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Rep King: House Won't Defund Obamacare Because Leaders ĎAfraid' GOP Will be Blamed for Shutdown
CNS News ^ | November 21, 2011 | Pete Winn

Posted on 11/22/2011 5:09:20 AM PST by EternalVigilance

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) says that Congress is not going to cut off funding for Obamacare or Planned Parenthood because House Republican leadership is afraid of the threat of a showdown with Senate Democrats and the president – they’re afraid that Republicans would be blamed for a government shutdown.

King said the House GOP leadership, if asked, would say that they did pass a repeal of Obamacare – and would blame the Senate, which didn’t take up the measure.

But King also said House Republicans “didn’t use the leverage that we should have used.”

“We didn’t bring up the maximum leverage because the decision was made by leadership to avoid the prospect of a showdown with the president or Harry Reid that could result in a potential shutdown of government,” King told CNSNews.com in an interview.

“And that rationale – and it wasn’t my rationale – is what brings us to this point -- that we’re still funding Obamacare to the tune of $23.6 billion dollars in the first two years, we’re trying to find $1.2 trillion in cuts, there’s $1.379 trillion in cuts that are there automatically if we just cut off the existing programs within Obamacare and resolve the problem with the Super-committee,” he said.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: congress; deadgop; obamacare; socialisthealthcare; tyranny
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1 posted on 11/22/2011 5:09:21 AM PST by EternalVigilance
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To: EternalVigilance

Republicans = Afraid


2 posted on 11/22/2011 5:11:14 AM PST by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: EternalVigilance

More backstabbing by the boehner cabal. They all need to go next year. Throw the bums out.


3 posted on 11/22/2011 5:12:20 AM PST by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: EternalVigilance

Cowards, all of them.


4 posted on 11/22/2011 5:12:23 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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5 posted on 11/22/2011 5:17:04 AM PST by TSgt ("Romney" means "rino cult" in Kenyan)
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To: Timber Rattler

So let me see, rather than doing the right thing, they put their career jobs ahead of their sworn duty.


6 posted on 11/22/2011 5:18:43 AM PST by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: EternalVigilance

They win back the House - just to repeal Commiecare™ - and now they can’t do it? Replacements are needed.


7 posted on 11/22/2011 5:18:51 AM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: EternalVigilance
Fear is the most powerful negative motivator.

Rino’s are obsessed by fear.

Conservatives are common sense oriented, work hard, fight hard and are FEARLESS.

Rino’s need to hunted down, destroyed and driven into extinction.

8 posted on 11/22/2011 5:20:51 AM PST by PoloSec ( Believe how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again for our justification)
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To: EternalVigilance

Rep. King is really one of our best.


9 posted on 11/22/2011 5:22:39 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: PoloSec
Conservatives are common sense oriented, work hard, fight hard and are FEARLESS.

Danged few of those in the Congress, sadly.

10 posted on 11/22/2011 5:23:08 AM PST by EternalVigilance (Newt Gingrich: The go to guy when you're down to the bottom of the bottom of the barrel...)
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I’m having even more doubts that we are a center-right nation any more... seems more like center left. Cuts are all well and fine with the American people as long as it’s somebody else’s rice bowl.


11 posted on 11/22/2011 5:23:42 AM PST by rhombus
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I can see Boener now on the podium. He'd be crying because he's afraid people won't like him because the Democrats are blaming him for the failure of Obamacare.
12 posted on 11/22/2011 5:24:16 AM PST by vetvetdoug
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all well and fine with the American people as long as it’s somebody else’s rice bowl

All you have to do is drag the idea of cutting Medicare through Free Republic, to get a whole bunch of "conservatives" to start wailing about how they paid for it and how the Government promised them....

And if that's what Freepers think, you can imagine how the sheeple would react.

13 posted on 11/22/2011 5:28:05 AM PST by Notary Sojac
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To: EternalVigilance

video of so called conservative voting with the democrats...

http://spectator.org/blog/2011/03/06/ryan-voted-by-mistake-for-unio


14 posted on 11/22/2011 5:30:00 AM PST by freedommom
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To: caver
They simply value incumbency more than service to the nation. A legislator who is afraid to do the right thing, is no legislator at all. The GOP leadership are frauds, pure and simple.
15 posted on 11/22/2011 5:31:02 AM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: EternalVigilance

Hang in there—next time we will have enough Tea Party congressmen to boot out the RINO leadership. If Bonner survives the election, we’ll let him chair the “Committee To Determine What Ply Toilet Paper To Use In The Capital Building Toilets.”


16 posted on 11/22/2011 5:31:47 AM PST by Happy Rain ( "Many of the most useful idiots of the Left are on the Right.")
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To: EternalVigilance

Republicans = love ObamaCare

Unless we vote in Bachmann or Paul - Obamacare is here to stay.


17 posted on 11/22/2011 5:32:30 AM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Scotsman will be Free
More backstabbing by the boehner cabal. They all need to go next year. Throw the bums out.

Oh don't worry by next year right before the election Boehner will do something good and suddenly some here will be cheerleading him. It happens all the time. One minute he is a villain and the next a hero. I do think he needs to get rid of that planned parenthood money out of Obamacare immediately though.

18 posted on 11/22/2011 5:32:47 AM PST by napscoordinator
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I knew that we were toast the first time I saw boehner’s classic establishment rino face.


19 posted on 11/22/2011 5:35:34 AM PST by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: GlockThe Vote

Unless we vote in Bachmann or Paul - Obamacare is here to stay.

I agree. Although Paul is too radical. Add Santorum and Cain to the list and I fully agree. Those three will abolish Obamacare especially Bachmann! It is her passion to rid us of that mess. That is one reason I am surprised that she is not doing better. Who cares that she tells it like it is with the other candidates.


20 posted on 11/22/2011 5:35:38 AM PST by napscoordinator
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