Skip to comments.TUESDAY MIDDAY--- BREAKING NEWS ON OBAMACARE REPEAL:
Posted on 02/15/2011 11:20:06 AM PST by Outlaw Woman
TUESDAY MIDDAY--- BREAKING NEWS ON OBAMACARE REPEAL:
The House Rules Committee has rejected Rep. Steve King's proposal to FULLY DEFUND ObamaCare, failing to agree to "protect" King's amendment when it comes to the House floor.
Bottom line -- Republicans on the Rules Committee refused to play hardball to fully defund ObamaCare. By doing so, they are allowing Pelosi's "mandatory" self-funding provisions -- which many say are unconscionable if not unconstitutional -- to stand! This will force this Congress to approve most of the funding for ObamaCare.
FoxNews says King's provision would "cripple all government operations devoted to executing the health law."
DEBATE BEGINS THIS AFTERNOON.
Servant of the Cross posted a direct link as well (#10)
Thank you again :)
Members of the Committee on Rules, 112th Congress
David Dreier, CA
Pete Sessions, TX
Louise Slaughter, NY
Ranking Minority Member
Virginia Foxx, NC James P. McGovern, MA
Rob Bishop, UT Alcee Hastings, FL
Rob Woodall, GA Jared Polis, CO
Richard Nugent, FL
Tim Scott, SC
Daniel Webster, FL
Office Contact Information U.S. House of Representatives
H-312 The Capitol
Washington, D.C. 20515 Phone: (202) 225-9191
Fax: (202) 225-6763
I saw the excerpt of that, but hadn’t the time to read the story this morning. Do you have the link?
Rep Virginia Foxx is apparently more concerned about avoiding the attacks from Dims and the media if they were to change the rules or override the rules than she is about the destruction of the USA by Obamacare.
How can a “Rules” committee trump the RULE OF LAW?
ANSWER: They can’t.
The Health Care Law has been ruled by the court to be UNCONSTITUTIONAL.
Therefore it “has no standing” in any government budget bill!
The Administration wants it in the budget...then they need to get their butts to court.
AN AMERICAN WHO UNDERSTANDS THE RULE OF LAW.
Give me a red pen and watch how fast the DeathCare funding disappears. So would Dept. of No Energy, Dept. of No Education, HHS, etc.
This unconstitutional POS legislation was pushed through bribes, lies and intimidation. Lots of people were voted out of Congress for it. Apparently not enough people got defeated.
Good memory! See post 53 for information :)
This will not be solved though legislation for there is no will. At this point, they can choke on their 2012 campaign coffers; the only thing I have for anyone up there is a different alternative.....
This is just bullshit for you can appeal (to deaf ears).
These truly are the times that try men's souls ....
EBH posts - “The Health Care Law has been ruled by the court to be UNCONSTITUTIONAL.
Therefore it has no standing in any government budget bill!”
I think you have a VERY good foundation to build an email on there FRiend.
Lord, give us strength.
Indeed... living history is a lot harder than it looks : /
I fully expect to see Boehner at some point break down crying about the “women and children” who might “suffer” if any of their precious government healthcare is cut off.
SO disappointed in the pile of junk we got from this election.
Rep. Virginia Foxx:
Phone: (202) 225-2071
Fax: (202) 225-2995
Phone: (336) 778-0211
Toll Free: 1-(866) 677-8968
Fax: (336) 778-2290
Phone: (828) 265-0240
Fax: (828) 265-0390
This outcome was absolutely predictable.
Don't hold much value judgments from the Republicans. Most of them are equally corrupt and do not value the Constitution.
This man is not a true Republican. He is a RINO and will screw us, every opportunity he gets. Further, he is unstable.
My Letter to the chairman:
“Dear Congressman Dreier,
Why is your committee agreeing to fund Obamacare, when a Federal Judge has already ruled it unconstitutional?
Because “Mr. Dreier” is RINO scum!
Are all those other bills "must pass" as this one is? Don't think so and they will be promptly veto. Meanwhile the spending on OC continues and its provisions metastasize big-time and wrap it's socialist tentacles in every facet of our economy. If they don't do it now, it will never be done. It's kick the can time again for the RINOs.
“Egypt”? Nah! One word...Mussolini.
I try to be optimistic but it's getting harder and harder and today, especially, it's pretty tough.
What the Foxx?
I dunno... I think you might have to wait a little longer ; }
That is the best question asked in a very long time.
Useful to remember the next time the moderates speak of 'compromise'. The time for all that is over - we're too far gone now.
Hilary’s FBI files still effective. as are kickbacks to both sides.
Your post..has me sobbing
I still dont understand the issue here, why they cant defund it.
I concur and if the snow wasn’t so deep I’d go find a rock to climb under. This sucks.
"The committee determined the measure violated House rules against members "legislating" on appropriations bills. However, a committee member reminded Rep. King that he has "lots of other opportunities" to offer a similar amendment to other bills this year."
In other words, kick the can down the road and p!ss on the mandate of the voters!....and, Judge Vinson's ruling!
Thank you for the link. I read it and understand what they are doing. Clearly they want to show that they are better representatives of the people, but they cannot think for a moment that it will change any Democrat’s mind, in the media or the private sector, about the Republican party.
And I REALLY do not understand how not one of them is talking about this law being ruled unconstitutional, and how moving forward to fund it is unconscionable.
You really have to wonder about these folks : /
Thank you very much for providing that link.
“Which proves one thing. Democrats like Slaughter know how tough it was to pass the health care law in 2009 and 2010.
And now Republicans like King are learning how tough it is to undo it.”
I can understand the reluctance to vary the established rules, and NOT be RAT in their approach to this task, but I also see King’s point. The Left is well experienced in breaking the rules.
When our people are dealing with RATS, they aren’t dealing with people that can be dealt with. Democrats aren’t a true American Political entity anymore as much as they are a minor self serving radical club that will do anything required to prevail.
If there are other means to get the job done, and get it done in such a way as to not fund anything that would make it even more difficult to stop ObamaCare down the road, then fine, go there. Otherwise they had better do it now with whatever means they can muster no matter how it looks to the purists.
I was let down at the idea they would refuse King’s amendment without any idea of direction other than “there has to be something we can do”, and not vary the rules.
Cowardly republicans. No more donations and no more tea party support for them.
Man I’m pissed!!!
I thought we had it made in the shade with the GOP putting the breaks on Obamacare. But apparently not.
The US is turning into a loser country.
I had planned to move to East Europe if things got out of hand but the loser gov there is importing 55 million Africans and Middle Easterners so where is my family able to go?
I think Rush talked about it.
He talks a huff and puff good game, and then he fails us.
He is an alcoholic, who cries. Ulysses S. Grant was an alcoholic, but he did come through for the common good during the Civil War. For now, Boehner is what we have to work with.
Courage is fear that has said its prayers. These politicians are lacking courage, are cowards and place value on the wrong things. Grab those cajones, boys and girls, and act with the courage that our soldiers must display every day. What the hell is YOUR excuse for being weak?
Keep the pressure on Boehner, everyone, and demand, push him into delivering on his promise to listen to the people who spoke in November, 2010. THIS IS OUR JOB, AND WE MUST KEEP ON THE BACKS OF THESE POLITICIANS...get er’ done.
They are standing by the ‘rules’ instead of the Constitution (and their oath(s).
It doesn't matter that the whole monstrosity was passed by every trick in the book and broke every rule written. Or that the pos in the WH refuses to bow to any law restricting him, the repubs have asserted that they ‘will not break the rules’.
Who’s on the House Rules Committee and why are they acting as Enemies of the Constitution and American citizens?
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