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Defunding Obamacare: Worth a Try
National Review ^ | July 31, 2013 | National Review

Posted on 07/31/2013 7:31:03 AM PDT by National Review

Republicans have some fiscal opportunities — and should seize them.

By Michael Tanner

After a summer of relative quiet on the fiscal front, Congress is approaching two deadlines that will be vital not just in terms of the U.S. economy, but for the future of the Republican party as well.

Sometime in late October, the federal government will once again reach its statutory debt limit, meaning that, without congressional action, the government will not be able to borrow any more money. That would require an immediate 25 percent cut in government spending — the sequester on steroids.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: abortion; deathpanels; debtceiling; defund; defundobamacare; obamacare; zerocare
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1 posted on 07/31/2013 7:31:03 AM PDT by National Review
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I’m all about defunding 0bamacare - I just don’t think we can.

0bama will simply wait it out. He doesn’t care about the welfare of the USA hence he’s got the stronger position.

I can’t say what I wish would happen.

2 posted on 07/31/2013 7:34:14 AM PDT by Principled
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Well... we’re toast if we don’t!

Dear Lord, please share Your strength.

3 posted on 07/31/2013 7:36:30 AM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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Mean while the joker is planning another vacation for him and family plus 70 secret service people plus other guest..

A trip costing tax payers 7.5 million dollar while most of us can’t afford to go more than 100 miles away from home..This crap has to stop..The fool just gave 500 million to the terrorist also..

4 posted on 07/31/2013 7:36:43 AM PDT by PLD
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To: Principled

I agree with the article - it’s worth a try!

And for all the Freepers here who are busy trashing some of the Senators and Reps who want to do this (such as Rubio) just because they don’t agree with them on some other issue (usually immigration)...hope you guys enjoy Obamacare! Hope you’re young and healthy...

5 posted on 07/31/2013 8:39:16 AM PDT by livius
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If you take the attitude that "it's worth a try" you will fail. The fact is, it can be defunded if the House wants it to be. All they have to do is refuse to allow money to be spent for it in any budget they pass, and then stand fast as the Democrats rain holy hell upon the nation. The Dems will refuse to agree, and so there will be no budget and/or no debt ceiling increase, and then the government will shut down. Boo hoo.

Republican leaders don't mind Obamacare, so they are not going to shut the government down. They just want a few symbolic votes so they can claim to be against it. Meanwhile, they enable it.

Republicans who are generally conservative, but who have been in DC a while, may actually want to get rid of Obamacare. However, they know they don't have the gonads to withstand a media blitz during a shutdown, and that they will cave after a few days of sob stories, so they don't want to even get to that point. "Make it stop, make it stop". They are the whipped puppies caucus.

This is why the Republican party will die. It has no ability to translate conservative policies into action, and it does not appear that there is any way it ever will. I guarantee you that if Sarah Palin, or Ted Cruz, or Mike Lee, or Ronald Reagan, or I, were speaker of the house, Obamacare would be defunded. I would hold fast to the end of time before giving money to the end of American liberty.

6 posted on 07/31/2013 9:58:53 AM PDT by Defiant (In the next rebellion, the rebels will be the ones carrying the American flag.)
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“I agree with the article..”

We all need to help out the minority of brave Republicans, and call our House and Senate members, and tell them to DEFUND Obama”care.”

In fact, we can write a short letter to the editor, asking others to do the same!

7 posted on 07/31/2013 2:27:01 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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8 posted on 07/31/2013 4:01:26 PM PDT by neverdem (Register pressure cookers! /s)
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To: Defiant

Everybody here is saying it’s not worth a try, simply because we don’t have the perfect people in congress. I agree that most of them are awful, but instead of throwing up our hands and getting ready to sit down and trash these people before we drink our cup of hemlock,why don’t we write some emails and at least offer support for killing Obamacare?

Why are we all giving up and using this site to spread our hopelessness?

9 posted on 07/31/2013 4:14:34 PM PDT by livius
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I'm for the doing, not the trying. It is easy enough to do, as I spelled out. Those who talk about trying, as in an effort to try to convince a majority to repeal Obamacare, are wasting their time. No Democrat will ever vote for repeal, and Obama will never sign it. It is not worth trying. What is worth doing, however, is uniting the House caucus in refusing to fund it, ever. As Mike Lee explained today, pass a budget that does not have any money for it. Fund the rest of the government. Be willing to shut it down, and don't cave to DC press hysterics. If Obama doesn't sign the bill, he owns the shutdown. Tell the people you were given a majority because they never wanted Obamacare in the first place, and you are doing what they asked. Ask them to stand with you no matter how much Obama hurts the country with his temper tantrum. And hold fast. At some point, when he runs out of money for welfare, or foreign dictators, or student loans, he may give in. Or at least agree to a compromise--delay it for 2 years. Then we make it THE issue in 2016.

There is no try. Only do.

10 posted on 07/31/2013 5:56:38 PM PDT by Defiant (In the next rebellion, the rebels will be the ones carrying the American flag.)
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