Defunding Obamacare–What it really means.
Posted August 1, 2013on:
Several Republicans in both the House and the Senate are pushing hard to defund Obamacare as the last push to stop this monster in its tracks. They are planning to use it as a wedge issue in the continuing resolution to fund the government which is coming up. The Democrats are going to scream and cry that the Republicans are “shutting down the government”> No, they are not and will not. The essential government operations will continue, the only programs and department to be shut down will be those that are non essential. The entire government shuts down every weekend and the world does not go crashing to the ground. And if we need more proof that the Democrats yell a good game of Chicken Little then you need only remember what the “sequestration” was going to do to us. did any of it take place? NO! Oh, our President shut down visits to the White House in a temper tantrum fit but nothing else really took place. The news media reported that some people were going to get days lay offs but then a few days later we learned that these days and weeks were greatly exaggerated. So, what will happen is the Republicans refuse to give into the Democrats and raise the Debt limit again? No one damned thing! Except maybe the government won’t spend as much of your tax dollars as the President and the Democrats would like. So go for it Republicans if you lily livered Congressmen have the guts.
The following article is a fairly decent explanation of what defunding of Obamacare is all about and how it is probably the last chance to kill the monster. Read on. BB
Is it that time again already??
It’s not even August, and Members of Congress are starting to buzz about the upcoming budget and debt ceiling fight—which likely won’t happen until later this fall. But the posturing has begun, and the media are happy to oblige.
The thing is, a government shutdown isn’t necessary—and lawmakers aren’t proposing a government shutdown.
What some are proposing is that Congress fund normal government activities, but refuse to fund Obamacare. The upcoming budget legislation, called a continuing resolution, is a decision point for Obamacare funding.
“Under no circumstances will I vote for a continuing resolution that funds even one single penny of Obamacare,” says Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX). He and fellow Senators Mike Lee (R-UT) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) are urging their colleagues to do the same.
Heritage health care expert Chris Jacobs says that defunding is the best option to protect vulnerable Americans hit by Obamacare’s threats:
The list of Obamacare’s failures grows by the day. It is not that portions of the law are unworkable—the entire law is unworkable. Absent the law’s complete repeal, only full defunding would ensure that the American people are not subjected to any of these destructive policies.
What the shutdown fearmongers are talking about is Congress reaching a budget impasse—which could happen for a variety of reasons, including disagreement over Obamacare funding. If Congress doesn’t pass legislation to continue funding the government, then when the previous funding expires, it “shuts down.”
“Shutdown” actually sounds more dire than it is. The government services that shut down are the non-essential ones. As Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) said at Heritage’s Bloggers Briefing yesterday, this is what happens…every weekend. Have you ever tried to call the Department of Agriculture on a Saturday?
A “shutdown” would temporarily impair some government activities, but deficit spending, growing debt, and the burden of Obamacare will harm the economy and Americans’ opportunities and incomepermanently.
The next logical step? Don’t feed the beast. Don’t invest more dollars into implementing, enforcing, or creating the architecture of Obamacare.