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Boehner: House Will Fund Obamacare in CR; Won't Risk 'Shutting Down the Government'
CNS News ^ | 3/14/2013 | Elizabeth Harrington

Posted on 03/16/2013 4:28:50 AM PDT by IbJensen

(CNSNews.com) – House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said he would not include language to defund Obamacare in the continuing resolution bill when it returns to the House, stating, “our goal” is “not to shut down the government.”

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) offered an amendment to the Senate version of the CR that would have defunded Obamacare. However, the Senate is controlled by Democrats and, on Wednesday, Cruz's amendment failed.

Cruz pointed out, however, that if the Senate CR differs at all from the one passed previously by the House, the House would have another chance to vote on it, and could amend it then to defund Obamacare.

Under the Constitution, the Executive Branch cannot spend any money from the Treasury unless it is appropriated by a law passed by Congress. The government is now spending money under a CR that expires on March 27. For the government to spend money after that date, Congress needs to pass a new CR appropriating the money. If that CR prohibits the administration from spending money to implement Obamacare, President Obama cannot spend money implementing Obamacare.

Were the House to pass a CR prohibiting funding of Obamacare the only way the president or Democrat-controlled Senate could get money to implement Obamacare would be to refuse to pass the CR and thus shut down government funding for everything else until the Republican House relented and agreed to fund Obamacare.

If the House refused to fund Obamacare, it could not be implemented.

During his weekly press conference on Capitol Hill on Thursday, CNSNews.com asked Boehner if he agreed with Cruz's suggestion that the Republican House should put language in the CR defunding Obamacare when the Senate version of the CR comes back to the House.

“We have voted many times over the last 2 years that we've been in the majority to defund Obamacare, to repeal Obamacare, and we will do so again here in the House in the coming months," Boehner said. "Our goal here is to cut spending.”

“It’s not to shut down the government,” he said.

“I believe that trying to put Obamacare on this vehicle risks shutting down the government,” Boehner said. “That’s not what our goal is. Our goal here is to reduce spending.”

House Republicans have symbolically voted to repeal Obamacare more than 30 times in legislation that did not need to pass. However, every time they have enacted legislation that must-pass to keep the government funded, they have declined to include language that would repeal all or any part of Obamacare or that would withhold funding for all or any part of Obamacare.

The initial $982-billion version of the CR to fund the government after March 27, which passed the House last week, included funding to implement Obamacare. The CR is now being deliberated in the Senate, and if it is amended, will return to the House.

On Wednesday, Sen. Cruz introduced an amendment to the CR that would have delayed funding for Obamacare until economic growth returns to historic averages. The amendment failed in the Senate, 45-52.

Though he did not expect the amendment to pass, Cruz said it was important to stand on “principle,” and urged Republicans in the House to do the same.

“I think it’s the right position for Republicans to be taking,” Cruz told CNSNews.com on Wednesday. “And I think it would be exactly the right decision to then send it back to Harry Reid and President Obama and ask if Harry Reid and President Obama are willing to try to shut the government down in order to insist that Obamacare be fully funded now, even though it could well push us into a recession.”


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: boehner; boneheadboehner; defundobamacare; dumpboehner; fireboehner; obozocare; rino
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Republican party: either throw Boehner out,defund obamacare or we will throw all of you out in the next election! hit thumbs up if you agree.
1 posted on 03/16/2013 4:28:51 AM PDT by IbJensen
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To: IbJensen

Sure hope he didn’t shed any tears when he made this assertion. Do what the people want. Throw em all out. Have another cigarette Johnny.


2 posted on 03/16/2013 4:33:25 AM PDT by Artie (We are surrounded by MORONS)
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To: IbJensen
Why wait for another crooked election

They will never relinquish power unless forced.

3 posted on 03/16/2013 4:36:07 AM PDT by SERE_DOC ( “The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it.” TJ.)
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To: IbJensen

Boy o boy, that Bonehead is a real fighter, ain’t he?


4 posted on 03/16/2013 4:37:36 AM PDT by dforest (I have now entered the Twilight Zone.)
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To: IbJensen

Johnny is going to hold out until he gets his own food taster.


5 posted on 03/16/2013 4:42:25 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: SERE_DOC

Well, where would you have us form up?


6 posted on 03/16/2013 4:44:26 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: IbJensen

Boehner has always been for ObamaCARE,
like Romney who created it.

The GOP and GOPe are now as evil as the DNC.


