Skip to comments.Cantor: Continuing Resolution Will De-fund ObamaCare
Posted on 02/08/2011 4:42:56 PM PST by jazusamo
Washington (CNSNews.com) House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) told CNSNews.com today that one way or the other the upcoming continuing resolution necessary to keep the government funded through fiscal 2011 will deny funding to the ObamaCare law.
At his weekly press briefing, CNSNews.com asked Cantor, "On the CR [continuing resolution], when that bill comes to the floor, will there be any funding for the health care reform law in it?"
Cantor said, I expect to see, one way or the other, the product coming out of the House to speak to that [ObamaCare funding] and to preclude any funding to be used for that."
Also, following the briefing, Cantor aides confirmed to CNSNews.com that while the continuing resolution had not been written yet, Republicans expected to amend the law to preclude any money from being spent to carry out the new health care provisions, which were signed into law by President Obama last March.
Michael Steel, spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), told CNSNews.com in an e-mail that House Republicans were committed to denying funding for what he described as a job destroying law.
[M]ake no mistake, House Republicans are committed to repealing ObamaCare (which we have already voted to do) and--if the Senate fails to act on repeal--we will use every means at our disposal to stop this job-destroying law, Steel said.
There are two types of funding in ObamaCare: direct appropriations made by the law itself and separate discretionary spending necessary to execute the laws myriad provisions. Because it is a type of budget bill, a continuing resolution would only deal with the discretionary spending needed to execute the law, not the money the original ObamaCare law appropriated.
A continuing resolution is a type of appropriations bill that allows the government to continue functioning without having Congress decide how much money to give to each individual federal program or agency. Because Congressional Democrats declined to pass a budget for fiscal year 2011, which began in October 2010 when Democrats controlled Congress, the government has been running on a series of continuing resolutions, with the current one expiring on March 4.
A continuing resolution typically continues to fund the various federal departments at the levels they enjoyed the previous fiscal year. Because there is no constitutional requirement to pass a budget, Congress is free to appropriate money in this way.
Defunding is THE ANSWER, not only for Obamacare but for many of the alphabet agencies; let’s start with the hated IRS and BATF and E.
Can we eliminate the salaries of all of Baraq’s “czars” or is that beyond reach of the legislature?
Bambi will start smoking again the day this passes!
The Dem’s will adjust expenditures in other areas, designed to squeeze legitimate expenditures to gain public outrage, and use the money to continue the road to Socialized Medicine. There’s NO WAY that the Dem’s will allow Obamacare to be repealed or de-funded. The minor discretionary cuts will not stop it, just as the Federal Court Ruling finding the law Un-Constitutional has had ZERO impact on their plans.
That’s funny and probably true, I say probably because I’m not convinced he’s already quit. :)
You may be right, I really don’t know but I hope it can be slowed appreciably until SCOTUS shoots it down.
This is Bull! They can defund direct appropriations because they can site that they, along with a court ruling, believe it to be unconstitutional.
That sounds right to me, hope they wake up and have the backbone to do it.
Defund EVERYTHING Obama wants. Shut the government down and bring it to it’s knees.
Unless I’m missing something it appears the GOP is about to paint the traitor and Marxist Onada into a corner. The only thing he can veto is the spending bill. If he vetos the bill he, and he alone, will be respopnsible for closing down the government.
Man, this is too sweet for words. The usurping Marxist Onada, and the band of angry commies advising him, are even dummer than dumb.
DEEM it passed......dont even vote on it......just throw it in their faces and Deem it.....
What about the additional payroll tax that comes with Bummer Care? Will they still take that out if it’s defunded?
Yeah, from his EARS!
Expect Sosh-a-curity payments to be diverted to make a large enough fund to continue implementation. Ol’ folks ain’t gonna need it anyway, time this is over.
Are they going to roll back the number of IRS agents funded by Obamacare? Has he started hiring them already?