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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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To: Notary Sojac
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.

Yeah, being trapped in a system causes a lot of resentment in people - no surprise. Sadly, the RINOs may know or sense something that many of us refuse to admit to ourselves.

21 posted on 11/22/2011 5:35:48 AM PST by rhombus
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To: Mouton

That is a very succinct summary of the problem.

Supposedly, keeping “our” statists in power trumps everything.

I’m so sick of the GOP leadership.


22 posted on 11/22/2011 5:37:09 AM PST by noprogs (Borders, Language, Culture....all should be preserved)
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To: hinckley buzzard

Agreed and well said!


23 posted on 11/22/2011 5:37:30 AM PST by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: Happy Rain
Hang in there—next time...

No. I gave up on that nonsense a long time ago.

24 posted on 11/22/2011 5:37:42 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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To: Scotsman will be Free

Yes. I believe many here did too, but every now and then we have a pep rally indicated that Boehner is the best.....I laugh because I believe that just because he does one thing does not make him the star.


25 posted on 11/22/2011 5:37:44 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: EternalVigilance
What was the reason of the election of 2010 for ? oh, yeah , to repeal ObamaCare.. Sarcasm.


26 posted on 11/22/2011 5:38:01 AM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: EternalVigilance

GEeesh. It’s like the Republicans keeping putting their heads up to the guns they keep handing the Dems. Pathetic really.


27 posted on 11/22/2011 5:39:04 AM PST by austinaero ((More Bark, Less Wag))
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To: caver

Ya beat me to it.


28 posted on 11/22/2011 5:39:37 AM PST by dools0007world
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To: Happy Rain
next time we will have enough Tea Party congressmen to boot out the RINO leadership.

Almost all of the "Tea Party Congressmen" cowered in fear before Boehner and supported some plan or other to raise the debt ceiling two and a half trillion dollars.

29 posted on 11/22/2011 5:40:02 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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To: EternalVigilance

God I pray the Repubs get a spine and put a halt to this hideous, “We have to pass the bill so you can find out what’s in it” nightmare legislation. DEFUND! WE CAN’T AFFORD IT! Same with California’s high-speed rail... what are these psycho commies thinking?!?!


30 posted on 11/22/2011 5:41:50 AM PST by MonicaG (God bless our military! Praying and thanking God for you every day. Thank you!)
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To: EternalVigilance

Because they don’t have the numbers—next time they will.
The Speaker is the Lord of the House,you have to lay low until you have enough support to dethrone him.


31 posted on 11/22/2011 5:43:47 AM PST by Happy Rain ( "Many of the most useful idiots of the Left are on the Right.")
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To: EternalVigilance
These Republicans are neither cowards nor are they stupid. They know exactly what they are doing. They believe in big government socialism just as much as their pal, Barry Soetoro, but they have to maintain the appearance of opposition for the sake of their infinitely gullible constituents.

Do you think professional wrestlers really have these dramatic feuds and are really trying to hurt each other? No, they work together to put on a show for an audience for which the wrestler can make millions of dollars.

Likewise, Republicans and Democrats put on a televised show for which they are paid millions of dollars while behind the scenes they do the bidding of their paymasters, the Globalist Banksters. CONgress has a %12 approval rating because they no longer represent the American people on any issue.

32 posted on 11/22/2011 5:46:20 AM PST by Roninf5-1
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To: Libloather
They win back the House - just to repeal Commiecare™ - and now they can’t do it? Replacements are needed.

They won back the House based on their claim that they would cut $100 Billion in spending.

They conveniently kicked that can down the road -- 2012.

Since 2012 is also an election year and little will get done legislatively, they will probably get that can kicked into 2013 or 2014 or off the agenda indefinitely. After all, that 'promise' already served its purpose.


33 posted on 11/22/2011 5:46:28 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: EternalVigilance

He’s right, they would...but only because the republicans have wimped out on the argument...They need to fight, get in print, get in front of cameras, get the word out. I know it’s difficult, given the overhwhelming majority of the media gives the Dems the biggest microphones...but if they’re that afraid, then they shouldn’t be there.

I’m done ‘sucking it up’, fed up to the hilt.


34 posted on 11/22/2011 5:49:31 AM PST by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: TomGuy

Where the hell did the GOP get it into their head that the american peole would NOT LIKE a government shutdown?? or “blame” them for it?

I dont even remember the government being shut down when Clintoon was in office, and I certainly would not ‘blame’ the GOP if it did.

In fact I would be pretty HAPPY if they shut the whole place down until they figure out how to live within a budget.


35 posted on 11/22/2011 5:51:23 AM PST by Mr. K (Physically unable to proofreed <--- oops, see?)
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To: Scotsman will be Free

The kind of people behind Boehner are the ones who vote in Republican primaries, particularly in NH.


36 posted on 11/22/2011 6:03:00 AM PST by Theodore R.
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To: Mr. K
I dont even remember the government being shut down when Clintoon was in office, and I certainly would not ‘blame’ the GOP if it did.

I remember that shutdown, and IIRC, Gingrich got blamed for it, not Clinton. [MSM hated Pubbies even then.]

It was more political than actual. They shut down 'non-essential services' but the basis of government continued to function. If you needed to order a book from the GPO, you were SOL. Otherwise, things pretty much continued to operate behind the scenes. IIRC, even the Post Office was exempt and continued to operate.
37 posted on 11/22/2011 6:03:46 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Theodore R.

Yup, and Iowa as well.


38 posted on 11/22/2011 6:05:06 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

They need to be afraid of the torches and pitchforks because after 2012 they should be out of work if they don’t listen to the people that elected them then we need replacements until we get the spending under control and dethrone the progressives...
freegards
Lex


39 posted on 11/22/2011 6:05:21 AM PST by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: noprogs
sick of the GOP leadership

You left off the quotation marks: "leadership." You must not be from KY or OH where they believe in McC and Boehner.

40 posted on 11/22/2011 6:06:12 AM PST by Theodore R.
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