7 posted on 03/16/2013 4:47:20 AM PDT by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: IbJensen

Fact is that the GOP wants ObamaCare as much as the. Dems do...and the GOP plans to extend it to Illegal Aliens when Amnesty is passed.

Real Conservatives have realized this fact.


8 posted on 03/16/2013 4:51:01 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: IbJensen

Thumbs up. Deep Six the MF’rs.


9 posted on 03/16/2013 5:00:19 AM PDT by MachIV
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To: IbJensen

What Boehner is rally saying is that he would rather bankrupt us in the future than shut down the Government now.


10 posted on 03/16/2013 5:02:19 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: IbJensen

Has Boner come out for Gay “marriage” yet like his homie Rob Portman?


11 posted on 03/16/2013 5:02:57 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: IbJensen

FUJB and your kin.


12 posted on 03/16/2013 5:04:58 AM PDT by BOOHA
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To: IbJensen
we should at least begin to call him John UPOS Boehner

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13 posted on 03/16/2013 5:06:21 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: BOOHA

Hey hey, ho ho
John Boehner
has to go!


14 posted on 03/16/2013 5:06:39 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: IbJensen

I heard him say this yesterday and nearly wrecked! That fool needs to be replaced. Bring in Allen West!


15 posted on 03/16/2013 5:07:44 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: IbJensen

Republicans had their chance to get rid of Boehner, they didn’t take it. They will not defund Obamacare, surrender monkey Boehner says “it’s the law of the land”. The Republican candidate had the original Obamacare plan and only wanted to “repeal and replace” it.

And Republicans deserve support why??????

Throw them out!


16 posted on 03/16/2013 5:08:47 AM PDT by Ray76 (Do you reject Obama? And all his works? And all his empty promises?)
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To: IbJensen
The GOP created ObamaCARE/RomneyCARE and has
lied to Americans since then.
The GOP is nothing but liars, liars, and backstabbers.



17 posted on 03/16/2013 5:16:26 AM PDT by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: IbJensen

For John Boehner to be worthless would be a step up for him.


18 posted on 03/16/2013 5:23:16 AM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: IbJensen

uh oh. Looks like our Boehner went limp again....


19 posted on 03/16/2013 5:26:33 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: IbJensen

President Reagan was correct when he said the closest thing to immortality is a government program. There is no way either party will get rid of this abomination. They are not about to relinquish the power it gives over us subjects.


20 posted on 03/16/2013 5:27:44 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: IbJensen
Boehner: House Will Fund Obamacare in CR; Won't Risk 'Shutting Down the Government'

I have worked with hours and activity for the Republican Party since the days of Hillarycare. Last November I withdrew, cold turkey, after asking, "What's the point?"

I've been sneaking back, first in seconds, then in minutes. I'm this close to joining another lost cause i.e. the Republican Committee for the City of Minneapolis (MN).

Why do we have to be saddled with Boehner? Every time that semi-vir opens his mouth he makes me want to go cold turkey once more. Where, oh where do we get such flaccid-salient creatures who claim to be men???

21 posted on 03/16/2013 5:28:52 AM PDT by stevem
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To: SERE_DOC

22 posted on 03/16/2013 5:29:02 AM PDT by sunny48
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To: IbJensen
ALL Taxpayers will stop paying their taxes, and We The People will shutdown that bloated, over-reaching Godzilla-of-a-Government if weepy won't have balls to step up to the plate.

SHUT DOWN OBAMACARE, at a MINIMUM. There's 10's of thousands of un-necessary, ILLEGAL employees right there that can be shit-canned and save BILLIONS for Taxpayers.

23 posted on 03/16/2013 5:31:35 AM PDT by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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To: traditional1

And employers should stop doing the bookkeeping for this corrupt, evil central socialist government!


24 posted on 03/16/2013 5:34:51 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: IbJensen

sorry but thumbs down from me.

obamacare will be repealed within a year, you can bet the house on it and it will be repealed with almost as many democrat votes as republican.

Obamacare is a truly horrific piece of legislation. It is so bad, the democrat congressmen will be begging for massive changes a few months before or a few months after Jan 1, 2014.

At that point, it will be repealed in a bipartisan fashion and with the support of 90% of the public.


25 posted on 03/16/2013 5:36:10 AM PDT by staytrue
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To: sunny48

Our children, who, even if they do not owe college debt, owe so much on this thing and the rest of the debt that they are not going to be singling out any particular politician, they’ll blame all of us for letting this happen.

WHy don’t the Republicans have a counter advertisement to that of the dems pushing, a la repubs, an old guy off the cliff, in a wheelchair, rather a dem pushing a kid to his doom?

