2010 8:37:20 PM PDT by Columbia ("The Gem of the Ocean, The home of the brave and the free, the shrine of each patriotÂ’s devotion")
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To: Kansas58
If all the Republicans can stick together then they can filibuster every appropriations, even the budget add-ons forcing Obama to beg for a continuing resolution.
3 posted on 03/24/2010 8:47:38 PM PDT by tobyhill
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To: Kansas58
DEFUND, OBSTRUCT, LITIGATE, REPEAL!


4 posted on 03/24/2010 8:51:57 PM PDT by ensignbay (**UNBELIEVABLE OBAMA GAFFES video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4-AKcH3eC8 ***)
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To: Kansas58

Rep. Tiahrt definitely has the right idea. But Republicans tend to get bogged down in the details and forget to do the marketing. That’s fine for people like us who have been following this, but we don’t need convincing. And the Dems are too good as painting us as mean when we try to stop them.

In the meantime we also need to focus on those who occasionally tune in & just want their free stuff & can’t be bothered with the horrible details in this bill or how it’s funded. We only have a few seconds at a time to reach these folks, so there’s no point in talking about the trillions it will cost or cooked CBO numbers.

Rather, Republicans need to hit hard with things that reach these people directly, such as taxing now & getting the free stuff much later or the cost of student loans going up by $1500-$1700 a year or IRS enforcement.

Another is to stress the congressional exemption of these exchanges. This is particularly important because those looking for the free goodies believe in fairness, which always translates into spreading the misery equally.

Certainly keep the lawsuits going, and definitely defund. But while Obama is running around peddling utopia, Republicans need to identify their targets and keep it simple for the public.

Dems realized long ago that it’s easier to feel than it is to think. Republicans need to market to the “feeling” group & make them feel very bad about what’s coming their way while constantly working behind the scenes to tear this thing apart.


5 posted on 03/24/2010 9:06:33 PM PDT by sijay
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To: Kansas58
Defund it in 2011-2012...turn it over in 2013.

Barack Hussein Obama said the following in 2007:

Those big-ticket items, fixing our health care system. You know, one of the arguments that sometimes I get with, uhh, my fellow progressives and -- and some of these have -- have flashed up in the blog communities on occasion -- is this notion that we should function sort of like Karl Rove, where we -- we identify our core base, we throw 'em red meat, we get a 50-plus-one, uhhh, victory. See, Karl Rove doesn't need a broad consensus because he doesn't believe in government. If we want to transform the country, though, that requires a -- a sizeable majority.

The bottom line is is that our health care plans are similar. The question, once again, is: Who can get it done? Who can build a movement for change? This is an area where we're going to have to have a 60% majority in the Senate and the House in order to actually get a bill to my desk. We're going to have to have a majority to get a bill to my desk that is not just a 50-plus-one majority.

You gotta break out of what I call the sort of 50-plus-one pattern of presidential politics. Maybe you eke out a victory with 50-plus-one but you can't govern. You know, you get Air Force One and a lot of nice perks as president but you can't -- you can't deliver on health -- we're not going to pass universal health care with a -- with a 50-plus-one strategy.

Let's reiterate one of his comments.

"Maybe you eke out a victory with 50-plus-one but you can't govern."

Obama is about to find out how true that is...particularly after the 2010 elections, and then for absolute sure for him after 2012.


The man who despises America

We have a band of traitors running this country. I know of no other way to state it or express it. That is the truth about Barack Hussein Obama and those in league with him.They have proven by their words, their deeds, and their stances...for decades...what they are, and now they have punctuated it with this God-forsaken, monstrocity social health care bill, and intend to continue punctuating it with amnesty for illegal aliens, a world-wide socialist cap and trade effort...among many other things.

They are marxist ideologs who hate the free market, who hate free enterprise, who disdain the constitution and its attending, foundational principles, who reject freedom and personal responsibility, and who promise the wrteched masses that they themselves have created through dependancy, anything they think they want, so they can amass power to themselves and destroy this Republic, its liberty and way of life, and make it over into a decrepid socialist/marxist state where they and their cronies amass tyranical power unto themselves.

This cannot stand...indeed, this MUST NOT STAND. We must press forward to the elections of 2010 and throw these enemies out with such resounding clarity that it cannot be denied either here or abroad what is occurring. We must do so by turning to the constitution and the principles that are its foundation and then electing only those candidates who swear their allegiance to that constitution and those principles.

Nothing else will do.

If, as a people, we do not turn away from the course these quislings and traitors have set us on, then, as history and God are our witness, we will ultimately be left only with same course our own forefathers were compelled to take...that is, the force of arms, in the hands of citizens and citizen soldiers of this country to route these traitors out.

We are at a monumental crossroads in our nations history. We are on a path to self destruction and the loss of our freedom and way of life. But we have the opportunity to turn off that path and return to the principles that have made America free and prospered her.

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6 posted on 03/24/2010 9:09:02 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Kansas58

From what others have said here:

If we win the House, the House can DEFUND ObamaCare. Boehner has promised he would - period.

We have to do this and we have to make sure the GOP does it. And we have to get the RINOs out like McCain, Benett in UT who is toast. We have to fight fight fight or it is over.

