Skip to comments.Kelly Ayotte's Letter to the Dopes Back Home
Posted on 09/28/2013 6:19:47 AM PDT by Jim Noble
On Friday, I joined members of both parties in supporting a key procedural motion - known as "invoking cloture" - to prevent a stalemate in the Senate that could have led to a government shutdown. Had this vote not succeeded, debate in the Senate would have come to a halt - making it harder to prevent a government shutdown.
As you know, I fully support defunding, repealing and replacing Obamacare. I outlined the negative impact this law is having on New Hampshire in a speech on the Senate floor this week. In that speech, I also stated my view that shutting down the government is not an effective strategy that will successfully stop the law - it simply won't work. Obamacare would keep going and we would harm the nation. I also discussed these concerns in a television interview on Friday morning.
While I voted in favor of moving the House-passed bill forward, I opposed an amendment introduced by Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) to add Obamacare funding into the House-passed spending legislation (frequently referred to as the "continuing resolution.") Repealing this law was one of the reasons I ran for the Senate, and I've voted in favor of full repeal and have helped introduce legislation to roll back its most onerous provisions - including the Medical Device Tax, which stands to harm New Hampshire medical device manufacturers.
It's unfortunate that the continuing resolution that was passed by the Senate Democrats breaks the law and exceeds by $20 billion the spending limits enacted two years ago. This is no way to run a government, with short-term spending bills rather than a fiscally responsible budget for the nation. With over $17 trillion in debt, I voted against breaking the budget caps. We must find a way to fund worthy priorities without breaking the law and busting the budget caps, and I will continue my efforts to do so. As this bill returns to the House, I hope we can resolve these issues and keep the government running.
Her vote put her on The List.
Worthless hack ain’t fooling anybody..
Uh oh, she's gotten into Bammy's stash of Hopium.
She’s not fooling anybody.
She was one of 25 Republican Senators to join the entire Democrat body forcing 0bamacare down Americans throats while at the same time exempting herself, her family and her staff from obamacare...plus they get Cadillac coverage while we pay for it!!!!
ROT IN HELL!
“It’s unfortunate...”? It’s “unfortunate”!?!? Ms.Ayotte, what is unfortunate is that the good people of New Hampshire put their faith in you to be their voice in the United States Senate.
It is “unfortunate” for them, and disastrous for the nation.
Wow....just wow : /
lindsey graham posted a similar comment on his facebook page - I commented that he was a lying sack-o-$hit
There is a reason we now refer to them as critters.
NH can’t do better for a conservative? This is as bad as Flake in AZ. They bare-*ssed lied to their constituency to get electied, then in the US Senate sabotage their constituency from within.
I know I might be attacked for stating this, but I’ve been so buried trying to keep my job(no excuse, I know!) that this last week just confuses the hell out of me! I had no time to actually listen to Ted Cruz, however I was thrilled he did it because it got some people where I work talking for a change. But, all these procedural moves are complicated in my way of thinking, and they seem to do it so the true message gets garbled. So Ayotte comes out and says she “did the right thing”, why do I just not believe that she did, or she did for the right reason?
Right now I’m at a point of really believing that 99% of what comes out of a politicians mouth is a lie.
The Senator who voted: "Not There, Don't Care"?
She is from New Hampshire Nuff said.
The 25 traitors with the help of their allies, the RATS/0bama, have no idea the wrath thats coming!!!
Americans arent caving in...giving up or bowing down!
Ive sent out more emails today regarding the exempt policy than I did all last week...and I aint finished!
Shutting down the government could be viewed as having a temper tantrum or crying for righteousness. It will not stop Obamacare, indeed. But a shut down can draw attention to the train wreck of a law, before the LIV get their free stuff.
The Dems are counting on the idea that enough people will get hooked on Monstercare before the Repubs have the power/votes to repeal it.
The idiot repubs screwed themselves when they repealed the O-care provision of reporting purchases over $600 to the IRS. It would have been a pain in the backside for the LIV, just the thing to start the repeal process sooner, but the stupid party struck again. I wondered at that point if the repubs really wanted a repeal.
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