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Sen. Ted Cruz: Millions Must Join Together to Stop Obamacare
Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 01 Aug 2013 07:40 PM | Bill Hoffmann

Posted on 08/01/2013 9:38:26 PM PDT by Olog-hai

Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, a top general in the battle to defund Obamacare, says the only way the movement can succeed is if “historic levels” of Americans join the fight.

“The smoke-filled rooms of elected representatives and lobbyists … will never prevail,” Cruz told Dom Giordano, guest host of The Steve Malzberg Show on Newsmax TV.

“The only thing we can [do to] win this fight is if the American people get motivated, engaged, and mobilized at historic levels.”

Cruz said DontFundIt.com—the national petition drive launched by the Senate Conservatives Fund last week—has already gained 125,000 signatures. He hopes to have millions in the next 60 days. …

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


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 0carenightmare; dontfundit; obamacare; tedcruz; zerocare

1 posted on 08/01/2013 9:38:26 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Bump


2 posted on 08/01/2013 9:40:50 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Olog-hai

Shoot! I already signed the petition and can’t sign it a thousand more times.


3 posted on 08/01/2013 9:41:33 PM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for the American politburo!!)
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4 posted on 08/01/2013 9:41:54 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: Olog-hai

Maybe all the states should secede.


5 posted on 08/01/2013 9:46:25 PM PDT by kiltie65
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To: Olog-hai

This bill is so poorly understood that neither its defenders or detractors can explain in plain terms to the American people why it should be supported or stopped. The Republicans would do well to list two or three easily understood, irrefutable points why the bill must be stopped. Otherwise it just sounds like more anti-Obama rhetoric.


6 posted on 08/01/2013 9:46:37 PM PDT by allendale
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To: Olog-hai
Unfortunately, I seriously doubt that this will happen and if it does not, don't expect to do all that well in 2014.

The reason: conservatives across the board, ran on defeating Obama-care.

When those fired up voters, watch the gutless "conservative Republican Party," who ran on one thing, walk away from doing just that, why fight to reelect a bunch of liars!

GOP liars who are now only interested in giving citizenship to a bunch of invaders and who will vote for the Santa Clause Party.

These GOP-pretenders need to be tarred, feathered and run out of town, not reelected!

7 posted on 08/01/2013 10:03:30 PM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: onyx; All
I am somewhat of an "irregular" here on FR, due to a heavy work schedule, but I'd like to submit a thought -- if it has been postulated somewhere else, just ignore me... :-)

Now, there has been much discussion about how Obamacare will drive many companies to convert full time jobs into part time jobs, that this is a big weakness of the law, etc. However, I submit that it is an intention of Obamacare to create this situation.

For one thing, it creates more dependency, as a lot more people will not be able to hold down two 29 hour per week jobs than those who will. So, real income of typical workers will go down, and more will fall back on gov't support. Never mind that the money for the support must be printed out of nothing more than the "paper" it is on.

Perhaps as important to the Dems in the short run, this approach concurrently improves the employment numbers as reported by the MSM. This is happening already: As employers convert to more part time openings, more laborers will be hired, improving the U1 unemployment numbers, decreasing unemployment claims, etc. This is dutifully reported as the economy getting better, never mind that the income of the average middle class family is tanking.

8 posted on 08/01/2013 10:09:34 PM PDT by Paul R. (We are in a break in an Ice Age. A brief break at that...)
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To: Paul R.

Hi Paul!

GOOD to see you!!!
You’re so right.
Fully intended to work precisely the way you outlined.
More dependencies the better for democrats!
Government checks in every hand translate into votes!


9 posted on 08/01/2013 10:21:54 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: Paul R.

I think you are onto something, but I would question what was the actual intention in this 2,000+ page law that, I bet, not a single person read in its entirety, and dozens of faceless monkey “experts” with high degrees from our most expensive universities contributed to writing. No, the the intentions of Obamacare were nothing more or less than just “GOOD”, and that was enough for the Demo congresscritters to vote Ay. The two principal designers Dr Ezekiel Emanuel and Peter Orszag might have had some utopian ideas in mind, but the 2,000+ pages got away from them.


10 posted on 08/01/2013 10:22:09 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: allendale

1. Obamacare forbids one to shop for healthcare insurance from outside of state.

2. Obamacare forbids import of cheaper medications from abroad.

3. Obamacare does nothing to discourage frivolous law suits against doctors, hospitals and pharmaceuticals.

4. Obamacare allows unlimited and unregulated increases in premiums charged by healthcare insurers, unlike utility rates, in spite of monopolistic practices by forbidding competition from outside your state.


11 posted on 08/01/2013 10:44:12 PM PDT by entropy12 (Even tho Obama is now a lame duck, with 2014 House majority, he will be a dangerously socialist!)
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To: Olog-hai

The coward rhino in congress wont lift a damn finger to help this man.


