Obamas 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. Theyll delay the employer mandate, theyll suspend the anti-fraud provisions theyll 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 Cruzs desperation in dramatic action soon.
He knows he has his boot on the GOPs 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 hell break and risk destroying his legacy by signing a bill that defunds the program before the exchanges go into effect? Id say its 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 cant see the endgame here.
In fact, according to the CRS, a government shutdown wouldnt 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.
Silence is consent. Cruz is right. This has been through the mill and the libs want it passed.
THEY WILL NEVER STOP IT.
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.
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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.
Obamacare is part of how every medium to large city in America will get a bailout totaling trillions of dollars.
No...There will be another...
Nothing will accomplish the destruction of Obamacare. America is under communist control with King Obama running things. America is finished.
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.
However long (or short) that lasts.
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.
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Good Hunting... from Varmint Al
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?
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.
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....
Go, Cruz! Just don’t let Rubio sneak in a rider that grants amnesty to the illegals.
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.
I move and vote to repeal.
Okay, Congress. If I can do it...