Tell your friends especially baby boomers and seniors. They will never see an America like we had pre-Nov 2008 again for the rest of their lives if we fail. The rest of their lives will be miserable and it will get worse.


7 posted on 03/24/2010 9:39:34 PM PDT by Frantzie (McCain = Obama's friend McCain called AMERICANS against amnesty - "racists")
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To: Jeff Head
How in the crazed world is this Kenyan manage his way into playing President in the White House? Don't they check people's credentials at the gate anymore?

Obama’s birth credentials legitimately call into question his constitutional right to be President. When will he be proven to be foreign born or not in a court of law? I believe

Obama is an imposter

who should either cooperate with the investigation of his actual birth and/or be removed.

8 posted on 03/24/2010 9:43:18 PM PDT by Jim 0216
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To: sijay

Market it? (I agree with you):

The marketing message, in much nicer words, is:
“if you are a senior or baby boomer - the rest of your life is eff’ed and it will be absolute s**t but you have one last chance in November 2010.”

Think Russia after the fall of the USSR with millions begging and sleeping in the subways. I saw videos and photos and it was heartbreaking.

And if the GOP wins the House (they have to) - they HAVE to DEFUND it. The GOP has been given a gift but they MUST fight for America and they & we must purge the RINOs.


9 posted on 03/24/2010 9:43:51 PM PDT by Frantzie (McCain = Obama's friend McCain called AMERICANS against amnesty - "racists")
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To: Frantzie

The GOP sucks. Get rid of the Rinos and maybe we stand a chance. Otherwise, guys like McCain and Romney will make sure we are screwed.


10 posted on 03/24/2010 9:50:44 PM PDT by Commander X (TOTUS...destroying the USA one lie at a time.)
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To: Kansas58

The same way Scott Brown ran to vote against the health care bill, the republicans should run this Fall on the promise of defunding everything and everyone connected to Obamacare.


11 posted on 03/24/2010 10:15:27 PM PDT by Southnsoul
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To: Columbia

you need an “R” word

how ‘bout refuse?


12 posted on 03/24/2010 10:19:05 PM PDT by uptoolate ("Unemployed? Depressed? Angry? Don't Beat Your Wife... Beat A Democrat..." VOTE)
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To: Kansas58

Yeah, Kansas!!


13 posted on 03/24/2010 10:35:31 PM PDT by navymom1
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To: Jim 0216

I agree with you. Once it has been established that Obama is the biggest fraud thrust upon the USA (and he is,folks), this law would be rescinded overnight!


14 posted on 03/24/2010 10:37:35 PM PDT by Commander X (TOTUS...destroying the USA one lie at a time.)
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To: Kansas58

Tiahrt,
Is unlikely to be around to defund the health care bill.he is leaving the house after this term and running for Senate in the KS primary. He is running against another good guy Jerry Moran. We might lose to good guys in the house and get one in thw senate.


15 posted on 03/24/2010 10:37:50 PM PDT by ncfool (The new USSA - United Socialst States of AmeriKa. Welcome to Obummers world.)
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To: sijay
Republicans tend to get bogged down in the details and forget to do the marketing.

Speaking of marketing conservatism, here's a great PJTV video about that very subject from Bill Whittle.

The Power & Danger of Iconography

16 posted on 03/24/2010 10:47:31 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: sijay
Rep. Tiahrt definitely has the right idea. But Republicans tend to get bogged down in the details and forget to do the marketing. That’s fine for people like us who have been following this, but we don’t need convincing. And the Dems are too good as painting us as mean when we try to stop them.

I agree. I'd as soon 2011-12 not be a repeat of 1995-96.
17 posted on 03/24/2010 11:07:54 PM PDT by The Pack Knight (Duty, Honor, Country)
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To: Frantzie

Purging the RINO’s is extremely important.


18 posted on 03/24/2010 11:45:49 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...Call 'em What you Will, They ALL have Fairies Living In Their Trees.)
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To: sijay

All good ideas.

I also think somebody for the tea party needs to step up and demand proof of these so-called racial epithets last weekend and these so-called death threats. If something isn’t done to put them in check, they will use this over and over to completely smear pubs and independents indeifnitely to or through the election.


19 posted on 03/25/2010 12:08:42 AM PDT by chilltherats (First, kill all the lawyers (now that they ARE the tyrants).......)
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To: Kansas58
The key is getting the House back and preventing 60 liberal votes in the Senate, knowing we must have two votes to spare as cover Snowe and her cohort. People should never forget Snowe made all this possible. She needs to be reminded of that as we slowly defund the parts we do not like. We now have a new rule we can use, the “Slaugther Rule.” We do not need a veto proof majority, lets make Obama veto Medicare funds for the elderly, lets make him veto EPA or NEA money because the bill also defunds the IRS. Make the insurance split 70/30 with a tax credit that mirrors increases in Premiums. Make Hussein veto this crap in an election year. We can block any attempt at a VAT which will bring his financial house of cards down. We really need to fight and stay mad between now and November.
20 posted on 03/25/2010 2:24:35 AM PDT by OldGoatCPO
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