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Ted Cruz says this is the last chance to get rid of Obamacare
Daily Caller ^ | 07/30/2013 | Alexis Levinson

Posted on 07/30/2013 2:45:05 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz said Tuesday that if Republicans do not seize the opportunity to defund the Affordable Care Act using a continuing resolution, that the health-care law would become a “permanent feature of the American economy.”

Cruz is one of several Senate Republicans who are calling on Republicans to vote no on any continuing resolution unless it defunds the much derided health-care law, along with Sen. Mike Lee of Utah and Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida.

“If there is ever a time to defeat Obamacare, it is now,” Cruz said at a briefing at the Heritage Foundation. “Moreover, we have, I believe, the best opportunity we will have, and possibly the last good opportunity we will have to defund Obamacare with the continuing resolution.”

“If we do not pursue this strategy,” he said later, “we are saying we surrender. Obamacare will be a permanent feature of the American economy.”

Cruz argued that once the law were implemented, people who were receiving subsidies as a result of the law would fight to keep it, noting that historically, no entitlement program in modern times has ever been rolled back after it was implemented.

“If the subsidies kick in, the prospect or full repeal of Obamacare diminish dramatically,” Cruz said.

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1 posted on 07/30/2013 2:45:05 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

From Hotair:

http://hotair.com/archives/2013/07/30/ted-cruz-lets-face-it-its-now-or-never-on-stopping-obamacare/

Obama’s secret weapon here is dependency and the sooner dependency begins, the more difficult it is to cancel the program. This is why Team O is dead set, come hell or high water, on getting the exchanges up and running. They’ll delay the employer mandate, they’ll suspend the anti-fraud provisions — they’ll fiddle with the law however they need to in order to make it more salable in the near term so long as the exchanges start on time. Hence Cruz’s desperation in dramatic action soon.

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He knows he has his boot on the GOP’s throat when it comes to repeal thanks to his two big wins last year. Even if the public blamed him for a shutdown rather than the GOP, how likely is it that he’ll break and risk destroying his legacy by signing a bill that defunds the program before the exchanges go into effect? I’d say it’s absolute zero, especially knowing that the media will go face first into the tank for him in blaming any shutdown on the GOP. Even staunch ObamaCare critics like Peter Suderman can’t see the endgame here.

In fact, according to the CRS, a government shutdown wouldn’t even stop certain key parts of O-Care from taking effect. Subsidies under the law are mandatory spending, so they continue; the penalties for not buying insurance would continue too.


2 posted on 07/30/2013 2:47:01 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Silence is consent. Cruz is right. This has been through the mill and the libs want it passed.


3 posted on 07/30/2013 2:47:02 PM PDT by albie (re)
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To: SeekAndFind
Romney and the GOP STARTED ObamaCARE/RomneyCARE and are exempt from it.

THEY WILL NEVER STOP IT.

4 posted on 07/30/2013 2:51:37 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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5 posted on 07/30/2013 2:51:46 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: albie

Do you all hear how clear, strong, devoted, dedicated and Conservative that sounds?! THAT is what the truth sounds like. When it comes to elected officials, Cruz is one in a cluster of spotlights that are illuminating a sea of darkness.


6 posted on 07/30/2013 2:52:23 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I believe that Ted Cruz is right on this one. This is our last chance. I was depressed all day yesterday thinking about it after reading in the Drudge Report about the plan to shove all the Detroit public sector union retirees onto the Obamacare exchanges and that Chicago was planning the same move.

What upset me was the change from shoving all the public sector workers onto the exchanges, to just the retirees. This signals that they are not willing to make any cuts in spending that would cause any loss of support from the current unions. The retirees don’t matter as much. Once all those public sector retirees are on the exchanges, the only step left will be single payer because the costs will be unsustainable.


7 posted on 07/30/2013 2:53:43 PM PDT by Eva (B Obama is to Trayvon Martin as Al Sharpton is to Tawana Brawley)
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To: SeekAndFind

Michele Bachmann told you guys that in 2011-2012 when she was running. You did not care or did not listen to her. You get what you deserve. Talking to the general population of Republican Primary voters. I could care less now. We will all suffer due to the conservatives voting for Romney and not Michele Bachmann.


8 posted on 07/30/2013 2:54:22 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: SeekAndFind

(www.dontfundobamacare.com) The Lee/Cruz petition....sign & endorse it....now!!!


9 posted on 07/30/2013 2:57:10 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Think about it folks.

17,000 more IRS agents.

We all know they have little lists now. In their future, if you don’t toe the Democrat line....you die.

They don’t kill you, just let you croak.


10 posted on 07/30/2013 2:58:46 PM PDT by Regulator
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To: SeekAndFind

Obamacare is part of how every medium to large city in America will get a bailout totaling trillions of dollars.


11 posted on 07/30/2013 2:59:50 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Regulator
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12 posted on 07/30/2013 3:00:28 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Last hope?

No...There will be another...


13 posted on 07/30/2013 3:01:22 PM PDT by In Another Time... (..In another place...)
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To: SeekAndFind

Nothing will accomplish the destruction of Obamacare. America is under communist control with King Obama running things. America is finished.


14 posted on 07/30/2013 3:02:18 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: SeekAndFind; All

I think that constitutionally indefensible Obamacare needs to kick in to give all voters who were misled by Obama and Congress about Obamacare a kick in the teeth. This might be enough to “light a fire” under voters who are disgruntled with Obama and Congress to elect new conservative faces to Congress in 2014.