Just to show what we’re doing to these people. they’re gonna be pissed. And NOT in the mood to take care of us. And NOT in the mood to keep paying for us in the way of SS. the smart ones are already figuring out that they’re paying 25% Soc Security while they’re struggling with debt, the ones smart enough to get jobs.

They are going to be smart to cut it off for their own retirement, because they’ll need to do so. Boner doesn’t give a care about them and they won’t know who he is.


26 posted on 03/16/2013 5:39:19 AM PDT by stanne
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To: Diogenesis

“If you thought it was a good idea for the federal government to go in this direction, I’d say the odds are still on your side,” McConnell said. “Because it’s a lot harder to undo something than it is to stop it in the first place.”-Sen. Mitch McConnell, 26 June 2012


Here’s how to do it, Senator McConnell instead of making leftists happy:

Vote for repeal, get the President to sign it, and then:

Fire every single federal and/or state employee and/or bureaucrat who has anything to do with ObamaCare, confiscate their taxpayer-paid cell phones, iPads, laptops and credit cards and sell them for scrap.

Take every scrap of paper relating to ObamaCare and shred them, burn them and then bury the ashes at Yucca Mountain.

Rip out the phone and fax lines at every single government office implementing ObamaCare. Sell-off all the assets, furniture, fixtures, and turn out the lights, close the doors and padlock them.

This entire procedure could be utilized in destroying most of the remaining apparatus that comprises the evil central socialist government.


27 posted on 03/16/2013 5:40:27 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: Diogenesis

Love the photo. Fat Ted is roasting in hell and Sal DiMasi is rotting in prison...very fitting.


28 posted on 03/16/2013 5:41:09 AM PDT by surrey
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To: stanne

http://www.redstate.com/jeffdunetz/2010/03/19/obamacare-bill-turns-the-irs-into-the-secret-police

“If the Democrats’ health care bill becomes law, the IRS could have to hire more than 16,000 additional agents, auditors and other workers just to enforce all the new taxes and penalties,” said Ways and Means Ranking Member Dave Camp (R-MI). “It is a dangerous expansion of the IRS’s power and reach into the lives of virtually every American.”


29 posted on 03/16/2013 5:56:30 AM PDT by sunny48
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To: Bushbacker1

Allen West was defeated by the GOP redistricting. Jerrymandered district put him out of office. That is what the GOPe in FL did.

Yes, it is time to purge the GOP or burn the house down.

Either the “leadership” finds a pair, or we will fix this on our own. And that will leave them out in the cold.


30 posted on 03/16/2013 6:00:04 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: IbJensen

Why is Juan Boehner the “leader” of the Republicans instead of a man of integrity who has not been neutered? Someone like Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas)?


31 posted on 03/16/2013 6:02:05 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: sunny48

We just can’t do this to our kids.


32 posted on 03/16/2013 6:11:49 AM PDT by stanne
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To: Joe Boucher

Cruz, bless him, is in the Senate, not in the House. Boehner has no opposition in the House. Neither does Obama.


33 posted on 03/16/2013 6:15:28 AM PDT by stanne
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To: staytrue

Chief Justice Roberts liked it so well he didn’t want to see it go down in smoke, so he helped Obama get this piece of crap that hadn’t even been read passed.

Bozo the Phony never read, understood or even touched this garbage. It was up to the useful idiots: Pelosi, Hairy and the rest of the zoo to get it through.


34 posted on 03/16/2013 6:19:32 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: IbJensen

Don’t defund it, just reduce the amount by 2% of the total. Set Obama and the Dems up again.


35 posted on 03/16/2013 6:19:38 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: stanne
"WHy don’t the Republicans have a counter advertisement to that of the dems pushing, a la repubs, an old guy off the cliff, in a wheelchair, rather a dem pushing a kid to his doom?"

They could flood the airways with the disaster and bring it to the forefront. They could and won't. They will never relinquish that power.

36 posted on 03/16/2013 6:22:11 AM PDT by luv2ndamend (Same party, different letter)
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To: central_va

boner didn’t go limp...limpness is his permanent state. If he had an ounce of testosterone in his veins, he would be seeking treatment to having it removed. Sheesh...what a total crying simp wimp.


37 posted on 03/16/2013 6:27:50 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: stanne
Boehner = obama What ever obama actually wants, Boehner makes sure he gets it. Granted, they squabble for the media and the sheep and obama lets him win some minor points, but when obama actually wants something done, Boehner sees to it that it goes obama's way.