12 posted on 08/01/2013 11:12:40 PM PDT by freshlook
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To: Olog-hai

I’m in!


13 posted on 08/01/2013 11:12:48 PM PDT by Bullish (Psalm 46)
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To: Revolting cat!

Please note that I am not saying that my suppositions are THE intentions of Obamacare, I am postulating that they are two of many. With all those writers, plus the “designers”, and 2k+ pages, many a wish was included. However, a lot of the writing and designing was undoubtedly done by those who do see dependency as enhancing their political vision, power and capital, and few of those “Demo congresscritters” you mention would miss that, even if they were only briefed by staff who in turn had only skimmed though the bill.

I would also ask why you think the intentions were necessarily good? Perhaps when Obama came into office I might have accepted that premise — that he and his cohorts are mostly just misguided. Senator Paul Simon once talked to my church’s teen Bible Class, and I came away from that convinced that he was a decent person, even if I disagreed with him in many political areas. One of my best friends is (mostly) lib. But after seeing this Administration and its support cast in action to date, I just don’t see how that conclusion of misguided good intentions can be drawn for most of it. Not after Benghazi, IRS, NSA, Fast and Furious... Did you see Sen. Diane Feinstein saying of “Eric Snowden” (paraphrasal), “I want (to get) him.” The tone and look in her face would be enough to make any sane person go running to the Wicked Witch of the East for solace and refuge (which is apparently sort of what happened.)

Also, please do not focus on the dependency aspect alone. I think that “29 hours” figure was carefully chosen to make the maximum impact on the U1 unemployment rate.


14 posted on 08/02/2013 12:27:32 AM PDT by Paul R. (We are in a break in an Ice Age. A brief break at that...)
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To: Olog-hai

Defund Obamacare!!! Sign & Endorse the Senator Mike Lee & Ted Cruz defund Obamacare petition........”www.dontfundobamacare.com”, RIGHT NOW, TODAY!!!


15 posted on 08/02/2013 12:48:21 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: Olog-hai

Please note: The defund Obamacare petitions (one & the same) of Senator Mike Lee & Ted Cruz: “:www.dontfundit.com” & “www.dontfundobamacare.com” are approaching the 200,000 signature mark in just three days!!! Save our country and our medical care, sign and endorse this petition immediately!!!


16 posted on 08/02/2013 12:52:58 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

I signed it. Don’t know what good it will do, but at least I did something.

How is it that we who didn’t vote for this a-hole are getting the government his supporters so richly deserve???

Belize, Costa Rica, or even Panama are looking better than this third-world hell hole (with its banana republic dictator) more and more.

God, I hate libtards!


17 posted on 08/02/2013 2:47:01 AM PDT by Stingray (Stand for the truth or you'll fall for anything.)
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To: allendale
Otherwise it just sounds like more anti-Obama rhetoric.

No matter what is put forward, the regime will basically say, "Na-uh...is not!" Then, the liberals and media will report it as "more anti-Obama rhetoric".

People need to take the points you say should be parsed out and go face to face with LIVs to get the message across. The Republicans are not the ones that will win this battle.

18 posted on 08/02/2013 4:31:28 AM PDT by Turbo Pig (...to close with and destroy the enemy...)
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To: Turbo Pig

OK Teddy boy, where is the petition and how many times can I sign it?


19 posted on 08/02/2013 5:19:18 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: Turbo Pig

OK Teddy boy, where is the petition and how many times can I sign it?


20 posted on 08/02/2013 5:19:43 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: Stingray

Never...in my old age would I have ever thought of leaving our great free republic, America (USA)....but your choices are spot on. Add Canada, New Zealand & Australia to the mix!!! The American people are asleep at the wheel, just standing by like weak sister sheep, as Obama dismantles and destroys the American Republic...and, with it, our Freedom, Liberty & Opportunity!!!


21 posted on 08/02/2013 7:01:30 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

Obama is doing to America what Coleman A. Young did to Detroit.


22 posted on 08/02/2013 3:38:09 PM PDT by Stingray (Stand for the truth or you'll fall for anything.)
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To: Olog-hai

signed with hope. meanwhile, hhs has hired enforcers to root out those “cheaters of obamacare”. great. irs and hhs thugs policing the conservative populace....


23 posted on 08/23/2013 4:22:00 AM PDT by village idiot
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To: Olog-hai

986,822


24 posted on 08/31/2013 7:05:50 PM PDT by tourte
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To: tourte

991,126 SIGNATURES

http://www.dontfundobamacare.com


25 posted on 09/01/2013 11:07:27 AM PDT by tourte
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To: tourte

Close
995,475 SIGNATURES

http://www.dontfundobamacare.com


26 posted on 09/01/2013 4:27:10 PM PDT by tourte
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To: tourte

Really close

999,445 SIGNATURES


27 posted on 09/01/2013 10:12:34 PM PDT by tourte
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