And if conservative voters can somehow elect a 2/3 majority in both Houses of Congress in 2014, then Obama is essentially out of the picture. This is because Congress will have the power, under the Constitution’s Clause 2 of Section 7 of Article I, to override presidential vetoes. In other words, Congress will be able to repeal Obamacare and abolish the IRS, NSA, EPA and other “popular” independent fedreral regulatory agencies without Obama’s signature.


15 posted on 07/30/2013 3:08:01 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: SeekAndFind
Obamacare will be a permanent feature of the American economy.”

However long (or short) that lasts.

16 posted on 07/30/2013 3:14:05 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: SeekAndFind

Well, he’s right, of course. The only other possibility is a large-scale boycott of the health care industry, but no one else seems to want to participate in anything that radical . . . yet.


17 posted on 07/30/2013 3:18:44 PM PDT by Tau Food (Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Stop the Trainwreck - Don’t Fund Obamacare - http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/


18 posted on 07/30/2013 3:37:16 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: SeekAndFind
Michael Berry interviews Ted Curz on his program today (7/30/2013).

Interview MP3 file here.

or here: http://www.ktrh.com/cc-common/podcast/single_page.html?more_page=1&podcast=michaelberry&selected_podcast=berry_73013_9am_1375199990_20489.mp3

Good Hunting... from Varmint Al

19 posted on 07/30/2013 3:49:45 PM PDT by Varmint Al
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To: SeekAndFind

My biggest fear is the stupid ‘pubs will still want to hang on to Obamacare as a campaign issue. Isn’t that what they did when they could’ve voted against it?


20 posted on 07/30/2013 3:55:36 PM PDT by grania
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To: SeekAndFind

It IS the last chance because if the RIN0s stand in the way of this, all conservatives should get out of the GOP. Let it die. Get our house in order, legally and politically, for winning in 20 years. Seriously. How much worse could it get?

Today Michael Steele was laughing at the Cruz motion.


21 posted on 07/30/2013 3:56:30 PM PDT by ReaganGeneration2
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks SeekAndFind.
...that if Republicans do not seize the opportunity to defund the Affordable Care Act using a continuing resolution, that the health-care law would become a "permanent feature of the American economy." Cruz is one of several Senate Republicans who are calling on Republicans to vote no on any continuing resolution unless it defunds the much derided health-care law, along with Sen. Mike Lee of Utah and Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida.
The name of Obamacare should first be changed to the Unaffordable Non-Care Act -- then repeal it.


22 posted on 07/30/2013 4:14:17 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: In Another Time...
Last hope?

No...There will be another...

And it won't be pretty. I just hope to see it before I die. Yes I'm serious.

23 posted on 07/30/2013 4:14:58 PM PDT by unixfox
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To: Amendment10

I agree. Nothing will be done about 0bamacare until people feel the full brunt of it. Implement all of it immediately. The sooner the train crashes, the sooner we can clear the tracks.


24 posted on 07/30/2013 4:19:29 PM PDT by Lou Budvis
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To: Lou Budvis; All
I agree. Nothing will be done about 0bamacare until people feel the full brunt of it. Implement all of it immediately. The sooner the train crashes, the sooner we can clear the tracks.

Not that I'm expecting anybody to agree with this, but from what I've seen, current generation of concerned citizens are "fire fighters" as opposed to "fire preventers."

25 posted on 07/30/2013 4:37:41 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: SeekAndFind

Cruz is one of several Senate Republicans who are calling on Republicans to vote no on any continuing resolution unless it defunds the much derided health-care law....

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Go, Cruz! Just don’t let Rubio sneak in a rider that grants amnesty to the illegals.


26 posted on 07/30/2013 5:22:52 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Let me hear what God the LORD will speak. -Ps85)
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To: Bigg Red

I like the way Cruz is performing.


27 posted on 07/30/2013 5:24:07 PM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: Regulator

RE: Think about it folks.

17,000 more IRS agents.

______________________

Agents Who do NOT want to participate in Obamacare.

http://washingtonexaminer.com/irs-employee-union-we-dont-want-obamacare/article/2533520


28 posted on 07/30/2013 5:46:44 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

While Sen. Cruz is of course correct, the gop wing of the uniparty is perfectly happy to allow it to become law.

We have a handful of conservatives in the Senate. Maybe 10 on a good day, and maybe 30-40 in the House. That is simply not enough. While the gop wing of the uniparty may fuss and posture, when the day is done they’ll do nothing and owebamacare will go into effect.


29 posted on 07/30/2013 6:54:23 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Power disintegrates when people withdraw their obedience and support)
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To: SeekAndFind

I move and vote to repeal.

Okay, Congress. If I can do it...


30 posted on 07/31/2013 12:28:34 AM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: noinfringers2

Yes, a part of me is afraid to get my hopes up about him, since I have been disappointed so many times. Rubio comes to mind as the most recent.


31 posted on 07/31/2013 5:53:23 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Let me hear what God the LORD will speak. -Ps85)
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To: BradyLS

RE: I move and vote to repeal.

Okay, Congress. If I can do it...

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Congress ( the House ) has voted to REPEAL Obamacare 37 times. The last bill was introduced by Michele Bachmann.

SEE HERE:

http://www.nationaljournal.com/daily/obamacare-repeal-will-the-37th-time-be-the-charm-20130512

The problem is the Senate under Harry Reid’s leadership. It’s DOA when it arrives there.


32 posted on 07/31/2013 7:11:10 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: unixfox

Me too. I want it to happen while I am young enough to acquire a sight picture.


33 posted on 07/31/2013 12:33:58 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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