Recall the Republican battle cry of 2010,"Elect me and I will defund obamacare?" Well they were elected and they had one symbolic vote to defund obamacare. The sheep were pacified. However, there is one fly in the ointment, according to the rules or according to something known only to Congress, no existing program can be defunded when w C.R. is in effect. Why do you think that there has not been a budget passed?

38 posted on 03/16/2013 6:28:41 AM PDT by sport
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To: staytrue

Yeah right! The Supreme Court was going to rule it Unconstitutional also. How did that work out?


39 posted on 03/16/2013 6:32:19 AM PDT by sport
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To: luv2ndamend

Well, they are NOT doing their job.

They are NOT representing us.

They want our money for nothing.


40 posted on 03/16/2013 6:33:04 AM PDT by stanne
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To: IbJensen
Ted Cruz‏@tedcruz Employers find ANOTHER Obamacare fee. Will cost them, collectively, $25B in 3 years. That’s $25B less for paychecks http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324392804578358540464713464.html?mod=wsj_share_tweet …
41 posted on 03/16/2013 6:37:24 AM PDT by sunny48
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To: sport

Hmm!

Ask Diane Feinstein, who was screeching to Ted Cruz the other day about how they “do things here in the senate”, sending constitutionally unproven laws to the SCOTUS to let them sort it out (let those libs arm twist everyone else into circumventing the Constitution).

It was as if a staffer had pulled back the dusty floor length curtains and let sunlight into the room, disturbing all the demonic inhabitants.

They were stuttering and scrambling to take cover.


42 posted on 03/16/2013 6:39:07 AM PDT by stanne
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To: sunny48

Here’s the link Senator Cruz was referring to.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324392804578358540464713464.html?mod=wsj_share_tweet


43 posted on 03/16/2013 6:41:12 AM PDT by sunny48
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To: stanne

Here’s Senator cruz discussion with the old curmdgeon.
http://youtu.be/yCehCjuB7AM

I love my senator!!! Finally there’s someone listening to the people.


44 posted on 03/16/2013 6:48:43 AM PDT by sunny48
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To: IbJensen
I wonder if it ever occurred to the nimrod Boner that he could pass a CR to fund continuing government operations except that ObamaCare would be suspended until such time, if any, that the president proposed alternative cuts for review?

El Presidente would then have the monkey on his back of either finding alternative cuts or shutting down the gvernment to keep ObamaCare.

45 posted on 03/16/2013 6:51:53 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: sunny48

OOH!

He really treated her like a senator and she was insulted. The women around here think she does a disservice playing the I’m a girl, you can’t be mean to me card.

Senator Cruz will have none of that. He does his job and he respects the office. It’s simple.


46 posted on 03/16/2013 6:54:29 AM PDT by stanne
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To: Vigilanteman

It’s truly sickening when we fully understand that this nation is being ruled and ruined by complete imbecilic socialists.


47 posted on 03/16/2013 6:55:59 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: IbJensen

From the article: “I believe that trying to put Obamacare on this vehicle risks shutting down the government,” Boehner said. “That’s not what our goal is. Our goal here is to reduce spending.”

Let’s do the math...

Republican (stated) goal = Reduce Spending
Shut down government = No Spending
No Spending achieves Republican goal to Reduce Spending

Therefore, Shutting Down Government = Reduce Spending

It’s a Win-Win...while the government is shut down, it’s not borrowing more money that we can’t repay.

Sadly, the pubbies don’t have the stones or the intelligence for this fight (among others) and will obviously cave when the dhimmicraps ratchet up the war of words.

Boner is a loser...and the American people lose as a result.


48 posted on 03/16/2013 6:58:01 AM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2016; I pray we make it that long.)
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To: stanne

Dieanne was positively correct when she put this younger (and much more attractive) senator in his place!

Who does he think he is, anyway? Dieanne has worked long and hard to achieve and retain her senatorship. The fact that she and her husband thingy have somehow amassed an incredibly large fortune during her tenure is coincidental.

California is fortunate to have two such lovely and talented ladies representing its citizenry in the Senate.

This has been a worthwhile hobby for these two hard-working elected officials who have amassed enough useful legislation to wipe the asses of at least a trillion people.


49 posted on 03/16/2013 7:01:22 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: staytrue

I hope your prediction come true.

Can you explain why you feel this way? What will cause this mass exodus of support away from nobamacare?


50 posted on 03/16/2013 7:02:04 AM PDT by upchuck (Free Republic: faster than a speeding bullet!)
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